2018 Workshop Calendar
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 604-257-8100 to confirm your space.
NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Personal & Family 16+yrs
We all witnessed the earthquakes in New Zealand, Haiti and Italy and saw the devastation caused. Vancouver was rocked with a magnitude 4.8 earthquake serving as a wakeup call – we too could be faced with a massive earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a “Home Hazard” Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.
W 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Oct 17
176069 Free pre-registration required
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP
Let’s Enjoy Ikebana, Floral Art for Beginners 19+ yrs
Get a taste of flower arrangement in Japanese style. Ikebana were not only elegant but could reflect the beauty of nature and the feelings in our heart. Learn about the history, theory and technique of Ikebana. Ikebana starts from depiction of nature but not simply an imitation of nature. When we sense plant’s unspoken words and their silent movements we express our impressions through an art called Ikebana. Fee includes tools and materials.
Sa 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Oct 20
179358 $60/1 sess
Buying and Selling Real Estate 19+ yrs
Buying or selling real estate in Vancouver is a high-stakes enterprise. But it is also complex, so understanding how it works and knowing what to watch out for are key to making informed decisions. In this seminar, we’ll review market conditions, the steps in buying or selling a condo or a house, financing, downsizing, and what to expect from your Realtor® to ensure an optimum outcome and to ensure that your interests are protected. Please note that this is an educational seminar, not a sales seminar. Maureen Stout, Ph.D., is a Realtor® with Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, and a former university professor and author. Paul Richard, MBA, is a former Realtor®, CEO and business coach.
Tu 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Oct 23
180589 Free but please pre-register
Athletic Taping Course 16+yrs
Certified Athletic Therapists will cover taping techniques used in a sport setting through a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Safety considerations, preventative and supportive techniques will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to procedures for the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb. *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 BCRPA, and 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits.
Sa 10:00 am-6:00 pm Oct 27
175930 $168/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC
The Pelvic Floor Exercise Routine 19+ yrs
Join Naomi Wolfman, Continence RN for this workshop where you will learn how to tone your pelvic floor with a mat and upright exercises! Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
Sa 10:00 am-11:00 am Nov 03-Nov 17
171844 $59/3 sess
Arm Knitting 16+ yrs
Would you like to make a DIY project for a handmade Christmas gift or for yourself? Join our class to learn the new and trending concept of “arm knitting” to make a “30 minute infinity scarf” using only yarn and your two arms! You will have a complete project done by the end of the class. Materials and instruction included in the fee.
Sa 10:00 am-1:00 pm Nov 10
171644 $35/1 sess
Keep Fit with Your Walker Workshop 19+ yrs
Did you know that your walker is an exercise tool? Learn how to use your walker to help maintain your strength, balance and independence. Workshop specifically designed for older adults who use walking aids . Caregivers and Family members welcome to attend! Don’t forget to bring your walker!
Sa 10:00am-11:00am Nov 17
Instructor: Carola Von Hahn
Secret Belgian Bookbinding 19+ yrs
A contemporary Belgian technique that rivals any historical bookbinding method. The “secret” points to its very unusual technique. Use of decorative materials adds to how beautiful this book will turn out. No prior experience necessary. All materials and tools are provided. All materials are vegan.
Su 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Nov 18
171849 $49/1 sess
Natural Beer and Wine Soap Making 19+ yrs
Beer & Red Wine, the great skin conditioner! From pre-blended vegan bases, learn the basics of creating soap using alcohol. Previous knowledge of cold process soap making is NOT necessary. Using a stout beer, create a cedarwood and lemon bar and using a merlot red wine, create a citrus twist bar. Explore different ingredients, methods and techniques that you can use to create exciting soaps. Learn about trouble-shooting, history and packaging/decorating your soaps! Also receive a finished soap bar. Please bring hand towel to class. Come to class scent free and bring an apron (or wear appropriate clothing).
Th 6:30pm-9:00 pm Nov 22
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade
BEE Cause Body Care and More 19+ yrs
Organic unrefined beeswax is the foundation for many nourishing body care products. The amazing wax actually locks in moisture allowing skin to breath and not only does beeswax keep us moisturized; it also will keep skin protected from the harsh environments. Beeswax also works as a skin softener, and nourishes our skin too. In this class, make and take home a healthy lip balm, an herbal salve, honey & papaya facial mask, lotion bar and a beeswax aromatherapy votive candle. Also, receive recipes on furniture polish and owie balm. All supplies included in course fee.
M 6:30pm-9:00 pm Dec 3
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade