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FALL 2018

A D U LT C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N CA LE N D A R

Over 45 classes! F I N D YO U R N E X T E X P E R I E N C E I NS ID E:

Charcuterie at Home 9 Garage Welding Level 1 21 Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace 39

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FALL 2018 A D U LT C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N CA LE N D A R

WATERCOLOUR AUTUMN LEAVES

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MENTORING IN THE HEALING WITH HIMALAYAN S INGING BOWLS

WORKPLACE

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Artist: Cindy Barratt

NEW classes include: Healthy Eating for Busy Families 5 Around the World With Chef Vinod 7

Never stop learning That ‘back-to-school’ feeling in the fall isn’t only for kids. At Metro Continuing Education, we want to help you recapture the sense of purpose and excitement that comes with learning new things. We’ve designed our classes to cover a wide range of topics to satisfy your curiosity and answer all those ‘I should know this’ questions. Browse the calendar today, register for a class tomorrow, and keep learning for life.

Phone Photography 13 Shading Your Sketches 14 Pumpkin Carving: Beyond the Basics 14 Garage Welding Level 1 21 Functional Fitness 27 Pickleball for Beginners 28 Everyday Apple Apps 36 Marketing Your Small Business 40

Look inside for many more!

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Michelle Draper — Chair,

Metro Continuing Education

Edmonton Public Schools Board of Trustees

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Cooking Whole-Food, Plant-Based Cooking Cooking whole, unprocessed, plant-based food is easier than you think! We’ll talk about what ingredients to look for, how to find them (at the right price!) and how to transition to this tasty lifestyle. You’ll prepare a vegetable stock, a delicious veggie patty and a mock-tuna salad.

BASIC

44010257 / $99 / Materials: $15

Basic Skills & Dishes Can’t cook and dying to gain some confidence in the kitchen? By first learning the basics, you’ll quickly graduate to creating a multitude of home-cooked dishes—from chocolate cake to oven-fried chicken. Your instructor has many tried, tested and true tips for beginner cooks. Take home a wealth of recipes you can create and enjoy! 44010007 / $195 / Materials: $50 Sep 19 - Oct 24

Jill Shaw

Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

6 sessions

MAV

Basic Knife Skills Chop-chop! Ever wondered about kitchen knife varieties and what each knife is meant to be used for? Now you will know! Learn about knife fundamentals, including how to hold different knives and what to use them for, as well as how to sharpen using various stones. Includes chopping and cutting instruction and garnish making. 44010048 / $99 / Materials: $10

Pierre Plamondon, Red Seal chef

Oct 17

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JPP

Dec 6

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

MAV

Oct 13

Kate Leighton

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

Chef’s Soup Secrets Learn the secrets to those perfect soups served in your favourite restaurants. Chef Myles will teach you how to prepare several different soups, including butternut squash, chicken with corn and kale, and a traditional mushroom soup. Finish things off with several of every chef’s go-to garnishes. 44010168 / $99 / Materials: $20

Myles Fedun, Red Seal chef

Sep 27

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

VRA

Nov 7

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JPP

That’s App-ertainment Here come the holidays—and what better way to entertain family and friends than with an appetizer party? In this class, you’ll help to make some fresh and fabulous hors d’oeuvres that are easy to assemble and sure to impress. On the menu will be spiced chicken phyllo bites, avocado caprese crostini, perfect poached shrimp platter with smoky tomato dip and sesame lime pork meatballs. You’ll be right into the spirit of the festive season! 44010237 / $99 / Materials: $20 Dec 8

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Sally Vaughan-Johnston, Red Seal chef 1 session

PARTICIPATION Classes contain both hands-on and demonstration components unless noted as a DEMONSTRATION COURSE

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Healthy Eating for Busy Families Do your family’s meals often feel like a trade-off between health and convenience? You don’t have to choose! Learn to plan, purchase and prepare food that is fast, easy and good for you. Get tips for planning around your family’s busy schedule, shopping efficiently for groceries every one or two weeks, saving time with delicious nutritious one-pot meals, and stocking your pantry and freezer with healthy staples for grab-and-go meals and snacks. 44010262 / $99 / Materials: $20 Sep 20

Megan Wallace, BSc RD

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 1 session

VRA

Lunch on the Go Do you find lunch prep a chore? Rely on the good ol’ PB&J more often than you’d like? Get creative in the kitchen to make tasty, nutritious, easy-to-pack lunches for the whole week. You’ll leave with new ideas for sandwich fillings, salads that eat like a meal and grab-and-go lunches. Try out salad-in-a-jar, fruit or veggie yogurt dips and delicious nutrient-packed soups. With a bit of planning and inspiration, you can treat yourself every day! 44010263 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 1

Megan Wallace, BSc RD

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 1 session

VRA

Instructor: Megan Wallace, BSc RD Megan Wallace is a foodie at heart and a health and wellness enthusiast. She received her BSc in nutrition and food and completed her dietetic internship in 2012 at the University of Alberta. She has supplemented her degree with further education through the culinary program at NAIT. Megan maintains good standing with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and is a member of the Dietitians of Canada. Megan’s nutrition philosophy places the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in the context of true enjoyment of all foods. Currently living in Spruce Grove with her husband, two small children and dog, she is no stranger to balancing health and diet with the many other responsibilities of life!

Fine-Dining Date Night Dining out is expensive—skip the restaurant and learn to prepare your own gourmet dinner for two! Bring along your plus-one and learn to cook a threecourse meal together, starting with a classic risotto and sautéed prawns, followed by stuffed chicken breast with peppercorn sauce and potato gratin, and finish it off with a vanilla crème brûlée. REGISTER WITH A PARTNER. 44010207 / $99 / Price is per person / Materials: $20 Myles Fedun, Red Seal chef Oct 23

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

VRA

Figuring Out Fish A great source of omega-3, fish is a fantastic and healthy option. However, many people are intimidated by the thought of cooking fish at home. Let Chef Vinod make it easy for you as he walks you through the process of buying, storing and cooking fish using a variety of methods so that the end result is not only tasty but beautiful! Learn how to make steamed fresh mussels, grilled fish with fresh asparagus and hollandaise, cod and spinach cassrole and shrimp and broccoli stir-fry. 44010120 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 21

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef 1 session

JPP

Sweet & Delicious Cider Making DEMONSTRATION COURSE

There are countless apple trees in Edmonton, and cider is one of the best ways to preserve and consume local apples. Learn how to make sweet and aromatic apple juice and hard cider like you’ve never tasted before. Allan will show you how to crush, press and ferment your cider using affordable homemade equipment. 44010176 / $99 / Materials: $20

Allan Suddaby

Sep 22

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

JPP

Oct 11

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

VRA

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BAKING Artisan No-Knead Bread Making Learn to make wholesome, fluffy, crusty, rustic bread—without kneading! Bake your own prepared dough, dress and bake two different focaccias, and make a flavoured dough to bake at home. You’ll enjoy samples of pumpernickel and beer-garlic-Parmesan bread fresh out of the oven. We’ll also discuss a variety of other exciting options and recipes that will have you baking bread on a regular basis! 44010144 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 4

Thu 6 pm - 9 pm

Rhonda Wakal 1 session

JA

Beautiful Breads: Cinnamon Buns & More Roll up your sleeves and get ready to transform soft, warm dough into fluffy, oversized cinnamon buns. This course will teach you to prepare scrumptious orange rolls, cheese buns, cinnamon rings and more. 44010001 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 3

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Go Nuts for Baked Donuts! This class is dedicated to the fried donut’s equally delicious but healthier alternative—the baked donut! Learn how to make decadent donuts in your own kitchen without the hassle of yeast and hot oil. Chocolate, vanilla, crumbletopped, dipped, glazed ... the possibilities are endless! Dip and decorate your way to baked donuts that look and taste like they came from a bakery.

Sep 29

Amanda Shewchuk

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

JPP

Jill Shaw 1 session

HA

Pie Baking: Unlock the Mystery Stop buying those frozen pie crusts! Learn to make delicious, flaky pie crusts from scratch, just like Grandma’s. After this session, you’ll know how to create unbaked and baked crusts plus fruit and meat pies.

As versatile as they are satisfying, muffins can be sweet, savoury or both. We’ll talk about the wealth of ingredients available today, how they’re used and what nutritional value they provide. Gluten-free option available on request. These aren’t your Gran’s bran muffins!

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Marvelous Muffins

44010265 / $99 / Materials: $10

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Susan Sanders 1 session

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44010003 / $99 / Materials: $20 Sep 29

Jill Shaw

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

JPP

Picture-Perfect Pastries Do you love pastries that delight the eye as well as the palate? Learn to create an array of beautiful desserts, including fresh fruit flan with lime curd, traditional cream puffs and carrot cake dessert verrines. A demonstration on chocolate garnishes will inspire you to add the perfect finishing touch. Delicious and spectacular! 44010261 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 2

Myles Fedun, Red Seal chef

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

VRA

FEATURED CLASS

Macaron Magic The French macaron can be a showstopper when made correctly, but it can also be finicky and challenging to get just right. Join Chef Myles as he teaches you how to master this sweet meringue-based confection in under three hours. Learn a basic macaron recipe with some simple variations, the proper technique for making the perfect macaron (including how to make a delicious filling) and some simple dos and don’ts. Hands-on/demonstration course. 44010119 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 10

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Noodle, Noodle, Noodle Who doesn’t love a big bowlful of delicious noodles? Chef Vinod will teach you how to make a few of his favourite noodle dishes—the ever-popular pad Thai and Singapore fried noodles, authentic Shanghai noodle salad and more. 44010187 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 27

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JA

Cooking the New Orleans Way Discover why New Orleans is a hot spot for food lovers all over the world. Gain practical knowledge and techniques for cooking and presenting mouth-watering creole and Cajun dishes, including roux, gumbo, jambalaya and bananas Foster.

ETHNIC

44010148 / $99 / Materials: $20

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef

Around the World With Chef Vinod

Oct 16

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JA

Join Chef Vinod for a whirlwind culinary tour of the globe. First, we’ll visit France for escargots à la bourguignonne (snails in red wine and garlic butter) and Italy for insalata caprese (salad from Capri). Next, we’ll travel to India for coconut curry chicken and to the Orient for shiitake fried rice. Our journey will conclude in the Middle East with refreshing mint tea. A sampling of the world’s best, no passport required!

Dec 5

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JPP

Fresh Pastas & Endless Sauces

44010260 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 17

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

JPP

With a variety of noodles, sauces and cheeses, the options are endless for your next delicious pasta dish. After learning how to make melt-in-your-mouth homemade pasta, whip up a number of sauces that you can use over and over again, including basic marinara, carbonara with pancetta and goat cheese, white clam sauce and basil and spinach pesto. From there, you’ll discover the brilliance of using different cheeses in pasta dishes to make them absolutely perfecto! 44010093 / $99 / Materials $20 Oct 10

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

JPP

Cooking the South African Way South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and cuisine that is just waiting to be discovered. Learn how to create traditional South African dishes like bunny chow, cape breyani, chakalaka and koeksisters (a South African doughnut-like sweet). You will wonder what took you so long to uncover this culinary treasure. 44010173 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 24

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef 1 session

JPP

The Art of Making Indian Curry Join Chef Vinod to explore tips and tricks for cooking a perfect curry. Learn about the varieties of Indian herbs and spices used in curries and the roles they play, such as adding aromatic flavour or balance. Learn the sequence in which the spices are added, how to use thickening and souring agents, and how to give your curry vibrant colour. Using this knowledge, you will develop your very own garam masala curry and masala tea. 44010078 / $99 / Materials: $20 Dec 1

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef 1 session

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Greek Mezze Take a culinary voyage to the sunny Mediterranean! Greek cuisine is famous for its deliciously simple treatment of fresh produce, seafood and lamb. Come learn the nuances of several classic Greek appetizers, or mezze. Make your own tzatziki, hummus and village salad from scratch, and work with paper-thin phyllo dough to make spanakopita and its many variations. 44010248 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 28

Allan Suddaby

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

MAV

Vietnamese Favourites Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for combining fresh, fragrant ingredients into perfectly flavour-balanced dishes. In this class, learn to prepare two popular favourites. We’ll begin with a hands-on introduction to pho—Vietnamese noodle soup—that showcases its simplicity and versatility. Next, we’ll roll the perfect salad rolls and create a savoury lime sauce. Healthy and delicious! 44010243 / $99 / Materials: $20

Simple Japanese Cuisine Fresh, healthy and aesthetically pleasing—Japanese cuisine is all about letting beautiful ingredients shine. Learn to recreate simple favourites at home. We’ll cover the secrets of a well-balanced miso soup and perfect sushi rice. Try your hand at various rolls (cucumber and avocado maki, California rolls) and a salmon rice bowl. Irrashaimase! 44010268 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 26

Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hung Ly 1 session

STR

Oct 12

Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

STR

More Vietnamese Favourites Explore more of the fresh flavours of Vietnamese cuisine, from the simple satisfaction of a vermicelli noodle bowl to the fun of filling tasty savoury banh xeo (Vietnamese crêpes). We’ll finish with a popular street-food dessert, chuoi ran (deep-fried banana), and a delicious lemon sauce. 44010266 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 16

The Art of Stir-Frying

Hung Ly

Hung Ly

Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

STR

Learn how to wield a wok for delicious restaurant-quality meals in minutes with Vinod Lohtia. Discover essential, affordable stir-frying equipment and learn to season your wok for a natural non-stick surface. Master a delectable Kung Pao chicken, beef and vegetable stir-fry, and more! 44010203 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 13

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Vinod Lohtia, Red Seal chef 1 session

JPP

FEATURED CLASSES

Thai For Your Taste Buds Longing for an escape to a tropical paradise? Join us for an exotic evening of culinary fun—a voyage for the senses! Learn to make some of Thailand’s star dishes: spicy som tam (papaya salad), fragrant red curry chicken and sticky rice mango for a sweet finish. 44010242 / $99 / Materials: $20 Sep 28

Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

Hung Ly STR

Thai For Your Taste Buds II Who can stop at one taste of Thai? This season, we’re indulging in a whole new menu! We’ll begin with the signature hot and sour tom yum kung (shrimp) soup, followed by green curry chicken. Round off the meal with creamy, delectable tapioca mango. 44010267 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 2

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Perogy Basics In this class, you will discover your inner baba (or dido) and learn the basics of Ukrainian perogy making: how to make the dough and a variety of fillings, including fruit and vegan options, and how to pinch them perfectly without losing all that filling. We will then cook them up and enjoy! You’ll leave with a recipe book and a midnight snack. 44010196 / $99 / Materials: $20 Sep 19

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Larissa Sawiak 1 session

HA

Ukrainian Holubtsi (Cabbage Rolls) Unravel the mystery of cabbage rolls once and for all! Holubtsi are a healthy and delicious addition to your cooking repertoire, but can sometimes be tricky to make. Discover the secrets to creating the ideal cabbage roll. Learn how to choose the right cabbage and the best fillings, and what to cook your cabbage rolls in. You will leave with recipes and a midnight snack. 44010227 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 7

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Larissa Sawiak 1 session

HA

Simply Mexican What better way to beat the winter blahs than with the vibrant dishes of a crowd-pleasing Mexican meal? In this class, discover how easy it is to make delicious homemade flour tortillas. Then transform them into irresistible tacos with fillings such as slow-cooked pork and spicecrusted shrimp. Also on the menu will be fresh guacamole and mango salsa. Your friends will be lining up for an invite. 44010215 / $99 / Materials: $20 Sally Vaughan-Johnston, Red Seal chef Oct 13

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

JPP

FOR MEAT LOVERS Sausage Making: The Next Step

Ground Meat Gourmet Looking for new ways to bring excitement to the dinner table when all you have on hand is a pound of ground meat? Join us for a culinary voyage around the world as we play with a variety of exotic herbs and spices to transform a simple and inexpensive cut of meat into something unique and memorable. We’ll make traditional Indian samosas, spicy Jamaican patties and savoury Italian meatballs—ideal for entertaining! 44010235 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 8

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Monica Muzzolini 1 session

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Build on your sausage savvy! Add nuance and variety to your homemade sausages by using meats such as wild game and adjusting the texture with progressive grinding and emulsifying techniques. We will delve into traditional styles and use unique casings to perfect the look of our links and enhance the experience of eating them. We will also discuss how to develop signature recipes tailored to our own palates and the ingredients that are available. Intermediate course. Prerequisite(s): Sausage Making 44010253 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 7

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Allan Suddaby 1 session

JPP

Charcuterie at Home Curing and smoking your own meat at home is much simpler than you might think. Chef Allan Suddaby will walk you through all the ingredients and equipment required. You’ll learn how to turn fresh pork belly into the best bacon you have ever eaten and fresh pork leg into amazing holiday ham. 44010183 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 21

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Allan Suddaby 1 session

JPP

Sausage Making This class will teach you everything you need to know about making sausage at home from scratch. Discuss how to source great local meat and then learn how to grind, mix and stuff the meat into natural casings. You will make two recipes: classic garlic and spicy Calabrese. 44010174 / $99 / Materials: $20 Oct 3

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Allan Suddaby 1 session

JPP

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GLUTEN-FREE Gluten-Free Perogies & Fresh Pasta Do you miss eating delicious perogies and fresh pasta because you follow a gluten-free diet? Learn how to make a fantastic perogy dough with different fillings and tasty pasta dough, including cheese-filled ravioli and gnocchi. This course will keep you engaged as you work through the recipes and then sample and take your gourmet delights home for sharing. Hands-on course. 44010149 / $119 / Materials: $30 Sep 22

Marion Kaiser, MEd

Sat 10 am - 3 pm

1 session

JPP

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Finally! Discover gluten-free holiday recipes for you or your special guests. Over the festive season, share squares and pastries, including perfectly crafted tarts, cream puffs, savoury sausage rolls and delectable toaster pastries (think “PopTarts”). 44010045 / $99 / Materials: $30 Dec 1

Sat 11 am - 3 pm

Marion Kaiser, MEd 1 session

JPP

Christmas Cookies With the Kids Cookies bring out the child in all of us! Share the fun with your child or grandchild in this kid-friendly class. Under Jill’s guidance, you will work together to make traditional shortbread, decorated sugar cookies and triple chocolate candy cane cookies. Once the cookies are out of the oven, take some home to enjoy together! Note: Child must be between the ages of eight and 17. Price includes one adult and one child. 44010135 / $129 / Materials: $25 Dec 8

HOLIDAY FAVOURITES

Take the hectic out of the holidays! This class will equip you with a time-saving brunch menu that combines sweet and savoury delights, perfect to make ahead. We’ll create a breakfast strata and a simple Crock-Pot potato dish, a French toast casserole and a basic crêpe recipe featuring both sweet and savoury fillings. A little something for everyone!

Dec 8

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

HA

Ukrainian Christmas Eve

Holiday Brunch Basics

44010264 / $99 / Materials: $20

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Jill Shaw

Monica Muzzolini 1 session

JPP

Ukrainian Christmas Eve—an occasion full of song, festive tradition and (of course!) a tremendous array of delicious food! This class will introduce you to all 12 traditional dishes and their meanings. You will also learn how to plan a Christmas Eve supper without becoming overwhelmed, and try your hand at preparing a few of the dishes. You’ll leave with recipes, a midnight snack and the confidence to host your own Ukrainian Christmas Eve. 44010208 / $99 / Materials: $20 Dec 5

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Larissa Sawiak 1 session

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Edible Holiday Gifts Looking for quick and easy homemade gift ideas for the holidays or a last-minute hostess gift that will be sure to impress? Discover how to make and package lemon curd, chocolate bark, nut mixes, spice blends, and other delicious treats to share with everyone on your gift list, without breaking the bank. 44010143 / $99 / Materials: $20 Dec 1

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Passions&Pastimes HOBBIES & INTERESTS Beekeeping for Beginners Level 1 In the spring of 2015, Edmonton’s city council passed an amendment to permit beekeeping in the city, opening up a whole new world for beekeeper wannabes (no pun intended!). If you’re interested in finding out more about keeping honeybees, join local urban beekeeper Dustin Bajer as he introduces the basic knowledge needed for effective beekeeping: honeybee anatomy, pheromones, communication, seasonal behaviour, swarming, overwintering, genetics, castes and life cycles. 44150174 / $89 Oct 2

Dustin Bajer Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Soap From Scratch Create your very own natural, handmade soaps as the pioneers did, but with a touch of modern flair. Use lye and vegetable oils, and choose your own fragrance, additives and colour for a variety of natural soaps. You’ll create several versions and take home soap recipes for your face, your body and even your hair! There will be a materials cost of $30 (payable to the instructor in class). Additional supplies needed.

Chickens and the City

44140007 / $99

Urban hen keeping demystified! Instructors with River City Chickens will walk you through the essentials of keeping hens in an urban setting. Topics include coop design and requirements, climate challenges and solutions, tips for selecting birds, health and welfare, among others. The course will include both a class component and a coop tour that will give you a chance to experience what urban hen keeping is all about. Note: To keep hens in city limits, a permit must be obtained from the City of Edmonton. For more information on the permit process and the current wait list, please see Edmonton.ca/hens or contact the City of Edmonton.

Nov 3

44150184 / $89 Oct 16 - 20

Jocelyn Manning Fox & Margaret Fisher Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm; Sat 9 am - 10 am

2 sessions

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Rhonda Wakal Sat 9:30 am - 2 pm

1 session

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Create Your Own Natural Spa Products If you love the exquisite sensations and fragrances of the spa, come learn how to make your own botanical body care products—at a fraction of the cost! In this fun hands-on class, you’ll create skin-softening milk bath, exfoliate-andglow scrub, moisturizing butter lotion and nutrient-rich lip balm. With beneficial skin-care ideas and additional recipes to try at home, you’ll be on your way to an endless supply of healthy, natural products to give as gifts and enjoy yourself. There will be a materials cost of $30 (payable to the instructor in class). Additional supplies needed. 44150178 / $99 Nov 22

Rhonda Wakal Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Planning Your Disney Vacation Get ready to wish upon a star and make all your Disney vacation dreams come true. With a focus on travel, attractions and dining, this two-hour course will help you with all the bare necessities! We invite you to be our guest, get all your questions answered and let this course take you to a whole new world! 44150191 / $69 Oct 4

Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

George Heidt 1 session

HA

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GAMES Darts for Beginners Looking to try your hand at an exciting team sport? Come hit the bull’s-eye in this beginner’s class! Learn the rules of different dart games and practise basic techniques so you can play with confidence, whether in a casual game with friends or more structured league play. It’s fun, challenging—and a great way to socialize! 44150189 / $89 Sep 18 - Oct 2

Cory Bowen Tue 7 pm - 8 pm

3 sessions

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Ping-Pong for Beginners FEATURED CLASSES

Rum Tasting

44150193 / $89

Explore the mysteries and complexities of rum, from the Caribbean to the far-flung reaches of India. Learn about rum’s significance in history, how it’s made and how the different flavours and colours are achieved. Discover why some of the aged rums are gaining in popularity among connoisseurs and established Scotch and bourbon drinkers.

Nov 7 - 21

44150113 / $79 / Materials: $20 Oct 16

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Stephen Richmond 1 session

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Scotch Tasting

44150011 / $79 / Materials: $20 Nov 20

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Stephen Richmond 1 session

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Pool for Beginners Love the idea of playing pool, and looking to ease your way into the deep end? Join expert instructors at Edmonton’s fabulous new TopShots Billiards and Ping Pong to learn the fundamentals of the game, including basic shots, the rules of the most popular games, and tips and advanced strategies. All equipment will be provided. 44150192 / $89

Single malt Scotch is the hottest spirit on the planet right now! Learn to pour, smell and taste Scotch whiskies from various regions of Scotland. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast or just a newbie, you will learn to appreciate the subtleties of different styles and flavours.

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Paddle your way through the basics of Ping-Pong! Expert instructors at Edmonton’s fabulous new TopShots Billiards and Ping Pong will introduce you to the rules of play, forehand, backhand and serve, as well as spin control. Best of all, you’ll learn to smash like a pro! All equipment will be provided.

Oct 15 - 29

Brian Butler Mon 7 pm - 8 pm

3 sessions

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PHOTOGRAPHY How to Use Your Digital Camera If you do not know how to use the buttons, dials and settings on your compact or SLR camera, this is the course for you! Bring your camera and manual and get ready to learn about automatic and adjustable settings, menus, controls and flash. Learn how to load your pictures onto your computer and discuss different processing options. 44150194 / $125 Sep 25 - Oct 2

Ian Scott Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

JA

Photography Tips & Tricks for Beginners Want to learn how to take better photographs but don’t have the time to invest in weeks of classes designed for more serious photographers? In one short evening, you will learn many easy tips and tricks to improve your photos. Topics will include basic rules of composition for more interesting pictures, simple poses to make people look better, tips on taking more creative photos and much more! Please bring your digital SLR camera to class. 44150196 / $79

Debbie Boccabella

Oct 3

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

QE

Fundamentals of Digital SLR Photography Got a new digital SLR camera? Come learn how to drive it! We’ll cover the basics of SLR photography: shutter speed, aperture/f-stop, depth of field, ISO, metering and the exposure triangle. Through in-class demonstrations, explanations and practice assignments, explore how these functions work in your camera, learning the common base modes. You’ll come away with a solid understanding of digital SLR photography, as well as the practical skills required to take quality photographs. Please bring your digital SLR camera to class Prerequisite(s): The ability to use the buttons, dials and settings on your camera 44150195 / $199 Oct 16 - Nov 6

Ian Scott Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions

JA

FEATURED CLASS

Phone Photography Tired of carrying bulky camera equipment on your holidays? No need—you can take incredible photos with your phone camera! In this fun, informative, hands-on class, you’ll learn to use all of your phone’s camera features to move beyond simple snapshots and start taking photos with style. Please bring your smartphone to class. 44150197 / $79 Oct 25

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ian Scott 1 session

VRA

Photo by: Jim Brohman

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Art Introduction to Drawing: The Next Step For pencil enthusiasts who have completed a basic drawing class or who have previous drawing experience, this six-week session is a chance to apply the basics you’ve learned to a variety of subjects. Gain more confidence in your abilities, using line, proportion, depth, values and perspective to create realistic drawings. The class will include demonstrations and one-on-one guidance. The instructor will provide photo references.

DRAWING Introduction to Drawing Drawing can be a wonderful form of expression and relaxation for anybody looking to pursue a new creative outlet. In this course, you will start with the basics and learn drawing techniques that you can continue to explore for years to come. Line, shading to create form, texture, values and perspective will all be introduced in weekly exercises. No drawing experience is necessary.

44030173 / $175

44030125 / $175

If you have a set of watercolour pencils but aren’t sure what to do with them, bring that set to class and see the beautiful effects you can achieve. In this workshop, you will experiment with colour, line, texture and washes to create a small painting. Previous drawing experience is recommended.

Sep 18 - Oct 23

Susan Casault Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm 6 sessions No class Tue Sep 25, rescheduled to Thu Sep 27

HA

Oct 30 - Dec 4

Susan Casault Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm

6 sessions

Watercolour Pencils Workshop

44030116 / $119 Oct 13

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Susan Casault Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Shading Your Sketches

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Light and shadow can make or break your sketching attempts. We’ll cover the theory and techniques of shading, the materials used and the techniques for applying them. Bring your sketches to life! 44030231 / $79 Nov 1

Dustin Covey Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

VRA

FEATURED CLASSES

Pumpkin Carving: Beyond the Basics Elevate your pumpkin-carving skills from simple to spooktacular! Plan and carve designs that stand out from the pumpkin patch with amazing texture and depth. Please bring your own pumpkin. Carving tools will be provided. 44030229 / $79 / Materials: $10 Oct 25

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

Kevin Sehn VRA

Pumpkin Carving With the Kids! Celebrate this Halloween with a fun activity that’s not too tricky—and a great treat! Bring your child or grandchild and carve a pumpkin together. Whether it’s spooky, adorable or a little bit of both, you’ll leave with a unique creation to welcome little ghosts and goblins to your home. Note: Child must be between the ages of eight and 17 and accompanied by an adult. Price includes one adult and one child. One pumpkin and carving tool kit will be provided per person. 44030230 / $99 / Materials: $30 Oct 27

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FEATURED CLASS

Watercolour Autumn Leaves Capture the bold colours, textures and shapes of autumn leaves in a contemporary style. Watercolour and wet-in-wet techniques are the perfect pairing for leaf studies. Demonstrations, discussion, exercises and individual instruction will help you explore colour mixing, techniques and brush strokes. You may use the photo references supplied or bring your own photos. You can work in whatever size is most comfortable for you. Beginner to intermediate levels. 44030087 / $119 Sep 29

Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cindy Barratt

1 session

Artist: Cindy Barratt

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PAINTING

SPECIALIZED ART FORMS

Oils or Acrylics: Impressionism for Everyone

Calligraphy: Introduction to Script Lettering

Learn how to paint in the style of impressionist masters such as Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Use brushes and palette knives to apply heavy layers of paint, choosing colours to create powerful, beautiful compositions. You’ll complete at least three paintings during this fun course. Open to all levels. 44030195 / $279 Oct 4 - Dec 6

Izabella Orzelski-Konikowski Thu 6 pm - 9 pm

10 sessions

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Whether you’re trying your hand at portraiture for the first time or looking to refine your technique, this class will provide the foundations for creating realistic portraits using oil paints. Discover the painting styles used by portrait artists, and learn how to assess the proportions of the human head and apply them to portraits done from life. You’ll paint a realistic self-portrait in three different positions. Beginner to advanced levels. 44030198 / $279

Bogdan Konikowski Wed 12 pm - 3 pm

10 sessions

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Advanced Painting Take your art to the next level! Expand your personal art practices in oil and/ or acrylic painting mediums. Your instructor will give you individual guidance in exploring your own style and technique. Intermediate to advanced levels. 44030227 / $279 Oct 2 - Dec 4

Izabella Orzelski-Konikowski Tue 6 pm - 9 pm

10 sessions

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Acrylic Streetscapes Workshop Bring a charming streetscape to life with acrylics! Capture the textures and colours of quaint streets, rooftops, windows and doorways. Through discussion, exercises, demonstrations and hands-on painting, you will learn about colour mixing, brush strokes and techniques. You may bring your o n reference photos or use designs and photos supplied by the instructor. Beginner to intermediate levels. 44030228 / $119 Nov 3

Cindy Barratt Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

44030189 / $129 Oct 15 - 29

Portrait Painting in Oils

Oct 3 - Dec 5

Gain a solid grounding in the calligraphic arts. In this class, you’ll learn how to use a pointed pen and bottle ink, as well as how to set up a page properly. As you master these basic skills, you’ll also have a chance to explore variations and alterations. By the end of the course, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to execute foundational strokes and letters. Supplies are needed. There will also be a materials cost of $5 (payable to the instructor in class) for the pen nibs that will be provided.

1 session

HA

LynnAnn Babuk Mon 6:30 pm - 9 pm

3 sessions

HA

Soapstone Carving for Beginners Beginner and intermediate carvers are invited to join local soapstone artist Kay McCormack to learn how to carve an owl. You will plan your owl, practise the correct and safe use of hand tools and tackle the challenge of thinking in three dimensions. Under Kay’s guidance, discover the thrill of watching your creation emerge from stone. Tools/materials will be provided. 44030183 / $129 / Materials: $60 Oct 25 - Nov 8

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kay McCormack 3 sessions

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The Art of Wood Burning Learn the basics of wood burning, including what the different tool bits do, how to transfer an image onto wood, and how to burn and shadow the picture like a wood tattoo. You’ll leave with a unique decorative piece for your home. 44030221 / $79 / Materials: $20 Dec 4

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christine Berget 1 session

HA

Make Your Own Moccasins Beautiful, comfortable and authentic—make your own pair of genuine moccasins. Learn how to stamp designs, dye or stain your leather and transform the materials into a finished product. The perfect gift for yourself or someone you love! Sizes are needed before class. 44030226 / $99 / Materials: $75 Oct 10 - 17

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christine Berget 2 sessions

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STAINED GLASS Stained Glass: Beginner Copper Foil

TEXTILE ARTS Basic Sewing Skills for Beginners So you’ve always wanted to be able to sew? Now’s your chance! In this class, you’ll complete a simple garment from start to finish. Learn how to select fabrics, patterns, sewing tools and supplies. We’ll also cover how to operate a sewing machine, alter patterns, cut out fabrics, read pattern instruction sheets and understand sewing terminology. If you’re a previous beginner student, come try a new project to enhance your sewing skills. Supplies are needed but won’t be purchased until after the first class. You don’t need to buy a sewing machine, but if you own one and would like to use it, please bring it to the first class. 44030168 / $175 Sep 18 - Oct 23

Pat Doerksen Tue 6 pm - 9 pm 6 sessions No class Tue Sep 25, rescheduled to Thu Sep 27

HA

Experience the colours, textures and endless possibilities of stained glass with this fun and challenging introduction to the copper foil method. Learn skills like glass scoring and breaking, grinding and shaping, copper foiling and soldering, and finishing. Complete and take home at least two 8” x 8” projects. Tool rental/ supplies/materials fee: $100 plus GST (payable to Bissett Stained Glass). 44030016 / $175 Sep 20 - Oct 18

Looking to add to your repertoire of sewing skills? We’ll spend the first hour of every class exploring a new technique (invisible zippers, gathering, buttonholes). You’ll then have the opportunity to tackle your own new project or any UFOs (unfinished objects!) from home with the guidance of your instructor, Susan Sanders. Supplies are needed but won’t be purchased until after the first class. You don’t need to buy a sewing machine, but if you own one and would like to use it, please bring it to the first class.

Sep 19 - Oct 17

Oct 30 - Dec 4

Tue 6 pm - 9 pm

6 sessions

HA

5 sessions

BSG

Introduce yourself to the colours and textures of stained glass by building a stained glass panel using the traditional lead came technique. Learn how to score and break, grind, lead, solder and cement your panel. Choose from provided designs and build your own 10” x 15” panel to display in your home. Tool rental/supplies/materials fee: $130 plus GST (payable to Bissett Stained Glass). 44030018 / $175

Susan Sanders

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stained Glass: Beginner Lead Came Panel

Intermediate Sewing

44030225 / $175

Tracy Bissett

Tracy Bissett Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

5 sessions

BSG

Fused Glass: Mosaic Plate Learn to create a beautiful fused glass plate. Choose from a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours of fusing glass to design a free-form masterpiece that is truly unique. No previous glass experience required. Tool rental/supplies/ materials fee: $65 plus GST (payable to Bissett Stained Glass). 44030211 / $79 Sep 29

Tracy Bissett Sat 9:30 am - 12 pm

1 session

BSG

Fused Glass: Pendants From squares and triangles to rectangles and diamonds, fused glass pendants are beautifully unique. Discover the world of hot glass and the fun of fusing while learning how to create your own glass pendants to use in custom jewellery or as decorative glass. No glass experience necessary. Tool rental/ supplies/materials fee: $65 plus GST (payable to Bisset Stained Glass). 44030013 / $79 Nov 14

Knitting Basics Unwind and learn the simple skill of knitting. Learn to do basic stitches such as knit and purl, cast on and off and pick up stitches. Discover how to read patterns and get tips and tricks for more advanced patterns and stitches. You will have the choice of making a scarf, cowl, dishcloth or baby blanket, or if you have some previous experience, you could start a cellphone cover, hat, doll sweater, slippers or simple wristers (the beginning of mitts). Supplies are needed. 44030137 / $99 / Materials: $40 Nov 1 - 22

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Tracy Bissett Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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FEATURED CLASS

Glass Blowing: Friendship Balls Make beautiful glass balls to hang on a tree, keep in a vase or give to family and friends. No two will be alike. While using minor bench burners, learn the physical properties of glass from the brittle zone at room temperature to the elastic state and annealing. No glass experience necessary. Tool rental/supplies/materials fee: $80 plus GST (payable to Bissett Stained Glass). 44030014 / $89 Tracy Bissett

Artwork: Bissett Stained Glass

Nov 20

Tue 6:30 pm - 10 pm

1 session BSG

Nov 21

Wed 6:30 pm - 10 pm

1 session BSG

Dec 11

Tue 6:30 pm - 10 pm

1 session BSG

Dec 12

Wed 6:30 pm - 10 pm

1 session BSG

Fused Glass: Winter Nights Capture a sparkling snow scene in this gorgeous fused glass project. Explore the use of dichroic and iridized glass to add a northern lights shimmer! Choose from different shapes, sizes and colours, and then use stringers, frit and precut pieces to add the finishing touches. No previous glass experience required. Tool rental/ supplies/materials fee: $65 plus GST (payable to Bissett Stained Glass).

FESTIVE FUN

44030084 / $79

Rustic Snowman

Dec 5

Tracy Bissett Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

BSG

Stained Glass: Snowflakes Create your own snowflake suncatcher by using the copper foil method of stained glass construction. As you build a sparkling piece of art, learn the basic techniques of foiling and soldering. There is no cutting involved. Use multiple textures of glass, glass nuggets and jewels for extra sparkle. Your finished project will be approximately 8” x 8”. Beginner to intermediate levels. Tool rental/supplies/materials fee: $50 plus GST per snowflake (payable to Bissett Stained Glass). 44030017 / $89 Nov 29

Tracy Bissett Thu 6:30 pm - 10 pm

1 session

BSG

Bring to life a rustic wooden snowman for your front door or yard! All it takes is nails, glue and a bit of festive magic to create a jolly greeter for your holiday guests. Your snowman will be about 3.5’–4’ tall and 2’–2.5’ wide. 44030201 / $79 / Materials: $30 Nov 6

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christine Berget 1 session

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Snow Globes Nothing captures the spirit of the season like the enchanted world of a snow globe. Come learn the secret to this timeless craft, and choose from a variety of festive elements to create your own winter wonderland in miniature. 44030202 / $79 / Materials: $20 Nov 29

Thu 7 pm - 9 pm

Christine Berget 1 session

RUN

FEATURED CLASS

Fused Glass: Holiday Ornaments Shine up your tree with the sparkle of glass and discover the fun of fusing as you piece together and decorate these adorable little ornaments. They are great to hang on the tree, use as gift tags, or give as gifts; these creations can go anywhere. Create your own designs or choose from several that are supplied. Your finished projects will be approximately 2” x 3”. Tool rental/supplies/materials fee: $65 plus GST (payable to Bisset Stained Glass). 44030085 / $79

Tracy Bissett

Dec 15

Sat 9:30 am - 12 pm

1 session

BSG

Dec 19

Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

BSG

Artwork: Bissett Stained Glass

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Floral Design Floral Design Level 2 Building upon concepts learned in Floral Design Level 1, improve your proficiency and speed as you continue to reinforce the elements and principles of design. This class introduces permanent botanicals and more complex floral compositions, including fruit and flower baskets, and groupings. Discussions will include botanicals, dried product, picking machine, colour, focal point and greens. Tools are needed.

FLORAL DESIGN Floral Design Level 1 Learn how to apply the elements and principles of design, floral shapes and forms, focal point and colour theory in this entry-level floral design course. Discover how to care for and handle cut flowers. You’ll wire, tape, choose containers, make ribbons and bows, and create a variety of arrangements, including triangular, round, line, one-sided, novelty, centerpiece, corsage and boutonniere. Discussions will include shipping and handling, fillers, tinting, painting, theory and more. Tools are needed. 44000001 / $425 / Materials: $395 Oct 15 - 26

Lynne McAlpine

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12 pm - 3 pm

10 sessions

RUN

Prerequisite(s): Floral Design Level 1 44000002 / $425 / Materials: $395 Nov 19 - 30

Lynne McAlpine

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12 pm - 3 pm

10 sessions

RUN

Floral Design Advanced In this advanced class, you will gain in-depth knowledge and skills working with special occasion floral planning, including funerals, grads and weddings. A variety of modern special occasion arrangements will be created. Students will work with different styles of more complex themed-arrangement groupings while learning to create designs such as topiary, formal linear, European pavé and ikebana. Special emphasis will be placed on bridal bouquets and tropical flowers and foliage. Discussions will include variations and interpretations of design form, care and handling of tropical flowers, shadowing, banding and framing. Tools are needed.  Prerequisite(s): Floral Design Level 2 44000010 / $595 / Materials: $750 Jan 7 - 25

Lynne McAlpine

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12 pm - 3 pm

15 sessions

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FLORAL FUN

Simply Succulent When you think of succulents, does your mind go to a desert, terrarium or rock garden? This class will help you reimagine succulents! Take these beautiful, diverse and resilient plants out of their element and be amazed by how they enhance a fresh flower arrangement. Tools are needed. 44000028 / $79 / Materials: $80 Oct 2

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nicola Lapp

1 session

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FOR THE HOLIDAYS Fall Compote Arrangement Enjoy the season’s most beautiful blooms and foliage in this hands-on class for all skill levels. Learn which flowers are in season and how to artfully arrange an array of fresh flowers into a sophisticated harvest vase just in time for Thanksgiving. Impress your friends and family with this autumn flower arrangement that you’ll be able to enjoy at home. No previous floral arranging experience required. Tools are needed. 44000015 / $79 / Materials: $50 Oct 4

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nicola Lapp 1 session

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Get into the holiday season by creating a one-of-a-kind botanical holiday door swag to grace the front entry of your home. Use permanent botanical evergreens together with holiday flowers, berries, bows and other decorations to bid your guests a festive welcome. You’ll leave with a delightful piece that you can enjoy year after year. Tools are needed.

Dec 1

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Dress your holiday table with stylish fresh flowers and fragrant winter evergreens in this holiday tablescape class. You will create a festive centerpiece that will be placed in several different sample containers as you learn the ins and outs of designing a tablescape. You’ll finish your table off with a beautiful cedar garland as a final touch. No previous floral arranging experience required. Tools are needed. 44000018 / $79 / Materials: $55 Dec 20

Holiday Door Swag

44000027 / $79 / Materials: $50

Holiday Tablescape

Lynne McAlpine 1 session

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Nicola Lapp

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Christmas Outdoor Urn Greet visitors to your home this holiday season with a spectacular outdoor urn. Design and assemble a unique festive arrangement filled to the brim with fresh greens, seasonal boughs and other decorative flourishes. Bring a friend, get inspired and embrace the holiday spirit! No previous floral arranging experience required. Tools are needed. 44000025 / $79 / Materials: $50

Lynne McAlpine

Nov 22

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Nov 24

Sat 10 am - 1 pm

1 session

RUN

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FEATURED CLASS

Grinch Trees Come on down to Whoville and create your very own grinch tree this festive season! Take time out from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to learn how to make a fun and unique arrangement decorated with seasonal accessories. Counter to its name, your fresh cedar tree is guaranteed to be bursting with Christmas cheer! No previous floral arranging experience required. Tools are needed. 44000017 / $79 / Materials: $45

Nicola Lapp

Dec 6

Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

RUN

Dec 8

Sat 12 pm - 3 pm

1 session

RUN

Dec 11

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

RUN

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Do-It-Yourself

Home Reno

BOOTCAMP

BEAUTIFUL HOMES Simple Home Repairs for Women: Be Your Own Plumber DEMONSTRATION COURSE

Does your toilet run or have a leak? Are your drains slow? Do you need a new faucet? Save money by learning to unplug a toilet or sink, replace toilet parts and replace a faucet yourself. Learn about the tools you will need, how-tos, when-tos and when it is safer not to. Roll up your sleeves and see what you can do yourself! 44080020 / $89 Oct 15

Looking to give your home a facelift without breaking the bank? Learn how to get the best renovation results for your buck. We’ll discuss what you can do yourself, as well as how to find the best deals on the things you can’t. We’ll also cover the pros and cons of different products and finishes, flooring types, lighting types, countertop materials, paint, appliances, fabric and more. 44080035 / $149

Johanne Yakula

Nov 2 - 3 Fri 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm 2 sessions MAV

Keith Crowell Mon 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

HA

Distressed Wood Finishes Interior Wall Painting for Beginners All those DIY shows make it look so easy, but where do you start? Discover all of the tips and tricks for painting walls, discuss how to choose paint and brushes, experiment with a variety of painting tools and learn proper sanding, cutting and rolling techniques. This is a hands-on course, so wear paint clothes to class. There will be a materials cost of $15 (payable to instructor in class). Class size is limited to eight students. 44080022 / $119 Oct 13

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What could enhance the rustic charm of your decor like a flourish of aged wood? Whether it’s a picture frame, a dresser facing, a tray or something else, decorative pieces can be completely transformed by adding a finish. Learn this simple technique for giving new life—and antique character—to an object in your home. 44080050 / $99 / Materials: $20 Nov 24

Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Angie Sotiropoulos 1 session

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YARDS & GARDENS

Landscape Design Workshop

Planting With Perennials

Tap into your creativity and put the winter months to good use by planning your garden for the coming spring! Learn how to design or revitalize your landscape step by step. We’ll discuss initial site assessment, design basics, plant arrangement and hardscaping materials. You will leave with the beginnings of a self-designed landscape plan for your garden. Please bring a plot plan of your yard.

Springtime bulbs, summer daisies, autumn posies—add flower power to your garden with perennials that you can enjoy year after year, without having to replant! Come learn how to make perennials for every season flourish in a variety of garden settings. We’ll cover plant selection, garden layout, design basics, soil preparation, planting techniques and maintenance practices. 44080023 / $125 Sep 11 - 18

Dianne Pilling Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

44080031 / $199 Sep 25 - Oct 23

Dianne Pilling Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm No class Oct 16

4 sessions

MAV

HA

Winterizing the Garden: Prepping & Pruning As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, it’s time to put your garden to bed for the winter. Learn everything you need to know to tuck in your container pots, lawn, veggie plot and pond properly. We’ll also talk about when to cut down perennials and how best to prune and protect your trees and shrubs to keep everything healthy and in good order for next year. 44080021 / $79 Oct 3

Kevin Napora Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

HA

ALL NEW CLASSES

WELDING Garage Welding Level 1 Whether you have a welding machine collecting dust in your garage or are thinking about purchasing one, this is the course for you. Learn about brands, models and types of machines—and, critically, how to use them! This introductory course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with basic welding. There will be a materials cost of approximately $50 (payable directly to CLAC Alberta Training). 44080053 / $199 Nov 7 - 21

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CLAC Alberta Training 3 sessions

Industrial Furniture Project: Rustic Coat Rack

Metal Rose Making Level 1

If you like the idea of building your own furniture, this is the place to start. Learn how to drill, plug weld and finish a wood and metal coat rack. Combining rustic wood with industrial bolt heads or rail spikes, your one-of-a-kind coat rack will be a perfect addition to any space, whether it’s your cabin at the lake or the front entrance of your house. There will be a materials cost of approximately $50 (payable directly to CLAC Alberta Training). 44080052 / $99 Nov 17

Sat 9 am - 12 pm

FEATURED CLASS

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CLAC Alberta Training 1 session

Learn about basic hand tools and metal-forming techniques while creating a metal rose. Using thin aluminum sheeting, you will cut, drill, bend and shape your creation from simple materials you can pick up from your local hardware store. At the end of the course, you’ll take home a rose that will never wilt! There will be a materials cost of approximately $20 (payable directly to CLAC Alberta Training). 44080051 / $99 Sep 25

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CLAC Alberta Training 1 session

CLA

CLA

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Mind/Body/Soul WELL-BEING Anxiety & Depression: Finding Control Learn about different types of depression and anxiety that can sometimes create seemingly insurmountable challenges and isolation for people we know and care about. Discover an assortment of tools to use to empower yourself or others in the struggle with anxiety or depression, including healthy circadian rhythms, the food and mood connection, physical activity, relaxation techniques, creative coping strategies, medical treatment modalities and bibliotherapy supports (including apps and online links that are safe and appropriate for managing anxiety and depression). 44140182 / $89 Oct 17 - 24

Kim Silverthorn Wed 7 pm - 9 pm

2 sessions

HA

Declutter & Downsize in a Holistic Way Are you or a loved one planning to downsize to a smaller home? Is all your “stuff” weighing you down? Lighten up the clutter in a way that makes you happy in body, mind and spirit. Learn about the Top 11 Checklist, Two Pile Plus system and other practical strategies that will help you keep the items that bring you joy and find new homes for those that don’t. Lynn Fraser’s self-care tools respect you and your special memories holistically so you can transition joyfully into an energy-giving and peaceful space. 44140201 / $69 Oct 13

Sat 9:30 am - 12 pm

FEATURED CLASS

Healing With Himalayan Singing Bowls Himalayan (or Tibetan) singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation. Buddhist monks have used them for centuries as a meditation aid. The unique rhythmic sounds and vibrations of the singing bowl have been found to stimulate not only brain waves but also the very cells of the body, nourishing the flow of energy to offer relief from depression, stress—even anger! Explore the fundamentals of sound therapy and learn how to use this alternative healing medium. This class will cover playing techniques and one- and two-bowl therapies. 44140213 / $99

Philip Wong

Lynn Fraser

Sep 18 - 20

Tue, Thu 7 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

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Nov 20 - 27

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions RUN

1 session

HA

Energy Balancing for Self-Care From Stress to Success With EFT Tapping

Create a positive shift in your physical health! Learn about the K27s (kidney points from Chinese acupressure) and how to turn on your body’s electrical system, enhance co-ordination and balance, and improve digestion through lowering the stomach. Using various techniques of body work, you will learn how to become aware of body issues and increase the efficiency of your lymphatic system. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. 44140120 / $79 Oct 16

David Loree Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Shedding excess weight doesn’t have to be a struggle. Learn to address the limiting beliefs and barriers that get in the way and discover how Emotional Freedom Techniques, which include tapping on specific acupressure points, can clear the path to success. With demonstrated statistically significant benefits for weight loss, this leading-edge self-help tool will help you prevent self-sabotage and start losing weight.

Oct 3 - 10

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Claudette Pelletier-Hannah Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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44140219 / $119 Nov 21 - 28

EFT Approach to Weight Loss

44140178 / $119

Struggling to achieve your goals? Odds are that your own fears and doubts are stopping you—sometimes before you even start. Learn to clear obstacles by tapping into the autonomic nervous system with Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT, often called Tapping, is an evidence-based method for reducing stress and releasing negative emotions. Come increase your motivation and energy to succeed in any area of your life!

2 sessions

HA

S E P T E M B E R – D E C E M B E R 2018

Claudette Pelletier-Hannah Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

REGISTER & SAVE Register with a friend in any Mind, Body & Soul classes and each receive a 15% discount! Call Metro when registering to apply the discount.

HA


STYLE & IMAGE Colour & You! Want to build a wardrobe that works? Colour is the key! Learn how to make the most of this magic ingredient—with a scientific 21st-century approach. Find out why some colours make you feel bright, energetic and alive while others leave you feeling dull, sallow and flat. A personalized colour palette in your spectrum, available from your instructor for $25.00, will be your guide in building a functional, effective wardrobe. Stop wasting time and money on the wrong clothes!

Massage for Couples

44140220 / $79

Connect with your partner on a whole different level through the fun and therapeutic art of relaxation massage. Learn to give a gentle massage that helps reduce pain and soothe tension caused by headaches and tight muscles. Your instructor, a professional massage therapist, will guide you while you take turns unwinding on a provided massage table. Supplies are needed. Caution: This class may not be suitable for those with serious systemic illnesses. Register with a partner.

Oct 17

44140009 / $89 / Price is per person Nov 24

Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Suzanne Belanger, RMT 1 session

RUN

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

HA

Facelift Rejuvenate your look with a professionally instructed makeup makeover. This course is designed for women over 40 whose skin needs have changed. Your instructor will give you and your face a lift with easy-to-do skin care and makeup techniques. Class is limited to eight students. Supplies are needed (available for purchase in class). 44140022 / $119 Oct 15 - 17

Meditation for Relaxation & Self-Care

Mary Lynn Ilnitsky

Julie Heuman Mon, Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

HA

Learn the science behind meditation and dispel any misconceptions and barriers that may have stood in the way of your own practice. During a weekly guided session, you’ll learn a variety of meditation techniques, beginning with some gentle yin-style yoga postures to prepare the body to sit in stillness. In time, you’ll be able to carry the practice with you into daily life, giving you space to calm your mind, increase your awareness and focus, and better manage your emotional responses. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required. 44140209 / $119 Sep 17 - Nov 5

Shauna McMartin Mon 7 pm - 8 pm No class Oct 8

6 sessions

MAV

SPIRITUALITY Past Lives: Hidden Secrets Explore the benefits of reviewing past lives, the karmic cycle, the law of karma and the law of retribution. Gain an understanding of why you have a passion or dislike for certain things or instant connections with people you have just met. Expand your thinking and learn about methods of past-life exploration and how they can be a source of positive influence. 44140081 / $79 Oct 25

Lynn LeBlanc Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

HA

Your Psychic Self Do you want to tap into your sixth sense? Explore the many kinds of psychic abilities and learn about psychic tools and techniques that allow you to access and cultivate your inner psychic self and enhance your perception. You will learn more about yourself and your sixth sense and discover practical ways to develop it. 44140114 / $79 Oct 9

Lynn LeBlanc Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

Get Dressed with Purpose

BOOTCAMP

Join Mary Lynn Ilnitsky in this comprehensive style and image bootcamp for women. Learn how to dress your body shape, determining which cuts of clothing will best balance your proportions, and discover your wow! colours through professional colour draping. We’ll discuss how to strategically coordinate outfits and build wardrobe capsules, using 12 key pieces of clothing to create up to 50 outfit combinations. Your newfound knowledge will save you time and money—while giving you a fashionable, flattering signature look that reflects who you are today. 44140217 / $159 Nov 2 - 3

Mary Lynn Ilnitsky

Fri 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm 2 sessions MAV

HA

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Music/Writing/Performing Harmonica Fun for Beginners MUSIC

Play music any time and anywhere with this convenient and portable instrument! Learn to play simple melodies and rhythm patterns on the common, affordable 10-hole harmonica. Thanks to a unique, quick and easy teaching method, you’ll be playing basic traditional songs right away. You will need a basic 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Class is limited to 10 students.

Hand Drumming: An Introduction

44160004 / $139

Learn the basic technique of hand drumming and create deep, soul-stirring music in this introductory class. Drawing from African-inspired beats, you’ll find your own intuitive sense of rhythm and style while learning about different types of drums and percussion. Explore the beauty of musical conversations using a drum, and enjoy the camaraderie of the group atmosphere. Please come to class with your own hand drum. Drums are also available for rent directly from the instructor for $30 (cash only, please).

Sep 13 - Oct 11

Thu 7 pm - 9 pm

5 sessions

HA

Oct 2 - 30

Tue 7 pm - 9 pm

5 sessions

RUN

44160008 / $139 Oct 15 - Dec 3

Deborah Bortscher Mon 7 pm - 9 pm No class Nov 26

6 sessions

HA

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play guitar and not worry about reading notes or learning music theory, then this course is for you. In short order, you’ll learn how to count the beats, play several strums, form numerous chords and play a variety of songs. The instructor has developed a time-proven method for learning to play guitar that gets quick results for all participants. So bring your acoustic guitar and pick to class, and prepare to have some fun! 44160006 / $149 Oct 16 - Dec 4

Robert Zukerman Tue 7 pm - 9 pm No class Nov 13

Ukulele Fun for Beginners With its small size and easy portability, the ukulele is an accessible instrument for everyone! Starting with single-note melodies, learn basic chords and strumming patterns to allow you to play folk and other songs for casual fun and enjoyment. You will need to provide your own ukulele. 44160009 / $89 Sep 11 - Oct 16

Novice Guitar for Non-Musicians

7 sessions

VRA

Tracey Newmann

Andy Funke Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6 sessions No class Tue Sep 25, rescheduled to Thu Oct 4

Ukulele: The Next Step Further develop your ukulele technique and build your repertoire of songs in this intermediate-level class. Learn how to read music, strum advanced rhythms and play a few simple riffs. Practise as part of an ensemble and play some solo arrangements too. You will need to provide your own ukulele. Prerequisite(s): Ukulele Fun for Beginners or practical experience reading and playing the C, F, G (or G7) and Am chords 44160047 / $89 / Materials: $20 Oct 23 - Dec 4

Andy Funke

Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm No class Nov 13

6 sessions

HA

FEATURED CLASS

Blues Guitar Blues is the great “roots” music of America—the foundation of rock ’n’ roll, rhythm ’n’ blues, funk and jazz, and the “granddaddy” of heavy metal. It’s the secular, Saturday-night flip side of Sunday morning’s spirituals and gospel. When musicians from different genres such as country, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even classical get together to jam, the blues is usually where they find common ground. Come explore this widely influential and uniquely American genre in a practical, hands-on way. Learn the standard 12-bar blues chord progression and its variations, as well as a common eight-bar pattern. We’ll play and jam on songs by artists like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Chuck Berry. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite; however, practical experience playing the 1, 4 and 5-7th chords in the keys of E, A and G would be helpful. 44160036 / $149 Oct 25 - Nov 29

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HA

Thu 7 pm - 9 pm

6 sessions

Tracey Newmann HA


PERFORMING ARTS Stand-Up Comedy Discover your unique sense of humour! Learn to use it in any situation and as a tool for well-being. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience at a local comedy club. As this is an optional activity, you may either observe or participate on that evening. 44160002 / $199 Oct 2 - 30

Paul Sveen Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm

5 sessions

VRA

Drama Lab: Masks Explore the ancient craft of mask making and design, creating a modern wearable mask using the structure of your own face. We’ll delve into historical mask traditions (theatre, myth and celebration, hunting and herding, etc.) before embarking on design and build processes. 44160048 / $149 / Materials: $10 Nov 23 - 24

Donna Call

Fri 6 pm - 9 pm; Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

2 sessions

RUN

FEATURED CLASS

Drama Lab: Speak Up! Have your say! Contemporary voice, video and theatre techniques aren’t just for the stage and the screen—they can help you express your ideas and make a difference at home, school or work. Strengthen your credibility, influence and leadership. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Bring comfortable clothes you can easily move in. 44160049 / $109 Oct 10 - Nov 14 Wed 7 pm - 8 pm

Donna Call 6 sessions RUN

WRITING An Introduction to Creative Writing Just setting out on the road to becoming a writer? This course is your opportunity to go on a journey of discovery with writer, editor and former publisher Candas Jane Dorsey. In sessions packed with advice and illuminating anecdotes based on Dorsey’s decades of experience in the literary world, you will learn the elements of story, structure, character and setting. You’ll also share exercises and participate in a workshop to which each writer contributes one newly completed short piece. 44160013 / $249

Candas Jane Dorsey

Sep 13 - Nov 1

8 sessions

Thu 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Literary

VRA

BOOTCAMP

Exercise different writing muscles in this fast-action, multi-genre class. Using writing exercises and games, facilitator Margaret Macpherson will put you through your literary paces in four different genres: prose, poetry, drama and screenwriting. Experience the joys of trying on some new literary forms, and move towards your goal of being able to write anything. Sharpen your sensory details, bulk up those settings, shake off cliché and tighten up your plot points because literary cross-training isn’t for wimps! 44160035 / $175 Sep 18 - Oct 9 Tue 6 pm - 9 pm

Margaret Macpherson 4 sessions VRA

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Dance&Fitness Country Dance Two-Step Feel left out when you see others having fun doing the two-step? Then this workshop is for you! Bring your partner and explore the fun of country and western dance, including inside and outside turns, sweetheart, cuddle and more! Register with a partner.

FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE

43170005 / $125 / Price is per person

Country Line Dancing

Oct 3 - Nov 7

Stomp your feet, kick up your heels and join Dwayne and Jill, our expert country dance instructors, to learn some classic line dances! Line dancing offers a fun and exciting way to exercise and socialize, and you can dance with or without a partner. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, you’ll enjoy learning basic steps and variations that will give you the confidence you need so you’re in the front row of the next line dance. Partner not required. 43170038 / $89 Oct 15 - Nov 12

Dwayne Tulik & Jill Thomson Mon 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

5 sessions

RUN

Dwayne Tulik & Jill Thomson

Wed 7 pm - 9 pm

6 sessions

Latin Dance Moves Discover the alluring rhythms and passion of Latin America. In five weeks, you will learn how to swivel your hips and move your feet to the cumbia, merengue and bachata. Partner not required. 43170003 / $89 Oct 2 - 30

Daiana Moy Tue 7 pm - 8 pm

5 sessions

CLASS SERIES

Ballroom Dance

with Joe Kostler & Leola Hildebrandt Love to dance? Ballroom dancing is back in a big way! Explore four of the most popular forms of ballroom dance.

Ballroom Dance: Jive Relive the fun of the ‘50s and ‘60s and come learn and practise your moves to the best jive tunes. Whether you’ve never danced before or need to brush up, you’ll be kicking up your heels in no time. Register with a partner. 43170027 / $79 / Price is per person

Kostler & Hildebrandt

Nov 20 - Dec 11 Tue 7 pm - 8 pm

4 sessions

MK

Ballroom Dance: Waltz Flowing turns and graceful gliding movements make the waltz one of the most beautiful dances to watch and experience. Learn to lead and follow the steps of the basic waltz and the disco waltz (slow waltz), including perfecting turns and twirls. Register with a partner. 43170029 / $79 / Price is per person Oct 16 - Nov 6 Tue 7 pm - 8 pm

Exercise your body and mind while learning the foxtrot, which is the foundation for many dances. Learn to glide on the dance floor with confidence using a variety of techniques and steps. Register with a partner.

Ballroom Dance: Cha-Cha

Kostler & Hildebrandt

Nov 20 - Dec 11 Tue 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

4 sessions

MK

Take all four and save! Register for all four classes for $275

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4 sessions

MK

Discover the exotic cha-cha! Originating in Cuba, this playful dance is faster than the rumba but slower than the salsa, involving small steps and plenty of hip action. Your passionate instructors will give you clear, easy-to-follow instructions to fire up your ballroom dance skills. Register with a partner. 43160109 / $79 / Price is per person

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Kostler & Hildebrandt

Ballroom Dance: Foxtrot

43170026 / $79 / Price is per person

RUN

Oct 16 - Nov 6 Tue 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Kostler & Hildebrandt 4 sessions

MK

RUN


GET FIT Bootcamp for Beginners During this fun, friendly and energizing class, you’ll move through various intervals and circuits. Learn how training the whole body will improve your basal metabolic rate and accelerate weight loss while working to prevent injury. Join us to tone your muscles and sweat your way to real results. 43160053 / $105 Sep 20 - Oct 25

Lelia Lawson Thu 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6 sessions

BRM

FEATURED CLASS

Fitness on the Go Energize your body with a 60-minute strength-training and low-impact cardio program that you can easily fit into your busy schedule at home or on the road. This workout contains total body exercises that will tone muscles, strengthen your heart and burn fat. You’ll love how much you accomplish in a short amount of time. 43160031 / $79 Nov 1 - 22

Larissa Sawiak Thu 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

4 sessions

BRM

Tone It & Own It Tone your entire body with this high-energy class. Every workout will combine strength exercises with cardio movements to improve your cardiovascular fitness and overall strength. Please bring a set of 5-pound and 8- to 10-pound dumbbells to class. 43160133 / $105

Functional Fitness Don’t just work out to look great—boost your body’s performance! Improve your speed, agility, strength, stamina, balance and co-ordination through exercises that engage your whole body. This practical approach to training will enhance every dimension of your physical fitness. 43160134 / $105 Sep 25 - Oct 30

Hung Ly Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6 sessions

STR

Zumba Gold® If you’re looking for a low-impact workout with simple, fun steps, then this class is for you! Dance your way to improved health and shake your body to the Latin rhythms of reggaeton, cumbia, salsa and cha-cha. No dancing skills are required as the class is a gentle, easy-to-follow version of Zumba. Comfortably paced. 43160029 / $125 Sep 13 - Nov 1

Corina Walker Thu 7 pm - 8 pm

8 sessions

VRA

Tai Chi Chih Tai chi chih is an ancient mind-body art form known for its healing and rejuvenating effect. The series of 20 energizing movements is an effective form of moving meditation that you can do on your own. Benefits include improved mental and physical well-being, improved balance, increased energy and relief from pain and stress. Class is suitable for all ages and abilities. 43160023 / $105 Oct 2 - Nov 6

Sharon Melvin Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6 sessions

Corina Walker Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Flex & Flexibility Add something new and exciting to your fitness routine! Come learn a totalbody movement exercise that’s a fun and challenging way to increase strength, balance and flexibility. You’ll use a variety of stretching techniques and yoga poses to increase your range of motion throughout your joints and flexibility through your spine, legs and shoulders. Beat your stress and get ready for a better you! Ideal for all fitness levels. 43160115 / $105 Sep 25 - Oct 30

Nicole Pellizzari Tue 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

6 sessions

AL

Pilates Core & Strength Engage deep core muscles while improving strength and posture. Pilates is a conditioning program that will improve stamina, flexibility and co-ordination. This class will target abdominal and back muscles to develop a stronger, leaner body. Safe and effective for all ages and fitness levels, Pilates is injury preventative and rehabilitative. You can bring your own dyna-band or purchase one for $10 in the first class. 43160060 / $125 Sep 19 - Nov 7

Diane Waddell Wed 7 pm - 8:15 pm

8 sessions

BRM

Foam Roll Into Fitness

Come let your sensual side out to play (or maybe meet her for the first time!) while also getting a great workout. Using choreographed routines, we will dance, laugh and discover a new aspect of ourselves. This class is for women only. No dance experience necessary.

Oct 2 - Nov 6

6 sessions VRA

BRM

Burlesquercise

43160090 / $105

Oct 16 - Dec 4 Tue 7 pm - 8 pm No class Nov 6 & Nov 13

Lelia Lawson

6 sessions

MK

Do you need to stretch and iron out sore muscles? Foam rollers are the answer! Learn how to use a foam roller to perform effective deep- tissue massage and pressure-point release, while incorporating other props, such as tennis balls and straps, to create a relaxing muscle-lengthening experience. Please bring a yoga mat and foam roller to class. 43160067 / $105 Sep 20 - Oct 25

Lelia Lawson Thu 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

6 sessions

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FEATURED CLASSES

Pickleball for Beginners Learn to play the fastest-growing sport in North America while enjoying the benefits of social and physical well being! Pickleball combines the elements of badminton, tennis and Ping-Pong, using a paddle and Wiffle ball. Certified instructors will teach you the basics and rules of pickleball and help you build a solid foundation of skills for this exciting game. 43160131 / $119 Oct 4 - 25

Thu 1 pm - 3 pm

Nov 14 - Dec 5 Wed 6 pm - 8 pm

In A Pickle

4 sessions RUN 4 sessions RUN

Pickleball Workshop Learn to play the fastest-growing sport in North America—in a day! Part badminton, part tennis and part Ping-Pong, pickleball uses a paddle and a Wiffle ball. Certified instructors will give you a handle on the basics and rules of pickleball so you can hit the ground running with this exciting game. 43160132 / $79

REGISTER & SAVE

Oct 13

Sat 9 am - 1:30 pm

In A Pickle

1 session

RUN

Take two or more Fitness classes and receive a 10% discount! Call Metro when registering to apply the discount.

Yoga: Mixed Levels Experience the benefits of improved flexibility, relaxation, enhanced fitness and strength, and relief from stress. Explore breathing exercises, basic meditation and concentration techniques. This course is excellent for beginners and will also challenge advanced students.

YOGA Gentle Yoga

43160010 / $135

Gentle yoga is ideal for anyone seeking the benefits of a relaxing and restorative experience. Intended to rejuvenate and heal the body, this class is held at a slower pace and focuses on improving range of motion and joint mobility, as well as reducing pain and the effects of stress. Students who are new to yoga, or who have medical injuries or concerns such as arthritis or other chronic conditions or limitations, will enjoy this soothing practice.

Sep 10 - Nov 19

Mon 7 pm - 8:30 pm No class Oct 8

10 sessions

MGG

Sep 10 - Nov 19

Mon 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm No class Oct 8

10 sessions

MAV

Sep 12 - Nov 21

Wed 7 pm - 8:30 pm No class Nov 14

10 sessions

MK

43160077 / $125 Oct 3 - Nov 21

Annemarie van Oploo Wed 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

8 sessions

RUN

Yoga Latte! Inhale, exhale, stretch, move and breathe in this unique mind-body class! Fusing movements from yoga and Pilates to get you strong, long and lean, this class is great for stress management and wellness. You will notice results within two weeks of consistent stretching! Take time out for you and invest in your wellbeing! Class is suitable for all fitness levels. 43160032 / $105 Sep 25 - Oct 30

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Dawn Scott

Nicole Pellizzari Tue 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

metro continuing education •

6 sessions

AL

S E P T E M B E R – D E C E M B E R 2018

Yin Yoga Yin yoga is a slower-paced yoga class that goes deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Stretches are held for several minutes to target the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body, that are not normally exercised in a more active style of yoga practice. Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga. It helps increase flexibility, range of motion and bone density, and strengthens joints. You’ll also find that it’s a great way to train your mind to stay present and centre your focus. 43160092 / $125 Sep 17 - Nov 19

Annyse Rayne Mon 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm No class Oct 8 & Nov 12

8 sessions

ML


Languages AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) Metro Continuing Education is pleased to partner with Lakeland College’s Sign Language and Deaf Studies Certificate program.

American Sign Language (ASL) Units 1 & 2 This course will enable you to express basic vocabulary in ASL through body movement, gestures, facial expressions, finger spelling and basic signs. It is essential to attend the first class because it provides the necessary understanding of learning ASL as a second language. 46020001 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $120 Sep 18 - Nov 27

Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm No class Nov 13

Brenda Hansler 10 sessions

46020001 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $120 Sep 19 - Nov 28

Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm No class Nov 14

QE

Shauna Durston 10 sessions

ASD

Students who have completed Metro‘s American Sign Language Units 1 & 2 (100 hours) can complete a placement assessment at Lakeland College to determine their level of ASL proficiency and continue their studies in the Sign Language and Deaf Studies Certificate program. For more information, contact Jody Morrison, program facilitator, at jody.morrison@lakelandcollege.ca or 780.691.1711

American Sign Language (ASL) Units 3 & 4 You’ll develop spatial awareness of your environment in a real-world orientation and enhance your signing skills with challenging communication and intensive interaction. You will read and sign numbers up to 100, and also ask questions and make conversation about family and locations. Prerequisite(s): American Sign Language (ASL) Units 1 & 2 (formerly ASL Level 1) 46020002 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $120 / $0 * * Same textbook as for Units 1&2 can be used Sep 18 - Nov 27

Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm No class Nov 13

Joseph Crocker 10 sessions

ASD

American Sign Language (ASL) in a Day If you want to learn how to sign such things as people, family, time, days, weather, feelings, location, directions, clothes, colours and home, this introductory course is perfect for you. It is full immersion and completely interactive. You’ll take home a pictorial handout guaranteed to help you continue on your signing journey. This course is ideal for those in the health and public service industry and for students who want an introduction to American Sign Language. Beginner level. 46020005 / $139 / Materials: $10 Oct 13

Sat 9 am - 2:30 pm

ARABIC

Brenda Hansler 1 session

LANGUAGE LEVEL ASSESSMENT Not sure which level is appropriate for you? Call Metro to arrange an easy telephone assessment with an instructor.

MAV

Arabic the Fun & Easy Way This course is primarily designed to train learners in the comprehensive Al Qawa’id An Nooraniyah methodology of mastering the four Arabic language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Using fun teaching techniques, the instructor will aim to place you in the context of the native-speaking environment from the very beginning. 46020041 / $299 / Materials: $20 Sep 18 - Nov 27

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 13

Iman Fakhani 10 sessions

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JAPANESE Conversational Japanese for Beginners If you’re more interested in speaking Japanese than reading and writing it, this is the course for you. The speaking-intensive sessions will give you basic grammar and vocabulary, correct pronunciation and useful phrases. Improve your skills in a fun and inviting atmosphere, with more activities than lectures. 46020061 / $299 / Textbook & Workbook: Approx. $71 Oct 2 - Dec 4

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Tamaki Ikeda

10 sessions

HA

FRENCH French Level 1 Learn the basics of vocabulary, syntax, regular verbs and basic expressions. You’ll be introduced to the French language, while learning to ask and answer simple questions.

CHINESE MANDARIN

46020007 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $25

Conversational Mandarin for Beginners

Sep 19 - Nov 28

Learn and practise basic oral Mandarin and gain an understanding of the Chinese culture. This course focuses on correct pronunciation and modern Mandarin oral expressions and includes a brief introduction to Chinese phonetics.

French Level 2

46020006 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $50

Zhong (Suzanne) Qiu

Sep 18 - Nov 27

10 sessions

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 13

QE

Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Sep 26

Sep 18 - Nov 27

German Level 1

French Level 3

Familiarize yourself with the sounds of the alphabet and diphthongs. Learn basic vocabulary and verbs in the present tense, the formal and informal “you“ and the numbers zero to 100. Learn to ask and answer simple questions and read and write short sentences. Increase your knowledge with an introduction to German-speaking countries. Topics include family and friends, business cards and Central Europe. 46020013 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $40

Roswitha Heidorn-Knoefel

Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 14

10 sessions

QE

This course is designed to teach you the basic vocabulary and phrases that will allow you to “get by” using the German language. The five-hour class is recommended for those who will soon be travelling to Germany or who simply want to learn some basics, maybe to converse with a friend or family member who speaks the language. Whatever your reason, you will leave with helpful German language skills that you can start using right away!

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Roswitha Heidorn-Knoefel Sat 9 am - 2:30 pm

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Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Sep 25

Jean Barrucand 10 sessions

HA

In this course, emphasis will be placed on advanced grammar. The future tense, comparatives, and the superlative of adjectives and adverbs will be introduced. You’ll participate in conversations that involve evaluating and describing things and people. Prerequisite(s): French Level 2 46020009 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $25 Sep 20 - Nov 22

Thu 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Jean Barrucand 10 sessions

HA

French Level 4

Streamlined German Basics

Oct 13

HA

Prerequisite(s): French Level 1

GERMAN

46020067 / $139

10 sessions

Learn vocabulary enrichment with an emphasis on grammar, reflexive verbs and object pronouns. You will also be introduced to the past tense, as well as simple conversational interactions. 46020008 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $25

Sep 19 - Nov 28

Claire Fouquier

1 session

MAV

S E P T E M B E R – D E C E M B E R 2018

Enhanced grammar, including complex sentences, conjunctions, relative pronouns, conditional sentences, verbs and their prepositions will be the focus. Prerequisite(s): French Level 3 46020010 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $25 Sep 19 - Nov 28

Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Sep 26

Jean Barrucand 10 sessions

HA


SPANISH ITALIAN

Spanish Level 1 This course will get you on your way to communicating your basic needs in Spanish. We’ll cover the essentials of grammar and pronunciation. 46020024 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $22

Carmela Bruni-Bossio

Sep 18 - Nov 27

10 sessions

Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 13

46020024 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $22 Sep 19 - Nov 28

Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Sep 26

JA

Angela Camacho 10 sessions

HA

Spanish Level 2 Learn more action verbs, irregular verbs, present and progressive tenses, the verbs “to be” and “to know,” and the rules for using them. Prerequisite(s): Spanish Level 1

FEATURED CLASSES

46020025 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $22 Sep 19 - Nov 28

Italian Level 1

Sep 19 - Nov 28 Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 14

Francesca Cardile 10 sessions

QE

This course is designed to teach you the basic vocabulary and phrases that will allow you to “get by” using the Italian language. The fivehour class is recommended for those who will soon be travelling to Italy or who simply want to learn some basics, maybe to converse with a friend or family member who speaks the language. Whatever your reason, you will leave with helpful Italian language skills that you can start using right away!

Oct 4 - 11

Thu 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Francesca Cardile 2 sessions

HA

If you’re travelling to a Spanish-speaking country, this course will teach you the most important vocabulary to communicate politely and effectively. Learn how to ask for directions, order meals, count change and barter. You’ll build your Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation skills and receive invaluable cultural tips to make your vacation even more memorable. Beginner level. 46020023 / $275

Streamlined Italian Basics

46020056 / $139

10 sessions

Spanish Just for Travellers

In this introduction to the Italian language, you’ll learn vocabulary, pronunciation and sentence structure to converse at a basic level. 46020015 / $299 / Textbook: Approx. $25

Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Sep 26

Patricia Soto

HA

Oct 2 - Nov 27

Peter Kiriaka Tue 7 pm - 9:30 pm No class Nov 13

8 sessions

VRA

Streamlined Spanish Basics This course is designed to teach you the basic vocabulary and phrases that will allow you to “get by” using the Spanish language. The five-hour class is recommended for those who will soon be travelling to a Spanish speaking country or who simply want to learn some basics, maybe to converse with a friend or family member who speaks the language. Whatever your reason, you will leave with helpful Spanish language skills that you can start using right away! 46020060 / $139 / Materials: $10 Oct 13

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Careers&Personal Finance BUDGETING AND INVESTING Budgeting: Take Control of Your Finances Budgets are a practical way to get a grip on your spending and make sure your money is being used the way you want it to be used. Learn the basics of setting up a budget, a simple system to track your expenses without making yourself crazy, and ways to be financially practical while still having a life. Learn financial goal setting and develop habits that help build financial security, independence and financial freedom. Open to participants 17 years and up. 43210019 / $79 Nov 7

Christine Murphy, PHEc Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Building a Profitable Portfolio Learn how to structure and build an investment portfolio suited to your risk tolerance and investment objectives. Examine different models of asset allocation, determine the best ratio of bonds to stocks, learn effective use of mutual funds, and explore alternative investments such as real estate investment trusts, gold and exchange-traded funds. Whether you are looking to manage your investments independently or just want to better understand your financial advisor’s recommendations, this class is for you.

Investing 101 This course is developed and delivered in conjunction with the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC). Investing can be a complicated and sometimes overwhelming process. The key is to understand the risks and to make an investment decision that makes sense for you. If you are an investor or are thinking about investing, this plain-language, non-promotional course provides you with an overview of investing. Gain basic knowledge to make a wellinformed decision when you are presented with an investment opportunity. 43210002 / $99 / Fee for Two: $159

John Yamamoto, BComm, MBA, FCSI

Prerequisite(s): Investing 101 Fee for Two: $159

Oct 3 - 10

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

43210003 / $99

Oct 27

Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

1 session

Oct 17

John Yamamoto, BComm, MBA, FCSI Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Stock Trading This interactive workshop will increase your knowledge of the stock market. Learn to understand the difference between blue-chip and penny stocks, make informed investment decisions, find sources of stock data and read financial pages with ease. 43000026 / $99 / Materials: $20

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LIFE EVENTS FEATURED CLASS

Financial Planning for Retirement Gear up financially for life after work. Explore the different sources of retirement income and learn to develop an abundant income stream for yourself. Discover types of investment income, pensions and tax-smart strategies for RRSPs and RRIFs. Learn about the elements to create a plan that will ease your mind and put your finances in order. Please complete the Preparing for Retirement Worksheet before coming to class. 43210012 / $99 / Fee for Two: $159 Oct 24

John Yamamoto, BComm, MBA, FCSI

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Does your current job leave you bored, unfulfilled or worn out? Do you feel like it’s time for a career change but worry that it might be too late? Learn how to prepare yourself for change, identify where you are in the career-planning process and use career resources and tools to help you find a new job that better aligns with your personal values at this stage of life. We will discuss some of the challenges older workers face when job hunting, along with strategies and resources available to help you market yourself as an older worker with many skills to share.

Oct 17

Christine Murphy, PHEc Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A separation or divorce is not just emotionally draining—it also comes with an array of financial implications. We will discuss family property, the division of assets, splitting pensions, and child and spousal support. You’ll leave with more confidence about managing your finances and cash flow throughout a separation and optimizing your financial plan afterward. 43210030 / $99 Sep 25 - 27

Midlife Career Moves

43210029 / $79

Divorce & Finances

1 session

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Tue, Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Regan Schiller 2 session

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Retiring With Purpose The transition to retirement is an even bigger adjustment than leaving high school, getting married or having kids. It can be a difficult stage of life as you let go of your work identity. Learn the secrets to happiness in retirement, anticipate some of the challenges you may face and develop strategies to manage them. Understand the role that work has played in your life, explore how to find new purpose and meaning, and create a new vision for your ideal retirement lifestyle. 43210020 / $119

Christine Murphy, PHEc

Nov 3

Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

1 session

HA

Nov 24

Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

1 session

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HR Certificate

Associate Professional in Human Resources – International Certificate Build the confidence and skills you need to help start and propel your career in the human resources profession with Metro’s new certificate program.

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This eight-week program will help you prepare to write a certification exam and get you on the fast track to your career goals.

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Law for the Layperson Being an Executor/Personal Representative If you’ve been named executor of an estate, make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities. Find out what to expect when making an inventory of assets, dealing with creditors and financial institutions, handling insurance and expenses, filing tax returns, preparing court forms and procedures, and dealing with codicils and distribution. 46010017 / $69 Oct 2

Bishop & McKenzie LLP Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Jillian Gamez Thu 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Personal Directives & Enduring Powers of Attorney As our population ages, the challenges of incapacity are affecting more families than ever before. This timely session focuses on the two documents you can use to prepare for your own incapacity. What are the similarities and differences between these documents? What are your options when preparing a PD or an EPA? What are your rights and responsibilities as an attorney or as an agent?

Legalities of Living Together

46010018 / $69

Living together? Discover the legal implications of common-law relationships. Topics will include children and financial matters, property, assets, debts and inheritance. Legal advantages and disadvantages of marriage and living together will be compared and discussed. 46010003 / $69 Oct 11

Oct 4

Jim Taylor Thu 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Post-Separation & Divorce: What Now? If you’re trying to understand your legal rights and obligations going forward after a separation or divorce, this is the course for you. We’ll discuss what you need to review each year and how often these reviews should occur. What happens if you do not review parenting, guardianship and child support? What happens if you re-partner? How do you plan for the future and for your dependents? Come get some clarity on these and other important questions about the future. 46010056 / $89 Oct 3 - 10

Ning Ramos Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

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Learn about a landlord’s legal rights and obligations, as well as the Residential Tenancies Act. Gain up-to-date legal information on damage deposits, landlord and tenant obligations, evictions and more. 46010054 / $69

Liam Kelly Wed 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Thu 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Learn the elements of will drafting, and what you can and can’t do with a will. This class involves discussion on some of the distributions and powers in a will, what types of property the will can and cannot deal with, and some of the common pitfalls when drafting wills. 46010019 / $69 Nov 1

Anna-May Choles Thu 6:30 pm - 9 pm

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Wills & Estate Planning Essentials Making a will is an important way to plan for your family’s future. Learn the essentials of estate planning, including what property is owned and how (e.g., joint ownership) and the impact on your will, designated beneficiaries, personal directives and enduring power of attorney. This class will also explore Alberta’s Wills and Succession Act.

Oct 3

Bishop & McKenzie LLP Wed 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Being a Landlord: Legal Aspects

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Computers&Technology MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Excel Level 1

Basic Computer Maintenance & Data Backup It’s a great idea to have a certified technician take a look at your computer once a year—but there’s plenty you can do yourself to maintain your system between visits! Join other “non-techies” in this relaxed-pace class to learn how to clean, manage and troubleshoot your computer. 47130116 / $99 Oct 24

Shawn Gramiak Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1 session

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Grasp the fundamentals of Windows in this beginner’s course. Learn how to create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, how to find your way around the Internet, and the ins and outs of sending and receiving emails. Prerequisite(s): Basic keyboarding and mouse control skills 47130003 / $395 / Manual: $20 Wed, Thu, Fri 9 am - 3:30 pm

Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge (Working With Windows 10/10.1 is recommended) 47130049 / $395 / Manual: $20 Oct 25 - 26

Christopher Guay 3 sessions

MAV

Thu, Fri 9 am - 3:30 pm

Christopher Guay 2 sessions

47130049 / $395 / Manual: $20 Nov 17 - 24

Computer Essentials: Scared Stiff

Oct 3 - 5

This course covers basic spreadsheet techniques such as data entry, editing, creating formulas, range editing, using functions, printing and making charts. Additional topics include enhanced formatting and the error-checking feature. Relaxed pace

Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

Carlos Lara 2 sessions

A fast and easy way to learn the basics of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn to create, edit and format a document in Word; edit and use formulas, functions and ranges in Excel; and create presentations, work with views, and insert images and objects in PowerPoint. Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge (Working With Windows 10/10.1 is recommended) 47130051 / $395 / Manual: $20

Like time and tide, technology rolls onward … and sooner or later, we need to keep pace. If you’ve been putting off the transition to Windows 10, now is your chance to get a handle on this new interface in a supportive, hands-on environment—before Windows 7 becomes obsolete. You’ll learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of Windows 10’s new features, including the current version of Internet Explorer, Cortana (your personal assistant), control panel and network options, and file and folder management. By the end of the class, you’ll be navigating Windows 10 with confidence.

Oct 10 - 12

Prerequisite(s): Basic keyboarding and mouse control skills

Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge (Working With Windows 10/10.1 is recommended) and keyboarding skills

Sep 20

Thu 9 am - 3:30 pm

47130110 / $195 / Manual: $20 Nov 21 - 22

Wed, Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christopher Guay 1 session

MAV

Carlos Lara 2 sessions

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Office Level 1

Working With Windows 10/10.1

47130110 / $195 / Manual: $20

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Wed, Thu, Fri 9 am - 3:30 pm

Christopher Guay 3 sessions

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Publisher Publisher is an invaluable cost-saving program! With Publisher you can create professional newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers and more for print, email and the web. Learn how to create a publication from scratch or use one of the hundreds of business and personal designs available in Publisher.

47130058 / $195 / Manual: $35 Nov 15

Thu 9 am - 3:30 pm

Christopher Guay 1 session

MAV

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SOCIAL MEDIA Blogging for Beginners If you’re new to the blogosphere, you have a lot of questions. What is a blog? Which blogs should you follow, and how? And could you use a blog to share your own ideas? Join us in this fun and engaging class to learn what blogging’s all about! We’ll cover the impact of this online medium, ways to identify blogs of interest and the basics of setting up your own blog.

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47130114 / $89 Oct 9

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47130105 / $89

We all know that Google is a big part of the online landscape—but does your Google savvy go beyond the search engine? Join us for a relaxed introduction to a series of Google’s most useful apps, including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides. We’ll also cover Google Photos, Gmail, Maps, YouTube and Blogger. By the end of the course, you’ll have a handle on what these apps do and how they work together.

Nov 21

Linda Hoang Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Shawn Gramiak Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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FEATURED CLASSES

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides: An Alternative to Microsoft Office If you work with office software suites, you may have noticed that Google Docs is replacing Microsoft Office in many contexts. Based on the successful Google Essentials class, this course will focus on the Microsoft-like programs in Google Drive. We’ll compare the two office suites and cover tips and tricks for using Google Docs. 47130118 / $99 Nov 7

Wed 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Shawn Gramiak 1 session HA

Everyday Apple Apps With countless apps out there—and counting!—which ones are time wasters, and which are actually useful? This iPad/iPhone-based session highlights a series of practical apps that will create real positive change in your day-to-day life. From maps to calendars to the Edmonton Transit Trip Planner, this class has a little something for everyone! Note: Apps covered in this course are compatible only with Apple devices. 47130117 / $99 Nov 28

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Not sure which social media platform is right for you—or if these networks are even something you want to get into? Before diving into one of Metro’s more in-depth social media classes, come learn what’s what in the world of social media. This class will give you a broad overview of the current major platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn. We’ll discuss what each does and why you might choose one over the other, along with best practices for making the most of the social media experience. Beginner level.

Google Essentials

Oct 3 - 10

Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Social Media Overview

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

47130113 / $149

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Shawn Gramiak 1 session HA

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Bookkeeping Principles & Applications Practicum

BOOKKEEPING & ACCOUNTING Bookkeeping Level 1: Basics Little or no formal bookkeeping training? Having trouble understanding your accountant? Learn the basics, including bookkeeping terminology and methodology. The manual bookkeeping process demonstrates what software programs do behind the scenes. Build a strong foundation in the fundamentals to prepare for computerized accounting such as Simply Accounting and QuickBooks. Each session includes a lecture and exercises to reinforce the concepts. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to manually record everyday transactions and create financial statements. 43000099 / $345 Oct 1 - 3

Prerequisite(s): Bookkeeping Level 1: Basics 43000102 / $345 Oct 15

Doug Reeh, BComm, CPA, CA Mon 4 pm - 6 pm

1 session

MAV

Doug Reeh, BComm, CPA, CA Mon, Tue, Wed 9 am - 3:30 pm

3 sessions

MAV

Bookkeeping Level 2: Accounting Essentials Reduce your reliance on professional accounting services. Apply the knowledge you acquired in Bookkeeping Level 1: Basics to do month-ends and year-ends. Learn the accounting cycle and how to record business transactions, including adjusting, closing and reversing entries. We’ll discuss how to review balance sheets and income statements to match the revenue and expenses at a cut-off date and how to record entries for petty cash, receivables, bad debts, inventories, fixed assets, depreciation, accruals, partnership and corporation entries. Prerequisite(s): Bookkeeping Level 1: Basics 43000100 / $295 Oct 4 - 5

Combined with our bookkeeping and accounting courses, this flexible practicum is designed to help you put theory into practice, both in manual and computer program formats. You may register for and begin working on the practicum assignments at any time but must have finished at least Bookkeeping Level 1: Basics. You will work from home on your own time. The estimated time to complete the practicum is 15 to 35 hours. You are not required to attend the classroom portion of the practicum unless you feel you need assistance to complete the assignments.

Doug Reeh, BComm, CPA, CA Thu, Fri 9 am - 3:30 pm

2 sessions

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Taxation Basics for Business Learn 10 important taxation concepts to help you gather the information necessary to do a basic business tax return. Understand what additional accounts need to be set up in the general ledger to facilitate filing a tax return. We’ll complete a practical exercise in class to reinforce the key concepts. 43000103 / $295 Oct 15 - 16

Doug Reeh, BComm, CPA, CA Mon, Tue 9 am - 3:30 pm

2 sessions

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Understanding Financial Statements & Budgeting Financial statements are a record of transactions for a period of time, using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Learn to read and interpret financial statements and apply ratios and formulas to understand where an enterprise has been and where it is going, and how to help steer its direction. We’ll discuss what information to gather, who to involve and how to assemble information into a budget that reflects the financial goals of a business. We’ll also cover how new business ventures are evaluated using break-even analysis. 43000101 / $195 Oct 17

Doug Reeh, BComm, CPA, CA Wed 8:30 am - 4 pm

1 session

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De-escalation Strategies & Techniques Does dealing with difficult people leave you feeling drained? Whether you work in a high-risk environment or simply want to tune up your conflict management skills, this class will teach you how to prevent or de-escalate tense situations. Strengthen your sense of personal safety, build confidence in responding to hostility and learn healthy communication skills that can be used in all areas of your life. 43000139 / $195 Sep 26

Randall James Wed 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

MAV

Assertiveness: Communication That Works Asserting yourself can be difficult. You might worry that you will be perceived as selfish, demanding or just plain hard to get along with. But being active, direct and honest in your words and actions has enormous benefits for your relationships with co-workers, friends and family. Gain the confidence to express yourself without apology or aggression, set healthy boundaries, accept praise or criticism, and say no when appropriate without feeling guilty. 43000118 / $195 Nov 7

COMMUNICATION

Catherine Armstrong Wed 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

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Powerful Powerpoint Presentations Becoming a Leading Facilitator Learn how to facilitate groups of adults, including how to create an inclusive learning environment, communicate effectively with adult learners, recognize different learning styles and use techniques for successful presentations. Whether you are training new employees or facilitating a room full of students, gain the knowledge you need to further develop your skills and become an engaging facilitator. 43000054 / $149 Sep 29

Catherine Armstrong Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm

1 session

PowerPoint—an effective tool for engaging and enlightening your audience, or a dreaded instrument of tedium? The difference is all in how you use it! A powerful PowerPoint presentation has two elements: strong design and strong delivery. In the morning, you’ll learn what goes into constructing a clear PowerPoint that enhances what you have to say. In the afternoon, you’ll develop skills and techniques for delivering presentations to your target audience in a compelling way. 43000140 / $195 Nov 15

Carlos Lara Thu 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

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Grammar Essentials

Dealing With Difficult People Are you confident and productive when dealing with angry, unresponsive or negative people? How do you deal with workplace bullying? Learn how to examine and recognize your social style and the styles of others, while implementing methods that convert negative situations into positive outcomes.

Explore the clear writing techniques and essential grammar skills that effective writers use. Gain confidence in a friendly classroom environment as you learn about active voice, nouns, verbs, misplaced modifiers and much more. This session will help you write sentences that make sense, and identify and eliminate the junk words that bury your message.

43000003 / $195

43000116 / $195

Oct 24

Fern Richardson, MBA, PHEc Wed 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

MAV

Online Learning @ Metro

Nov 23

Rita Feutl Fri 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

Learn a new skill or explore a new hobby—wherever and whenever works for you. Whether you’re looking to broaden your professional experience or discover a new pastime, online learning gives you the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. Choose from a wide selection of online courses

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Leadership in the Workplace Bring out the best in your team and confidently guide your organization towards success. Our Leadership in the Workplace classes listed below help build the skills you need to become an effective communicator and inspiring leader.

Empowering People for Organizational Success

Mentoring in the Workplace

Why do people behave the way they do in groups and workplace settings? We’ll discuss corporate culture and its role in improving job performance and satisfaction. Learn to manage conflict and organizational politics to better accomplish goals, share experiences or solve problems. We’ll also cover ways to empower employees, increase employee engagement and manage workplace diversity. The course will look at current and leading edge techniques that successful organizations are using today. 43000096 / $195 Nov 16

Jim Rowand Fri 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

From Aristotle to Oprah, high achievers throughout history have credited much of their success to great mentors. By accelerating individual strengths, mentorship ultimately helps to build healthier organizations that are better positioned for the future. Learn what mentorship is, how it works and how to design mentorship strategies that achieve concrete goals. Unlock the potential within you and your team! 43000136 / $195 Oct 25

W.J. (Jim) Ewing Thu 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

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Managing Organizational Change

HR Basics Every Manager Needs to Know

Creating meaningful change in an organization isn’t just a matter of decreeing that it must happen. Successful change management is about helping people adapt to the implications of the change: how it will move processes, systems, organizational structure and job roles from the way things are done now to a desired future state. Learn how to use communications, sponsorship, coaching, training and resistance management to help your organization solve problems and embrace opportunities more quickly—and with better results.

Are you expected to be an HR expert? Do you spend hours on peoplerelated issues and complicated employment laws and regulations? This plain-language class is designed for small to medium-sized business owners, managers and supervisors who need to sharpen their HR knowledge and skills to solve day-to-day employment and people-management issues. Learn about HR best practices that lead to productive and engaged employees, and a positive workplace culture that aligns with your business goals.

43000143 / $195 Oct 26

Jim Rowand Fri 9 am - 4 pm

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43000105 / $195 Oct 2

Tue 8:30 am - 4 pm

Ada Tai, MBA, CHRP 1 session

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Cultural and other differences—such as age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation and education—present both opportunities and challenges in the workplace. Collaborating, communicating and transferring knowledge in multicultural and global business environments requires mutual understanding and respect for these differences. This course will cover theoretical frameworks for understanding difference, as well as strategies for managing and valuing diversity and inclusion in different situations. 43000142 / $195 Sep 22

Litzy Baeza Sat 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

MAV

Instructor: Ada Tai, MBA, CHRP Ada Tai has been working in the human resources (HR) profession for 10 years. In 2015, she started her own HR consulting business, specializing in integrating effective HR processes, programs and practices into daily business operations and providing customized corporate training. Ada creates a hands-on, interactive and supportive learning environment as an instructor with Metro Continuing Education, the University of Alberta and MacEwan University. In her spare time, Ada volunteers on not-for-profit boards and mentors students in the U of A’s MBA program.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP Marketing Your Small Business

WORKPLACE SKILLS Effective Minute Taking Does the thought of taking minutes make you want to turn and run? Accurate and complete minutes are critical to the success of any business meeting, but the task of writing them can be daunting. Learn how to produce concise, wellwritten minutes without breaking a sweat. We’ll cover the best strategies for summarizing key details and decisions, along with formatting and agendas. By the end of the class, your minutes will be a valuable record and road map for your organization. 43000120 / $195 Nov 29

Fern Richardson, MBA, PHEc Thu 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

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The Consummate Professional Professionalism: it’s tough to define, but easy to recognize when you see it. Whether you’re interacting face-to-face or electronically, professionalism is the quality that makes you want to work with someone every day—and vice versa! Identify and cultivate the behaviours, attitudes, competencies and principles that will make others think of you as a consummate professional: ethics, selfleadership, continuous development and ways to avoid conflict of interest. 43000138 / $195 Nov 21

Fern Richardson, MBA, PHEc Wed 9 am - 4 pm

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Stepping Up to Supervisor You’ve been promoted to supervisor. Now what? This class provides basic tools to help you make a smooth transition into this pivotal role. Discuss the general functions and responsibilities of a supervisor and the leadership skills necessary to build a strong team. Get tips on how to supervise your peers and friends, as well as how to give clear directions and effective feedback. Whether you’re a new supervisor or simply looking to expand and enhance your supervisory skills, this interactive class will help you lead and manage with confidence. 43000132 / $195 Oct 12

Catherine Armstrong Fri 9 am - 4 pm

1 session

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Time Management Mastery Successful people understand that time is a precious resource that must be used effectively to achieve goals. Using an assessment tool, learn about your strengths and weaknesses in time management and work-life balance. Learn how to increase your own personal productivity without working harder or longer; how to become more organized so you feel less stress; and how to manage commitments, emails, incoming and outgoing calls, and decisions efficiently. Apply the principles of time management and become a true master of your time. 43000009 / $195 / Materials: $25 Sep 22

Sat 9 am - 4 pm

If you’re a small business owner, chances are you’re looking for simple, inexpensive ways to create more revenue through marketing. This course will cover the key differences between marketing and sales, how to create effective strategies for each and how to use metrics to measure the success of your approach to marketing. Whether you own a retail store, a contracting company or a professional business, you’ll find marketing solutions that will help boost your bottom line. 43000141 / $195 Nov 20 - 22

Akash Purewal Tue, Thu 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2 sessions

Business Plans Made Easy! This course will cover the key areas necessary to help you move forward. Explore what a business plan addresses, who benefits from having one and how to put it all together. Walk away with a road map for your business that will help you make the most of the opportunities ahead! 43000084 / $99 Oct 16

W.J. (Jim) Ewing Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Legal Aspects of Starting a New Business Are you considering starting your own business? Learn the different ways of starting a business, including the benefits of operating either as a sole proprietorship or through a partnership. Fees associated with these business structures will also be discussed, along with other professional advice that you’ll require. 43000048 / $69 Nov 6

Adam Merrick Tue 6:30 pm - 9 pm

1 session

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Start Your Own Business Starting a new business can be daunting. Through a combination of classroom instruction and a valuable one-hour personal coaching session with instructor Jim Ewing, discover how to identify potentially great opportunities and turn your business dream into a reality. A recognized local expert in entrepreneurship and small business development, Jim will outline the challenges frequently faced by entrepreneurs and guide you in examining your own specific situation. The course will cover the steps involved in starting a business, ways to assess your market and competition, and other important early considerations. 43000033 / $245 Sep 29

W.J. (Jim) Ewing Sat 8:30 am - 4 pm

1 session

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A business is as powerful as the individuals who work for it. Continuous learning provides your employees with the skills and confidence needed to excel at their jobs and help your business thrive. With over 100 years of continuing education experience, Metro Continuing Education offers responsive workplace training that is practical, solution-oriented and customized to meet your organization’s unique needs and budget. Work with Metro to develop your customized training programs in topics including: • Management and leadership • Interpersonal skills • Accounting and finance • Technology • Team building

Programs can be delivered at Metro or off-site in a classroom setting, via webcast, or a combination of the two. Contact us today to start uncovering your team’s true potential.

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Opening hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Content of this calendar is accurate as of July 2018. Course details are subject to change. Visit our website for up-to-date information.

Metro will be closed on the following days:

Sep 3 / Oct 8 & 19 / Nov 26 / Dec 24 - Jan 1

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167 AVE

167 AVE

137 AVE

137 AVE

.A

FO

RT

QE

ST LB

50 ST

82 ST

RD

E

RT FO 101 ST

109 ST

127 ST

MA YFI

97 ST

106A ST

127 ST

GROAT RD

142 ST

149 ST

156 ST

RD

170 ST

ELD

178 ST

184 ST

AV

YELLOWHEAD TRAIL

RUN

E

STONY PLAIN RD JASPER AVE

STONY PLAIN RD

ML

BRM VRA

Y AV E

E

V

23 AVE

170 ST

A N TH O

RD

ACCESSIBILITY 14

W H IT EM

UD D RI VE

66 ST

2

TOP

BSG

R IV E D AY D N Y H EN

Please contact Metro if you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility at any of our sites.

WHITEMUD DRIVE

17 ST

75 ST

91 ST

GATEWAY BLVD

CALGARY TRAIL

L

WAY RK FR EE O O D PA

JPP

17 ST

RIV

YL

91 ST

DA YD

111 ST

EN

GA

RD

RIV

E

HA

LLE

YH

WI

ON

TER

TH

G AR

63 AVE

GATEWAY BLVD

WHITEMUD DRIVE

AN

STR

61 AVE 111 ST

WH

ASD

SH ER W

MAV AL

IT DR EMU IV E D

170 ST

MK

34 ST

E R S IT

34 ST

U N IV

87 AVE

50 ST

WHITEMUD DRIVE

98 AVE

WHYTE AVE

JA 159 ST

87 AVE

GROAT RD

178 STREET

100 AV EN UE

109 ST

199 ST

111 AVE

AY

118 AVE

IV Y DR

SW

ST

STONY PLAIN RD

NG

TZK

111 AVE

KI

97

ANTHONY HENDAY DRIVE

118 AVE

RE NE G

CLA

WAY

YELLOWHEAD TRAIL

IL

WINTERBURN RD (215 ST)

127 AVE

RA

WH

IL

TT

118 AVE

LO

TRA

ER

YEL

EAD

50 ST

66 ST

82 ST

MGG

RD

127 ST

142 ST

Metro Course Sites

CASTLEDOWNS ROAD

153 AVE

23 AVE

ANTHONY HENDAY DRIVE

ELLERSLIE RD

ELLERSLIE RD

All locations are in Edmonton unless otherwise specified. Locations are listed alphabetically by abbreviation. ASD Alberta School for the Deaf 6240 - 113 Street NW

AL Allendale School 6415 - 106 Street NW

BSG Bissett Stained Glass 3104 Parsons Road (99 Street) NW BRM Braemar School 9359 - 67A Street NW

CLA CLAC Welding Training Facility 14926 118 Ave HA Harry Ainlay School 4350 - 111 Street NW

JA Jasper Place High School 8950 - 163 Street NW JPP J. Percy Page School 2707 Millwoods Road NW

MAV Metro Avonmore Metro Continuing Education 7835 - 76 Avenue NW MGG Major-General Griesbach School 304 Griesbach School Road NW

MK McKernan School 11330 - 76 Avenue NW

ML Meadowlark School 9150 - 160 Street NW

QE Queen Elizabeth School 9425 - 132 Avenue NW

RUN Rundle School 11005 - 34 Street NW STR Strathcona High School 10450 - 72 Avenue NW TOP Top Shots Billiards and Ping Pong 2621 66 St NW

V Vines - Riverbend Wine Merchants 2331 Rabbit Hill Road NW

VRA Vimy Ridge Academy 8205 - 90 Avenue NW

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