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Glenda Armstrong
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welcome
from the president
W
e are celebrating the success of two major
events: our second Valentine Cabaret and
CRM’s participation in I Love to Read Month.
CRM music lovers were not disappointed. The
Valentine Cabaret featured the Executive Big Band,
an 18-piece orchestra, comprised of senior musicians. They played many favourites from the big
Keith Bradley
band era, prompting toe-tapping and impromptu
dancing. Door prizes of chocolates and roses and a wine raffle proved
very popular. The deli food was excellent and enjoyed by all. It was a fun
evening! Thank you to Marjorie Hutlet and her enthusiastic helpers:
Roswitha Dessureault, Loretta Humeniuk, Trish Gibson, Glenda Armstrong, Eleanor Hocking, Peggy Prendergast and D’Arcy Mansell.
The I Love to Read Month is a major event for CRM. This year,
Richard Denesiuk, Peggy Prendergast and Jo Millard did a fabulous
job of organizing and matching school readers and volunteers. The
response has been overwhelming. Thank you to all the volunteers
that participated in this endeavour.
Creative Retirement Manitoba recovered from our flood setback in
2014 and finished in the black thanks to the generous donations by
members and the fundraising Churchill trip. We look forward to continued success in 2015.
The faithful and competent CRM staff have again arranged an interesting set of educational courses for the coming Spring session.
Be sure to register early, as some courses fill up very quickly.
This will be my last president’s message to you. My term is up in
June this year. I have served on the board for four years – two as
treasurer and two as president. I have been a member of Creative
Retirement Manitoba for more than 25 years: helping in the computer area, facilitating the Video Club, as well as being on the board.
I celebrated my 80th birthday last year, and look forward to taking a
less active role at CRM to enable me to pursue other interests.
Special thanks go to our two co-executive directors, Richard Denesiuk and D’Arcy Mansell, who are the lifeblood of CRM and do a
super job of ensuring our continuing success. Thank you to all the
board members who have supported me in my role as president, and
thank you to all the faithful CRM members. It has been a pleasure to
serve you.
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COURSE INDEX BY CATEGORY
LECTURES
Climate Change, Consensus, and the
History of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Identifying and Preventing Genocide
70 Years After the Holocaust. . . . . . . . . . . 14
Manitoba Outdoor Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
One Year After Crimea: Cold War 2.0 . . . . . . . . 13
Roman Arches: Fallen and Standing . . . . . . . . 15
Why Assisted Suicide? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SPECIAL INTEREST
Chinese Tea Appreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Garden With Onions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Making of Modern Ukraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Near Death Experience Research . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Summer Driving: The Open Road. . . . . . . . . . . 16
The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars . . 17
The Power of Print: Masters of Short Fiction . . . 16
This Changes Everything:
Capitalism vs. the Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Understanding Your Car’s Safety and
Control Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Wills and Estates in Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TECH-LIFESTYLE
Blurb Bookify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cloud Computing: Free Services and Overview . 19
Creating & Publishing your own Photobook
and Books Using Blurb Booksmart . . . . . . 19
De-Clutter Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Face Book: Hands-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Facebook Settings and Features . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Getting Started with Your iPad . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
How to Easily Make a Free Website
with Wordpress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Lightroom: an Overview - What is It?. . . . . . . . 18
Netflix? Roku? Overview of Home
Entertainment Services and Devices. . . . . . 20
Picasa: Organize, View, Edit and
Share Your Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using One Drive Cloud Technology. . . . . . . . . . 19
Where are my Pictures!?
Managing your Pictures on a Computer . . . 20
COMPUTERS
Computer Tips and Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts,
Remote Assistance, Clipboard and more. . . 23
Customize Your Windows - Control Panel . . . . . 23
Excel - Hands-On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Finder: Apple’s OS File Manager . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Introduction to Computers Level I - Section A . . 21
Introduction to Computers Level I - Section B . . 21
Introduction to Computers Level II - Section A. . 21
Introduction to Computers Level II - Section B . 21
Microsoft Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
PC versus MAC: Comparison of the Two
Computer Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Powerpoint - Hands-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Windows 8.1 - Where is Everything? . . . . . . . . 22
Windows 8.1 Hands-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
ARTS & LEISURE
A Day in The Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Drawing - The Foundation of All Art. . . . . . . . . 26
Hot Docs: Documentaries and Discussion . . . . . 25
MCO Music Musicians Love Best . . . . . . . . . . . 24
MCO Rehearsal - Three Works for Guitar . . . . . 24
Origami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The Faerie Queen at RWB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
The Hound of the Baskervilles at PTE. . . . . . . . 24
Watercolour: Release your Creative Spirit! . . . . 26
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Anxiety Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Endings and Beginnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Gentle Yoga - Section A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Gentle Yoga for Men and Women - Section B . . 27
Is Your Home Healthy?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Meditation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Meditation: A Path to Self Awareness. . . . . . . . 29
Mindfulness/Meditation Level II . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Patient Rights and Patient Advocacy . . . . . . . . 29
Smell the Roses Walking Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tai Chi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Walking Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
LANGUAGES
French - Advanced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
French - Beginner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
French - Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Spanish - Advanced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Spanish - Beginner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Spanish - Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
TOURS
Around the World in a Few Blocks . . . . . . . . . . 33
Birds Hill Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Walking Tour of North Point Douglas . . . . . . . . 32
Geological Tour of Decorative Stone of the
Manitoba Legislative Building - Section 1 . 32
Geological Tour of Decorative Stone of the
Manitoba Legislative Building - Section 2 . 32
International HOPE Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Monarch of the Plains: Bison Tour . . . . . . . . . . 33
Ross House Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
CLUBS
Basic Adobe Photoshop Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Basic Computing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Basic Photography Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Creative Retirement Book Clubs. . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Creative Retirement Computer Club (CRCC) . . . . 35
Financial Management Shareclub . . . . . . . . . . 34
Intermediate Adobe Photoshop Club . . . . . . . . 35
Intermediate Photography Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Science Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Video Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Webmaster Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or colognes
when attending classes as some are allergic to scents.
CONTENTS
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WELCOME
from the president
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REGISTRATION FORM
COURSE INDEX BY CATEGORY
WHO ARE WE? WHO ARE YOU?
Periodic surveys help us determine your
next learning experience
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COURSE DETAILS
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Lectures
Special Interest
Tech Lifestyle
Computers
Arts & Leisure
Health & Well-Being
Languages
Tours
Clubs
MARKET PLUS LISTINGS
CREATIVE
RETIREMENT
270 Sherbrook,
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 2B9
P: 204-949-2565
F: 204-957-7839
OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS AND ASSISTANTS
Glenda Armstrong, Don Bailey, Keith Bradley, Bill Brisbin, Geraldine Burge, Phillip Calver, Fred
Chernoff, Joan Clasen, Lorna Crean, Glenise D’Arcangelo, Elaine Delannoy, Isabella
Dryden, Charlene Erb, Barry Evenson, Bob Gold, John Graham, Kenneth Green, Norman
Grywinski, James Hanley, Yvonne Hardy, Paul Henteleff, Chris Kowal, Shirley Kullchyski, Lyle
Lockhart, Gail Marchessault, Marian Martin, Laura Martin, Brian McCann, Jean McManus, Nathan
Mitchell, Zain Mohammed, Gwenna Moss, Ken Murdoch, Ayoka Musa, Susan Nash, Joan Nurse,
Bev Richards, Jim Roy, Christina Szurlej, Judy Walker, Cathy Whitfield, and Jean Wiens.
THIS IS WHO WE ARE
Creative Retirement is a not-forprofit education centre that contributes
to the well-being of retirees and their
communities by developing and offering
innovative and interactive learning opportunities. Creative Retirement is governed by an elected board of volunteers
and administered by a professional staff.
THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE
• People in all of their diversity have the
right of access to education across their
life span;
• Lifelong learning promotes well-being,
intellectually, emotionally, physically,
socially and spiritually;
• The well-being of individuals and the
health of communities are interconnected;
• Retirement presents a creative
opportunity for individuals to enrich their
lives and that of their communities;
• People involved in Creative Retirement
are active in governing, shaping and
delivering programs; and
• Seniors have a very valuable role to play
in their communities by sharing their
knowledge and life experience.
BECOME A
MEMBER NOW!
Register at www.crm.mb.ca
or use the form on page 4
of this guide.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
Glenda Armstrong, Linda Paul, Elaine Primeau, Marilyn Lockwood,
Donna Sprague, Cecilia Stanley and Verly Zébière
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Would you like to help CRM raise funds this summer?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our many fundraising activities
and would love for you to join us.
Specifically, we require volunteers to assist staff with contacting businesses
and corporations for donations of goods or funds. Staff would make the initial
contact with these businesses by mail and volunteers would assist with follow-up
phone calls and the tracking of responses.
CREATIVE RETIREMENT GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF
Who are We? Who are You?
Periodic surveys help us determine your next learning experience
reative Retirement is a not-for-profit organization devoted to life-long learning.
We have been providing a variety of learning experiences at affordable prices to Manitobans for more than 30 years.
We are firm believers in mental stimulation as
a major factor in good health and longevity. People in all of their diversity have the right of access to education across their life-span. Lifelong
learning promotes well-being intellectually,
emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually.
The well-being of individuals and the health of
communities are interconnected. Retirement
presents a creative opportunity for individuals to
enrich their lives and that of their communities.
People involved in Creative Retirement are active in governing, shaping and delivering programs. Seniors have a very valuable role to play
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in their communities by sharing their knowledge and life experience.
Membership in Creative Retirement can be an
investment in longevity! As well as supporting
the philosophy of Creative Retirement, membership benefits are:
• Subscription to the 55+ Learning Guide for
one year;
• Opportunity to register for members-only
courses;
• Substantial discounts for regular course registration;
• Ownership in one of Canada’s best known
elder education programs.
In 2014, Creative Retirement conducted a survey, one of many over the years, to get a snapshot of our membership and help us plan what
courses we would be offering.
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2014 Creative Retirement Survey
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How LONG have you been involved
with CRM?
1 to 5 years
134
43%
6 to 10 years
79
25%
10 to 15 years
41
13%
Less than 1 year
38
12%
More than 15 years
20
6%
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What form of transportation do you
mostly use to get to CRM classes?
Car
228
Bus
41
Walk
20
No response
9
Ride from family/friend
5
Handi-transit
3
Other
7
7
73%
13%
6%
3%
2%
1%
3%
Rate CRM’s course fees.
Average
Low
High
No response
Very High
Very Low
213
45
34
12
7
3
68%
14%
11%
4%
2%
1%
Marital status.
Married or Common Law
Single
Widowed
Divorced
No response
171
51
42
40
10
54%
16%
13%
13%
3%
Do you do volunteer work in the
community?
Yes
206
No
97
No response
11
66%
31%
4%
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Retirement status.
Fully retired
Work Part-time
Self-employed/own business
No response
Work Full-time
Other
262
22
11
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If retired, how many years have you
retired?
More than 10 years
131
1-5 years
91
6-10 years
61
No response
23
Under 1 year
8
Please choose the highest level of
education you have completed.
Community College or
University graduate
127
Post-graduate degree
97
Some Community College or
University
45
High School graduate
26
No response
10
Some high school
8
Less than Grade 9
1
83%
7%
4%
3%
1%
2%
been
42%
29%
19%
7%
3%
40%
31%
14%
8%
3%
3%
0.3%
Choose the range that corresponds to
your age.
70-74
81
26%
65-69
71
23%
60-64
66
21%
75-79
40
13%
80-84
23
7%
85 or more
15
5%
55-59
11
4%
No response
6
2%
50-54
1
0.3%
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10 Gender.
Female
Male
No response
215
83
16
68%
26%
5%
11 Please check all the areas that describe
your learning interests.
Leisure and hobbies
182
58%
Humanities (politics, history,
current issues)
177
56%
Technology
168
54%
Educational tours
146
46%
Health
144
46%
Literature
140
45%
Personal development
(religion, self-discovery,
self-improvement)
119
38%
Art
109
35%
Sciences
94
30%
Finance
48
15%
Employment
5
2%
12 Which of the following (maximum of 3)
do you consider to be strengths of CRM?
Topics offered
206
66%
Quality of instructors
160
51%
Schedule of courses
158
50%
Location
94
30%
Social interaction
82
26%
Organization efficiency
73
23%
Educational model
53
17%
Quality of participants
40
13%
Academic level
24
8%
PROFILE OF A TYPICAL CRM PARTICIPANT
• Female
• Married
• Age 70 to 74
• Fully retired for more than 10 years
• Has been involved with CRM for
one to five years
• Is a community college or
university graduate
• Has a CRM membership
• Uses their own vehicle to attend CRM events
• Not currently taking courses elsewhere
• Volunteers in the community
• Feels that CRM course fees and membership
fees are affordable
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CRM
NEEDS
YOU!
Would you like to help CRM
raise funds this summer?
We are looking for volunteers to help
with our many fundraising activities and
would love for you to join us. Specifically,
we require volunteers to assist staff with
contacting businesses and corporations
for donations of goods or funds. Staff
would make the initial contact with these
businesses by mail and volunteers would
assist with follow-up phone calls and the
tracking of responses.
Please contact us at [email protected]
or by phone at 204-949-2565.
SPRING & SUMMER TOURS
Would you be interested in joining us for some fun around Manitoba (and Saskatchewan)
this summer? CRM’s Board of Directors is planning a few tours and they would love to
know if would like to learn more. If you are interested, please visit our website at
www.crm.mb.ca
and fill out our SPRING AND SUMMER TOUR form.
Here are some of the tours we are planning:
• A three day bus tour to the spa in Moosejaw. A relaxing few days of pampering, shows,
a casino visit and a tour of the old bootlegging tunnels.
• A fun picnic event and bus tour.
• A bus tour which visits the amazing Interlake artists of the WAVE art tour.
NOTICE OF MEETING
Mark your calendars for CRM’s Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • 1:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
603 Wellington Crescent (West of Academy Rd.)
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1:30–3:00 p.m.
April 13
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Last March’s hastily prepared ‘referendum’ produced predictable results with the Russian Federation annexing territory on the Crimean Peninsula. This set in motion the
chain of events that led to military confrontation in Eastern
Ukraine and increased hostilities between Russia and the
rest of the world. Come hear about what has gone on since.
Olexandr Shevchenko, lecturer for the Centre for Ukrainian
Canadian Studies at the University of Manitoba, explores political, economic and social implications of the events that
happened since March of last year and attempts to assess
their significance for the region and for the world.
Why Assisted Suicide?
1:30–3:00 p.m.
April 27
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Some thoughts on how we die, on different beliefs and values we hold about dying and, necessarily, on the language
we use in “coming to terms,” so we can act.
Join Dr. Paul Henteleff for this expert view on the much debated issue of assisted suicide. Dr. Henteleff , the former Assistant Executive Director of Manitoba Health Services
Commission helped design the Manitoba Personal Care
Home Program. His foundational work has been pivotal in
the development of palliative care in Manitoba and influenced the progress and direction of palliative care across
Canada. Also, he kept a private practice at St. Boniface Hospital. There he quickly assumed the role of medical director
of the Palliative Care Unit. Dr. Henteleff retired in 1991, the
year he became the founding president of the Canadian Palliative Care Association.
LECTURES
One Year After Crimea: Cold War 2.0
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg,
603 Wellington Cr. – Paul Henteleff
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg,
603 Wellington Cr. – Olexandr Shevchenko
Manitoba Outdoor Travel
1:30–3:00 p.m.
April 22
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Naturalist, writer and photographer Bill Stillwell has accepted an invitation from CRM to talk about his favourite
topic – Manitoba. Bill, a resident of Neepawa, has written
three books about Manitoba, with the most recent being
Manitoba Wild. Bill obviously knows a lot about our
province, but mostly about places that we are not familiar
with, and probably should be. Join Bill for this photo-filled
discussion of the amazing Manitoba places that you must
visit this summer!
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg,
603 Wellington Cr. – Bill Stillwell
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LECTURES
Identifying and Preventing Genocide
70 Years After the Holocaust
1:30–3:00 p.m.
May 6
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Never Again! We have heard this statement pronounced repeatedly since the horrors of the holocaust, but is it happening again? Genocide Watch, an organization which
tracks current concerns defines ten stages of genocide as a
mechanism for identifying warning signs of genocide before
it occurs; and they see these stages unfolding globally. What
is the international community’s responsibility to prevent
and protect against the most serious human rights violations, including genocide?
Dr. Christina Szurlej teaches Genocide, War, and Conflict,
Conflict and Culture, and Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, as well as the Capstone in Human Rights and Global Studies at Global
College. Her research interests include international human
rights, human rights monitoring mechanisms of the United
Nations, the responsibility to prevent and protect, public
policy, and macro conflict resolution.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg,
603 Wellington Cr. – Christina Szurlej
Climate Change, Consensus,
and the History of Science
1:30–3:00 p.m.
May 11
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Recently there have been debates over anthropogenic
(human-caused) climate change. The vast majority of all scientists believe that unless we take measures to slow it down,
it will have catastrophic effects on our children and grandchildren. However, many are skeptical of this scientific consensus. Dr. Hanley will address the attack on the very idea
that science operates by consensus. Should majority opinion
act as actual proof? The attack on scientific consensus relies on history, particularly the history of science.
James Hanley is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches the history of science
and medicine. Initially a student of microbiology, he has
been studying and teaching the history of science for over 25
years.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg,
603 Wellington Cr. – James Hanley
NOTE: Due to our rental agreements with the Unitarian Church, we must close and lock the building at 3:30 p.m.
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 20
3170
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1 Wednesday
Join Professor Bob Gold for this fascinating exploration of
the ancient structures that provided the inspiration for
Western European architecture. The Romans developed the
arch and its applications (the barrel-vault, cross-vault, and
dome) with practicality and imagination. Their sewers and
aqueducts promoted urban growth, while their basilicas,
baths, theatres, and amphitheatres served the populace, and
provided the gods with temples of revolutionary design.
Register at www.crm.mb.ca
or use the form on page 4
of this guide.
To find out more
about the courses
we offer, visit the
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website at
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Robert Gold came to United College as a Lecturer in Classics
in 1960 and subsequently received his PhD at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He became an Associate Professor in 1974, and retired in 1995. His areas of research are
the relationship between literature and politics in ancient
Greece and Rome, and the art and architecture of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
LECTURES
Roman Arches: Fallen and Standing
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Bob Gold
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DRIVING SAFETY
Bill Ward
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 26
2029
1 Tuesday
Current electronic driver assist controls are directly
descended from the Formula 1 racing world and they
make your new vehicle safer, more controllable and
more comfortable. Learn about: anti-lock braking
systems, traction control, launch control, vehicle stability control/assist, all-wheel drive, tire pressure sensor monitors, blind spot assist, winter vs summer vs
ultra-high performance tires – why and how they
make a huge difference, modern steering wheel/grip
for control, and air bags.
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Bill Ward
Summer Driving: The Open Road 2760
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 19
1 Tuesday
Learn how heat and sunshine effect your driving, and
how rain can be just as deadly as ice and snow. The
driving skills to combat the effects of summer heat
and glare will be discussed. This presentation will
deal with the operation of the vehicle, how to prepare
the vehicle and you for the vast differences between
summer driving, vs winter, as well as the driver influences that ensure a safer summer drive. The care
and maintenance of the vehicle, its tires and cooling
systems are discussed. This is an in-class presentation.
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Bill Ward
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2820
9:30–11:30 a.m.
April 7 – May 12
6 Tuesdays
The focus of this course will be short stories or shorter
works from a diverse group of authors. Dr. Neil Besner will
present a lecture on the works of Mavis Gallant, Dr. Myroslav
Shkandrij will talk on Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground and Dr. Candida Rifkind will discuss how contemporary Canadian women writers draw on folk tales and
science fiction in their speculative short stories. Talks on an
American short story writer and on short crime fiction are
also planned. Charlene Diehl will provide an introductory
lecture for the course.
Instructor Bill Ward is a Driver Performance Technologist and Driving Coach with experience in advanced driver education, collision avoidance skills as
well as a tire performance specialist and motor vehicle collision investigation specialist. All participants
receive a class manual.
Understanding Your Car’s
Safety and Control Systems
The Power of Print:
Masters of Short Fiction
FEES:
Members $60 / Non-members $75
LOCATION: University Women’s Club, 54 West Gate
(must be able to walk stairs) – Host Staff
Making of Modern Ukraine
2660
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 7 – May 26
8 Tuesdays
Recent events in Ukraine have brought this country to the
forefront of international relations. International estimates
claim more than 5,000 people have lost their lives since the
beginning of the crisis last year. Just as the tree cannot exist
without its roots, political developments of today cannot be
understood without preceding history of the events.
Join Olexandr Shevchenko, lecturer at the Centre for
Ukrainian Canadian Studies, in the series of lectures about
troubled Ukrainian history of the XIXth – XXIst centuries
in order to better understand the developments of today and
their significance for the future.
FEES:
Members $80 / Non-members $100
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Olexandr Shevchenko
Chinese Tea Appreciation
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 8
3430
1 Wednesday
China is the traditional home of
tea and produces many of the
world’s great varieties. In this
course, learn about authentic,
single-origin Chinese tea by sampling some of the most famous
varieties, prepared with care, Chinese-style. It’s informative, fun
and refreshing. Tea and tea ware
supplied. Just come thirsty!
Instructor Michael Case lived in
China for more than three years
and has a hobby business importing Chinese tea. He is also certifying as a Tea Sommelier with the
Tea Association of Canada.
FEES:
Members $18 / Non-members $25
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Michael Case
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 9 – June 4
Near-Death Experience Research
4661
8 Thursdays
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 29
3116
1 Wednesday
Life after death? Yes, no or maybe. We will examine neardeath experiences and review the work of Dr. Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross, who was the “first pioneer of the final frontier
called death”, and Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon. Dr.
Alexander who had a near-death experience in 2008 asserts
that science can and will determine heaven really does exist.
Ashley Kircher is a former nurse, educator and mental
health worker.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Ashley Kircher
Two hundred years ago the forces of Great Britain and Prussia dealt the final blow to the French Armies of the First Empire. The defeated army was commanded by Napoleon
Bonaparte. The Battle of Waterloo ended 25 blood-soaked
years of European history that ultimately entered the history books as the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Join Olexandr Shevchenko, lecturer in history at the University of Manitoba, as he explores origins, major developments and consequences of the Revolution and Napoleonic
period for the course of European and World history.
NO CLASS APRIL 16.
FEES:
Members $80 / Non-members $100
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Olexandr Shevchenko
This Changes Everything:
Capitalism vs. the Climate
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 15
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 25
1920
1 Monday
Trace the history of wills and estate records and the vocabulary associated with them. There has been new information recently released on estate records, wills and probates
for North America and Britain. Learn about writing a pedigree from a will and the wills of spinster aunts and bachelor
uncles. Samples will be taken from wills of different time
periods, early and current.
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Elizabeth Briggs
3033
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NU OOT
SPECIARSE
LISTS
1 Wednesday
Al Kircher, a psychologist interested in the environment,
discusses Naomi Klein’s thought-provoking book, This
Changes Everything. Klein’s book has been reviewed as “The
best book about climate change in a very long time.” It’s not
just about climate change, it’s about the war that our economic model is waging against life on earth. Where are we
now in Canada and where are we going?
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Al Kircher
Garden With Onions
1:00–2:00 p.m.
April 15
Wills and Estates in Genealogy
3970
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FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Reena Nerbas
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TECH LIFESTYLE
Getting Started with Your iPad
2204
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 7 – May 12
Learn about the iPad and the many commercial and free
apps available online. These sessions will provide quick access to sources of information that you’ll find most useful in
the early stages of setting up and using your iPad, as well as
the features and capabilities of your iPad. If you have an
iPad, feel free to bring it along. Pre-requisite: computer experience, not a class for absolute beginners.
See page 00 for a course on the OSX Finder for Apple users.
FEES:
Members $89 / Non-members $109
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Cathy Whitfield
Lightroom: an Overview – What is It? 3439
1:30–2:45 p.m.
April 29
1 Wednesday
Facebook: Hands-On
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 16 – April 30
4068
3 Thursdays
This course is ideally for people who have a Facebook
account and want a hands-on course to learn how to
use it. Topics covered include: friends, posting, the
timeline, the news feed, private messages, sharing,
privacy settings and photos. Make sure to bring your
Facebook login name and password along.
FEES:
Members $40 / Non-members $55
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Tina Strong
Adobe Lightroom provides a user-friendly way of importing,
organizing, processing and printing photos from your camera or scanner in the jpeg or raw file format. This session is
intended to introduce you to the capabilities and power of
the program without trying to teach you the details of ‘howto’. The session will focus on the Library (the importer and
organizer); and Develop, the module to do non-destructive
adjustments and edits to your pictures. This is a demonstration class, not hands-on.
Facebook
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Phillip Calver and Jim Roy
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
Picasa: Organize, View, Edit and
Share Your Pictures
Facebook Settings and Features
1:30–3:15 p.m.
April 13 – May 11
5028
5 Mondays
Learn how to use Picasa, a free program for digital pictures
which helps organize them on your PC. Picasa also makes
advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and
pow-erful effects at your fingertips. You will also learn how
to share your pictures by email, print photos and post
pictures on your own blog or website. This is a
demonstration course using a projector, not hands-on.
FEES:
Members $60 / Non-members $75
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Tina Strong
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6 Tuesdays
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10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 6
3646
1 Wednesday
Facebook is the world’s largest social networking
service on the Internet. Learn what it is, how to use
it and how you can get the most out of the service.
This introductory workshop is a demonstration workshop, not hands-on.
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 25
1944
1 Monday
Are you bewildered with Facebook’s behaviour – all
the options and settings? Is Facebook sending you too
many notifications, not acting the way you’d like it
to? Learn how to better understand its features and
manage your friends and pictures. This workshop is
for those who already have a Facebook account and
want to learn how to use it more effectively. This is a
demonstration workshop, not hands-on.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
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TECH LIFESTYLE
BLURB
THE CLOUD
Learn how to create and publish beautiful bookstorequality books from memories and/or photos with
Blurb.com, a print-on-demand, affordable publishing
company for the general public. Blurb offers an option of two different programs to use when creating
your books. Both have the same professional quality.
Blurb Bookify
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 24
5503
1 Friday
Get instantly started with Blurb Bookify, Blurb’s online bookmaking tool. Bookify is great for simple,
stylish photo books of 240 pages or fewer. There is no
need to download anything as you work and save your
book online. This is a different method from Blurb
Booksmart and is a simpler and quicker option to
making your own book. Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Level II and WWW experience or equivalent.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room –
Glenda Armstrong
Blurb Booksmart
1:00–2:45 p.m.
June 5 – June 12
5816
2 Fridays
The free Booksmart program is downloaded and installed on your computer and has much more customization and creative options than Bookify. It is a
larger program with many templates, fonts and a variety of tools for maximum creative control for making a unique book. Registrants must also know how
to download pictures from a camera and manage
their files (intermediate computer skills). Prerequisite: Intro to Computer Level II or equivalent.
FEES:
Members $30 / Non-members $40
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room –
Glenda Armstrong
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Using One Drive Cloud Technology 3472
1:30–3:15 p.m.
April 22
1 Wednesday
Learn how to use Microsoft’s One Drive Cloud Storage for storing your documents and pictures Online.
Cloud Storage is the latest technology used today for
secure storage online. This is a demonstration class.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Tina Strong
Cloud Computing:
Free Services and Overview
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 14
3341
1 Thursday
Find out how Cloud services such as those available
with free Microsoft and Google accounts can be used
for practical and convenient purposes. These services
can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. You don’t even need to own a computer to use
the free services which include storage for files you
wish to store or share with others. Software for word
processing, presentations, spreadsheets, survey forms
and more, are all part of a free account. Not a handson class, a projector will be used for demonstration.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
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TECH LIFESTYLE
How to Easily Make a Free Website
with Wordpress
2039
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 5 – May 21 6 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Where are my Pictures?:
Managing your Pictures on a Computer 1615
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 7
1 Thursday
Taking pictures is one thing, getting them onto your computer and managing them so you can find your photos
later, is another. This basic level workshop will show you
methods and strategies to stay in control of your pictures
on a Win-dows computer. Topics covered include:
techniques for copy-ing files from camera to computer,
storage philosophy, renaming techniques, backup
strategies and a how-to on getting currently disorganized
pictures into an organized structure. This is not a handson class, a projector will be used for demonstration.
WordPress is the world’s largest website platform and offers
everyone the opportunity to have a free website in short
order. Whether focused on a blog, image, video or business
theme, this course will walk you through an orientation to
WordPress, including setting up and how to maintain your
own private or public web site at WordPress.com. While intended for blogging it does a fantastic job for other formats
including text, pictures and more. Course includes presentations and hands-on activity. Handouts and listing of webbased support resources will be included. Prerequisite: Intro
to Computer Level II or equivalent and WWW experience.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
Netflix? Roku? Overview of Home
Entertainment Services and Devices
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 13
3697
1 Wednesday
FEES:
Members $79 / Non-members $89
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Ken Murdoch
There are a lot of entertainment services and devices available on the market: Netflix, Shomi, CraveTV, video on demand, Roku, Personal Video Recorders, streaming media
devices, Smart TV’s and Blu-ray players. Learn how to show
photos and videos on your TV, which doesn’t need to be
‘smart’ to do so. Learn what these different devices and services offer.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Don Bailey and
Norm Grywinski
De-Clutter Your Computer
1:00–2:45 p.m.
June 11
4674
1 Thursday
Does your Windows computer have all kinds of “extra stuff”
that you know you don’t need, but are afraid to remove?
Then, this workshop is for you. The “extra stuff” may have
unintentionally come from you, or came with your computer. Learn how to: declutter your desktop by either removing or putting all the icons in folders; uninstall all the
extra software that came with your computer that you don’t
use; how to re-organize pictures and files so they are in folders with meaningful names and structure; and use the Disk
Cleanup utility. Not a hands-on workshop.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
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COMPUTERS
INTRO TO COMPUTERS
Introduction to Computers Level I
No prerequisite. This is a basic “hands-on” course for
those with little or no computer experience who have
a Windows computer to use for practice. Classes are in
a relaxed environment with an instructor who has experience teaching older adults. Learn how computers
operate, basic computer terminology, use of the keyboard and mouse, some Windows Accessories, simple
document creation and basic Internet functions. Fee
includes a manual. Both Level I sections meet twice
a week and have the same course content.
Level I – Section A
2663
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 7 – May 5
9 sessions , Tuesdays & Thursdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $110
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Isabella Dryden
Level I – Section B
5664
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 1 – May 29
9 sessions, Fridays & Wednesdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $110
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Elaine Primeau
Introduction to Computers Level II
Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers (Level I) or
equivalent. Continue to learn about the Windows operating system, file management, basic word processing and the Internet. A good refresher or continuing
course for those with some computer experience. Fee
includes a manual. Both Level II sections meet twice
a week and have the same course content.
• one and two-bedroom suites
Level II – Section A
5329
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 1 – June 1
9 sessions, Fridays & Mondays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $110
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Kay Lehr
Assistant Chris Kowal
• continental breakfast, dinner
• weekly housekeeping
• planned activities
• private dining room
• guest suite
• in-suite washer and dryer
• shuttle bus
Level II – Section B
4673
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 7 – June 4
9 sessions, Thursdays & Tuesdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $110
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Isabella Dryden
45 Boulton Bay
Conveniently located off Kenaston Boulevard
one block south of Grant Ave. in River Heights.
204-475-4500
www.theboulton.ca
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COMPUTERS
MICROSOFT OFFICE
WINDOWS 8.1
Hands-On
Microsoft Office
3445
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 8 – June 10
10 Wednesdays
Level I and Level II will be taught concurrently with
individual attention being given to each student.
Level 1
This course provides an introduction to Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint. It begins with four Word lessons
covering the ribbon, navigation techniques, tables,
editing text, character formatting, special text effects
and more. It continues with three Excel lessons about
navigating in a spreadsheet; entering, editing and
sorting data; working with cell ranges; constructing
simple formulas; inserting, deleting and resizing
columns. The course provides three lessons in PowerPoint covering the creation of a PowerPoint presentation; and applying a variety of layouts and design
themes for slides.
Level 2
Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Level 1 or equivalent.
This course provides students with opportunities to
continue learning about Word, Excel and PowerPoint
by working on special projects of their choice. In
Word, the course covers these projects: letters, onepage posters/flyers, reports, newsletters, tables, booklets. In Excel, the course provides these projects:
household inventories, library listings, personal budgets, inventory of pictures/photographs, development
of charts. In PowerPoint, it is possible to develop a
slide presentation using pictures/photographs.
FEES:
Members $75 / Non-members $95
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Isabella Dryden
Assistant: Glenise D’Arcangelo
Excel – Hands-On
5469
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 10 – April 24
3 Fridays
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program which allows one
to enter data into the rows or columns of a spreadsheet. In
this introductory class, we will be using Excel for basic calculations, graphs and statistical analysis.
FEES:
Members $40 / Non-members $55
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Tina Strong
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 20 – April 27
1546
2 Mondays
Learn what is new and different about Windows 8.
While it’s still Windows, there are many changes
from previous Windows. Learn about: the Start
Screen, Desktop, Apps, new layouts for many Windows components and a tour of changes in where
things are and how to use them. Everyone will have
a Windows 8 computer (no touch screens) to use in
class. Pre-requisite: Intro to Computers Lev II or
equivalent experience.
FEES:
Members $35 / Non-members $45
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room –
Richard Denesiuk
Where is Everything?
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 6
3527
1 Wednesday
Windows 8.1 is the newest version of Microsoft Windows and, in some regards, has a radically different
interface from earlier versions. This presentationstyle class (not hands-on) is for those who are familiar with earlier Windows and want to know how to
use the new interface with its new start screen and
charm bar, how the desktop has changed, apps and
how to deal with the new Start button. Learn where
everything is and how it is really still Windows, but
with a new philosophy.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
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10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 29
3155
1 Wednesday
MAC USERS
Finder: Apple’s OS File Manager
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 20 – May 27
Learn how to customize your Windows computer: so the
text is readable, free themes, how to set-up your desktop and
Start screen, mouse/touchpad properties, your default programs and behaviours (what program opens files). Control
panel and more!. The object is to get your computer configured/setup so it is the most usable for you. Prerequisite:
Intro to Computers Level II or equivalent experience.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Richard Denesiuk
Powerpoint: Hands-On
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 28 – June 11
4411
3 Thursdays
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program which allow
one to work with slides and images to produce a designed
and animated slideshow presentation. The introductory
course will teach you how to create your own slideshow.
FEES:
Members $40 / Non-members $55
LOCATION: CRM Computer Room – Tina Strong
3691
2 Wednesdays
Using the Finder is essential information on an Apple
computer. The Finder is the default file manager and
graphical user interface used on all Macintosh computers. Described as “The Macintosh Desktop Experience,” it is responsible for the launching of other
applications and for the overall user management of
files and disks. See how to use and customize it to
your personal preference. This is an overview of how
to use Finder for OSX. Note this is not for
iPad/iPhone. Not a hands-on class, though you are
welcome to bring your Macbook.
COMPUTERS
Customize Your Windows:
Control Panel
FEES:
Members $39 / Non-members $55
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
PC versus MAC:
Comparison of the Two Platforms 4100
10:00–11:45 a.m.
May 21
1 Thursday
This workshop will contrast and compare Microsoft
Windows 8 to Apple’s OSX and focus on the user experience. Explore many of the differences and similarities in: the user interface (which are significant)
and how both can be customized/configured. This is
not a hands-on workshop, a projector will be used for
demonstration.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
Computer Tips and Tricks:
Keyboard Shortcuts, Remote Assistance,
Clipboard, and more
2745
1:00–2:45 p.m.
June 9
1 Tuesday
Come out and learn about some of the many useful tips and
tricks that can enhance your computing experience. Learn
about: how to enhance your web browsing with zooming
and saving, capture a screen, keyboard shortcuts, making
the most of the clipboard and more essential tips and tricks.
Aimed at the beginner to intermediate computer user. Not
a hands-on class.
FEES:
Members $17 / Non-members $26
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
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To find out more
about the courses
we offer, visit the
Creative Retirement
website at
www.crm.mb.ca.
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ARTS & LEISURE
PERFORMANCES
MCO Rehearsal:
You may pick up your tickets at the door prior to the performance. Please note that $15.00 of your ticket fee is
paid directly to the MCO and $5.00 to CRM. There will be
a break at the halfway point of the rehearsal. Attendees
are welcome to leave then or stay for the full rehearsal.
Three Works for Guitar
10:00–12:30 p.m.
May 19
2780
1 Tuesday
2:00–5:00 p.m.
April 26
7928
1 Sunday
An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral
hound and a deranged killer on the loose. The Hound of
the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Holmes story of
all, a masterpiece of mystery and suspense. This rendition, while mostly faithful to the original plot, is a cavalcade of characters, quick changes and sight gags, as
Holmes and Watson investigate a suspicious death at
Baskerville Hall in a zany, madcap telling of the classic
tale. You may pick up your tickets at the door prior to
the performance. A backstage tour will follow.
FEES:
Members $27 / Non-members $27
LOCATION: PTE, Portage Place – Host Staff
The widely recorded American classical guitarist Sharon
Isbin has performed just about everywhere, including at
the White House and at Ground Zero, and now she will
finally perform with the MCO! The repertoire for this
concert is wildly varied with everything from baroque to
contemporary pieces.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet:
The Faerie Queen
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2:00–4:00 p.m.
FEES:
Members $20 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: Westminster United Church,
745 Westminster – Host Staff
MCO Music Musicians Love Best
10:00–12:30 p.m.
April 22
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1 Wednesday
The MCO asked its musicians which pieces they most
love to perform and came away with this wonderful concert line-up. Within their musician favourites, winds are
featured prominently, with a Beethoven octet and several overtures from Mozart. Another program highlight
will be Dvorˇák’s A major sextet, with its Slavonic folklore
influences. MCO fans will also be excited to hear Concert
master Karl Stobbe’s Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin.
FEES:
Members $20 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: Westminster United Church,
745 Westminster – Host Staff
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Prairie Theatre Exchange:
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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1 Sunday
Experience this enchanting story filled with love, magic,
and deception. Fantasy meets visually exquisite dance as
choreographer John Alleyne paints the stage in this fulllength ballet based on Henry Purcell’s opera of the same
name, and on Shakespeare’s magical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Join with others from CRM for
this wonderful afternoon at the ballet. The ballet begins
at 2:00 pm, doors open one hour earlier. Tickets will be
held at the door.
FEES:
Members $70 / Non-members $70
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10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 20 – May 11
Origami
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4 Mondays
Meet every Monday morning to view and discuss a poignant
documentary film.
LA Stories City of Dogs: Los Angeles is home to more
than a quarter-million dogs – from the pampered pooches of
Beverley Hills to the pit bulls of the projects. Louis Theroux
enters the bizarre world of LA’s dogs, meeting the characters
whose lives revolve around the city’s canine population.
Addicted to Plastic Surgery: Jeannine, Steve and Krissy
all have their reasons for continually having plastic surgery,
and they each have an ideal that they may never reach.
Louis Theroux Hypnosis: Louis travels to Las Vegas to
meet some of the leaders in the field of hypnosis, self-improvement. A revealing inside look at an industry that looks
decidedly unattractive after Louis has finished with it.
Surviving Progress: This feature documentary connects
the financial collapse, growing inequity and the Wall Street
oligarchy with future technology, sustainability and the fate
of civilization itself. Inspired by Ronald Wright’s bestseller A
Short History of Progress, this doc digs deep into human
nature and history to challenge the very idea of progress.
FEES:
Members $20 / Non-members $30
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Don Bailey
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 9 – April 30
4607
4 Thursdays
Origami is the traditional
Japanese art of paper-folding.
Discover this fascinating and
absorbing craft and learn how
to fold decorative, amusing and
practical items, all from the
simplest of materials – a sheet
of paper. An infinite number of
models are possible in origami
and many thousands of books
exist on the subject. The aim of
the course will be to teach the
basic techniques that paper-folders use and to explain the
diagram conventions and symbols that are used to illustrate
origami books. The learner will be given the skills to practise and develop their interest long after the course is finished, and will not be limited to the models completed in
class. A supply fee of $10 per person has been built into the
cost of the class. An Origami Showcase will take place on
the last class to give students a chance to show off their creations. Instructor Kazuko Nomura grew up creating beautiful origami pieces in the land of paper sculpture, Japan.
FEES:
Members $35 / Non-members $40
LOCATION: CRM Seminar Room – Kazuko Nomura
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ARTS & LEISURE
Hot Docs:
Documentaries and Discussion
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ARTS & LEISURE
DRAWING / PAINTING
John Smeulders
John (Jan) Smeulders was born in Hilversum, Holland,
and began his study of art at an early age. John immigrated to Canada at eighteen. After working at various
art-related jobs, he became a qualified teacher. He has
taught art in high schools, at college and university and
in private classes. John works with many different media
and creates many different types of paintings, portraits
and sculptures.
A Day in The Park
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9:30–3:30 p.m. 1-hour lunch
June 22
Drawing:
The Foundation of All Art
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 13 – May 11
1026
5 Mondays
Learn the basics of drawing: line, form and proportion.
Work in pencil, charcoal, charcoal pencil, conté, and
coloured pencil. Be introduced to a variety of paper types.
Explore drawing still life, portraits from life, and photographs. Use finishing techniques to make a drawing into
a work of art: shading, crosshatching, or pointillism.
1 Monday
Join artist John Smeulders for a day of “plein air” painting in lovely Assiniboine Park. The day will begin with
an introduction to the subjects and a demonstration by
John. Following this introductory lesson, students will
be encouraged to choose their own subject from the museum gardens (sculpture, plant life etc.). The day will be
spent painting or drawing and receiving instruction from
John. Students may choose the medium in which they
prefer to work and bring along whatever materials they
require for their medium. Watercolour or acrylic paints
are likely more suitable than oils for this outdoor day.
Please bring a picnic lunch as students will take a lunch
break outdoors with John, during which discussion of
art may continue. At the end of the day John will provide
a helpful critique of each student’s work. Meet outside
the front doors of the Leo Mol Museum.
FEES:
Members $45 / Non-members $55
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – John Smeulders
FEES:
Members $75 / Non-members $85
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – John Smeulders
Watercolour:
Release your Creative Spirit!
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 13 – May 115 Mondays
Be introduced to watercolour materials: paints, brushes,
paper, palettes. Learn about various techniques: wet on
wet, drybrush, layers of transparent paints for rich
colour, and correcting – lifting paint. Explore subjects
such as: painting scenery, still life, and portraits. Learn
about matting the finished product.
FEES:
Members $75 / Non-members $85
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – John Smeulders
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MEDITATION
Marianne Farag
Gentle Yoga for Men and Women
This course aims to improve flexibility, balance, posture and strength. Your own body weight takes you
gently into each pose. Each lesson begins and ends
with relaxation and meditation. Most of the lesson
involves stretching, balancing and strengthening
through yoga poses, a chair is used for support. Registrants must bring their own yoga mat.
Gentle Yoga – Section A
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10:00–11:00 a.m.
April 13 – May 11
5 Mondays
FEES:
Members $50 / Non-members $60
LOCATION: Young United Church/
Crossway Community Centre,
222 Furby – Doreen Wuckert
Gentle Yoga – Section B
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10:00–11:00 a.m.
May 25 – June 29
6 Mondays
FEES:
Members $60 / Non-members $70
LOCATION: Young United Church/
Crossway Community Centre,
222 Furby – Doreen Wuckert
Tai Chi
10:00–11:00 a.m.
April 7 – June 9
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10 Tuesdays
Marianne Farag is a long time practitioner and
teacher of meditation with a certificate in Applied
Counselling from the University of Manitoba and has
developed and led workshops on personal development topics including: meditation, forgiveness, and
self-awareness and living consciously.
Meditation Group
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10:00–11:00 a.m.
April 10 – May 15
4 Fridays
Bring your mindfulness/meditation to a deeper level
by joining this group. For those who have taken the
CRM Introduction to Meditation or have prior experience with the practice of mindfulness/meditation,
this group offers a refresher on the basics of mindfulness/meditation and an opportunity to strengthen
your experience. We meet twice a month and, in
each session, we do two mindfulness/meditation
practices (generally one silent and the other a guided
visualization); time is allocated for Q & A, sharing,
and discussion.
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the
Month NOTE: FOR APRIL MEET ON 2ND AND 3RD
FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.
FEES:
Members $40 / Non-members $50
LOCATION: CRM Library – Marianne Farag
Mindfulness/Meditation Level II 3573
10:00–11:30 a.m.
May 6 – May 13
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise for your body, mind
and spirit. The benefits of Tai Chi, to name just a few, are:
improved balance, concentration, co-ordination, flexibility,
and endurance. Over time and with practice Tai Chi will help
you to reduce stress, increase bone density, lower blood
pressure and more. This course is for beginning or continuing students. No special equipment is needed, just soft
soled shoes and loose clothing. No perfume please.
FEES:
Members $100 / Non-members $120
LOCATION: Young United Church/
Crossway Community Centre,
222 Furby – Susan Nash
W W W. C R M . M B . C A
2 Wednesdays
Learn how to incorporate intentions/prayer into your
meditation. This follow-up to CRM’s Introduction to
the Practice of Meditation will show you the power
of correct application of intentions/prayer into your
mindfulness/meditation practice and how they can
be transformative. Each session will begin with a
brief presentation by the instructor on a different
technique for clearly stating your intentions followed
by an opportunity for participants to practice them.
Prerequisite: CRM’s Intro to Meditation or prior experience with meditation.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
YOGA
FEES:
Members $20 / Non-members $25
LOCATION: CRM Library – Marianne Farag
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HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Walking Club
3352
9:30–11:00 a.m.
April 29 – June 24
9 Wednesdays
Start the morning with an energizing and interesting 5 km.
(approx) walk with a group of your peers. Possible car-pools
will be discussed at the first walk. The walk will be held at a
steady pace. Please, no pets on the walk. You may join the
group at any time in the fall, even after the first few walks
have been completed. The first walk will be at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory parking lot - north side.
FEES:
Members only $15
LOCATION: Various locations – Nathan Mitchell
Smell the Roses Walking Club
10:30–11:30 a.m.
April 30 – June 25
4236
9 Thursdays
This club is for the walker who can walk 2-3 kilometres but
wishes to do so at a casual pace so they can ‘stop and smell
the roses.’ Participants need medium fitness and the ability
to walk for an hour. Dress for the weather and wear walking
shoes. Meet at The Forks Market Plaza (tent roof/skating
rink in front of the Forks Market)for the first walk. You may
join the group at any time.
FEES:
Members only $17
LOCATION: Various locations – Joan Nurse
Make your move to
“the PLACE with HEART.”
3616
3 Wednesdays
For the three sessions we look at the various “endings” we
experience in life and the various “beginnings.” Our lives
are made up of doors closing and doors opening, events that
seem like being shut down and yet others which feel like
opening up? What have we done with these experiences?
How have these changes shaped us to become who we are?
What endings are there yet to face, and what beginnings?
How are endings and beginnings connected?
Karen Toole began her career as a minster with the United
Church and later created Soul Seasons, a non-denominational counselling and consulting organization. She also
works as a spiritual writer (Winnipeg Free Press) and radio
host (CBC).
FEES:
Members $60 / Non-members $70
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Karen Toole
Anxiety Disorders
3729
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 13
1 Wednesday
Feeling anxious or stressed? Join the Anxiety Disorders Association of MB to explore the many types of anxiety including Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Learn
about different aspects of anxiety and discover treatment resources and how to help someone with anxiety. Kellie Rudy
is the Public Education Coordinator at ADAM and is a facilitator of Cognitive Behaviour Groups for Panic Disorder.
FEES:
Members $5 / Non-members $8
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Kellie Rudy
Is Your Home Healthy?
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 22
FRED DOUGLAS PLACE
is a 55 Plus Life Lease Apartment
Building in the HEART of Downtown
Come in from the cold
and enjoy our wonderful
community. It’s worth the move
to be part of the Fred Douglas family!
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3-season rounded balconies & indoor walkways
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Large, bright apartments with in-suite laundry & storage
Medical alert cords & nightly security
Amenities floor: Fitness area, library, pool table and more
3 meals per week available
Indoor heated parking
Visit our website: www.freddouglasplace.com
For more information, call 204-982-0330
or email [email protected]
for a complete information package.
333 Vaughan Street (CORNER OF VAUGHAN AND ELLICE)
www.freddouglasplace.com
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Endings and Beginnings
10:00–11:30 a.m.
April 15 – April 29
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3584
1 Wednesday
Home is where we
spend time with
family, friends and
loved ones and,
since we spend so
much quality time
there, it can have a
significant impact
on our health. This
interactive workshop, led by Health
Canada’s Environmental Health Program, will increase your awareness of the
risks that environmental exposures in the home may pose to
your health, and show you how you can become your own
risk manager, taking actions to reduce risks and protect
your health. It will also include an overview of the Healthy
Canadians website which provides information on advisories, product recalls, food safety and more.
Presented by Eveline Schroth of Health Canada.
FEES:
Members $8 / Non-members $10
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Eveline Schroth
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4252
1 Thursday
Meditation: A Path to Self Awareness
1:00–2:45 p.m.
May 6 – May 27
3395
4 Wednesdays
Do you know what rights you have as a patient in Manitoba?
Do you have a patient advocate? Do you know what a patient
advocate can do for you? This session will answer these questions and introduce you to a web resource titled “Self-Advocacy For Everyone (SAFE)’’ toolkit. If you want to be more
involved in your health care, this hands-on interactive session will be of interest to you. Handouts will be provided.
Presented by Dawn White, patient advocate, author, freelance consultant and presenter. Dawn’s book, Finding Your
Voice: Our Journey with Cancer through the Health Care
System, will be available for purchase for $10 from Dawn.
What is meditation? Why meditate? Some of the benefits of
meditation include: becoming more peaceful, more compassionate, more forgiving, more patient, less anxious and
better able to deal with stress. A different method of meditation will be introduced each week (time permitting). We
will compare and contrast these and other methods of meditation. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion in a supportive and learning atmosphere.
Zain Mohammed ED.D is a family therapist and an Approved Supervisor with the Manitoba Association for Marital and Family Therapy. Dr. Mohammed was trained in
several meditation centres in California and has been meditating for the past sixteen years.
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $20
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Dawn White
FEES:
Members $40 / Non-members $50
LOCATION: CRM Library – Zain Mohammed
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HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Patient Rights and Patient Advocacy
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 16
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LANGUAGES
FRENCH
SPANISH
Do you dream of strolling down the Champs-Élysées
or haunting the halls of Versailles? Whether you actually visit France or are content to merely dream,
you simply must learn this beautiful language. Our
French courses focus on developing skills in the
areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Grammar and vocabulary are introduced at each
level and a great emphasis is placed on social interaction and communication skills. New students will
be put in touch with an instructor who will determine their course level. Handouts are included in
the course fee.
Do you travel south to escape the cold Winnipeg winters? If so, you will find your south of the border stay
much more enjoyable if you can converse with the
locals. Learn to speak Spanish for travel or just for
stay-at-home fun and brain exercise. Our Spanish
courses focus on developing skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grammar and
vocabulary are introduced at each level and a great
emphasis is placed on social interaction and communication skills. New students will be put in touch
with an instructor who will determine their course
level. Handouts are included in the course fee.
French – Beginner
Spanish – Beginner
2758
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 7 – May 26
8 Tuesdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $105
LOCATION: CRM Board Room –
Eva Navarrete-Bérard
French – Intermediate
Spanish – Intermediate
4759
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 16 – May 28
7 Thursdays
FEES:
Members $80 / Non-members $95
LOCATION: CRM Seminar Room – Marian Martin
French – Advanced
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1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 9 – May 28
8 Thursdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $105
LOCATION: CRM Board Room –
Eva Navarrete-Bérard
4761
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 9 – May 21
6 Thursdays
No Class April 23
FEES:
Members $70 / Non-members $90
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Doreen Pruden
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2233
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 7 – May 26
8 Tuesdays
FEES:
Members $90 / Non-members $105
LOCATION: CRM Board Room –
Olexandr Shevchenko
Spanish – Advanced
3587
1:45–2:45 p.m.
April 8 – May 20
7 Wednesdays
FEES:
Members $80 / Non-members $95
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Rossana McCormack
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TOURS
International HOPE Tour
10:00–12:00 noon
June 4
4804
1 Thursday
International HOPE Canada (IHC) Inc., founded in 2002, is
based in and operates from Winnipeg. It is a charitable, nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that provides non-pharmaceutical medical supplies and equipment to developing
nations through the collection and sharing of redundant,
but useable, items donated by hospitals, nursing homes,
other health care facilities and agencies, as well as individuals. Today, a 40,000 square foot warehouse accommodates
the donated and reclaimed medical equipment and supplies.
The tour of this warehouse will allow us to see the variety of
materials collected for distribution to needy communities.
It may even inspire us to contribute to the organization as
a volunteer or to contribute in other ways. Following the
tour, attendees may go as a group to Annabeth’s, (a nearby
legion with excellent home cooking) for lunch. Please indicate on your form whether you would like to attend lunch.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: International HOPE 1295 Ellice – Host Staff
Ross House Museum
11:00–3:00 p.m.
June 11
4554
1 Thursday
Geological Tour of
Decorative Stone of the
Manitoba Legislative Building
Nine types of dimension stone from a wide diversity
of quarries are used in the Manitoba Legislative
Building. Each type of stone has its own decorative
characteristics; each carries its own signature of geologic processes, each was formed at different times
in Earth history. Our tour will focus on these aspects
as we inspect the various rock types. The tour will be
primarily inside the Legislative Building. If weather
permits we will spend a short time outside. Wear
comfortable walking shoes. Registrants must be able
walk stairs and stand/walk for up to 2.5 hours. Photography is permitted; rock or mineral collecting is
not! Both sections have the same content.
Section 1
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1:00–3:30 p.m.
May 13
1 Wednesday
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $25
LOCATION: Manitoba Legislative Building,
450 Broadway, front steps – Bill Brisbin
Section 2
3659
1:00–3:30 p.m.
May 27
1 Wednesday
FEES:
Members $15 / Non-members $25
LOCATION: Manitoba Legislative Building,
450 Broadway, front steps – Bill Brisbin
Walking Tour of North Point Douglas
10:00–11:45 a.m.
June 15
Spend a day exploring some of the most interesting historical and cultural sights of Winnipeg’s North End. We begin
the day with a guided tour of Ross House Museum, one of
the last remaining examples of Red River frame architecture
in Winnipeg. The group then walks to Barber House, the
oldest still-standing house in Winnipeg. Bring a bag lunch
and drink along because the group will have lunch at Barber House before continuing the tour. After lunch, the group
walks to MICE (Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Centre) for a
guided tour. MICE houses more than 10,000 books and
video and hundreds of artifacts and works of art. Less than
a 10 minute walk is required between each location.
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1 Monday
Participants will see several points of interest in this historic
neighbourhood, including Barber House, the Ross House
Museum and the former All People’s Sutherland Mission.
The Barber House is believed to be the oldest, still-standing
house in Winnipeg. Recent renewal projects will be featured
as well. Park near the intersection of Jarvis and Hallet, west
of the museum Ross House, and meet behind the museum.
The outing will conclude with an optional lunch at Neechi
Commons on Main Street (parking beside the building).
Neechi Commons also has a gift shop, bakery and supermarket. Please indicate (on your form) whether you will be
attending lunch.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: Ross House, 140 Meade St. North –
Mary Mathias
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $12
LOCATION: Ross House, 140 Meade St. North – Host Staff
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6:00–8:30 p.m.
June 24
3303
1 Wednesday
Monarch of the Plains: Bison Tour
9:30–12:30 p.m.
June 23
2304
1 Tuesday
Discover the sights and tastes of the west end on this foodie
tour of the neighbourhood. You will visit four restaurants
and enjoy a course at each. Most walks between restaurants
are five minutes, however there are occasional 10–15
minute walks on the tour. Your guide will come prepared
with some good West End stories about the streets you’re
walking on. The meeting location will be announced at a
later date. Please check our website for updates.
FEES:
Members $55 / Non-members $60
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Host Staff
Birds Hill Provincial Park Walk
9:30–11:30 a.m.
June 30
2008
1 Tuesday
This walk, led by an expert guide, will take our group
through boreal forests and open fields on a lovely June
morning. The exact trail to be walked will be determined by
the guide and mother nature closer to the date of the walk.
Please visit our website at ww.crm.mb.ca for updates. If you
wish to join the group for lunch at Pineridge Hollow following the walk, please indicate this on your form. The cost
of lunch is not included in your class fee.
FEES:
Members $10 / Non-members $15
LOCATION: Birds Hill Provincial Park – Host Staff
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TOURS
Around the World in a Few Blocks
Walk through the beautiful prairies of Fort Whyte Alive and
see the new bison calves. Learn about the Plains Bison as
they once existed – their cultural, economic and ecological
past. The guided tour will involve three hours of walking,
standing and canoeing outdoors, so please dress for the
weather. Please indicate whether you would like to join the
group for lunch at the Buffalo Stone Café following the tour
(cost not included in tour fee). Meet in the lobby area of Fort
Whyte Alive – rain or shine.
FEES:
Members $50 / Non-members $60
LOCATION: Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd. –
Host Staff
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CLUBS
There is no need to re-register for a club if you registered in the fall or winter.
(IF A CLUB IS NOT LISTED, IT IS FULL)
Creative Retirement Book Club I
1:30–3:00 p.m.
April 16 – May 21
4679
3 Thursdays, monthly
Love to read and talk about books? Why not join one of our
book clubs? Please visit our website at www.crm.mb.ca to
see the first book to be read for each club. This group meets
on the third Thursday of each month.
FEES:
Members only $10
LOCATION: CRM Library – Lorna Crean
Creative Retirement Book Club III
10:00–11:30 a.m.
April 9 – May 14
4821
2 Thursdays, monthly
This group meets on the second Thursday morning of each
month.
FEES:
Members only $8
LOCATION: CRM Library – Geraldine Burge
Financial Management Shareclub
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 17 – June 19
5418
3 Fridays, monthly
This club is designed for seniors to gain information about
investing in a friendly environment. It’s an opportunity to
exchange varied experiences regarding investments. All
members will have an opportunity to assist, participate and
share their knowledge in the sessions. This is not an investment club. However, ideally members should have their own
active direct or full service broker’s account and a desire to
improve their basic investment knowledge. The club meets
on the third Friday morning of the month.
FEES:
Members only $12
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Fred Chernoff and
Jean Wiens
Science Club
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 24 – June 26
5110
3 Fridays, monthly
Science affects most aspects of our daily lives, often without our knowing it. Try to imagine modern communications, or health care, or food production, or energy supply
without the underlying science. Can you do it? Club members will meet to discuss and develop understanding of any
aspect of modern science – its role in our lives now, in the
past, and in the future. Meets the fourth Friday afternoon of
the month. No meeting in December.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Lyle Lockhart
Webmaster Club
5279
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 17 – June 19
3 Fridays, monthly
A new club for people who work on or want to work on websites. Monthly meetings will cover Content Management
Systems (CMS) such as WordPress (.com/.org), Joomla,
HTML and others. Hosting, domain names, themes/templates, content and other issues brought up by members will
be explored as related to developing and maintaining personal or small organizational websites. Meets the third Friday afternoon of the month.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Board Room – Ken Murdoch
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10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 17 – June 19
Video Club
5281
3 Fridays, monthly
Come out to these popular meetings that include presentations, discussions and question periods about computers
and technology. A wide variety of topics are presented over
the year, including new trends, Internet, computers, peripherals and software. The CRCC meets on the third Friday morning of the month.
5684
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 10 – June 12
3 Fridays, monthly
This is a forum for participants to learn and share information about digital video cameras, video editing, web cams
and other matters relating to digital video. Meets the second Friday morning of the month.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Keith Bradley, Don Bailey and
Norm Grywinski
FEES:
Members only $15
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Richard Denesiuk
Intermediate Photography Club
Basic Computing Club
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 2 – June 5
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 2 – June 5
5681
3 Fridays, monthly
This club offers a comfortable smaller forum for beginners
to learn more about computing in general, the Windows operating system and the Internet. The format is mostly questions and answers. The club meets the first Friday morning
of the month. Meets Thursday, April 2 for April meeting to
avoid Good Friday conflict.
CLUBS
Creative Retirement Computer Club
(CRCC)
5682
3 meetings, monthly
A forum for intermediate level photographers to share information about photography, including image design, howto techniques, and more. There will also be reviews of
members images. Meets the first Friday afternoon of the
month till June 2015. April Meeting is on April 2 due to
Good Friday.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Norman Grywinski
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Phillip Calver
Basic Photography Club
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 24 – June 26
5718
3 Fridays, monthly
A forum for beginner level photographers to learn and share
information about photography and digital cameras, printing, techniques and more. Meets the fourth Friday afternoon
of the month.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Barry Evenson
Intermediate Adobe Photoshop Club
1:00–2:45 p.m.
April 10 – June 12
Will & Estate Lawyers
of Winnipeg
David G. Vincent & Tanis B. Jury
5683
(204) 989- 4236
246 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg MB R2M 3A4
3 Fridays, monthly
200–99 Scurfield Blvd.
A group exploring and sharing intermediate knowledge of
Adobe’s Photoshop image editor program. Meets on the second Friday afternoon of the month.
Winnipeg MB R3Y 1Y1
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Elaine Delannoy and
Phil Carver
If you are a senior, you should ensure
that you have the following in place
• LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
• POWER OF ATTORNEY
• HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
Basic Adobe Photoshop Club
10:00–11:45 a.m.
April 24 – June 26
5686
Winnipeg MB R2V 3M5
STANDARD FEES (PLUS GST AND PST)
3 Fridays, monthly
A friendly forum for Photoshop novices to explore basic use
of Adobe’s Photoshop program. Meets on the fourth Friday
morning.
FEES:
Members only $11
LOCATION: CRM Classroom – Jean McManus and
Gail Marchessault
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207–2211 McPhillips St.
• Last Will and Testament
$175 [Seniors - $150]
• Power of Attorney
$125 [Seniors - $100]
• Health Care Directive
$75 [Seniors - $50]
Home Visit - (EXTRA CHARGE) $125
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ASSINIBOINE CREDIT UNION
Assiniboine Credit Union is a unique financial co-operative, particularly in its belief that a company can be both profitable and compassionate.
Assiniboine manages assets exceeding $3.6 billion generated by nearly 110,000 members. Service is offered through a Member Communication Centre, a network of 21 branches, Assiniboine Financial Group, a Business Financial Centre, a Community Financial Centre, a dealer
finance division, mortgage specialists, Internet and telephone banking and Outlook Financial, ACU’s virtual division.
204.958.8588/1.877.958.8588 or www.assiniboine.mb.ca.
CANADIAN FOOTWEAR
Canadian Footwear has been around since 1932, and its FootHealth Centre has the experts available to find the right fit for your feet.
The trained staff of Certified Pedorthists know how to alleviate pain, soreness, and discomfort from debilitating conditions like diabetes,
and to make sure you leave happier and healthier than when you came in. Call 204-944-7460 to arrange an appointment.
CASINOS OF WINNIPEG
When you’re looking for excitement, the path always leads to the Casinos of Winnipeg. There’s a memorable moment around every corner, whether you’re expecting an amazing meal, eager to see a spectacular show or looking for a thrill that comes with gaming and slots.
Come enjoy the best of what Winnipeg has to offer – and remember to hold on tight. Visit www.mbll.ca.
CRYSTAL PROPERTIES
At Grand Lyon Terrace you will find the ideal mix of quality, convenience, location, and value. These luxury apartments are ideally located just steps away from shopping, entertainment and other fabulous amenities. The apartments vary in size and are all appointed
with high ceilings and sweeping views. At Crystal Properties, we believe in superior customer service. Service and experience makes us,
and Grand Lyon Terrace, your perfect next move. Call Patricia at 204-475-1423 or visit www.crystalproperties.ca.
FEHR-WAY TOURS
Fehr-Way Tours is a motor coach tour operator, located in East Kildonan. Celebrating 35 years in business in 2014, it was founded by
John and Mary Fehr in 1979. Fehr-Way Tours provides escorted motor coach holidays and other tour packages. Destinations include day
trips within Manitoba and to Grand Forks, as well as longer tours to the Maritimes, Arizona, Texas, California, Branson, Nashville, Alaska,
Yellowstone, Carolinas, Amish Country, Europe and more. For more details, call 204.989.7011 or visit www.fehrwaytours.com.
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FOOT CARE FOR SENIORS
Foot Care For Seniors was started in 2001 by Lori Wuerch, winner of 2007 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. This mobile foot care company, accredited by Blue Cross, Veterans Affairs and insurance companies, provides service to everyone from children to seniors in the
privacy of your home, apartment, personal care room or hospital room. We pride ourselves in having gentle, kind, experienced nurse specialists on staff using sterilized instruments. Call our office at 204-837-6629 for more information or to book an appointment.
FRED DOUGLAS PLACE
Join us at Fred Douglas Place where great living, great friendships and a great reputation continue to be cause for celebration! Our 55
plus Life Lease community offers comfortable independent living, coupled with the peace of mind one gets from in-house security plus
large, bright apartments, 5 Appliances, in-suite laundry and storage, balconies and climate controlled walkways to downtown. Our Waiting List is a great place to be. Are you on the list? Visit our website at www.freddouglasplace.com.
GREEN CREST PHARMACY
We are your neighbourhood pharmacy – warm, friendly and trustworthy. We pride ourselves on our old-fashioned service in today’s
fast-paced world with our home visits for seniors. Locally owned and managed, we provide all of the services you and your family need
and expect from your pharmacy including prescription pick-up and delivery, clinic days and medications reviews. Visit our website to
sign up for your free monthly newsletter www.greencrestrx.com. Greencrest Pharmacy, B-2750 Pembina Highway, 204.415.3404 [email protected]
KIWANIS CHATEAU
Life lease living has never been so good with fully refundable entrance fees starting at $26,900. Kiwanis Chateau was developed and
is owned by the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg. Kiwanis Chateau condos offer Winnipeggers 55 and better a comfortable and affordable living alternative in a beautiful building in downtown Winnipeg. Backed by the property management experience of Shelter Canadian
Properties, Kiwanis Chateau is guaranteed to provide an outstanding living experience. Visit www.kiwanischateau.ca to find out more.
RIVERWOOD SQUARE
Riverwood Square presents venues like the Riverview Dining Room, and the Fireside Lounge. The Landing also features a Hair Salon,
Exercise Room, a Movie Theatre and a Library with internet access. Suites are available with one or two bedrooms, floor-to ceiling windows in the living room, a spacious bathroom with huge soaker tub and an adjacent shower stall and a galley kitchen. We provide
weekly light housekeeping and complimentary washer and dryer. Call Linda at 204-594-1267 for your personal tour.
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ROYAL CANADIAN MINT - MONNAIE ROYALE CANADIENNE
Change is always good at the Royal Canadian Mint, where over the years they’ve brought into being more than 55 billion coins, and
created currency for 75 countries around the world. Visit www.mint.ca for more information
Le changement est toujours synonyme de bonne nouvelle à la Monnaie royale canadienne, qui a fabriqué, au fil des ans, plus de 55
milliards de pièces monnaie pour plus de 75 pays dans le monde. Visitez www.monnaie.ca pour en savoir plus.
THE BOULTON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Imagine living an active, healthy and care-free lifestyle in a home-like environment where you are always treated like family. Where
friendly and courteous staff handle chores such as housekeeping and meal preparation and where you are surrounded by friendly neighbours who enjoy similar interests. Now stop imagining and plan for the retirement lifestyle you deserve at The Boulton Retirement Community in River Heights, designed for those seeking independent living with support services. Visit www.theboulton.ca.
Will & Estate
Lawyers
of Winnipeg
WILL & ESTATE LAWYERS OF WINNIPEG
At Will & Estate Lawyers of Winnipeg, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service possible. We understand that creating a will can be a confusing process and, with more than 40 years of combined legal experience, we are confident in
our ability to answer any question you may have. We take the time to listen to your needs and ensure that you are comfortable with
every step. For more information, call (204) 989-4236.
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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Assiniboine Credit Union www.assiniboine.mb.ca
IBC
Kiwanis Chateau www.kiwanischateau.ca
IFC
Canadian Footwear 204-944-7460
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Manitoba Government Adoption Records
www.manitoba.ca/adoptionrecords
OBC Casinos of Winnipeg www.mbll.ca
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Crystal Properties www.crystalproperties.ca
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Prairie Theatre Exchange www.PTE.mb.ca
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Fehr-Way Tours www.fehrwaytours.com
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Riverwood Square 204-594-1267
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Foot Care for Seniors 204-837-6629
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Royal Canadian Mint www.mint.ca
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Fred Douglas Place www.freddouglasplace.com
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The Boulton Retirement Community www.theboulton.ca
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Greencrest Pharmacy www.greencrestrx.com
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Will & Estate Lawyers of Winnipeg 204-989-4236
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