Encore Seniors Education Centre
LEARNING… PURE FUN! Daytime courses for seniors and adults.
DAYTIME COURSES FOR MATURE ADULTS & SENIORS… No exams… No grades!
“Encore” is an award-winning program that offers daytime academic classes for adults 50 and over at the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College. No educational prerequisites. Experienced, enthusiastic instructors. An enjoyable social, educational experience.
More topics are continually being added. For more information, or to receive the detailed Encore program booklet, please call Encore at 613-937-1525 or visit the Encore website at www.encoreseniors.ca (site will open in a new window).
TENTATIVE List of Classes for Winter 2014 (subject to changes)
An opportunity to freely exchange ideas on current events and hot button issues. Not a formal debate, but an organized discussion and exchange of ideas with others in your community. Come and explore the issues which matter to you and perhaps hear other points of view! Topics will be chosen by the group based on current events. Dave Holford
WRITE IT NOW (My Life Story)
A course for ordinary people who wish to write their life stories as a gift to their children and grand-children. Our aim is not to correct spelling and grammar. We merely want writers to tell and write their stories if they so wish. Join us for a ride and share in a wonderful journey of writing. The group is there to encourage and facilitate writing in a friendly atmosphere. Mary Thibeault
WHY THE INNOCENT SUFFER
This course addresses one of the most difficult and timeless questions raised by religions, clergy, philosophers, and each one of us. If God is good, then why do the innocent suffer? Could it be that EVIL is beyond the powers of God? Is there both a good and a bad God? For those not practicing any specific religion, the question of the reality of EVIL is still an important and perplexing query. Join us in what portends to be a fascinating discussion. This course will be followed in the Fall of 2014 by a course addressing the only possible response to suffering: "Compassion and Empathy". Bernard Carriere
FICTION WRITING SERIES
This series will provide a broad overview of various writing topics. The series will begin with a discussion of terms such as beta, flash fiction, POV and voice. The participants will write a short piece on which they will practise self-editing and personal critiquing skills. The wrap up to the course will include how to prepare to submit to an agent and how to use social media for promotion. A notebook and pen or laptop should be brought to each class. Note: please charge your laptop prior to bringing it to class. Daryl Ouellette
This course is intended for participants who have no prior ( or little ) knowledge of the German language, and are interested mainly in basic “ interactive German “ to ask directions, order a meal, register in a hotel, or take a train or bus when in any of the German speaking countries. That basic structure however, will be a solid enough foundation to advance to further, more advanced studies, which will enable the student to start to read and write, view movies, listen to radio or TV programs and go shopping or visit a doctor’s office in case of medical emergencies. Harold Fues
THE HISTORY OF AVIATION
Two sessions. One will explore the development of aviation from ancient mythology to today, and in the process perhaps dispel some modern myths. The second will examine the role of Canada in the development of aviation and the special contributions this nation has made in specific areas – including bush and arctic flying and aerial photography. Dave Holford
WIND IN THE SAILS
In the past sailboat racing has not been a TV spectator sport even among sailors. Telephoto lenses distort distance, direction and speed. This is changing. TV coverage now includes computerized additions such as lines showing alternative courses, strategy and even actually seeing the wind. Sailboat racing is then becoming a TV spectator sport. This presentation explains how the wind makes a sailboat go and the fundamentals of sailboat racing, rules and strategy. David Smith
CLASSICAL GUITAR presentation
This is not a classical guitar recital. David Smith will however play pieces of music and explain what he is doing technically and what to listen for. It will be a very informal get together. David played violin and cello in amateur orchestras since childhood and for most of his life. He also played jazz guitar professionally and classical guitar for personal enjoyment.
WORLD TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Cathy and Kevin Cooper travelled abroad extensively last year on an excursion that took them around the world. The Coopers will share a slide presentation of their highlights, and discuss how they organized such an undertaking including budget, insurances, inoculations, technology, accommodations, flight arrangements, food selection, what to include in your knapsack, pitfalls, must do's, and visas.
WATER QUALITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE
In this session, participants will examine a sample of water from the river, and learn how technological innovations are used to measure water quality parameters such as turbidity, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and bacterial counts in the River Institute’s labs. They will learn how these devices work and how these measurements relate to the health of aquatic ecosystems and human health. Presented by St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
DRIVER’S LICENCE RENEWAL FOR SENIORS 80+
For seniors 80+. Do you need to refresh your knowledge for renewing your driver’s license? This session will provide an overview of what to expect for the MTO written test. Joy Seguin
Mr. Allan E. Jones, presenter of “Freedom Wears a Crown” for Encore in Spring 2012, returns this Winter with a new topic, “Champlain’s Dream” which focuses on the loss of New France to Great Britain in 1763, and follows the various "claims" of the French Canadians at that time, with a focus on the role of the Crown as a link between the French and British regimes. It aims to disprove any claim that current Quebec separatism is justified. Mr. Jones is Chairman of the Ottawa Branch, Monarchist League of Canada.
PLUS . . .
Post World War II History
Fun with Mind and Memory Games
Fun with Dave
Take 5 Years off Your Look
Provincial Government Services
Legal Issues Series
Alice Munro- a selection of her stories
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed for complete novices. We will introduce you to computer terminology and teach you the use and functions of the mouse and keyboard. There will also be an introduction into word processing and you will learn how to store your pictures, letters and documents by creating files and folders. Throughout the course we will re-enforce what you have learned by doing hand-on exercises. H. Schutz, J. Seguin, A. Collins, B. Greffe
This course will focus on how to cruise the Internet safely and how to search for and obtain useful information. You will learn to copy instructions, such as recipes e.g. from the Internet into your computer’s memory or to download pictures from specific websites. We will teach you how to find and bookmark your favorite websites. Internet security and basic virus protection will also be covered. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge required. H. Schutz, J. Seguin, A. Collins, B. Greffe
In this course we will teach you the many aspects of email, regardless of whether you use Windows Mail or a Web-based program such as Gmail e.g. You will learn how to create your own personal email address and how to send or receive emails, add attachments such as pictures or documents and create an address book with your favorite contacts. SPAM and basic email protection will also be covered. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge required. H. Schutz, J. Seguin, A. Collins, B. Greffe
PLUS . . .
Working with photoshop
Social Networks- Facebook
For more information, call
Encore Seniors at 937-1525.
Visit the ESEC web site
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