Encore Education Centre
146 Chevrier Ave.,
Cornwall, ON K6H 1S1
Information & registration - 613-937-1525
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Please note that all session dates as listed in the Spring program are tentative and are subject to postponement or cancellation due to developing circumstances. For updated information on the status of all courses listed in the program, please email us at
encore@bellnet.ca or phone 613-937-1525 (you may need to leave a message, but we will get back to you). Thank-you

SPRING 2020 Program Listings:

01-SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL “MAGIC” INSIDE YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
A look into the features, functions and advances that are incorporated into almost every digital camera with an emphasis on the newer technologies. Facilitator Tom Cooper will guide you using easy to understand terms. What is the technology in simple terms? Why would you want to know it? When would you use it (or not use it)? Where would you find it on your own camera? And, how do you set it up on your camera? Students should bring along digital cameras to benefit from this hands-on workshop and ensure your camera’s battery is charged and memory card installed. NOTE: This workshop is not intended for iPhone, iPads, Android or similar devices.
Monday, April 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20

02-HOT TOPICS
For many years Hot Topics has offered an opportunity to present and discuss ideas and events of interest. Join us and bring your ideas and concerns to the discussion. Not a formal debate with winners and losers; but a moderated open discussion between members of our community. Subjects are chosen by the members. Registrations are limited to 16 in order to guarantee every member an opportunity to speak on every topic. New ideas and voices are welcome. Dave Holford, Elaine Kennedy
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, April 7-May 12
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $65
(6 sessions)

03-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
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, April 8-May 13
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $65
(6 sessions)

04-BREWING UP A STORM’
The craft beer industry is very popular today and home brewing is also becoming a popular hobby. This course will explore some of the history and politics of beer brewing and will also provide a brief overview of the brewing process. Sandra Whitworth
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20

05-CORNWALL ARTS & CULTURE CENTRE:
This session will provide a look at where we’re coming from and where we’re going. It’s been a long journey on a winding road but a home at 159 Pitt Street is in sight. At this address, and with the right programming, the arts centre will be the anchor of a revitalized downtown. Elaine MacDonald, Rose Desnoyers, Katie Burke
Thursday, April 9, 9:30 to11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave, Room 122
Cost: $20

06-WORKING WITH EXCEL SPREADSHEETS MADE EASY
This course is for beginners or complete novices of MS Excel spreadsheets. We will teach you how to create spreadsheets for managing your personal expenses, to create budgets and record data. You will also learn how to generate charts and you will see the power of entering simple formulas into spreadsheets of any type. We have hands-on exercises throughout the course and easy to understand hand-outs of all the subjects we cover. Hans Schutz, Jack Seguin. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is required.
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, April 9-30
St. Lawrence Secondary School, 1450 2nd St. E., Room 12
Cost: $55
(4 sessions)

07-ASK YOUR PHARMACIST-DIABETES & TELEMEDICINE

Diabetes: Defining what it is and the different types. The pathophysiology of diabetes (eg. how it adversely effects the body). Treatment options in terms of lifestyle changes including diet and exercise strategies, different types of medications to treat diabetes and new advances in treatment. Blood sugar testing and monitoring with a special focus on the new glucose monitoring systems. Managing complications from diabetes and support systems available for people with diabetes including financial assistance.
Telemedicine: Defining what Telemedicine is and the technology surrounding it. How it came to be developed and what its current role is in the healthcare system. How our Telemedicine clinic is setup and how we came about developing it. Future trends in healthcare with respect to Telemedicine.
Bryan Haley, Pharmacist Owner, Ingleside & Long Sault Pharmacies, Certified Diabetes Educator
Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

08-ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM
In this session, Daniel Livermore looks at the phenomenon of Islamic Fundamentalism and assesses how best to deal with this issue as a foreign policy issue. He will then look at the extremist variations of Islamic Fundamentalism, and examine some of the Canadian cases that have made headlines since the events of 9/11. He will look at the US War on Terror as a reaction gone wrong, a case of using the wrong tools against the wrong adversary. The presentation will be an attempt to blend the requirements of foreign policy with the needs of domestic policy, while asking a fundamental question: why did the War on Terror go so horribly wrong?
Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

09-LIFE AFTER LIVING
This presentation looks at evidence from Near Death Experiences (NDEs) compiled by the NDE Research Foundation as well as the remarkable story of neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander in his best-selling book “Proof of Heaven”. David Rawnsley, the Quantum Messenger, shows how this evidence is supported by Quantum Science if one follows the Goswami Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics where consciousness and not matter form the fundamental building blocks of our reality.
Thursday, April 16, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

10-EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES
The Camino de Santiago, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a network of pilgrimage routes converging on the shrine of Saint James the Greater in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in northwestern Spain. The Camino Francés was traditionally the main route of this most important Christian pilgrimage during the Middle Ages. Thousands over the centuries have followed it as a path for spiritual growth, as penance, or to earn a plenary indulgence. By the 1980s pilgrims had dwindled to a few hundred per year, but in the last generation its resurgent popularity has attracted well over 300,000 annually. Murray Barkley
Thursday, April 16, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

11-WE’RE NOT AS RATIONAL AS WE THINK WE ARE!
This course will provide a fun look at the many ways our thinking is distorted and how we delude ourselves to protect our self-image. Over the years, psychologists have used the scientific method to better understand how humans think. They’ve discovered that we all have cognitive biases and we use mental shortcuts to solve problems but these shortcuts often lead us astray. And sometimes we change our beliefs to align with our previous behavior rather than admit we were wrong. All in all, we’re far from being rational creatures but maybe knowing more about these fallacies of thought will keep us from falling prey to these misguided ways of thinking in the future. Louise Jarrold
Monday, April 20, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

12-DE-MYSTIFYING SELF-PUBLISHING

Our Write It Now (WIN) program continues to enable a number of its participants to complete the writing of their life stories. Some have converted their manuscript into a book and, somehow, self-published it. Others remain confused, uncertain and somewhat ‘stuck in the mud’ about it all. Come hear
Wendy Grant, Owner & President, City Press, Cornwall and WIN’s Wayne Barnett, Kingston draw on their knowledge and experience as printer and author/self-publisher to help you get unstuck, decide what’s best for you and get traction back in your writing life.
Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

13-MANKIND’S EVOLVING UNDERSTANDING OF GOD
Mackie Robertson
is a retired farmer, amateur historian, wood worker, and a 30 year lay minister with the United Church of Canada. A member of Toastmasters International, he speaks often on historical subjects, has conducted over 2000 church services in more than 100 different churches. This particular presentation will offer his personal ideas on mankind’s evolving understanding of God, and that (God to man) relationship we see changing over more than 10,000 years. There will be time allowed for participation of all who wish to discuss their own ideas.
Monday, April 27, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

14-WHO WON THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-39?
The biggest cover-up during the war and Franco's entire dictatorship, 1939-1975. Hitler. My home town. The Book of San Marcos: a personal testimony by a journalist prison survivor. Nazis. Goering. Von Richtofen. Photographs of German military parades on Spanish streets. Personal homage from Franco to Hitler's fighters in Spain. The Nazi destruction and civilian massacre of the beautiful Basque town of GUERNIKA, April 1937, immortalized by Picasso in his famous mural GUERNIKA (3.49m X 7m). Since Franco's death, Picasso's mural, donated to Spain, is now on permanent exhibition at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. GUERNIKA is a tragic reminder of the horrors of war. Pilar Barkley
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

15-THINK SPRING!
Enjoy a walk about tour of Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre and see what we have growing! In the greenhouses we will see all the young flower and vegetable  plants that are growing and learn about the various stages of development as well as plant a young seedling to take home! Lots of time for questions and answers on gardening, landscaping and waking up your garden for 2020! Since we are going inside and outside please dress in layers. Diane Lunan
Thursday, April 30, 10:00 am to Noon
Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre, 6864 Orchard Road, South Glengarry
Cost: $20

16-DO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS MATTER?
International institutions like the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO) are often in the news,  but have you ever wondered what these institutions do and whether they matter? This course will explore the creation of these institutions in the post World War II period, the problems they were created to address, and some current issues. Sandra Whitworth
Friday, May 1, 1:00 to 3:00 pm date revised to Friday, May 15, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

17-ART OF LUTHIERY (GUITAR MAKING)
Unless you are a musician, most people would not know this craft. Ask a violinist, a guitarist, or a cellist. They would easily say, ‘luthiery’ is the art of constructing and repairing stringed instruments and has been around since the early 16th Century. Frederick Leroux is a ‘luthier’ (guitar maker). Where would the Glengarry Fiddlers be without him? His unique skill was demonstrated on the Ottawa TV program, Regional Contact. Treat yourself to a visit of Frederick’s studio as he explains how he makes beautiful music possible, and listen as he plays a tune or two on his favourite instruments.
Monday, May 4, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
18330 County Rd. 43, Apple Hill, Ontario
Cost: $20

18-CORNWALL'S HOUSE OF REFUGE;
Cornwall’s Little Historian, Sara Lauzon, will be back to uncover more of Cornwall’s past. During this session we will discuss the history of Cornwall's House of Refuge. We will talk about the building's early history, stories about the people who resided there, as well as information regarding the building’s other uses: St. Michael's Academy/Nursing Home. Discussion will be supplemented with photographs and a PowerPoint presentation.
Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

19-WRITING HISTORY RIGHT
Maggie Wheeler
, the Seaway Valley’s Queen of Crime, shares her experiences with and process for bringing history to life on the page. Learn the basics of working with setting, characters and plot within the added challenge of an historical framework. Wheeler will top off with a brief sample from her new book set for launch later this year—All Will Fall Together
Wednesday May 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20

20-SPRING TIME AT COOPER MARSH
Come and examine life in Cooper Marsh as Spring time blooms and migratory birds and other animals start to become active for the Summer season. Bring your binoculars and/or camera and take a slow walk in nature. You may also wish to bring a lunch to picnic after the tour. Participants are advised to wear walking or hiking shoes. Mike Chegrinec
Thursday, May 7, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Cooper Marsh Visitor Centre, 20020 County Rd 2, Lancaster
Park your car at the parking lot, as you get off County road # 2. Walk to the visitor Centre, and enter; that’s where we’ll meet
Cost: $20

21-UNDERSTANDING APPS THAT COME WITH YOUR IPAD
This four session course will take a detailed look at some apps such as Notes, Messages, Mail, Contacts, Safari, App Store, Camera, Photos and others as time permits including related sections of the Settings app. There will be opportunities for hands-on exercises.  Basic knowledge of the iPad is recommended.
Marc Schaefer
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, May 7-28
St. Lawrence Secondary School, 1450 2nd St. E., Library Room
Cost: $55
(4 sessions)

22-A PHYSIOTHERAPY EXPERIENCE
Join me, Shannon Marion, Registered Physiotherapist, on a Physiotherapy experience. A chair movement class, a mindfulness practice and some education about aging, pain and life. All questions welcome!
Friday, May 8, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20


23-BRITISH HOME CHILDREN
During the years 1869 to 1939, in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, more than 100,000 youngsters, aged from 4 years to 14 years, were sent from Britain to Canada to work as farm labourers or domestics. These youngsters were known as the British Home Children. Their stories will be revealed by John and Jan Milnes, co-authors of two books that follow 3 boys and 3 girls, all British Home Children, as they leave their homeland to settle in Canada.
Wednesday, May 13, 1.00 to 3:00 pm
Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122
Cost: $20