Sat, Oct. 28 from 9 am - 4 pm

A must for kitchen staff and dining room attendants but worthwhile for anyone who handles food. You will learn about:

  • illnesses
  • personal hygiene and health
  • serving food
  • food protection and preparation
  • receiving and storing food safely
  • ware washing and storage methods

Students must attend all class hours.

Textbook and certificate are included in the cost of tuition. Certificate issued by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Course Code: QFOO 001 F23R70

Instructor: Michael Nguyen

1 session

Fee: $99 + $30 lab fee

Pre-registration required by: Fri, Oct 13, 2023

Location: on-campus

Register for FoodSafe Level 1

Fri, Nov. 3 from 6 - 10 pm and Sat, Nov. 4 from 8 am - 4 pm

This course is designed to prepare students for the on-highway air brake endorsement (Code 15). It is also required if you want to drive an RV, small truck, or bus with air brakes. The primary purpose of the course is to build, demonstrate, and test a modern air brake system, giving students an interactive experience and clear understanding of how the system works with the audio and visual aid of a fully-functional air brake board. You will learn the benefits and safety measures air brakes provide for heavy vehicles. This course includes eight (8) hours of theory, four (4) hours of practical training, and a pre-trip vehicle inspection.

Prerequisite: A valid BC driver’s license (minimum "N").

If you want to pre-read, you should pick up the "Driving Commercial Vehicles" Manual from any ICBC or local driver's license office and skim chapters 8 and 9.

Successful participants must pass a written exam, taken at the driver’s licensing office, and qualify on the practical Air Brake Pre-Trip exam, conducted on site on the last day of the course. The ICBC exam must be written within 90 days of course completion, resulting in Air-Brake Endorsement on your current class of license. The ICBC exam fee is not included in the price of the course.

Course Code: QAIR 002 F23R70

Instructor: 1st Class Driving School

2 sessions

Fee: $490 + GST

Location: on-campus

Register for ICBC Certified Air Brakes course 

Tues, Sept. 26 - Dec. 12 from  10 - 11 am

The Yoga for Healthy Movement program welcomes people of all ages and experience levels. Each class will be a gentle practice, with a focus on deep relaxation, body awareness, and movement paired with the breath to support our natural range of motion. We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Please bring a water bottle, a small blanket or towel, and a yoga mat. If you don't have a yoga mat one can be provided. Try to arrive 5 minutes early to give yourself enough time to set up.

Jessica Ellen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 with 200+ additional training hours and is currently a student of Therapeutic Yoga with Ajna Yoga in Victoria, BC.

Course Code: PYOG 001 F23R70

Instructor: Jessica Ellen

12 sessions  

Fee: $115 + GST

Seats are limited

Location: on-campus

Register for Yoga for Healthy Movement

Thurs, Sept. 28 - Nov. 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

It is possible to have a more peaceful world to live in than we have today. Peace to the world requires more action now! 

Racism is a real problem that has impacted, and continues to impact, real victims around the world. It needs real people who will take real actions to get real results. We all need peace. Peace is dynamic not static, which means that we may move with peace wherever we go while peace also remains where we were. Therefore, we need to be reminded about peace every day by honouring diversity.

This course was created after scrupulous observation of wars and other conflicts and troubles in the world, in which discrimination (including racial discrimination) is found to be a backbone. If prevention is better than cure, then the best treatment of a disease is to successfully manage the cause, not the symptoms.

During this course, you will learn to understand, by interacting, that racial discrimination is real. All peoples have been victims of and committed racism. All races and colours matter, and nothing is more beautiful than diversity. At the end, participants will be able, as they may want to, to become activists for peace.

Your instructor, Dieudonné Mugeni has lived in Powell River since 2019. He is a registered Medical Doctor in Congo (DRC) and is in the process of getting his medical credentials recognized by the Medical Council of Canada. Passionate about education, Dieudonné has 3 years of teaching experience at the High School of Medical Techniques (equivalent to post-secondary nursing schools) in Congo, and at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Center in Windhoek as a French tutor. Currently, he is tutoring at the French Club of Powell River (Club Bon Accueil), and since 2019 he has been an Education Assistant and an uncertified Teacher on Call (French language support) for School District 47. Dieudonné, who was born and raised in a conflict zone where war was endemic, is also an author and an activist for peace. As a guest speaker at the Powell River Recreation Complex Arena, he offered gentle insights into the discussion of a possible name change for Powell River.

Honouring Diversity has been presented at the Powell River Philosophers’ Café and Brooks Secondary School. Both had a massive participation, and the presentation at Brooks was warmly welcomed by the staff and students.

Course Code: HDIV 001 F23R70

Instructor: Dieudonné Mugeni 

6 sessions

Fee: $175 + GST

Location: on-campus

Register for Honouring Diversity for Peace

Wed, Oct. 18 - Dec. 6 from 5 - 8 pm

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium with a wide variety of applications. This course is for those who have painting experience and wish to improve their understanding of acrylic techniques in representational or expressive styles. Examples of the instructor's art and the work of other painters will be discussed. This is a hands-on, technique-driven exploration of the painting process by a teacher who can explain and demonstrate tight, controlled rendering as well as a broader, more painterly, approach. All subject matters are welcome but painters of the landscape will find this class particularly invaluable.

Please bring samples of your work or influences.

Materials list will be available at registration.

Course Code: ACRY 003 F23R70

Instructor: Rick Cepella

8 sessions

Fee: $270 + GST

Seats are limited

Location: on-campus

Register for Advanced Tools and Techniques of Acrylic Painting

Wed, Oct. 11 - 25 from 6:30 - 8 pm

Through guided reading and discussion, we will explore the fascinating origins of human artistic behaviour based on evolutionary theories, psychology and neuroscience. This is an introductory course and requires reading 1 hour of material prior to each session. The instructor will provide the material.

Sandra Lopez is a visual artist originally from Bogota, Colombia, who is drawn to the beauty of nature and fascinated by the mysteries of human culture and art. Sandra pursued a Master's degree in Philosophy of Art which deepened her understanding of the intricate connection between our innate nature and artistic expression. Her art work can be viewed at Sandra Lopez.

Are you interested in learning more about this course? Join Sandra for a short information session by Zoom. Bring your questions and your curiosity on Wed, Sep 27 from 6:30 to 7 pm. Email Xochitl Hernandez at or call 604.485.8053 to register. Once you are registered, you will receive a meeting invitation by email.

Course Code: ANAH 001 F23R70

Instructor: Sandra Lopez

3 sessions

Fee: $80 + GST

Seats are limited

Location: on-campus

Register for Introduction to Natural History of Art

Thurs and Fri, Oct 26 and 27 from 8 am - 4:30 pm

Be an important part of a construction team by training as a Traffic Control Person (TCP) to WorkSafe BC standards. Get the basic knowledge and skills required to perform traffic control for construction, maintenance and utility work in BC. To date, this is the only approved TCP training course for all roads in BC. Bring 6-inch-high CSA-approved steel-toed boots and all-weather clothing. All other safety equipment, manuals and materials supplied. Certificate issued by BC Construction Safety Alliance.

Course Code: QFLG 002 F23R70

Instructor: Liz West

2 sessions

Fee: $445

Location: on-campus

Register for Traffic Control Person

Tues, Oct. 10 - 31 from 4 - 6 pm

Every day we are bombarded with media content, whether it be on the TV news, radio, online, or print. Our brains are constantly having to process and filter messages about the world around us through images, videos, and words at a faster rate than ever before. Unfortunately, the speed at which the media technologies are evolving are much faster than the time needed to understand how they work, leading to challenges with decreasing mental health, addiction, extremism, and a lack of social cohesion. In this course we are going to introduce some basic tools to engage with media mindfully, so that we can feel empowered media savvy citizens.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how media is made and how we are vulnerable to media messaging
  • Develop a critical lens to analyze any media content we consume
  • Understand and experience what mindfulness is and how it can improve our relationship to technology/media
  • Have practical mental and digital tools to use on our mindful media journey
  • Have more digital and media literacy skills

Michael Newman is a TV personality, journalist, and certified Mindfulness Facilitator through The Calm Monkey. In his previous role as Community Reporter at Global BC, he showcased the things bringing people together in British Columbia — from community events to non-profit initiatives. Previous to that, he spent many years as host of New Mexico True Television, a documentary travel show showcasing communities around New Mexico. His time there earned him multiple Regional Emmy awards.

In addition to his media career, Michael has been practicing mindfulness and many other forms of meditation for over 15 years and uses his practice as a foundation to how he relates to people and tells their stories. Michael’s overall mission is to use his relatable personality and mindful presence to create transformational media as a platform to entertain, inspire, and connect people to new ideas and perspectives. Michael brings an authenticity and genuine curiosity to his work, and through that, he strives to capture people's essence through the art of conversation.

Course Code: MDIM 001 F23R70

Instructor: Michael Newman

4 sessions

Fee: $115 + GST

Location: on-campus

Register for Intro to Media Mindfulness