Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

General Interest

FREE! Bike Maintenance Clinic • XADV 0530
Get prepared for a new year of biking. Bike enthusiast Kevin Aitken will go over some of the basics–and not-sobasics–
of bike maintenance and Marg Hohner will bring an electric bike for people to demo.

Requirements: bring your own bike to work on.
Fee: FREE! —limited seating capacity, registration required
Date:
• May 17, Thursday, 5–6:30 p.m.


FREE! Community Futures - Business Plan Workshops • XWRK 0960
Workshops will provide participants an overview of how and why a business plan needs to be completed. This is for someone who is starting a business or already operating a business. You will be given the tools on how to research and compile a business plan and cash flow. Mentorship will be provided to those who attend.

Fee: FREE!
Dates:
• Sept. 20; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Oct. 17; Tuesday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Lytton
• Mar. 1; Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Mar. 14; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Lytton


NEW! Wine Appreciation Program at Fort Berens Winery–Old World Wines • XFOO 0450
Learning how to taste wines will deepen your appreciation for wines and winemakers. Look, smell, taste–starting with your basic senses and expanding from there. You will learn how to taste wines like the pros in no time! Explore the history of Old World Wines including wines from Alsace, the Loire Valley, the Rhône Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux and North Italy. Other topics covered include; the history of wine, viticulture and viniculture, principals of technical tasting, wine service, food pairing and wine storage. Classes to be held at Fort Berens Winery, B.C.

Fee: $150
Date:
• Sept. 27–Nov. 1; Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.


NEW! Wine Appreciation Program at Fort Berens Winery–New World Wines • XFOO 0460
Learning how to taste wines will deepen your appreciation for wines and winemakers. Look, smell, taste–starting with your basic senses and expanding from there. You will learn how to taste wines like the pros in no time! Explore the history of New World Wines including wines from South Italy, Spain and Portugal, Port and Sherry, South America and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and North America. Other topics covered include; the history of wine, viticulture and viniculture, principals of technical tasting, wine service, food pairing and wine storage. Classes to be held at Fort Berens Winery, B.C.

Fee: $150
Date:
• Jan. 24–Feb. 25; Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.


NEW! Pesticide Applicators Certificate -Landscape • XHRT 0780
Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator’s certification exam for landscape general. Exam is written on the last day of classes.

Fee: $575
Dates:
• May 29–June 1; Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Landscape Drawing • XFIN 0420
Landscaping drawing using pencils, inside/ outside (plein air) sketching. This course is for beginners or those people who have previously taken drawing/ painting classes.

Instructor: William Mathews
Fee: $145 plus up to $25 for supplies
Maximum: five people
Dates: • Sept. 17–Oct. 15; Sundays, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 8)


Acrylic Oil Painting Beginner/ Intermediate • XFINE 0440
Learn to paint using acrylic oils. Good for people who have previously taken painting or drawing classes, or those wanting to learn.

Instructor: William MathewsFee: $150 plus $25 for supplies
Dates:
• Oct. 22–Nov. 26; Sundays, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)


Plant Grafting and Pruning
In this course you will learn to create fruit trees that can bear a variety of different fruits. Participants will get the opportunity to practice grafting and master the process by the end of class. We will also discover different pruning techniques and learn the theory of winter fruit tree pruning.
Fee: $150


Grow Your Own Organic Food
In this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn about garden planning, soil health, seed starting,
transplanting, weed management, watering and organic pest control. By the end of this course you will learn all that is necessary to start, maintain and eat from your own garden. So what are you waiting for, let’s start growing!
Fee: $300