Upcoming Courses
October and November are major course months for us as we typically don't run them in January! For all the details, check out all our course offerings now on our website. Two locations to pick from - Rosslyn Hall (north side) and Burnewood Hall (south side).

Rosslyn Hall
  • Computer Introduction for non-Seniors (Oct 25, Nov 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM) $75*
  • Computer Introduction for Seniors (Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9 from 9:30-11:30 AM) $75**
  • Excel Level 1 (Oct 26, Nov 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM) $100*
  • PowerPoint Level 1 (Nov 8, Nov 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM) $100*
  • Excel Level 2 (Nov 9, 16 from 1:00-4:00 PM) $100*
  • Senior’s Intermediate (Nov 16, 23, 30 from 9:30-11:30 AM) $75**
  • Word Level 1 (Nov 22, 29 from 6:00-9:00 PM) $100*
  • Excel Level 3 (Nov 23, 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM) $100*
*     Rosslyn Community League Members receive a $25 subsidy from the Rosslyn Community League
**   Rosslyn Seniors receive a $50 subsidy from the Rosslyn Community League (for the Senior’s Courses)

Burnewood Hall
  • Computer Intermediate for Seniors Only       Nov 4, 11, 18 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    $75 or $25 for Burnewood Seniors
  • Excel Level 2  $100 + GST    Nov 4, 11, 18 from 6:30–8:30 PM
  • Internet for Moms       $50 + GST      Nov 5 from 9:00 – 12:00 PM
  • Word Tips and Tricks$50 + GST      Nov 5 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Using your Digital Camera     $50 + GST      Nov 12 from 9:00 – 12:00 PM
  • PowerPoint Tips and Tricks    $50 + GST      Nov 12 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Windows File Management    $50 + GST      Nov 19 from 9:00 – 12:00 PM
  • Home Budgeting Using Excel $50 + GST      Nov 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Need to buy the new Microsoft Office?

We now sell it on our site! There is free delivery to your door and the prices are very competitive. There's a link right on our home page to order as well as some free videos to get you started in the new version!

Community Corner

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Check out the Canadian Cancer Society's website and for lots of ways to get involved. Go for a mammogram. Buy a lottery ticket on Cash and Cars for Cancer. Order a Thingamaboob. Everyone has likely been affected by these disease in some respect, let's work together to fight it!

Something happened to me the other day that I just have to share! It probably saved me a couple hundred dollars of hiring a tech!! I was sitting on my couch with my Toshiba laptop on my lap and all of the sudden, my laptop just died! I was thinking the worst. Hard drive, power supply, screen - which expensive component has failed?

I had a bit of hope when I looked down and saw that the power lights were still on, that told me I was still receiving power. Then I turned the laptop back on but all it did is make some strange noises and the screen was completely black. I tried turning it off, waiting a few minutes, and then back on several times. Nothing was working.

I decided to use another computer to see if there might be someone "out there in Internet land" who had a brilliant solution. So I went to google.com and typed "toshiba laptop does not turn on" or something like that. Quite a few hits came up. After reading through a few, I saw that one person had suggested to take the battery out, unplug the laptop and then hold the power button for about 20 seconds. This would release any static electricity in this laptop. I thought, what the heck and tried it.

Be damned if it worked! I have never been so happy to see activity on my screen!

This also prompted me to back up my laptop as it's been awhile since I've done that. I store most of my information on another computer which gets backed up regularly but I do have a few things on my laptop that would cause me to cry if I lost!

In Closing

Please let us know if we can help you with any of your Microsoft Office training needs. We train, with or without computers,  at your site or ours, one person or 100. Just call to let us know what your requirements are!

Joanne Swensrude
Know it Sooner Computer Training

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