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I STUDY HERE! You are invited to enter this Contest to win.

Entry deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00 midnight (PST)
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Building Service Worker Program
April 5 – May 3, 2017 – Powell River

From general custodial services in schools, hospitals, and offices to more specialized work in areas such as hotel housekeeping, the Building Service industry is looking for trained and knowledgeable cleaning personnel. This four-week program will prepare you with the practical skills and technical knowledge for successful employment as a custodial worker
What will the participants gain from this course? These courses are designed to enhance participants in successfully entering/re-entering the workforce. Graduates of the program secure employment in entry-level custodial positions in school districts, hospitals, other institutions, hotels, offices, and industrial settings. Upon successful
completion, students will receive certificates in the following:
 Worksafe – Preventing and Investigating Musculoskeletal Injury
 Occupational First Aid – Level 1
 Building Service Worker Certificate

Click the following links for detailed information about Building Service Worker program and eligibilty criteria and the prescreening application form or contact the Client Services Coordinator at 250-740-6579 or 250-740-6163 or Email at


Tourism Studies Diploma


Two-year Tourism Studies Diploma
in beautiful Powell River,

British Columbia, Canada
Dual credentials = the best of two worlds



Aboriginal Student/Teacher Education Awards

Application forms for 2017 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria are found on the Society’s NEW website at The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.
For more information, visit the Society’s website at or contact us at or by phone (toll-free) at 1-844-478-4645.


Philosopher's Cafe

The Philosopher’s Café is a weekly get-together to talk about issues at a somewhat more philosophical level, where the range of topics might include justice, politics, ethics, the place of technology in modern life, the role that drama, music and narrative play in the understanding of the human condition, religious belief, ideology, utopia and dystopia, climate change, etc. Those participating might suggest other topics of interest, but must be prepared to risk their opinions, ideas, perspectives, theories or prejudices in a public forum. Each get-together will begin (as all philosophy begins!) with a question.
The Philosopher’s Café is open to all. We encourage people with different
backgrounds, careers and distinct cultures to engage with each other in something like a Socratic fashion — in other words, through vigorous debate and the passionate exchange of ideas.
The only prerequisite (besides attentive listening, clear speaking and a measure of philosophical rigor) is openness to different ideas and perspectives. And don’t forget to bring your sense of humor with you!



2016 Powell River Carpentry Class

A timelapse video of this year's VIU Powell River Carpentry Students completing their House Building Project. Video created by Ben Kyle.