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Fall 2022 Program Listing Information

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Table of Contents

01-HISTORY OF RUSSIAN WARS

This course will provide a better understanding of Russia and its origins. We will begin with Russia’s entrance into the First World War, followed by the Russian revolution in 1917. Focus will then move to the period between the two World Wars, followed by Russia’s involvement in the Second World War. The Cold War including the war in Afghanistan will then be examined.  The course will conclude with the present war in Ukraine.

Facilitator:

Michel Billette

Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Sept. 27-Oct. 18

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $55 ( 4 sessions )

02-HOT TOPICS – WHAT DO YOU THINK!

The way politics, finance, health care, education, etc. are going, you must have some thoughts you would like to share. 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. Topics are chosen by the members. Not a formal debate with winners and losers; but a moderated open discussion between members of our community. Registrations are limited in order to guarantee every member an opportunity to speak on every topic. New ideas and voices are welcome. Dave Holford, Elaine Kennedy

Facilitators:

Dave Holford, Elaine Kennedy

Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Oct. 4-Nov. 22

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $80 ( 8 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 grandchildren. 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.

Facilitator:

Mary Thibeault

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Sept. 28-Nov. 16

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $80 (8 sessions )

04-MEMORIES: THE SUM TOTAL OF WHO WE ARE

There are three basic types of memory, sensory memories, short-term memories and long-term memories. Then there are the unusual kinds of memory like flashbulb memories or repressed memories. We will look at what is known about these types of memories as well as talking about ways to improve your memory. And we’ll also look at forgetting and why it does or does not happen, as in PTSD.

Facilitator:

Louise Jarrold

Monday, Oct. 3, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

05-THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR, 1337-1453: THE NEVER-ENDING STRUGGLE

Forget most of what you know about the Hundred Years War: Crécy, Poitiers, Agincourt  —  the Black Prince, Henry V, Joan of Arc  —  It wasn’t a hundred years; it wasn’t a single war; and it was only nominally over the disputed succession to the French throne.  In essence, it involved more English jealousy of France’s riches and English greed for plunder on all levels.  With technological innovations, the image of medieval chivalry faded and the reality of total war supplanted it, leaving France despoiled and England bankrupt.  Eventually national identities and centralized governments grew stronger in both countries as they gradually rose to global powers.

Presemter:

Murray Barkley

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

06-CANADIAN CENTENNIAL CANOE PAGEANT

In 1967, the Voyageur Canoe Pageant was held, known as “World’s Longest Canoe Race”. The story begins at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and ends at Expo ‘67, Montreal, Quebec. They paddled and portaged approximately 3,283 miles. This presentation will cover a brief history of the concept, composition of the teams, testing of equipment, fitness requirements, and stories from a member of the New Brunswick Team. This will be illustrated with a variety of photos, videos, and testimonials taken throughout the race.

Presenter:

Gerry Duguid

Friday, Oct. 14, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $15

07-AGEING SAFELY AT HOME. YES, YOU CAN!

(Based on the book ‘Ageing Safely in the Home of Your Choice’ by Jean-François Pinsonnault). Do you want to remain in your chosen residence for as long as possible? Are you an adult child concerned about the safety and comfort of your parents/grandparents? This presentation will highlight ideas, suggestions, and tips for identifying, eliminating or mitigating potential tripping situations that may cause falls.

Presenter:

Jean-François Pinsonnault

Monday, Oct. 17, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

08-GAUDÍ’S BELOVED BARCELONA

ANTONI GAUDÍ : the man, a passionate Catalan, architect, dreamer, genius. A life dedicated to architecture. His work. His legacy. His gifts to Barcelona: photographs and descriptions of his works. Casa Vicens. Palacio Guell. Park Guell. Casa Batlló. Casa Milá. Casa Calvet. His masterpiece: The Sacred Family Cathedral in Barcelona. Did he create an architectural style? Did he leave other signature buildings in the Spanish country?

Presenter:

Pilar Barkley

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

09-DEALING WITH SCIATICA

Sciatica- what is it and how do I get rid of it?  Have you or someone you know suffered from sciatica?  Chances are you do and you know how severe it can be.  Join Shannon Marion Registered Physiotherapist and Meghan Cafferky Therapeutic Pilates Instructor and learn about this crippling problem and the movements you can do to make it temporary.

Facilitators:

Shannon Marion, Meghan Cafferky

Friday, Oct. 21, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

10-IN SEARCH OF ONE'S GERMAN ANCESTRAL ROOTS:

THE PALATINE LOYALIST PIONEERS OF STORMONT AND DUNDAS COUNTIES

The World We Have Lost: or, How the “Palatine” German Loyalists from the valleys of the Rhine and the Neckar in southern Germany came to the valleys of the Hudson and Schoharie and Mohawk on the frontier of colonial New York.  And following the American Revolution they, perhaps surprisingly, became the largest single group of original Loyalist settlers in the St. Lawrence valley, especially in the later counties of Dundas and Stormont!  Why did they emigrate to the Thirteen Colonies?  Why did so many remain loyal during the Revolution and migrate to Upper Canada?  And what became of them?

Presenter:

Murray Barkley

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

11-THE ACCORDION

Accordion player Robert Taylor will firstly provide some history of the accordion and discuss some of the different types. He will then demonstrate the various parts and provide an explanation of how tuning is done. Robert will then play some of the tunes he has performed for many years with the Brigadoons and lately at various seniors’ residences. These will be mainly Scottish and Irish tunes along with some well-known sing-a-longs for the audience.

Presenter:

Robert Taylor

Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

12-COVID 19 INFORMATION SESSION

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has taken a tremendous toll globally. The session will deal with these issues. Symptoms of COVID 19 and how to differentiate between COVID19 and the flu. What to do when contracting the virus and the new paxlovid treatment for it. Vaccines rollout and new vaccines. Vaccine effectiveness and safety. Vaccine impact- how long they will prevent disease and/or infection. What is a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) sample collection and difference between RAT and PCR. Monkeypox; is this a new disease? What is the treatment? Does the vaccine work? Who is at risk and why is WHO concerned about it?

Presenter:

Tony Megala, Pharmacy manager and owner Sydney’s Drug Mart

Friday, Nov. 4, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

13-MADAGASCAR- CAN A DEVELOPMENT PROJECT EVOLVE INTO A SUSTAINABLE ENTITY?

This presentation will look briefly at the current situation at our Tenaquip School in Madagascar, built by the Madagascar School Project, to offer an education to those children who would otherwise never go to school. We’ll look at our efforts to kindle community-led development, and the surprising method we’ve found that is giving them the tools to create their own future.  Now, the task is to mentor in a way that supports their ideas, the mistakes they’ll inevitably make, and their successes on the road to self-sufficiency.

Presemter:

Kathy Lucking, founder Madagascar School Project

Friday, Nov. 4, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

14-A HISTORICAL LOOK AT THE CORNWALL POLICE

Take a trip back in time to the early days of policing in Cornwall. Learn about the early Chief Constables, who they were and where they came from. Revisit the tragic morning of September 6th, 1892 when Town Constable John Robert Davey was murdered by a drifter and the swift justice of an era that hanged convicted murderers at the foot of Pitt Street. Concluding with the creation of a new city of Cornwall Police in 1957, meet the new chief who took charge of the Town and Township police. And a brief look at the challenges faced by the men and women of current day policing in Cornwall.

Presenter:

Thom Racine Retired Sergeant Cornwall Police Service

Monday, Nov. 7, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

15-HABITS: WHY WE DO THE THINGS WE DO

Habits make up more than 40% of our daily lives and are essential to our well-being but can also cause serious harm as when we have a drug or gambling addiction. We’ll look at how habits form and how they can be changed and at the neurological underpinnings of habits. We’ll also see how big retailers use their knowledge of our habits to get shoppers to spend more.

Presenter:

Louise Jarrold

Monday, Nov. 7, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

16-BIRDING TOUR OF SOUTHERN BRAZIL

In an exciting birding tour of Southern Brazil, Elaine Kennedy and her sister are visiting the fabulous Pantanal, Amazonian rainforest, canyonlands and savanna grasslands. Elaine has wanted to visit the Pantanel for years and will relive her trip with all its twists and turns, as she shows you some of the many pictures she has taken.

Presemter:

Elaine Kennedy

Thursday, Nov. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

17-CORNWALL HISTORY

This session will provide an update on the major improvements made to the Cornwall Community Museum in 2021 and 2022, including welcoming the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada Dominion Office to the Museum and the Museum’s improved research and digitization center. We will also examine some important historical figures in our local history such as Lionel Chevrier and Mary Mack.

Presenter:

Jean-Yves Lemoine Senior Curator Cornwall Community Museum

Monday, Nov. 14, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

18-CAPE BRETON ISLAND-THE FALL OF LOUISBOURG

One of the greatest dramas in the history of Canada and indeed North America took place at the fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758. This session tells the tale of two empires, the French and the English, who clashed headlong over the drive to dominate North America. Cape Breton Island was strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the gateway to Canada and the northern part of what is now the USA. The town and the fortress of Louisbourg had a dramatic and short-lived military and social history. It’s a compelling story.

Presenter:

Duncan MacPhee

Friday, Nov. 18, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

19-FUN WITH DAVE

An exploration of the many, and strange, things people – and other animals – will do for the sheer FUN of it; along with some serious things that did not work out quite as hoped for. All presented in short videos, pictures, documents and stories with the aim to provide a, hopefully, interesting and entertaining end to the week.

Presenter:

Dave Holford

Friday, Nov. 18, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

20-BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE AND THE BATTLE OF CULLODEN

People with an interest in Scottish history know about the battle of Culloden in 1746 where the largely Scottish force was defeated by the English. They also may be aware that a fellow by the name of Bonnie Prince Charlie (also known as the Young Pretender) is connected to Culloden. Who was he? What was his role in Culloden? This conversation will include the background religious/political situation that led to this battle. It will also ask the participants to consider if this military offensive was well planned and resourced or was it destined to fail.

Presenter:

Duncan MacPhee

Friday, Nov. 25, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Encore Education Centre, 146 Chevrier Ave., Room 122

Cost: $20

 

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