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  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself.

    How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

    Presentation in English with a bilingual Q&A session after the presentation.

    Présentation en anglais seulement suivie d'une session question-réponses bilingue. 

  • computer, notebook and camera on a desk

    Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grand kids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an evening of mandala dot painting where we will create a beautiful canvas. 

    All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.

  • Picture of a robber coming out of a computer

    Tuesday Mar 05, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription requise.

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Mar 05, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Le groupe de conversation en français est un programme d'apprentissge de la langue avec un professeur et un mombre minime d'étudiants de même niveau. 

    Inscription requis

    valuation du niveau de langue requis

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Mar 06, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create art in good company. 

    This series is perfect for aspiring artists, crafters who are in a rut, and anyone who suspects that a creative habit would be good for their soul. 

    We will explore our creativity using art prompts from Creativebug.

    All supplies will be provided.

  • end of life

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events. 

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Planification préalable des soins traite des décisions concernant les soins à vous prodiguer dans l’éventualité où vous seriez incapable de faire connaître votre volonté. On y aborde la façon de préparer ses directives médicales anticipées et de désigner une mandataire spéciale ou un mandataire spécial pour voir à nos soins. Des documents d’accompagnement seront fournis, notamment des feuilles d’exercices où définir et nommer ses croyances relatives aux soins de fin de vie, et les diverses options en matière de planification des soins de santé. Il y aura des discussions, entre autres sur la façon de parler à vos proches de vos volontés en matière de soins, dans l’éventualité d’une maladie ou d’un accident.

  • Typography - the art and science of written communications

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for over five hundred years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will outline the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. Then he will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.