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September 2018

Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Beginner

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Curiosity in Chinese culture and Mandarin are all you need to join this beginner class. This course is for students of any background! Come to Ms. Gong's class with a binder and a pen. She will provide useful class handouts. By the end of this course, you will be able to greet others, introduce yourself and handle basic daily conversation in authentic Mandarin! You will be able to count numbers in Mandarin, identify Chinese currency, know famous Chinese cities /…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Intermediate

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you've already mastered Pinyin (the Chinese Phonetic system), you can now brush up your Mandarin conversational skills. In this class, you will build up your vocabulary and learn common expressions for daily living. You will learn the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar. Ms. Gong will teach you numerous synonyms and antonyms. Also, cross-culture training will help you to understand Chinese traditions, taboos, preferences and festivals. You will be taught how to handle various special situations, for example…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Advanced

September-20 to December-6, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

"Ni hao!" By adding on more popular "spices" to your Mandarin skills such as idioms, slangs and wise expressions, you'll gain much more confidence in handling Mandarin conversations deeply and widely. You will also become a lot more familiar with Mandarin grammar and phrases. This class will polish you so that you sound like an expert Mandarin speaker. If you have an interest in learning Chinese characters you will have the opportunity to do so in this class! $19.05 drop…

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October 2018

Puppy Basic Obedience

October-2 to October-30, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Hobby room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Basic obedience for puppies includes basic behaviour and commands as well as discussion of puppy issues such as housetraining and mouthing. Please check with your own vet to ensure your puppy may be safely registered. Adult registration only (family members may accompany registered adult). For more information contact Brenda at 604-224-2269 or email brenda@ callingalldogs.org.

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Visual Thinking and Visual Creativity

October-20 to October-20, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

How does an artist draw art to communicate complex mental abstractions in a concrete and meaningful way that expresses a message to the outside world? Creativity depends on the joint engagement of two types of cognitive processes, ;namely mind-wandering and the control of attention. This workshop is committed to reflection as an integral part of visual thinking and even to peek into the mindset of another individual. The visual artist, Leanne M. Christie will take the challenge to continue this…

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