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Open House

Awards Banquet

Interlake Job & Career Fair

Power Up Course

Job Quest Workshops


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Quote of the Month

Computer Tutor

Audio-Video Conferencing

Computer Lending Library

Red River College

   Gimli Campus

Weather Conditions

Classroom Rentals

CAP Computers


Instructors Wanted!

ESL Course

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511 Robinson Ave.

Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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April 2006



Learning Centre

"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre's



April 10th, 2006

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, Manitoba

You are invited to the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre's Open House, there will be Special Announcements at 4:00 p.m.!  Come and check out our Centre! For more information call 482-2111.

2nd Annual Achievement

Awards Banquet

April 10th, 2006

5:00 p.m. Cocktails / 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards

Selkirk Inn & Conference Centre

168 Main St., Selkirk, Manitoba

We invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Achievement Awards Banquet and enjoy the success stories of the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre clients, innovative organizations and outstanding individuals. There will be a networking session before the Banquet between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.  The Keynote Speaker for the evening is Colleen Sklar, from the Selkirk St. Andrews St. Clements Library Foundation.  The tickets are $50.00 each and can be purchased at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave.  To purchase tickets or for more info please call Janice Keller at (204) 482-2111. For Sponsorship info call Karen Keppler at (204) 771-8828.

Interlake Job & Career Fair

April 11th, 2006

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Selkirk Recreation Complex Banquet Hall

180 Easton Drive, Selkirk, Manitoba

FREE Admission!   Door Prizes!

FREE Computer Draw!

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre will be hosting the Interlake Job & Career Fair. 

This Event is designed to present the Employment, Career and Educational opportunities available within the Interlake Region to the current and future workforce.

Employers, Educators and Service providers of the Interlake Region will be exhibiting and recruiting.  Click here to see Exhibitor List. 

The Keynote Speakers of the Job & Career Fair is Barbara J. Bowes (FCMC, CHRP, M.Ed) 12:00pm-1:00pm and David Zinger (B.A., M.Ed) 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Funding for this event is provided by Manitoba Advanced Education & Training.

Free Bus Service

Locations and Schedule will be posted soon

on our website!

For more information, contact Patty at (204) 785-1672 or visit the

Job & Career Fair page on our web site at: www.selkirklearningcentre.ca.




Computer Course For Women

Dates:  April 22,   April 29,  May 6  (Saturdays)

Place:  511 Robinson Ave. (Selkirk & District Learning Centre)

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost:    $40

Power Up teaches women the basics of using a computer, from turning the machine on to typing a word document to accessing the internet and sending emails.

You will be taken through the program so you can understand how to make the computer work for you.

If you are interested in Power Up call Janice at (204) 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.



Job Quest - Career Services



"Behold the turtle. It makes progress only when it sticks its neck out."

Be a turtle; stick your neck out and come to a

Job Quest workshop!

Job Quest provides free professional and confidential job search services to adults in the Selkirk & District and Northeast Interlake.  Our 6 regularly scheduled workshops will enhance your lifelong learning journey by helping you develop the essential tools and skills to access meaningful employment.

Click on each workshop title to find out more about our established workshops:

Resume Writing, Interview Preparation, Career Planning and

Job Search.  Drop by or phone (204) 482-2111 (toll free

866-482-2100) to resgister, and you are on your way! Pre-registering is a must for the workshops!

Why not take a chance and register for one of our 2 NEW workshops! 

Cover Letter Writing is a 1/2-day workshop to learn how to write a letter that responds to an ad or accompanies a resume you submit for a position you would like, but that has not been advertised.

PLAR Build Your Career Portfolio is a hands-on workshop that runs for two 1/2-days, then has scheduled optional "Portfolio Doer's group" sessions so you can work at your own pace to complete a portfolio.  This workshop really helps you clarify your career path; and, it helps you assess your present skills and knowledge, preparing you very well for an interview you will have in your future.  Most, importantly, it highlights what you can really DO for a potential employer and proves it with documented evidence you can show a potential employer at an interview.

Turtles are also notorious for being slow and steady, but winning the race!  Be a turtle!

Click Here to learn more about Job Quest Career Services.



Quote of the Month ....

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."
~Andy Rooney  



Computer Tutor

Computer Tutor is one-on-one training in the popular software titles. This training is individually tailored to your needs. You can arrange to have a one hour review of your favorite software, or a number of hours to learn something new and relate it to your job.

If you are interested in the Computer Tutor call Janice at the Selkirk & District Learning Centre (204) 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




Audio-Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District Learning Centre now has two-way audio-video capability in three classrooms. There is a plan to start remote classes with Brandon University in December 2006.  University Courses offered through the Centre could include nursing and music.

For more information call Karen Keppler, Manager, at 482-2111.



Computer Lending Library 

New for 2006!  The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre is launching a Computer Lending Library!

Mission Statement

The SDCLC sponsored Computer Lending Program is designed to encourage the use of computers by making them accessible to those who are unable to otherwise acquire them; thereby increasing their quality of life, literacy, fluency and enhancing the specialty skills that have become a requirement for more employment opportunities - even in entry-level positions.

The Computer Lending Library supplies you with a basic set of computer equipment and will also offer basic instructions for assembling and operating your computer. The training is scheduled through the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.

for more informtion or contact Janice at the Selkirk Learning Centre:

  Phone: (204) 482-2111
  Fax:     (204) 785-1316

  Email:   reception@mts.net

  Web Site: www.selkirklearningcentre.ca



Red River College - Gimli Campus

Spring 2006 Programs

  • Food Handler's Course (One Day Course) - April 20
  • Bookkeeping and Small Business Office Certificate - May 1

These courses are offered at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.

Check out the RRC-Gimli Campus OPEN HOUSE on May 17th from

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave.  Come out to check the Fall Programs!

For more information on these courses, or the Open House call (204)

642-5496 or or email gimli@rrc.mb.ca.



Weather Conditions

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre:  If the weather conditions are not suited to travel, please check with the SDCLC at 482-2111 to confirm that we are open.  There will be a recorded message to advise you if the Centre is closed and all classes and programming are cancelled.

* Alternatively, we will advise radio station CJOB of our status.

Click on the link below for CJOB's up-to-date information on cancellations CJOB.com.

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Classroom Rentals

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has furnished Classrooms and Computer Labs , which are deal for:

  • Seminars
  • Training Workshops
  • Computer Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Off-site Meetings
  • Service Group Gatherings

To view room rates please click here.

For room bookings please contact Janice at the Selkirk Learning Centre

(204) 482-2111 or email:  reception@mts.net .

Hours of Operation:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

Evening and Weekend Hours are available to be booked.



CAP Computers

Free Access to Computers

The Selkirk & District Learning Centre has 6 computers that can be used to access the internet, check emails, type out a word document, or job search.  All 6 computers have Microsoft Office '97. 

Hours of operation is Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Drop in to the Selkirk Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave., to get on a computer and cruise the information highway!




Recycle your empty printer cartridges to help us earn money! 

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre have enrolled in a wonderful new fundraising program called InkBank Cartridge Recycling.  This program offers us an almost effortless way to raise money to support our projects - and to protect our planet.  We earn money simply by recycling used printer, fax and copier cartridges that were destined for the trash.

Here's How You Can Help:

  • Save your eligible cartridges you use at home, workplace or business.
  • Ask friends, family, employers to help support our fundraising efforts.
  • Collect only eligible cartridges (All Epson cartridges are not eligible).
  • Drop off the empty cartridges to the Selkirk Learning Centre or call to arrange for pick up (204) 482-2111.
  • NOTE:  Previously recycled or remanufactured cartridges cannot be accepted.

Drop-Off Site:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB


Janice Keller

To get a list of all eligible ink cartridges click here.  For more information on InkBank, please contact Janice at the Selkirk Learning Centre:

Phone: (204) 482-2111

Fax:     (204) 785-1316

Email:   reception@mts.net



Instructors Wanted:

Do you have a skill or a hobby you would like to share with others?  We are always looking for instructors and new ideas for courses and workshops.

Call the Selkirk Learning Centre with your ideas at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.



ESL Course:

Are you interested in an ESL Course (English as a second language) .   For inquiries call the Selkirk Learning Centre at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




  1. What is a tarantella?
  2. What nests in an eyrie? 
  3. Where is Noah's Ark said to have come to rest? 
  4. Which berries are used to flavour gin? 
  5. Which chess piece can not be taken? 
  6. Which is the largest bird in Antarctica? 
  7. To which group of fish does the dogfish belong?
  8. How many more vertebrae has a giraffe in its neck than man?
  9. Which animal represents the star sign Capricorn? 
  10. What sort of material is ebony? 

Click here for Trivia answers!



Questions/Comments for the editor:

We value your feedback, please send your questions or comments to the editor of the "Learning Centre Connection" at the Selkirk & District Learning Centre, 122-511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB, R1A 1E5, or by email: reception@mts.net.




Contact Us:


Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre Inc. 

    122-511 Robinson Ave.

    Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

     Phone:  (204) 482-2111
    Fax:     (204) 785-1316

      Email: reception@mts.net 

The Selkirk Learning Centre is open Monday to Friday from

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.