Home | Contact | About us | Room rentals


In This Issue...

5th Class Power Engineer

Business Management    

Computer Fundamentals

PowerUp for Women

In Every Issue...


Job Quest 

Toastmasters Club

Computer Tutor

Audio-Video Conferencing

Computer Lending Library

Classroom Rentals

CAP Computers

It's Our World Recycling

Instructors Wanted!

Quiz of the Month...

How Observant Are You?

Joke of the


Real Canadian Eh!

Puzzle of the Month...


Quick Links:

November 2007 Calendar

December 2007 Calendar

About the Centre


Contact Us




**Adobe-Acrobat Reader is required to view pdf files**


Did a friend forward this issue of our eNewsletter?

To subscribe for your own copy of our eNewsletter

click here.



Job & Career Fair:


Achievement Awards Banquet:




511 Robinson Ave.

Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

     - map -


(204) 482-2111


(204) 785-1316



Web Site:




November 2007 



GLORIOSUS ET LIBER - Glorious and free


    Learning Centre      Connection


Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities

              5th Class Power Engineer / Building Technician

                                 Cetificate Course

                           Coming this January 2008!

This program provides comprehensive training in maintaining, operating and repairing electrical, ventilation, refridgeration and water treatment systems. You will also develop troubleshooting skills. The program provides you with the opportunity to write the Fifth Class Power Engineer Inter-Provincial Red Seal Exam.

                       Call for more information or to register 482-2111


Business Management Certificate

Call to express an interest in this program!

This program is from (NAIT) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. This demanding and intensive program has instruction that emphasizes the practical aspects of solving typical business problems by study and application of current business practices. Class activities include case studies, simulations, problem solving, computer applications, group analysis and discussions. To express your interest call 482-2111


 Power Up Computer Training for Women

Watch for our next start date in the New Year!

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.

This program is sponsored by the

Women's Directorate.

 Call 482-2111 to register.   


"Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills"

Certificate Course

November 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23

Cost: $225

This course provides the students with an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and Internet-related tools. The course also introduces the students to the internal and external hardware components necessary for the operation of the computer. Students leave the course with an understanding of the possible uses of the computer as a powerful tool and a basic set of skills necessary to operate the computer in a productive meaningful manner. Call 482-2111 to register.


  Job Quest - Career Services

482-2100 or toll free 1-866-482-2100




NOW open every Tuesday evening:

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come in to use our Resource Area,

meet with staff for your scheduled appointment,

or attend a scheduled information session!

Daytime Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed: Friday November 9, 12 & 23

Sign up for one of our "Free" Workshops:

November 1 & 2 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

November 5 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

November 6 - Job Search Workshop - 9am to 4pm

November 13 & 15 - Interview Prep Workshop - 9am to 4pm

November 16 - PLAR Portfolio ORIENTATION - 1pm to 3pm

November 19 & 20 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

November 29 & 30 - Career Planning - 9am to 4pm

Tuesday Evening Workshops:

November 6 - Resume Tips & Critique by CBC HR Manager

Gimli Location - 7pm to 9pm

November 20 - Career Cruising - 6pm to 7:30pm





Lord Selkirk Toastmasters Club #3977

"For Better Listening, Better Thinking, Better Speaking!"

Toastmasters offers a proven way to improve your communication skills. By participating in a fun and supportive Toastmasters group, you'll become a better speaker and leader and gain confidence to succeed in whatever path you've chosen in life.

We meet every other Wednesday at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre from 7pm - 9pm. It is always OPEN HOUSE! We love an audience and the coffee is free.

Our meetings for this month are November 14 & 28 at 7pm.

November 14 is Open House at the Selkirk Friendship Centre.

November 28 will be at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.

If you have any inquiries call Fred at 204-389-5985.

See the Web site http://lordselkirk.freetoasthost.org/


Computer Tutor

Computer Tutor is one-on-one training, at the Selkirk Learning Centre, 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 the Selkirk & District  Community Learning Centre at (204) 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.



Audio-Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre now has two-way audio-video capability in three classrooms. We now have classes started with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) & The University of Winnipeg.

Our first class was the Education Assistant Diploma Program / Communication Augmentation. They graduated this past September 2007 at the Aboriginal Centre. There will be new classes starting this September 2007 at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Center.

For more information call Karen Keppler, Program Manager, at (204) 482-2111.




Computer Lending Library 




Our 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.  Membership Application

for more information contact June at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre:

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

  Email:   reception@mts.net

  Web Site: www.selkirklearningcentre.ca




Classroom Rentals

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has furnished Classrooms and Computer Labs for rent, which are ideal 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 June 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 also available to be booked.



CAP Computers

Free Public Access to Computers

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

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

Drop in to the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre at 511 Robinson Avenue to get on a computer and cruise the information highway!







 "Responsible Electronics Recycling"

We take just about any kind of Electronics !

Why? Because ewaste is extremely toxic when not disposed of in an approved manner! The RER was first conceived four years ago when it was noted that electronics waste or ewaste often found its way into landfills throughout Manitoba.

You can help save our earth by recycling your old electronics!

Call the centre for more information at 482-2111



The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

now accepts all makes of cartridges !

Recycle your empty printer, fax copier cartridges and your old cell phones to help us earn money and to help save the earth!

We have joined in a new fundraiser called

                     It's Our World Recycling Logo

Helping Our Earth Stay Healthy

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 the eligible used printer, fax and copier cartridges that were destined for the trash.

We help save the earth by collecting all the ineligible cartridges that end up in our landfills.

Here's How You Can Help:

  • Save your cartridges you use at home, in the workplace or at your business.
  • Ask friends, family, employers to help support our fundraising efforts and save our earth.
  • Collect all makes of cartridges.
  • Collect old cell phones.
  • Drop off the empty cartridges and cell phones to the Selkirk Learning Centre or call to arrange for pick up (204) 482-2111.
  • NOTE:  Previously recycled or remanufactured cartridges will now be accepted.

Please drop off at:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB

Contact:  June

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 & District Community Learning Centre with your ideas at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




Quiz of the Month


How Observant are you?

Write down your answers to the following questions WITHOUT looking around or using anything on or in your desk.

  • 1. On a standard traffic light in the USA, is the green on the top or bottom?
  • 2. How many US states are there? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)
  • 3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
  • 4. What 6 colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
  • 5. What 2 letters don't appear on an American telephone dial? (No cheating!)
  • 6. What 2 numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
  • 7. When you walk does your left arm swing with, your right or left leg?
  • 8. How many matches are in a standard American pack?
  • 9. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
  • 10. What is the lowest number on the FM dial in America?
  • 11. In most of the world, which way does water go down the drain, counter- or clockwise?
  • 12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
  • 13. How many channels on an American VHF TV dial?
  • 14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?
  • 15. On a current NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?
  • 16. Which way do fans typically rotate?
  • 17. Whose face is on a current USA dime?
  • 18. How many sides does a stop sign have?
  • 19. Do English books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
  • 20. How many lug nuts are typically on a standard car wheel?
  • 21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
  • 22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
  • 23. In America, how many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
  • 25. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark typically found?
  • 26. In America, on which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
  • 27. On the back of a US$1 bill, what is in the center?
  • 28. In America, there are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
  • 29. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
  • 30. Does an American merry-go-round turn counter- or clockwise?

When you're done, click here for the answers.




Joke of the Month

Real Canadian Eh!

A Canucklehead goes into a Tim Horton's in Gander and notices there's a "Roll Up The Rim To Win" Contest going on.

So, he rolls it up and starts screaming;
       "I've won a motor home! I've won a motor home!"
       The girl at the counter says, "That's impossible.

The biggest prize is a car".
       But the person keeps on screaming,

"I've won a motor home! I've won a motor home!"
       Finally, the manager comes over and says,

"I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. You couldn't have possibly won a motor home because we didn't have that as a prize!"
       The person says, "No, it's not a mistake.

I've won a motor home!" They hand the cup to the manager and he reads..........

       "W I N A B A G E L"



Puzzle of the Month

Find and circle all of the dogs that are hidden in the grid.
The words may be hidden in any direction.
word search puzzle

spacer POINTER




 Questions/Comments for the editor:

We would like to know more about what your needs are?

We value your feedback, please send your questions or comments to the editor of the "Learning Centre Connection" at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre, 122-511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB, R1A 1E5, (204) 482-2111 or by email: reception@mts.net.



Contact Us:


Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

122 - 511 Robinson Avenue

Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 1E5


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

      Email: reception@mts.net 

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from

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