BC Power Sports mixes sightseeing with adrenalin to yield intimate views of hard-to-reach nature spots. Trained in first aid and approved by the Canadian Safety Council, their tour guides escort riders on ATV tours through an array of British Columbia’s verdant landscapes, from the ghosts of Stave Lake’s old cedar forest to Eagle Point, where roughly 2,000 bald eagles regularly swoop into Harrison River to adopt a pet salmon. The shop also outfits guideless adventures with vehicles chosen from their fleet of ATV rentals, which includes four-by-fours such as the 2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 HO or the two-seat 2011 Polaris Ranger. Each of the ATVs requires certification to ride, which visitors can obtain during the six-hour CSC safety course taught by a CSC qualified instructor. In addition to matching riders with four-wheeled friends, the staff also splashes through the path less taken during wakeboarding and wakesurfing tours.
Crowned the Favourite U-Brew Beer & Wine by Chilliwack Times readers in 2010, Divine Wines cultivates an appreciation for wine and cocktails with gourmet homemade elixir kits. Stirrers and shakers enlist RJ Spagnols lounge-liquor caboodles to harvest 15 750-millilitre bottles of cosmopolitans, mojitos, or piña coladas blended with wine instead of hard alcohol in order to suffuse the hybrid with a complex flavour profile and to complement monogrammed cheese-wheel coasters. Divine Wine's potable workshop escorts customers through the fermentation process, which yields a 12 per cent alcohol-saturated nectar primed for stiletto-heeled martini glasses in two to three weeks. Like scented resumé paper, a signature drink reveals much about a person's personality, and whether alchemists prefer the sweet mojito medley of white rum, lime juice, and fresh mint or want to fill their coconuts with piña colada on the rocks, Divine Wine offers a full satisfaction guarantee. Instructors outfit homemade potions with corks, labels and caps, and patrons may tote their own libation vessels or purchase bottles for $1 each.
Tired of feeling unfit and unhappy with their bodies, husband-and-wife team Barry and Jana Ratzlaff decided to make a change. They registered for a fitness and weight-loss challenge, and have since revamped their physiques and lifestyles. Today, 50 and 25 pounds lighter, respectively, Barry and Jana have made it their mission to help others change their lives while having fun.
To that end, their mostly outdoor fitness facility spans 10 acres of cedar forest. But the natural expanse is more than idyllic hiking grounds. Twenty challenges obstruct winding, wooded trails, through which Barry and Jana lead small groups in flipping heavy logs, balancing on cedar beams, scaling rope walls, and outrunning beavers. When the weather isn’t ideal, they bring their fitness expertise indoors to their fully stocked studio for one-on-one personal-training programs, which can include weight-training, cardio counseling, and nutrition planning.
After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile.
But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
The Adobe- and Microsoft-certified instructors at Photo Art Studio prepare pupils for careers in graphic design, web development, and photography during 14-hour certification programs. The digital photography course drills novices in handling and cleaning their cameras, regulating light, and convincing jumping beans to hold still for track-team portraits. During Adobe Photoshop classes, students survey the program's myriad manipulation and touch-up options by applying such flourishes as modified hues and formatted text over their own compositions. Other courses in software such as Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver focus on animation, image design, and web development respectively. The studio also hosts in-depth classes on Microsoft Office software to instill practical administrative skills.
Bartending Schools Online broadcasts a wealth of helpful video-based lessons and interactive quizzes in an easy-to-use online format, boosting the barkeeping skills and job prospects of students all over the world. Pupils study their way through 50 drink-recipe clips and 14 lessons, tracking their progress through helpful games and challenging timed quizzes. Intuitive tools and supplements breathe life into bartending careers—helping clients craft professional portfolios with resumé-creation tools—and finally make juggling cool with bottle-tossing flair lessons.