Personal Development in Maple Ridge

4, 8, or 12 Kids' Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Cheer Classes at Academy of Cheer Excellence (Up to 56% Off)

Academy of Cheer Excellence

Mission

C$60 C$29

Kids of all ages can tumble, flip, and chant in these classes

Four-Hour Introduction to Bartending Course for One or Two at Fine Art Bartending School (Up to 62% Off)

Fine Art Bartending School

Delta

C$125 C$55

Students receive hands-on instruction from professionals as they learn the ins and outs of bartending during four-hour classes

How-to-Care-for-Your-Car Class for Two or Four at WrenchPatrol (Up to 63% Off)

WrenchPatrol

Burnaby

C$20 C$10

Auto professional educates car owners on how to care for their vehicles with interactive classes

Two, Four, or Eight Salsa Classes for Two People at World Dance Co. (Up to 69% Off)

World Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$25

Three-time world champion Diego Sanchez and other talented instructors guide couples through eight levels of salsa

US$59 for an IT-Cloud-Certification Bundle from IT University Online (US$2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $59

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three cloud courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar Lessons at Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off) 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

One or Two 2.5-Hour Photography Workshops or Private Photo Workshop at Povazan Photography (Up to 80% Off)

Povazan Photography

Lonsdale Quay

C$250 C$59

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Vancouver commercial wedding photographer teaches beginner and intermediate portraiture techniques or private introduction courses

Photography Class for One or Two at Starting Point Photography (Up to 68% Off)

Starting Point Photography

Multiple Locations

C$200 C$79

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an instructor goes over tips, tricks, and techniques for taking great photos on iPhones, point-and-shoots, or DSLRs

One or Two Months of App-Creating Classes of Kids at Under the GUI (Up to 64% Off)

Under the GUI

Renfrew-Collingwood

C$139 C$69

Instructors teach kids 9–14 computer programming skills, demonstrating how to make games such as Angry Birds and Pokemon

C$19 for One Week of Parent/Child Art and Science Classes at Discover Sunshine Studio (C$38 Value)

Discover Sunshine Studio - Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale

C$38 C$19

Adults and parents join their child for educational classes such as fine art, painting, science, rainbow loom, or mini language session

In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class from Acorn Wealth Corporation (Up to 96% Off)

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown Vancouver

C$499 C$29

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

Beauty School Makeup Lesson for One, Two, or Three at AnaV Beauty (Up to 73% Off)

AnaV Beauty

The Electra Building

C$120 C$39

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Makeup maven Ana V imparts wisdom about the newest makeup trends as well as blush and lash application in Vancouver's largest makeup studio

C$449 for a BC Real Estate Exam Test Prep Course from Real Estate Prep (C$899 Value)

Real Estate Prep

Online Deal

C$899 C$449

Live and interactive webinars led by experienced industry professionals help students prepare for BC real estate exams

C$99 for a Four-Week Spanish Course at Hola Spanish Centre (C$335 Value)

Hola Spanish Centre

Mt. Pleasant

C$335 C$99

Native Spanish speakers offer quality instruction for all levels, needs, and interests; course materials included

One-Day Bar Chef or Wine-Tasting Program at Metropolitan Bartending School (64% Off)

Metropolitan Bartending School

Kitsilano

C$125 C$45

A superstar bartender teaches students how to mix complex cocktails after having wowed Rachael Ray with an "extreme bartending" performance

Six Months or One Year of Driving Supervision from How Do I Drive (Up to 73% Off)

How Do I Drive

Online Deal

C$120 C$39

Info gatherers keep tabs on registered vehicles, reporting any traffic violations to the vehicle’s owner or to the parents of the driver

In-Studio Boudoir Photo Shoot with Print Credit and Option for Makeup at Kari Heese Photography (Up to 64% Off)

Kari Heese Photography

Granville Island

C$250 C$89

Photography team with more than a decade’s experience captures intimate shots of lingerie-clad subjects inside a natural light studio

Four Private Beginner Piano Lessons or Introductory Music Theory Lessons at Cadenza Music (Half Off)

Cadenza Music

Richmond

C$76 C$38

Experienced musicians teach first-time pianists proper arm use and basic scales; music theory pupils explore music's structures and forms

CPR-A or Emergency First-Aid and CPR Training at Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre (Up to 51% Off)

Advanced Aquatic Leadership Training

Chilliwack

C$55 C$28

CPR training teaches rescue methods for choking and heart attacks; first-aid course deals with breathing, circulation, and wound emergencies

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Box School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

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Bisqueware-lined walls and buckets of bright paint await sparks of creativity to bring them into full-colour radiance. At Vikki's Clay Art Studio, artists first select an unfinished piece of pottery or a fused glass project-in-potentia, and then set to work with provided tools, patterns, stencils, and glazes to create their own unique piece. Expert supervision is always on hand as guests decorate pots or piece together cut glass under expert supervision. Once finished, the pieces disappear into the studio's kiln and emerge ready for pickup after about a week. Private parties let crafters socialize over glass or bisque art while testing out ideas for a set of risqué tea saucers on pals first.

24330 Fraser Hwy
Langley,
BC
CA

King George Aviation Flight School's squadron of instructors use their decades of combined experience to introduce novice pilots to the skies. Official licensing courses range from navigation and mountain flying to radio procedures or instructor ratings, and their Discovery flights give beginners a taste of the skies while proving to nonbelievers that clouds are, in fact, made of marshmallow. The school also rents its planes to pilots for day trips and sells certain models.

4981 King George Blvd
Surrey,
BC
CA

Though Tutor Doctor recognizes that every student is different, the company begins each tutoring relationship the same way. First, an educational consultant gathers information from parents, educators, and students themselves to create a full-fledged picture of their learning style, personality, and academic goals. Then, the company uses that information to pair the student with 1 of more than 100 carefully screened teachers or subject specialists to aid with current class work; prep for the SAT, ACT, and other exams; or bolster a shaky understanding of fundamental concepts—all from the convenience of the student's home or favourite swing set. After each session, emailed progress reports keep parents on top of their youngster's learning curve. Staff can also accommodate autistic and other special-needs students or aid college and graduate students via adult education.

36210 Auguston Parkway South
Abbotsford,
BC
CA

For more than 30 years, Coastal Pacific Aviation has taught altitudinal abecedarians the methods of airliner helming. A licensed flight instructor will escort you through a unique 30-minute introductory tutorial to replicate the operational motions of a jumbo jet with greater accuracy than pointing a fan at your face while sprawling on a table Superman-style. Aerial coxswains maintain control of the simulation from beginning to end as they settle into the captain’s chair of a Boeing 747 simulator concordant with the ones used to prime pilots-in-training for the high skies. For a more encyclopedic session, Groupies can add an extra half-hour for an additional $100 fee.

30575 Approach Dr
Abbotsford,
BC
CA

It's a fairly common image from the Middle Ages and from fairy tales: an armoured knight on horseback, riding triumphantly into battle wielding a sword. Today, of course, such a sight would have shocked witnesses almost immediately—unless they're at Academie Duello. A centre for European swordplay and Western martial arts, Academie Duello has revived centuries-old scenes similar to the one above. It teaches students ancient battle techniques, but does not re-enact epic duels or the well-documented silly-string wars that ensued when swords broke.

The 5,000-square-foot facility extracts skills and weapon information from authentic combat manuals and primary-source texts. Its instructors turn that knowledge into an in-depth curriculum, which today provides both adult and children's programs. Most of those programs also help students stay fit, as they replace weights and treadmills with longswords, shields, and rapiers. To immerse themselves further into knighthood, students can check out Academie Duello's museum, which preserves an ever-growing collection of weapons of war, armour, and fight books.

412 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Among Diving Locker's group of seasoned and certified underwater experts, accomplishments include inspecting Australia's Great Barrier Reef up close, swimming with fish in the blue waters of Guam, and spending more than 40 years helping snorkelers choose the right fins. Diving Locker's staff of instructors combine their wealth of collective experience to provide students with technical education?such as PADI certifications and search-and-recovery training?and to impart their genuine love for the fruits of globe-trekking. In addition to being a hub for scuba equipment sales and instruction, the business' audacious employees also organize and lead diving jaunts around the world and to a number of local underwater destinations on weekends. Diving Locker has been in operation since the late 1960s and has been operated since 1972 by Greg Kocher, the facility's resident equipment guru and mermaid interpreter.

2745 4th Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA