Personal Development in Port Moody

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

WrenchPatrol

Burnaby

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

C$20 C$10

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One-Week Bartending Certification Course for One or Two with One-Year Membership at CanadaBarJobs.com (Up to 61% Off)

Fine Art Bartending School

Delta

Students learn the ins and outs of bartending with hands-on instruction from professionals during one-week certification courses

C$698 C$299

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10 Classes or a Month of Unlimited Group Guitar Classes for Adults at Our Community Music Centre (Up to 59% Off)

Our Community Music Centre

Strathcona

Adults of all ability levels learn the basics and fundamentals of playing guitar in a welcoming group atmosphere

C$120 C$49

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DSLR Photography Workshop from Art of Headshots (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Art of Headshots

Vancouver

Photographer teaches how to use composition, depth of field, and lighting to capture images that tell stories and show emotion

C$725 C$319

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Four Latin Dance Classes and Two Socials for One or Two at Oko Dance Vancouver (Up to 65% Off)

Oko Dance Vancouver

Vancouver

Students learn the steps of salsa and kizomba in classes before practicing at fun, low-pressure socials

C$70 C$25

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Four or Eight Private Early-Education Music Classes at One Thousand Rivers (Up to 59% Off)

One Thousand Rivers

Vancouver

Early-education music classes give kids a head start in techniques for playing instruments such as guitar and piano, as well as singing

C$120 C$59

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$59 for a One-Day Documentary-Filmmaking Workshop at Pull Focus Film School ($119 Value)

Pull Focus Film School

Downtown Vancouver

Documentary-making topics, such as visual grammar and shot sequences, taught in a one-day course anchored by a hands-on camera workshop

C$119 C$59

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

Metropolitan Bartending School

Kitsilano

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

C$125 C$45

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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

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

C$250 C$89

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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

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

C$499 C$29

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Four 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Music Lessons at Dynamic Music Instruction (Up to 53% Off)

Dynamic Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

Passionate musicians teach students of all ages and skill levels techniques in piano, voice, guitar, bass, and musical theory

C$105 C$50

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

Cadenza Music

Richmond

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

C$76 C$34

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Beginner or Advanced Photo Workshop and Walkabout from LesleyAnn Photography in Fort Langley (Up to 82% Off)

LesleyAnn Photography

Fort Langley

Affable pro photographer teaches hour of camera basics, then escorts groups of five outdoors to capture nature shots

C$265 C$55

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

Academy of Cheer Excellence

Mission

Kids of all ages can tumble and flip in these classes

C$60 C$29

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$550 for $1,000 Worth of Services at Performentor

PerforMentor

Highway 11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

C$1,000 C$550

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

Advanced Aquatic Leadership Training

Chilliwack

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

C$55 C$28

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at GEOS Tutoring Service

GEOS Victoria

Downtown

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

C$150 C$75

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Two or Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Live Wire Music (50% Off)

Live Wire Music

Victoria

Diane, a musician since age 8, draws on years of experience and a teaching degree to help students learn piano and other musical instruments

C$50 C$25

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Driver's Written Test at a Group or Individual Appointment at 911 Driving School of Marysville (Up to 50% Off)

911 Driving School of Marysville

Marysville

The first step to obtaining a permit in Washington state, this test determines an individual’s knowledge of the rules of the road

$20 $11

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$35.99 for Four Weeks of Guitar Lessons at The Art and Science of Guitar ($120 Value)

The Art and Science of Guitar

Marysville

Private guitar lessons teach theory and performance technique for a variety of genres and guitar types

$120 $35.99

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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 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Equipped with varied experience and an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and service regulations, the instructors at Fine Art Bartending School guide their students toward mixology mastery or job placement in the bartending industry during intensive five-day courses. While many schools focus solely on the craft, Fine Art's instructors also hone customer service skills through a guest bartending program at local bars and clubs?teaching students tip-enhancing approaches and how to graciously deflect customer's attempts at Bryan Adams sing-alongs. They also hold individual classes targeted at everyday drinkers, divulging industry-style instructions for blending specific drinks, performing difficult mixes, or pouring the perfect beer.

432 Pender St W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

An accredited institution of higher learning that intertwines its curricula with the fine arts, Pera College helps students hone their creativity while becoming proficient in the English language. Modest class sizes allow students to absorb coursework without lining their backpacks with sponges as they take steps toward becoming operatives in fields such as business, hospitality, and customer service. The institution's combination of language learning with fine arts improves students' breadth and depth of communication while honing a new skill. Weekend workshops in drawing, painting, and photography also allow non-ESL students to tap into Pera College’s experienced, diverse faculty.:m]]

668 Seymour Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Talented filmmakers at this film school teach courses that hinge on hands-on involvement. Single- and multi-session classes cover everything from screenwriting and editing to motion graphics, and venture beyond documentary making with lessons in drama and still photography. While practicing techniques and pole-vaulting on boom mics like the pros do, students use a combination of their own gear and gear they've rented from the school. In addition to firsthand filmmaking experience, documentary students get hands-on experience, partnering with community charities to create short films used for education, outreach, and fundraising.

306 Abbott Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

At Harbour Dance Centre, aspiring hoofers trip the light fantastic under the tutelage of a world-renowned faculty that helped make the facility the Best Dance Studio in Vancouver in 2010, according to the readers of Georgia Straight. The studio's schedule abounds with more than 95 drop-in classes, separated into seven different levels so no neophytes need feel uncomfortable or overbust their moves. Students can strike picturesque poses in ballet, throw down serve-worthy hip-hop moves, and express their inner happiness and hunger pangs via modern and contemporary movements. Untraditional dance styles such as funky street jazz and sultry burlesque belly dancing provide a fun retreat from the common kick-ball-change, and yoga classes keep dancing bodies in tip-top form.

927 Granville Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA