Local Services in Vancouver

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

C$25 for C$50 Worth of Packing Supplies at Sentinel Self-Storage

Sentinel Self-Storage

Multiple Locations

C$50 C$25

Packing supplies include moving boxes, packing tape, and mattress covers

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

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

Design and Graphic Services, or 6- or 12-Month Mailbox Rental at Broadway Business Center (Up to 58% Off)

Broadway Business Center

Vancouver

C$50 C$25

Graphic and design services, such as for business cards and letterheads; six- or 12-month mailbox rental

C$49 for C$100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Framagraphic Picture Framing

Framagraphic Picture Framing

Fairview

C$100 C$49

The staff adds sculpted frames to pictures, art, mirrors, and even diplomas

Dry Cleaning Services at Saveon Drycleaning & Alterations (50% Off). Three Optional Available.

Saveon Drycleaning & Alterations

Multiple Locations

C$50 C$25

Refresh shirts, dresses, pants and comforters with safe, solvent-free cleaning

One or Three 50-Minute Counselling Sessions Held In Person or via Skype from Heather Doidge-Sidhu (Up to 55% Off)

Heather Doidge-Sidhu

Kitsilano

C$115 C$55

Experienced counsellor uses holistic methods to help clients relieve stress, and deal with trauma, depression, and anxiety issues

Screen Repair for iPhone or iPad at iRepair.ca (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

iRepair.ca

International Village Mall

C$60 C$30

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Technicians who specialize in Apple devices repair screens of iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, or 4S, plus the iPad 2, iPad mini, and the new iPad

Dry-Cleaning Services at Busybee Cleaners (Up to 51% Off)

Busybee Cleaners

Vancouver

C$50 C$25

Professional dry cleaners dispatch clothing issues such as dirty shirts and ill-fitting suits

US$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online (US$795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

$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-Hour Photo Shoot with Prints for Up to Eight from Sarah England Photography (Up to 79% Off). Two Options Available.

Sarah England Photography

On Location

C$280 C$59

Whimsical photog snaps shots of up to eight subjects during a one-hour on-location shoot that yields prints and a framed-portrait option

One or Two Speed-Dating Sessions from 25Dates.com (Up to 52% Off)

25Dates.com

On Location

C$49.99 C$25

Singles gather at a local club or restaurant to partake in 25 three-minute dates or 12 five-minute dates

C$275 for Two-Hour Mobile Photo Studio with Props, Unlimited 4"x6" Prints, and Image DVD at Pabs Photomagic (C$550 Value)

Pabs Photomagic

On Location

C$550 C$275

Mobile photo studios include unlimited photos, a professional photographer, an on-site attendant, props, and a DVD of all images

Three Custom Shirts or Full Bespoke Suit in a Choice of Colors at Peter Parvez (Up to 62% Off)

Peter Parvez

Downtown Vancouver

C$360 C$139

Tailors create three custom shirts made of 100% Egyptian cotton or a full bespoke suit made of 100% Italian wool in a choice of color

$500 for $999 Groupon — Viopro Marketing Inc.

Viopro Marketing Inc.

Sunset

$999 $500

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

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

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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 4th Ave W
Vancouver,
BC
CA

When doctors told Joey and Darryl Simon that their son Jet’s premature birth could result in learning disabilities, the couple immersed him in the world of art as a means of helping him overcome any educational obstacles. Their tutelage and care paid off, resulting in an impressive array of paintings from their child at a very young age. Jet’s talent and creativity inspired his parents to establish 4Cats Arts Studio in hopes of unleashing the inner artists of other children as well as adults. The Simons accomplish this mission through hands-on sessions in mixed media, painting, and Artist Focus classes, which concentrate on the histories and styles of certain artists, such as Picasso’s cubism and Andy Warhol’s self-portraits of soup cans.

3730W 10th Ave W
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]]

409 Hastings St W
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