At Sosa Gliding Club, instructors and tow pilots don't receive paychecks; they teach others simply to share the joy of gliding. And since the club owns the Rockton Airport-which has two grass runways, a fleet of single- and two-seat gliders, and a clubhouse-they can pass on their knowledge through ground courses. Through cross-country soaring classes, for instance, they teach potential pilots to soar in gliders, finding invisible rising air currents to carry them upward rather than simply gliding the aircraft to the ground. Once students achieve basic piloting prowess, club instructors can then give aerobatic instruction, showing students how to perform slow rolls, loops, and wingovers during adrenaline-pumping staring contests with eagles.
Armed with extensive training and an in-depth understanding of the Canon brand’s cameras and optical advances since 1973, stalwart instructors unveil the inner workings of DSLRs for new photographers of all ages. They hold intensive five-hour, hands-on workshops in hotels, zoos, and boutique pet hotels to give attendees a practical understanding of manual camera basics. Over the course of each workshop, they demonstrate and let students practice controlling lens exposure; using the mode dial; and selecting proper lenses for shooting moving objects, shooting in various levels of light, or catching candids of ghosts brushing their teeth. To complement the hands-on instruction, teachers also answer any questions to further prepare attendees for varied camera use.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Ultimate Exotics allows drivers to take the wheel of a variety of top-rated supercars during an array of driving experiences. Clients choose the car they want to drive—including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Nissan GTR, and Audi R8 V10—along with the driving experience of their choice, from 30-minute jaunts in the car of their dreams to longer experiences with multiple cars. During the five-hour HR VIP experience for instance, thrill-seekers cut a path through the terrain near Niagara Falls, periodically stopping at checkpoints to switch over to the next car in the lineup and pulling into the Keg Steakhouse for a scenic lunch overlooking Niagara Falls.
As the award-winning artist behind Confidence Through Creativity, Julie Wurtele draws on the knowledge she gained in England while studying for her fine arts degree, as well as her studies at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Using art therapy, she helps students overcome learning challenges and anxiety, help them express themselves, and to feel more confident. She's dually certified to help anyone, everyone from kids to seniors to senior accountants.
Julie, a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Association, regularly exhibits her work in galleries across southern Ontario. In her spare time, she leads an independent consortium of artists and paints acrylic landscapes of her travels and writes music.
Equipped with a fully functioning flight-management system, full-size replica throttles, and an overhead panel rife with realistic switches and doodads, the simulator at Fantasy Flight invites guests to jet into the sky without ever leaving the ground. The trained instructors guide aspiring pilots through the experience of flying a commercial jet, which can be as simple as cruising over a favorite city or landing at one of the 24,000 airports in the simulator's database. They also tackle detail more advanced tactics, such as navigation, radio communication, and firing up the engine.