Technology Learning Centre

The Technology Learning Centre is located at Family Place – 494 Bay Avenue in Parksville.  When entering the main entrance of Family Place, you will see the door to the TLC just to the right of the fireplace.

We offer FREE computer and Internet access as well as tutoring at our weekly drop-in sessions and one hour Tech Topic Workshops on Fridays.  We have both Macs and PCs, as well as iPads, or you can bring your own.  We offer help on both Mac and PC platforms, and all kinds of mobile devices like tablets, iPads, cell phones, etc.  FOR MORE INFO Call: 250-947-8258.

“We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia”

NEW! Oceanside Community MakerSpace

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Drop-In

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until 12 noon.

Fridays from 10:30 am – 12pm (after the workshop)

These are some of the things we can help with:

  • Email and send photos in email
  • Search the Internet
  • Word processing and Spreadsheets
  • Voice and video over the Internet (ie. Skype)
  • Download movies/TV shows to an iPad

BLT2Go Mobile Tech Lab

Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

We park just in front of the Qualicum Library weekly.

Tech Topic 1 hr Workshops

These FREE Workshops take place FRIDAYS from 9:30 to10:30. See the calendar below for the Tech Topic that will be covered. No registration necessary, first come first serve.

TLC Volunteer Interview

Many of our programs would not be what they are without the many hours that volunteers contribute towards them. The Technology Learning Centre is one of the programs that benefits the most from these assistances from members of the community. In this newsletter we’ll get a chance to hear from one of our longest running volunteers in the program; Richard. Richard first began volunteering at TLC around 15 years ago. For him it was a way to keep himself busy and purposeful after an injury he had. He wasn’t ready to retire quite yet and knew that by volunteering he could keep making a contribution to the community he loved so much as well as using his skills in computers and education. Richard has an extensive background in computers, programing and educating other professionals to use them since graduating from Camosun College in the 1980’s. What Richard likes most about TLC is teaching people how to use their devices to the full potential. He enjoys showing someone how to use that tablet they received for Christmas and haven’t touched since or the hidden features on their cell phone. One thing he believes that people will continue to need help with in the future is protecting their privacy. He believes everyone should be able to keep their phones, tablets and computers to themselves without fear of cyber-attacks or third party information sharing. These are just some of the many topics the volunteers and employees focus on at TLC. They also open up the lab for people to have free computer and internet access, reasonable rates on printing services and free tech workshops every Friday. If you think that you or anyone you know could benefit from these kind of services and workshops be sure to stop in and see what’s happening in the lab, the great thing about working with technology is that each day is completely different than the last! Thank you to Richard and all our other dedicated volunteers who show up each week to help make our programs a reality. Their tireless effort is one of the main reasons these programs end up reaching so many people within our community

Nov
21
Thu
TLC Drop in
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
22
Fri
TLC Workshops – File Backup @ Technology Learning Centre at Family Place
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Backup your Files (Brian)

What are the options for you to use to make backups of your valuable pictures and documents and how does that relate to making a System backup or an Image. Come and find out.

TLC Drop in
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
26
Tue
TLC Drop in
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Nov
28
Thu
TLC Drop in
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
29
Fri
TLC Drop in
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
3
Tue
TLC Drop in
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Dec
5
Thu
TLC Drop in
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
TLC Drop in
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
10
Tue
TLC Drop in
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Dec
12
Thu
TLC Drop in
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
TLC Drop in
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
17
Tue
TLC Drop in
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Dec
19
Thu
TLC Drop in
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
20
Fri
TLC Drop in
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
14
Tue
TLC Drop in
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Jan
16
Thu
TLC Drop in
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
17
Fri
TLC Drop in
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
21
Tue
TLC Drop in
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop in tech support for your personal devices. Bring your devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and we will do our best to answer your questions, solve your issues and provide you with learning resources to get you where you need to be with your technology.

FREE for adults of all ages. Come see us soon.

Jan
23
Thu
TLC Drop in
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm