In these days of communication, it is almost impossible to do business without a web site. Having a presence on the internet is a must. Unfortunately developing a static web site is expensive and it puts yourself at the mercy of a web master for any upgrade. Luckily, there are other options than static web sites. Dynamic web site is the way to go these days. Consider this:
- Dynamic websites use database to store the information.
- There is only one template to set-up for the entire site.
- Dynamic web site doesn’t require the help of a web master. If you can use a word processor, you can maintain the web site yourself.
- Because you are using database, you can add functionality to your web site such as blog, calendar, photo gallery, etc. There are practically no limitations to what you can do.
- Dynamic web site are easy to update, you can create new menus and pages in just a few minutes. And you can do it yourself!
iCare Consulting is offering a one day workshop on how to build a dynamic website. This one day workshop includes the following.
- Domain name registration (one year)
- Database and server set-up
- Basic template (so your website will be visible immediately)
- One year web hosting
- Installation of two modules (such as calendar, blog or photo gallery) please inquire about module availability.
- Two hours of support (online via email or Skype)
- 2 email addresses in your domain such as
- Data transfer 1 gig per month
- Storage 500 meg
The price of the workshop is $250 for a full day (9:30 am to 3pm). At the end of the workshop, you will have a fully functioning web site. It is guaranteed. All you will need to bring to the session is the information you want to display on the site. Bring text, pictures and even movies you want to use on your site.
Space is limited so hurry up. There will be computers available, but if you prefer to use your own laptop, please bring it with you. Don’t forget to have all information (text and pictures) ready for the workshop (on your computer or a memory stick). Pictures format that are suitable are gif, jpeg and png, please try to make your photos 600 X 400. To register, go to http://www.crarts.ca or phone the Arts Council (250) 923-0213 or email for more information:
Campbell River Arts Council
The Campbell River Arts Council is launching a new initiative for writers entitled the ‘Writer’s Studio’. Looking for a community of fellow writers? Opportunities to have your writing workshopped? Discussions of literature from a writer’s point of view? Prompts and direction to get you writing? A challenge and a new path to explore? A resource for living out the griefs and wonders of the writing life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Writer’s Studio is for you!
Facilitated by poet and fiction writer Matt Rader, the Writers Studio, to be held at the Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point, aims to create an ongoing venue to support writers. Designed to respond to the needs of participating writers, the Writers Studio offers an opportunity to practice writing in a variety of disciplines including memoir, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, and essay. The Studio may offer manuscript consultation, writing exercises, presentations on special topics, and group and individual reading lists; or it may be the venue for public readings, workshops on publishing, and experiments in multi-disciplinary art projects. Writing is a process full of potentials and mysteries and likewise the Studio hopes to be a lived experience that adapts to those who participate.
Matt Rader has taught writing and literature at the University of Oregon, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Okanagan College and North Island College as well as numerous seminars, workshops, and tutorials both privately and through arts councils, festivals, and school districts in British Columbia. His poems and stories have been published across North America, Ireland and Australia. A recipient of several writing awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council, his writing has been nominated for the Western Magazine Awards, the National Magazine Awards, the Gerald Lampert Award, the Journey Prize and two Pushcart prizes. An experienced teacher and respected writer, Rader will help participants in the Writers Studio build the venue they need to support their lives as writers.
A series of five sessions are planned to begin the Studio. Beginning on Sunday, October 14, the Studio will continue on Sunday, October 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 and December 2. All Sunday sessions will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. The cost is $40.00 per session or all 5 sessions for $175.00. Please contact the Arts Council at 250-923-0213 to register. Space is limited. Register here