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Learn about computers


The club meets:

3rd Wednesday of every month at 9:30 am (except July and August)

NOTE: This June meeting has been moved to the 4th Wednesday.

PARKING NOTE: Starting June 24, the DCC parking lot will be closed until September.

Click here to view DCC parking availability during this time.

Meet in the Downtown Community Centre unless indicated otherwise

Learn from professionals on a variety of topics including computer upgrades, software demonstrations, internet seminars and more

$2.00 admission fee includes refreshments

NOTE: You will need a Kitchener Group Card to attend.
Click here for information about the Kitchener Group Card.



Wednesday, June 26, 2019        9:30 - 11:30 AM


Downtown Community Centre
Multi-Purpose Room in the second floor


Marcel O'Gorman, Chair and Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo.

His current research includes the broad theme of “Digital Abstinence.” This work involves philosophical writing, performance, a large-scale art installation, and the drafting of reports geared to inform policy makers about the impacts of technology (particularly handheld devices) on the well being of children, teens, and the elderly.


Marcel presented to an appreciative audience at the KW Third Age Learning Series in November 2018, with his presentation entitled "Reckoning with our "Digital Sins”

Marcel was also featured in March 2019 in a KW Record article about Smartphone use in the classroom. You may recall his idea of the "resistor case" - placing a cell phone in a velcro enclosed case so classmates are alerted by the sound of the velcro when a student wants to use his/her smartphone. You can read this article at the following web address:

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Kitchener Group Card

Please Note: In order to take part in any free activity at any City of Kitchener community centre, you will be required to have a Kitchener Group Card. A Kitchener Group Card can be purchased at any Kitchener community centre. Cost for those 55+ is $15.00.
For more information on the Kitchener Group Card, ask office staff at any Kitchener community centre, or check the link below:



April 17, 2019
Dave Steffler and Rachel Micallef

EasyGo Questions and Answers.

March 20, 2019
Dr. Steve Reuss
Slides from presentation (In PDF format)
ANSYS Advantage magazine issue on autonomous vehicles
(Click "Download" on above page to get PDF version from browser)
YouTube video of Steve's presentation to Communitech
(Note: Video begins at 3:30 mark)

January 16, 2019
Dr. Tejal Patel
Electronic Aids to Manage Medications

March 20, 2019
Dr. Steve Reuss
Slides from presentation (In PDF format)
ANSYS Advantage magazine issue on autonomous vehicles
(Click "Download" on above page to get PDF version from browser)
YouTube video of Steve's presentation to Communitech
(Note: Video begins at 3:30 mark)

September 19, 2018
Detective Constable Michael Payne

Fraud Prevention and Online Safety

December 19, 2018
Jim Reeves and Brian Bentley
Life is Taxing

  June 20, 2018
Gert Hartmann

Research Institute for Aging

 February 21, 2018
Jim Reeves and Brian Bentley

Tax Talk for 2017

March 21, 2018
Meghan Brenner-Burgoyne

eHealth Centre of Excellence

 November 15, 2017
Dr. Josephine McMurray

Technology, Trust and Stuff
Chartwell Age-Well presentation

January 17, 2018
Josh Graham

ION Presentaion

 March 15, 2017
Dale Dyce

National Geographic History and Collecting

June 21, 2017
Elmer Starchuk

Free Phone Call Information Links

February 15, 2017
Josephine McMurray PhD
Heather McNeil
Technology, Health & Aging

 November 16, 2016 - Brian Bentley
What is VoIP
Notes from Ooma Install

December 21, 2016 - Colin Whaley
Sources on You Tube for seniors presentation
(on You Tube)

 September 21, 2016 - Colin Whaley
EnTech - Computer and Research information for those 55+

 October 19, 2016 - Guenter Gamauf
Creating A Digital Slide Show

 December 16, 2015 - Charles McColm
Computer recycling at the Working Centre

Brian Bentley - June 15, 2016
Step by Step guide to upgrading to Windows 10

 September 16, 2015 - Emilio Rodriguez
How to Integrate Technology In Your Space

October 21, 2015 - Eric Edwards
What's New With Windows 10

 April 15, 2015 - Tony Karg
A Canadian Living in Japan

  May 20, 2015 - David Cox
Buy & Hold Works until The Trend Ends
David's Newsletter

 January 21, 2015 - W. James MacLean
Cutting the Cord

 February 18, 2015 - Brian Bentley & Jim Reeves
Google Phone calls, Cell phone companies, Google Translate

October 15, 2014
Digital Media at KPL

December 17, 2014 - John C Wilson
Meteorology & the Web
(in PDF format)

May 21, 2014
Scratch- A Browser Based Graphics Utility
Addition info on Scratch (in PDF form)

September 17, 2014
Apps and Technology for Health
Additional notes.

September 18, 2013
Joining Bits & Bytes Google+ Community
(in PDF format)


April 14, 2014
Win. XP support ends & Heartbleed
(in PDF format)

January 16, 2013 - Darryl Bonk
Ancestors, History Research Links
(in PDF format)


April 17, 2013 - Professor Don Cowan
Computer Science - Past and Present at
University of Waterloo
(in PDF format)

October 17, 2012 - Mary Monteith, Dani Paschert-Ward
KPL E-Readers, E-Books, Audio Books
(with links to various sections)

May 16, 2012 - Elmer Starchuk
GPS Facts

(in PDF format)

December 21, 2011 - Brian Bentley
Tax Software notes

(in PDF format)

March 21, 2012 - Brian Bentley
Free or Low Cost Internet Communications
(in PDF format)

April 20, 2011 - Cindy Cheung
Brain Games

(in PDF format)

June 14, 2011 - James MacLean
Living in The Cloud


October 20, 2010 - Bill Klos
General Tips & Tricks for Windows 7

(in PDF format)

December 15, 2010 - John C Wilson
Meteorology & the Web

(in PDF format)

June 16, 2010 - Elmer Starchuk
Movie Maker Magic

(in PDF format)

October 20, 2010 - Elmer Starchuk
Google Chrome Tips

(in PDF format)

December 16, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Radio Stations on the Internet

(in PDF format)

April 21, 2010 - Guenter Gamauf
PaintDotNet and Flickr for Photos
(in PDF format)

April 15, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Basic Computing Booklet for Windows

(in PDF format)

November 18, 2009 - Ed Black
Free Alternatives to Microsoft Programs

(in PDF format)

November 18, 2008 - Elmer Starchuk
Pushing The Envelope

January 21, 2009 - Carl Scherer
Computer Backup

Address Book & E-mail backup
Setting Up a Two Computer Network

December 12, 2007 - Ed Black
Keep Your Windows XP Happy

December 12, 2007 - Carl Scherer
Protecting Your Computer (pdf format)

December 20, 2006 - Guenter Gamauf
Computer Virus Protection

June 20, 2007 - Ed Black
Improving Your Computer Text Size and Vision

September 21, 2005 - Eric Daviau
Microsoft Media Centre Edition

February 15, 2006 - Guenter Gamauf
Using Search Engines

May 18, 2005 - Ed Black
Keyboard Shortcuts

March 16, 2005 - Carl Scherer
Icons, Files and File Extensions

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