New Year, New Meeting Schedule for 2019

We’ve secured our meeting schedule at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (132 East Jensen Ave) for the first half of 2019. The new venue seems to be working out swimmingly.

Tuesday Jan 8 – 7-9 pm
Tuesday Feb 12 – 7-9 pm
Tuesday March 12 – 7-9 pm
Tuesday April 9 – 7-9 pm
Tuesday May 14 – 7-9 pm
Tuesday June 11 – 7-9 pm
See you there!
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Helene Minishka Bursary 2018

In 2017, we gave our first bursary to a graduating student of Ballenas High School, and this year we’ve given it a name. The Helene Minishka $500. Bursary will be given to a graduating student with a focus and skill on Apple technology, Helene was the PQMug’s president for a decade, and she spent many selfless hours maintaining and championing our group. With respect for Helene, and this year’s winner.

Helene Minishka, Past President PQMug
Helene Minishka, Past President PQMug

Desktop Productivity For Mac – A Presentation by Robbin Johnson

Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 4.41.22 PMThis is the PDF resource provided by Robbin after his fantastic presentation Feb 12 on the topic of Desktop Productivity.  It featured lessons on effective use of Spotlight, organizing Favorites in Safari, and using Safari’s Reader View to increase your productivity on your Mac and save you time and aggravation. My favourite takeaway was on using snippets in keyboard preferences to autofill longer pieces of text, View the 122 page resource Robbin provided here.Desktop Productivity – Mac

PQMug Ballenas Technology Bursary

President of the PQMug, Dan LaRocque, presents the first annual Mac Users Bursary to graduating student, Madison Poole

We presented our first annual bursary to a graduating Ballenas High School student with a future in technology and design. On June 28th, we presented the award to Madison Poole, who as the school official described, “Our scholarship committee met last night, and the consensus was that Madison Poole would be an outstanding choice for the Mac Users Bursary. Madison is a lovely young lady with a 96% average (second highest in her grad class) and is proceeding to a 4 year degree in graphic design through Kwanten University. She is very active in both the community and school through dance, theatre, and various volunteer activities.” Congratulations and best of luck, Madison.