The Community Resource Center and Yellowhead Community Services have two interesting home repair courses coming up.
Instructor Ron Plamondon has been in commercial and residential construction for over 30 years. His variety of experience as a carpenter, building technologist, certified home inspector and project manager has been both a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Currently working with Yellowhead Community Services, Plamondon manages the new Job Creation Program. Building, repairing, and problem solving is his forte. Ron enjoys designing plans with people who are starting a new project or just keeping up with general maintenance around the house. Ron’s philosophy is this: “making things functional and beautiful doesn’t have to cost a lot, especially when you can do the work yourself.”
He adds, “There can be a great sense pride when a person discovers they have the skills to build or fix things on their own.”
Ron and his wife moved to Clearwater to fulfill a dream of building their own log home and turning it into a bed and breakfast to share with people from around the world who are interested in seeing our lovely Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Ron is teaching two courses at the Community Resource Center – Home Repair 101 and Ceramic Tiling 101. Ron is excited to share his enthusiasm for building and home repairs, and hopes to see more people interested in learning these basic “how to do” skills by enrolling into these two new courses.
Home Repair 101
Instructor: Ron Plamondon
This one-day workshop will cover your basic and most common repairs inside your home that the average homeowner requires in order to converse properly with contractors or do basic repairs herself/himself. There will be some hands on components and plenty of handouts to refer back to later. Segments include: plumbing, electrical, wood trim, drywall repairs, and door handles.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dutch Lake School, $80.
Instructor: Ron Plamondon
This one-day workshop will help you identify the right tile for the job as well as learning the manual skills required for ceramic tile applications. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to complete a successful tile job by identifying the various understanding of the use and care of the tiles used, laying out the area for wall or floor tiles, using materials and glues to fasten tiles, grouting, and the proper care and maintenance for ceramic tiles. Those who have ceramic tile saws or tiles of their own are encouraged to bring them to the course.
Saturday, March 10 (please note this date has been rescheduled from the original course calendar), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dutch Lake School, $80.