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Vol. 2, No. 7,
April 15, 2000

Attention Community Net members!
* Mark your calendar for the year 2000
CCNA Annual General Meeting:


May 24, 2000


7:00 PM


University of Calgary, Moot court room (Room 2370)

Vote for Board members.

Join committees.

Ask questions.
Express viewpoints.

All Live!

Meet people.

Get your Calgary Community Net membership!
Contact the CCNA office for details!



Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
-- Calgary Chapter

New to the Calgary Community Network Association membership is the Calgary chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.

Much of the web site is still under construction, but there is good information about what Schizophrenia is (and isn't) and information on their various programs and services, including a couple pages for "Unsung Heroes".

You can sign-up for volunteer opportunities such as office work, fundraising, or computer tutoring online at:

The latest upcoming event for the Society is the Annual Iris Campaign. If you would like information about the campaign check out the website or contact Margaret Carlson at 264-5161.

The Society also hosts public computer access terminals Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am-5:00pm and Fridays from 9:00am-3:00pm.


What's Going On?
Word From the Board

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Members of The Calgary Community Network Association, I offer a very warm welcome to our new Treasurer, Aziz Macci. Congratulations Aziz, we are delighted to have you aboard.

Shirley Barwise, Executive Director, C.C.N.A.


The minutes to CCNA Board meetings are available for membership viewing at the CCNA office (located on the S.W. corner of the 4th floor of the Calgary Public Library's Central branch).

A membership card must be presented.

Do you like meeting new people? If so, here is the volunteer position for YOU.



Program Area:

  • Calgary Public Library 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
Time Commitment:
  • Minimum shift 3.5 hrs. Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday 5:00 to 8:30 PM
Job Summary:
  • to provide the Calgary Community with public access to information networks and to educate the public in the use and value of information technology.
Duties (summary)
  • Register new accounts
  • Renew accounts
  • Ability to negotiate Lynx and Pine
  • Serve as ongoing source of information to the general public who is interested in gaining access to the Internet
For further details please contact Dusica, PAT Co-ordinator:

Tel: (403) 263-8080 or Fax: (403) 263-8083,


What does an RESP and the CCNA have in common? If you contribute to either, you can improve your education.

What is an RESP?

RESPs are federally registered savings plans designed specifically to fund post-secondary education. Funds contributed to an RESP can accumulate tax-free until they are withdrawn by the beneficiary as education-assistance payments.

As of January 1, 1998, the Federal Government supplements the first $2000 of personal contributions with a 20% grant to a maximum government contribution of $400 per year per child.

Who can enroll a child in the plan? A parent, grandparent, or any other concerned adult may enroll a child in the plan.

To find out about the different types of RESPs and their history, refer to the following links or go to your local financial institution.

Pages for Tax Procrastinators

If you don't do your taxes, you are:

A) Procrastinator
B) Evil Overlord
C) Anti-tax procrastinating Overlord (All of the above)
D) You're dead (Grateful Dead).

Contemplating those dreaded taxes? Ah, but if you were an Evil Overlord (tm), who would make you pay taxes? So, why not check The Top 100 Things I'll Do If I Ever Become an Evil Overlord and dream of the future, when you will rule the world and pay no taxes while everyone else pays their tribute to you and you alone...

Or, if you're looking for a kinder, gentler way of delaying the inevitable have a look at the Canoe Daily Crossword Puzzle.

The CCNA gives people a hand-up
in discovering the Internet!*

Everyday, people who are new to the Net, or who are on restrictive budgets, or who have special needs that require a text only medium for viewing the Internet use the services of the Calgary Community Network Association and its dedicated volunteers.

The Community Net helps through low cost Internet connections and Public Access Terminals (PATs) for NO PROFIT! You can support the Calgary Community Network Association by becoming a member or through donations. Contact the CCNA office for more information:
(403) 263-8080
(403) 263-8083


Earth Day Links

(April 22)

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International Earth Day Events

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Did You Know?

If you don't use the number keys on the numeric keypad, you can use them as single-click keyboard shortcuts for launching your 10 favorite applications.
  • Start by pressing the Num Lock key if it isn't already on.
  • Next, right-click on an existing program shortcut and choose Properties. Open the Shortcut tab.
  • Click once inside the Shortcut Key field, press the number key that
  • you want to associate with the program, then click on OK.
  • Repeat the steps for each application.
For Internet Explorer, you'll have to make a shortcut to the Desktop icon first, then follow the same steps using the new shortcut. If your Num Lock key isn't turned on by default, check your system's BIOS setup for a Num Lock default setting.

Thank you Robert Chong for this issue's Did You Know tip.

Easter on the Net
Easter in Cyberspace
- A Christian Perspective


Share CCNA History!

In May the CCNA News will be featuring the history of the Calgary Community Network Association. We would like to post your favorite story about the CCNA or, for you long timers, the Calgary Freenet.

E-mail your tale to the CCNA Newsletter Committee at

The best stories will be included in the May 15th issue.

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Most of the e-mail received lately by the CCNA News have been asking when we will be getting faster modems.

So far, the Information Technology (IT) committee have gathered technical and cost information from the IT staff at the University of Calgary and Telus, and have reported their recommendations to the Board. For more current information have a look at the Board meeting minutes.

So how are we doing? What would you like to see in your newsletter? What would you like to know? What would you like to share? This is your spot. Drop us a line at:

All e-mail received by the CCNA News will be considered for the newsletter unless requested otherwise by sender.

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Next issue May 1st

The CCNA Newsletter Committee is:
Heather Richards, Peter Williams and Wanda Martin
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