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MAC users group in Parksville Qualicum Beach has a new prez

President of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Mac Users Group (MUG) Dan LaRoque snaps his first “selfie” as leader of the local registered non profit society which brings together a range of people interested in Mac products.   - CANDACE WU PHOTO
President of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Mac Users Group (MUG) Dan LaRoque snaps his first “selfie” as leader of the local registered non profit society which brings together a range of people interested in Mac products.
— image credit: CANDACE WU PHOTO

Apples can do a lot more than keep the doctor away — the digital ones at least.

The Parksville Qualicum Beach Mac Users Group (MUG) is a unique registered non profit society which brings together a diverse range of techies from Apple enthusiasts to new Mac users.

“Our group provides an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge,” said recently elected president of the group, Dan LaRoque, certified Macintosh technician of Up Your Media.

LaRoque said the membership, which consists of approximately 100 people, varies in their level of expertise.

He said the idea of the group is to provide a forum for Mac users (both physical and electronic), share problem solving tips and techniques, liaise with other sources of computer information, provide assistance to fellow members, demonstrate new products and educate people about the Apple Macintosh and other related products.

According to LaRoque the group meets every second Tuesday of the month in Parksville where demonstrations, key note speakers and presentations are often on the agenda.

“The group initially started because people saw a need in the community,” said LaRoque.

“There is definitely a lot of interest here and I’m happy to take on the role of president.”

For more information on the Parksville Qualicum Beach Mac Users Group call 250-954-1348, e-mail pqmug@mac.com or visit http://pqmug.wordpress.com/.

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