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Canwarn Spring 2018 Announcement no. 1

Folks, another year has flown by and it is once again time to be thinking about severe thunderstorms and CANWARN storm spotter training. A number of venues have been confirmed already, some are still in the process of being confirmed but I thought it would be worthwhile to advertise what is known as of March 9, 2018.
As always your membership in this program is greatly appreciated by the forecasters in the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre. While social media can light up during severe weather events, the forecasters need to do a fair amount of legwork to verify these reports. Reports received through social media, the spotter phone line or email that are from identified CANWARN members allow forecasters to utilize the information received much more quickly and with a greater degree of confidence.
I once again look forward to seeing many of you at one of the upcoming training sessions and also look forward to meeting new volunteers that have learned about the program and want to become a part of it.
So, without further delay, please find following the current list of training dates/venues. Please note that some evening training sessions begin at 6:30 PM, others at 7 PM and some morning sessions begin at 9 AM while others at 9:30 AM. This list will be updated regularly in the coming weeks as other venues are confirmed. The training dates in northwestern Ontario are still to be decided and I’ll confirm them in the coming weeks. Some of the venues below will have specific people/websites to RSVP to…if no specific RSVP instructions are there, please feel free to RSVP directly to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca

  • Essex County/Chatham-Kent – date/venue to be determined
  • April 5 – Sarnia – 7 PM - Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St. Point Edward, RSVP to Bill Hoad at billhoad00@gmail.com
  • April 10 – Grey County/Owen Sound – 6:30 PM – Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-42246874539
  • April 18 - London – 7 PM – Room T1003, Building T, Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London
  • April 23 – Simcoe County/Midhurst – 7 PM – County of Simcoe Admin Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst
  • April 25 – Huron County/Clinton – 7 PM – Clinton Town Hall, 23 Albert St, Clinton
  • April 26 – Niagara Region/Thorold – 7 PM – Niagara Region Headquarters, Council Chambers, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
  • April 30 – Perth County/Stratford – 7 PM – Perth County Paramedic Headquarters, 480 Douro St, Stratford
  • May 2 or 3 – Durham Region – date/venue to be determined
  • May 5 – Toronto – 9 AM – Environment and Climate Change Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 8 – Markham – 7 PM – venue to be determined
  • May 9 – Kitchener-Waterloo – 7 PM – Forbes Room, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo
  • May 12 – Haliburton County/Irondale – 9:30 AM – Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale.
    RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-43941510240
  • May 14 – Peterborough – 7 PM – Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel Street
  • May 15 – Dufferin County/Orangeville – 7 PM – Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
  • May 16 – Oakville – 7 PM – Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Regional Headquarters, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
  • May 17 – Hamilton/Stoney Creek – 6:30 PM – Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
  • May 23 – Sudbury/Azilda – 6:30 PM – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
  • May 24 – Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard – 6:30 PM – Riverside Place, 55 Riverside Drive, New Liskeard
  • May 26 – Belleville – 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Conference Room, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

Geoff.Coulson@ec.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weather.gc.ca

Canwarn Training 2017

CANWARN

This page will be updated as information is sent to us from Environment Canada.

 

 

From: Coulson, Geoff (EC) [mailto:geoff.coulson@canada.ca]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:25 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CANWARN Spring 2017 Training Notice No. 1

 

Hello everyone...after spring-like weather in February, March has seen a return to colder temperatures and snow for some areas. The forecast for April right now has temperatures bouncing back to somewhat warmer than normal conditions for much of the province. That surge of warm air also means the possible return of severe thunderstorms for Ontario. Please find following the CANWARN storm spotter training schedule for the spring of 2017. This year represents CANWARN’s 30th anniversary from its humble beginnings with the amateur radio group in Windsor. The program now boasts well over 6000 members across the province from all walks of life...amateur radio, emergency managers/responders, government employees and many, many more.

As always, there is no cost to attend the training and each session lasts between 2 to 2.5 hours. To RSVP with regards to a particular session, please send an email to canwarn.ontario@ec.gc.ca. The exception is for the sessions in Owen Sound and Sarnia. For these sessions, please RSVP to the website/email address provided below.
Once again my thanks to all of you who are current members of this important program and I look forward to meeting many first-time attendees over the course of the coming weeks.

April 5 – Owen Sound - 6:30 PM Quality Inn, 950 6th St E, Owen Sound, RSVP to https://www.grey.ca/news/register-now-canwarn-storm-spotter-training
April 18 – Windsor – 7 PM Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave
April 19 – Sarnia – 7 PM Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St RSVP to Bill Hoad billhoad00@gmail.com
April 20 – London – 7 PM Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, Building T Room T1003
April 24 – Central Huron/Blyth – 7 PM Emergency Services Training Centre, 40193 Blyth Road, Central Huron/Blyth
April 25 – Stratford – 7 PM – Perth County Paramedic HQ, 480 Douro St, Stratford
April 29 – Barrie – 9 AM Innisfil IdeaLab and Library, Community Room, 967 Innisfil Beach Road
May 3 – Brantford – 7 PM 3rd Floor Atrium Room, Brantford Public Library, 173 Colborne St.
May 6 – Toronto – 9 AM Environment and Climate Change Canada HQ, 4905 Dufferin St.
May 8 – Niagara Region – 7 PM Niagara Region HQ, Council Chambers, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
May 9 – Dufferin County – 7 PM Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina St., Orangeville
May 10 – Waterloo – 7 PM RIM Park 2001 University Ave East, Waterloo
May 13 – Hamilton – 9:30 AM Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
May 15 – Peterborough – 7 PM Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel St.
May 16 – Ottawa – 6:30 PM – Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr., Ottawa
May 16 – Toronto – 7 PM – Environment and Climate Change Canada HQ, 4905 Dufferin St
May 17 – Cornwall – 6:30 PM – Cornwall Public Library, 45 Second St. E, Cornwall
May 18 – Tiverton – 7 PM Bruce Power Visitor Centre
Renfrew date/venue TBA
May 24 – Markham – 7 PM Canada Room Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham
May 25 – Oakville – 7 PM Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Region HQ, 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville
May 27 – Belleville – 9:30 AM Belleville Public Library Conference Room, 254 Pinnacle St.
May 29 – Sudbury – 6:30 PM Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, Azilda
May 30 – Espanola – 7 PM Pinewood Inn Espanola
May 31 – Sault Ste Marie TBA
June 5 – North Bay – 6:30 PM OPP Regional HQ Cahty Burns Training Room, 911A Gormanville Road
June 6 – Temiskaming Shores – 6:30 PM – College Boreal, New Liskeard
June 7 – Timmins – 6:30 PM – Timmins Firehall, 133 Cedar St.
June 12 – Thunder Bay - TBA
June 13 – Fort Frances/Emo - TBA
June 14 – Kenora - TBA
June 15 – Dryden - TBA

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

Geoff.Coulson@ec.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weather.gc.ca

 

 

Ham-Ex 2015

Shoichi Matsui VE3BKI took these pictures of Anne VE3KWI and Jim VE3CSO at Ham-Ex at the Brampton Fairgrounds. Thanks to Jim for sending them in.

Brampton HAM-EX (2)

Brampton HAM-EX (3)

Brampton HAM-EX

York Region Hamfest

On Saturday, November 1 we'll be at the York Region Hamfest at the Markham Fairgrounds.

Chris Wilson from Yaesu will be at the hamfest on Saturday to talk about Yaesu products. This will also include System Fusion, which as you may or may not know is installed on VE3TWR 444.400 repeater. TFMCS will also be installing another System Fusion repeater on 442.100 shortly. Feel free to drop by and talk to Chris about Yaesu products.

2014 Simulated Emergency Test

ares

2014 SET (Simulated Emergency Test) will take place on Saturday October 18.

There will be a meeting on Friday September 19 at 7:30pm at the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, 640 Dundas Street East. The 505 Dundas Street Car runs right past the Centre, street parking also available.

We are hoping that many of our present members and Amateur operators that would like to take part in this exercise will attend. If you are unable to attend but would like to take part please e-mail me at ve3bgd@rac.ca or ve3bgd@bell.net

The Toronto ARES group is now affiliated with The Toronto Amateur Radio Club and The Toronto Red Cross.

Agenda:
This Year’s SET scenario.
Base stations required
Mobile stations required
Operators required
Mode of operation Phone & Digital
Locations: to be used

Malcolm Kendall VE3BGD

2013 Annual General Meeting and Picnic

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Picnic

Where: VE3RPT Repeater Site, Skyloft Ski Resort
(Beside the green building)
722 Chalk Lake Road
Uxbridge, Ontario

When: Sunday, September 15th, 2013, 11:00 am (sharp)

Agenda:

Registration and refreshments (10:30 – 11:00 am)
AGM begins (11:00 am)
a. Review of the 2012 financial statement
b. General reports
c. Election of directors
Open discussion (ending in time for the annual picnic at 12 noon)
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