Category Archives: Public Events

The Great British Columbia Shakeout!

October 18th, 2012



Get Ready to ShakeOut!

Join BC on October 18th, 21012 @ 10:18 and practise your earthquake safety.  Get your family, friends, and co-workers to
Please visit to learn more on how to be prepared for the big one.DROP! COVER! & HOLD ON![/important]

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Edge 2 Edge Marathon 2012

The Tofino to Ucluelet Marathon is coming up quick!

One June 10th, atheletes from all over he world will be taking part in the Edge 2 Edge marathon.  With  full marathon, half marathon, and team relay events there is something for everyone.  This marathon is a certified qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

Amateur Radio Operators are required to man the check points to provide race progression bulletins and emergency communications in the event of an injury.  If you are interested in helping out with communications during the race, please contact,  and we will provide you with information on camping and radio requirements.

Please visit for more information.

Marathon Map

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Wildfires…… Oh My!

British Columbia is an amazing province.  The natural beauty, fantastic cities, and friendly people make BC one of the best places to visit and live.   British Columbia has a few natural hazards that everyone must be aware of, and prepared for.

Listed below are information resources for the three major natural occurrences that can affect a large number of British Columbians.

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Edge 2 Edge Marathon 2011

On the weekend on June 11th and 12th 2011, members of the Coast Emergency Communications Association traveled to the west coast of Vancouver Island to provide race and emergency communications for the Edge to Edge Marathon

This annual event drew over 800 runners this year from Canada and other nations. The marathon and relay segments of the race started in Tofino. The half marathon started in Ucluelet. The race course included portions of highway, sandy beach, residential areas and land within a national park.

Working in concert with ham radio operators from the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association, North Island Amateur Radio Society, the Comox Valley Amateur Radio Club and Ucluelet radio operators a total of 19 hams manned 14 checkpoints. Specific assignments related to safety and race organization were also handled.

Due to the topography a portable repeater was set up for the race. UHF and VHF frequencies were used to coordinate operations.

The weather cooperated, the scenery is always beautiful in this area and race went off without any serious events. All in all a great learning experience and a lot of fun for those involved.

Edge 2 Edge Marathon

CECA & NARA members will be taking part in the Edge to Edge Marathon on Sunday, June 12 2011.

This marathon takes place on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Runners and walkers follow the route between Tofino and Ucluelet. The race is broken into a full marathon, half marathon, and a relay. For more information on the race please visit

If you are an amateur radio operator, and are interested in helping out with communications please contact Matthew Lewis at

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