(From the desk of Ken Clarke VE7BC)
The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 25.
Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00.
I am in need of about 25 operators. Assignments will include such things as assembly area, judging, shuttle buses, police, First Aid, with various Hyack and parade officials, P.A. announcer, dispersal etc.
The parade committee also counts on us for communication at many of the intersections along the parade route. Radio operators assigned to these points may wish to have family members with them to enjoy the parade!
Please let me know whether you will able to help. May 25 seems like a long ways off, but is just 6 weeks away! I know how much the Hyack Association and the City of New Westminster appreciate our services.
HELP PLEASE! – FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT POSSIBLY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING US. ANNOUNCEMENTS ON NETS, CLUB MEETINGS, NEWSLETTERS, WEBSITES ETC. WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
As always, new hams are very welcome. No experience is necessary, we can certainly buddy up any brand new hams with an experienced operator. All that is required is a 2 metre handheld (and hopefully a spare battery!)
I will of course supply further details as the event draws closer.
Thanks in advance for your help,