THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT IS OVER.

Geoff Bawden, President of RAC, has left the BC Yukon Section and headed home. This was the first visit of a President of RAC to British Columbia.  Director Bill Gipps organized a whirlwind week of visits to various clubs,a meeting with Government, and a swap meet.  The visit ended on Vancouver Island where a group of over 50 hams from all over the island attended a town hall type meeting.

Please make a note that the RAC AGM for 2014 will be held in Vancouver on the weekend of July 25th. Lots of time to make plans, come to the convention and meet the President and others who serve you in the organization.

Thank you Director Gipps for all your efforts , thank you Mr. President for coming to our Section and thank you to all the amateurs that made the effort to attend the various functions during the Presidents visit..

 

A VERY SPECIAL DAY

Today is the day we turn our thoughts and prayers to those who have and those who continue to serve in the Royal Canadian, Navy , Air Force , Mounted Police and the Army.

Our lives are fast paced, and very busy today. Were it no for those we are  thinking of today we would not be able to enjoy what we have in Canada..

In our community we can’t forget CFARS members either. Their work is done quietly behind the scenes, but very much appreciated by those who use the service.

Please take a few minutes and Remember All of Them.

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RAC PRESIDENT TO VISIT VANCOUVER ISLAND – NOV 9

Geoff Bawden, the President of RAC, has been in British Columbia the past week visiting various clubs and organizations.  On Saturday, Nov 9th, he will be in Duncan on Vancouver Island. This will be his only stop on Vancouver Island. He will give an ARES presentation at 9 am upstairs at the Island Savings Centre  2687 James Street, Duncan.   All amateurs, whether RAC members or not, are invited to this presentation. After the presentation there will be a question period.

Does Your Emergency Plan Utilize Marine Resources?

The emergency plans in the area of responsibility of CECA make use of several marine resources.  To be of value to your ARES group you should hold a Restricted (Marine) Certificate.  The website below provides an opportunity to acquire the certificate. If this course doesn’t work into your plans check the second site noted below

 

http://www.boatingcourses.ca/courses/maritime-radio/452

 

http://www.boatingcourses.ca/course-descriptions/maritime-radio-0

Does Your Emergency Plan Utilize Marine Resources?

The emergency plans in the area of responsibility of CECA make use of several marine resources.  To be of value to your ARES group you should hold a Restricted (Marine) Certificate.  The website below provides an opportunity to acquire the certificate. If this course doesn’t work into your plans check the second site noted below

 

http://www.boatingcourses.ca/courses/maritime-radio/452

 

http://www.boatingcourses.ca/course-descriptions/maritime-radio-0