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CANWARN Training for 2015

CANWARN volunteers come from all walks of life; amateur radio operators, the Canadian Red Cross, first responders, municipal/provincial/federal government employees, teachers and many others. Environment Canada holds a series of training sessions across the province each spring to refresh the knowledge of existing volunteers and to welcome new volunteers to the program. The training normally lasts about 2 1/2 hours and there is no cost to attend. The training covers the basics of thunderstorm formation, what differentiates a severe from a non-severe thunderstorm, the types of damage severe thunderstorms can produce, what to watch for in the sky, what to report to the Storm Prediction Centre and a series of safety tips.

For more information on the program, please contact Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Geoff Coulson at

... Looking forward to seeing everyone in the southwest in the coming week and at the other venues in the weeks to come.

April 21 – 9 AM – Windsor – Windsor-Essex Health Unit 1005 Ouellette, Windsor, Room 1A Boardroom, registration through
April 21 – 1 PM – Windsor - Windsor-Essex Health Unit 1005 Ouellette, Windsor, Room 1A Boardroom, registration through
April 21 – 7 PM – Tilbury – Knights of Columbus Hall 20 Dupuis St, Tilbury
April 22 – 7 PM – Sarnia – Sarnia Yacht Club 1220 Fort St, RSVP to
April 23 – 7 PM – London – Fanshawe College Room T1003, Building T, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, free parking in any metered spot after 6 PM
April 29 – 1 PM – Central Huron/Blyth – Emergency Services Training Centre 40193 Blyth Road
April 29 – 7 PM – Goderich – Town of Goderich Council Chambers, 57 West St
May 2 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin St
May 4 – 6 PM – Kingston – City Library 935 Gardiners Road
May 6 – 6:30 PM – Ottawa – Greenboro Community Centre 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
May 7 – 7 PM – Waterloo – Adult Recreation Centre 185 King St South
May 9 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building, Chedoke Hospital, Sanatorium Road in Hamilton, free parking across from Wilcox building
May 9 – 9 AM – Frontenac County – Frontenac County Building Frontenac Room 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie
May 12 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin St
May 12 – 6:15 PM – Cornwall – Cornwall Public Library 45 Second St E
May 13 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Dufferin County Museum 936029 Airport Rd in Mulmur (Highway 89 and Airport Road)
May 16 – 9:30 AM – Belleville – Belleville Public Library 254 Pinnacle Street
May 20 – 7 PM – Thornhill – Thornhill Community Centre 7755 Bayview Ave
May 20 – 6:30 PM – Renfrew – Best Western 760 Gibbons Road
May 21 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Peterborough Public Library 345 Aylmer St. North
May 23 – 9 AM – Orillia/Rama – Rama Fire Hall 7454 Williams Road just north of Casinorama
May 23 – 9 AM – Greater Sudbury – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre 239 Montee Principale Azilda
May 24 – 1 PM – Espanola – Pinewood Inn – 378 Centre St
May 25 – 6:30 PM – Sault Ste. Marie – Essar Centre Angelo Bumbaco Room 269 Queen St E
May 26 – 6:30 PM – Timmins – Timmins Fire Hall 133 Cedar St South
May 27 – 6:30 PM – New Liskeard – College Boreal, 280 Armstrong St N 
May 28 – 6:30 PM – North Bay – OPP Regional Headquarters Cathy Burns Training Room 911A Gormanville Road
June 2 – 7 PM – Oakville – 1151 Bronte Road – North Auditorium – due to construction parking will be on the north side of building only. RSVP
June 15 – 7 PM – Thunder Bay – Lakehead Region Conservation Authority – 130 Conservation Road
June 16 – 7 PM – Fort Frances-Emo – Location to be determined
June 17 – 1 PM – Kenora – Red Cross Office – 1008 Ottawa St in Keewatin..RSVP to 
June 17 – 7 PM – Kenora – Red Cross Office – 1008 Ottawa St in Keewatin..RSVP to 
June 18 – 7 PM – Dryden – Location to be determined
Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist | 
Mιtιorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services | 
Service ΰ la clientθle, Rιgion de l'Ontario 
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada 
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada 
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin 
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4
Telephone | Tιlιphone 416-739-4466 
Facsimile | Tιlιcopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web

For those of you who are just starting to play around with Raspberry Pi and/or Linux, we are holding an event that aims to pair newbies with experts and provide a place for you to ask questions and to get ideas. 

If you are having trouble getting your Raspberry Pi and/or "Linux stuff" installed or working properly or are merely curious what all the fuss is about, this is the place to visit. 

This event is open to anyone and is offered *free of charge*, however, we are accepting donations for the Algonquin Students' Association Food Cupboard drive.  Information can be found on the event web page. 

The pertinent details for the event are: 

  Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 from 0900h to 1600h Eastern 
  Algonquin College, Woodroffe Avenue Campus (Ottawa), Room T119 

To reserve your spot, please use the registration link found on the main event page. 

Folks may feel free to drop-in whenever they like throughout the day. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 and there is also adequate public transit across the street to/from Baseline Station. detailed directions available on the main event site. 

We are planning to have a few short demo presentations spaced throughout the day to demonstrate various Raspberry Pi projects or cool things that you can do with them.  Please check back on the main site often as we refine the schedule. 

Buyapi, a local distributor of Arduino and Raspberry Pi products, will likely also have Raspberry Pi units and other related products available there for sale. 

Lunch (pizza or subs) will be provided for a small fee for those who are interested. 

73, Tyler Tidman, VA3DGN

Help Needed
Some of our fellow amateurs are in need of help, simply because they cant do it any longer.  Sometimes it's as simple as moving some equipment, and sometimes it requires in situ antenna work.
Please contact any of the executive if you are willing to give a hand.

Ontario's Hands-Free Legislation: 5 year extension passed...

This became effective on Sept 6, 2012



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