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Saturday , 20 July 2024
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Upcoming CanWarn Training and “Beyond CanWarn” Q&A Event

For immediate release:

CANWARN

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada, is pleased to present its second CANWARN Weather Spotter Workshop for Amateurs and non-Amateurs this season. In addition, a special Q&A Live Event will also be held to close off this year’s training session.

Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network (CANWARN), Radio Amateurs of Canada’s national severe weather preparedness program, is an important initiative. It equips volunteers with free storm spotter training, empowering them to protect Canadians from severe weather. It also educates citizens on recognizing and reporting severe weather, a vital contribution to keeping our communities safe.

Please visit the CanWarn webpage for more information: https://www.rac.ca/canwarn/ 

Weather Spotter Workshop: Thursday, June 20

The Weather Spotter Workshops events will be hosted by RAC Community Services Officer Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT, and will once again feature special guest Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Geoff Coulson who has been a Meteorologist for 37 years, including with Environment Canada for 35 years as an Operational Forecaster, Trainer, Outreach Officer and Warning Preparedness Meteorologist (WPM).

The event will be held online via Zoom. There is no need to pre-register for the event and you can log in via Zoom using the links provided. 

Date: Thursday, June 20

Time: 7 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Cost: There is no fee for this event.

Fireside Chat | Q&A Live Event: Tuesday, June 25

In this special one-on-one session, Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT, RAC Community Services Officer, and Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, will discuss the past, present and future of CANWARN, which has been affected by global climate change and its impact on Canadians.

Date: Tuesday, June 25

Time: 7 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Cost: There is no fee for this event.

Please visit the CanWarn webpage for more information: https://www.rac.ca/canwarn/

News post: https://www.rac.ca/canwarn-training-and-beyond-canwarn-special-event/

Written by
VA3DBJ

Canadian amateur radio operator since 2007. Operating on the VHF/UHF bands and local repeaters in the Durham Region area. Husband and the father of four.

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