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Winnipeg ARES Education/business meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at Sir William Stephenson Library (or alternate location) at 765 Keewatin Avenue in Winnipeg. (Click here for Google map of WARES meeting location)

Please note - There is no general meeting during the month of July.

Educational topics in the past years have included: Severe Weather, Message Handling, Portable HF, DND Domestic Operations, Salvation Army - SATERN, Taiga Air Services - City Scan, Trunked Radio, Manitoba Emergency Measures, Emergency Social Services, Health Concerns After a Flood, Emergency Public Information, National Warning System Initiatives, GPS/APRS, CFARS, IRLP, City of Winnipeg Emergency Program, Manitoba SAR, CISD, Manitoba Health Disaster Services, Keystone Air Crash.

Click on the meeting date to view the minutes.

Date Topic Speaker
17 December Winter Driving Kelly Taylor, VE4XT
19 November Annual General Meeting  
15 October No meeting  
17 September Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Mark Blumm, VE4MAB
25 June Manitoba Marathon & RCAF Run debriefs Laurie Penton, Jeff VE4MBQ, John VE4WX
21 May CANWARN Briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ
23 April Manitoba Common Ground Alliance Robert Morrison
19 March "Project Lifesaver" Randy Antonio
19 February Presentation cancelled.  
15 January Cross-band repeaters Jim Sutton, VE4SIG
20 December VA4WAN Digital Network updates William Franzin, VE4VR
20 November Annual General Meeting  
16 October Planning and the Orders Format Robert, VE4RCA
18 September DND Domestic Operations Maj Chris Lunney
21 August Presentation cancelled.
26 June RCAF Run debriefing.
Manitoba Marathon debriefing.
John, VE4WX
Jeff, VE4MBQ.
15 May CANWARN Net Controllers briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ.
18 April The new “Public Alerting in Manitoba” over Smart Phones Ms Ashley Keep, Public Alerting Program Coordinator with Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
20 March, a lightning detection system developed by hobbyists Kurt VE4GIS and Keith Hartley
20 February Klondike Derby Briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ and Richard, VE4KAZ
16 January Callouts and Equipment Jeff Dovyak, VE4MBQ
19 December Infosec for Cheapskates Mark Havens, VE4MWH
21 November Annual General Meeting
17 October Winnipeg's New Two-Way Radio System Ed Richardson, VE4EAR
19 September Best Practices for Mass Spectator Events Nicki Albus, VE4MMW
15 August Presentation cancelled.
27 June RCAF Run (28 May) and Manitoba Marathon (18 June) debriefings. John, VE4WX and Jeff, VE4MBQ, respectively.
16 May CANWARN Net Controllers briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ.
18 April An overview of the “Run to Believe” 5K and 10K run, and triage at a mass casualty event. Greg Jabusch and Jack Peters, VA4PNO.
21 March The use of emergency power in the field. Jim, VE4SIG.
21 February Klondike Derby Briefing. Richard, VE4KAZ.
17 January Call-Outs and Equipment (presentation from 2013) Jeff, VE4MBQ.
20 December An introduction to the Winlink 2000 network. Leor, VE4DXR.
15 November Winnipeg ARES Annual General Meeting.
18 October Game day security at Investors Group Field. Mr. Kelly Keith, Director of Security & Game Day Volunteers for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
20 September Environment Canada assessments of storm damage after tornadoes and wind events,
and City of Winnipeg Emergency Preparedness.
Pat McCarthy,VE4TRW, Head, Prairie & Arctic Storm Prediction Center, Environment & Climate Change Canada
and Mr. Jason Shaw, Acting Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Information for the City of Winnipeg
16 August Manitoba EMO on-line Emergency Management Training. Nikki Albus, VE4MMW, Training Manager/Eastern Regional Emergency Manager Manitoba EMO
28 June RCAF Run and Manitoba Marathon debriefings. Craig, VE4CDM & Jeff, VE4MBQ
17 May CANWARN Net Controller Briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ
19 April “Manitoba Hydro Storm Response Organization”. Mr Bob Schkawritka, Corporate Emergency Coordinator, Manitoba Hydro
15 March Public Safety Canada’s Role in Emergency Management. Cameron Buchanan VE4CWB Regional Manager, Public Safety Canada
23 February Bob and Glen delivered a Klondike Derby Volunteer Briefing presentation. Richard delivered an un-planned review of Cross-Band Re-Transmit. Bob Poole VE4MAQ, Glen Napady VE4GWN, and Richard Kazuk VE4KAZ
19 January Jack will be speaking about summoning EMS Assistance by radio. Jack Peters, VA4PNO
15 December A Montana ARES group acquires a 31 foot travel trailer that had been confiscated by the US government. Parrish Andrews, AF7BA
17 November Santa Claus Parade briefing. Ron Mark, and Jackie Britton from the Santa Claus Parade
20 October Annual General meeting.
15 September Over exposure to the sun. Bartley Kives of the Winnipeg Free Press
18 August Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Tedd, VE4VID
30 June Manitoba Marathon and RCAF Run debrief. Jeff, VE4MBQ
19 May Canwarn Net Controller Briefing followed by RCAF Run Briefing
21 April NBEMS Jim, VE4SIG
17 March Post Disaster Rehabilitation & Recovery Training - Manitoba Mission to the Philippines 2014 September. Randy Hull, City of Winnipeg Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
17 February Klondike Derby briefing Bob VE4MAQ, Glen VE4GWN and Richard VE4KAZ
20 January The Amateur station at Public Safety Canada's office on Broadway Wayne VE4WR
16 December Mr Larry Brown, a retired Captain with Air Canada, shared some of his more interesting flying stories
18 November Update on the Amateur Radio High Speed Digital Network William Franzin, VE4VR
21 October Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefing Captain Mark Young, Salvation Army and Chaplain for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
16 September Flight Aware: The website and hardware Don, VE4DWG
19 August Winnipeg Tactical Emergency Medical Support Presentation Shane Cooke P/SGT Winnipeg Police Service, Dave Johnston Medical Supervisor Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, and Don Narine ACP
24 June Summary of Air Force Half Marathon and Manitoba Marathon Craig, VE4CDM, and Jeff, VE4MBQ
20 May CANWARN Net Controller Briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ
15 April An intro to CoCoRaHS Tiffiny Taylor
18 March CPR/AED Training - No business meeting
18 February Operations primer for the 2014 Scouts Canada Klondike Derby VE4MAQ, VE4GWN and VE4KAZ
21 January Amateur Radio High Speed Digital Network William, VE4VR
10 December Re-entry Procedures Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Winnipeg.
19 November Winnipeg ARES Annual General Meeting
15 October WFPS Half Marathon Briefing Dan Michalchuk from the WFPS Half Marathon.
17 September St John Ambulance Diane Perry VE4LDI
20 August Sir William Stephenson COL Gary Solar from The Intrepid Society
25 June CHIRP, Open Source Software to program a wide variety of VHF/UHF amateur radios Jim, VE4SIG
21 May CANWARN Net Control Briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ
16 April STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society medical helicopter) Mr. Troy Pauls ACP, Community Education Leader for STARS
19 March Call-Outs and Equipment Jeff, VE4MBQ
19 February Klondike Derby Briefing Tom Hansen
22 January CoCoRaHS Alison Sass
18 December Role of Public Works in Emergency Management. Derrick Saedal
20 November Representatives from the City of Winnipeg Emergency Public Information Team (EPIT) will be presenting “Using Social Media for Emergency Public Information”. Ashley Sokal and Pam Sveinson
16 October A presentation on the Mobile Emergency Communications Inc. with call sign VE4MEC,
and our AGM.
Darcy, VE4DDW.
18 September An overview of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Half Marathon scheduled for 20 OCT. Dan Michalchuk from the WFPS Half Marathon.
21 August The use of APRS at the 2012 Manitoba Marathon. Darcy, VE4DDW.
26 June Review of the 2012 Manitoba Marathon and Air Force Run.
15 May CANWARN Net Controller Briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ.
17 April We will be discussing Go-Kit best practices. Jeff, VE4MBQ.
20 March Luke, VE4WTF, from Cabela's Canada and a colleague will be giving us a presentation on the SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker. Luke, VE4WTF.
21 February Call-Outs and Equipment (link) Jeff, VE4MBQ.
17 January Hypothermia and cold water immersion (link) Dr Gord Giesbrecht, professor of thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba.
20 December Portable communications equipment available to the emergency management community Jim, VE4CY and Wayne, VE4WR
15 November Winnipeg ARES Annual General Meeting
18 October Exercise Shooting Star EMO Interlake REM Shelley Napier
20 September Why Plans Fail Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Winnipeg
16 August Gerry Desjardins will introduce us to his Service Dog Gerry Desjardins of SARMAN
28 June Logging for ARES Emergency Activations Jeff, VE4MBQ
Wednesday 18 May CANWARN Net Controller briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ
Wednesday 20 April General discussion on current flood operations
Wednesday 16 March Equipment considerations for GO-Teams Kent, VE4KEH
Wednesday 16 February Randy will be briefing us on the City's preparations for the Spring flood Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Winnipeg
Wednesday 19 January Call outs and equipment Jeff, VE4MBQ
21 December Glen VE4GWN will discuss his experience at EX ICE. This tabletop exercise, held at the City of Winnipeg EOC, tested the capabilities of City services, MTS, Manitoba Hydro and Winnipeg ARES, in the face of an area-wide power outage brought on by an ice storm. Glen VE4GWN
16 November Manitoba Search and Rescue Association George Leonard
19 October UTM Mapping System Ian, VE4CLK
21 September Preliminary Review of ARES Component - South Interlake Regional Disaster Response Exercise Don, VE4DWG
17 August Storm video, equipment show and tell
July No Meeting
29 June Heat Response Alert System Table-Top Exercise Summary
Marathon Comm Centre - Reflections of Medical NCS
Marathon Comm Centre - Reflections of Ski Patrol Radio Monitor

Norm VE4EH

18 May CANWARN Net Controller briefing Jeff VE4MBQ, Winnipeg ARES EC
20 April FleetNet Radios John Jones VE4JTJ, Director Medical Transportation Coordination Centre (Brandon)
23 March Presentation on D-STAR (Don, VE4DWG)
Flood of 2009 (Randy Hull)
Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Wpg
16 February Manitoba Ski Patrol SAR Excercise Richard, VE4ESX and Garth, VE4GWB
19 January Monitoring Trunked Radio Glen VE4GWN