The provincial government just released yesterday the consultant report on earthquake preparedness in BC. High level report, but gives useful background. Key messages I got is that there is a high level of apathy among the citizenry/NGOs, insufficient government resourcing, and we need to develop a ¨culture of preparedness¨ (including among hams.....)
The Directors held a meeting March 1 (minutes available) and listed all the events/activities we have lined up, and assigned someone to lead each. The lead does not necessarily mean doing it, but lining up some folks.
The next planned event is a fundraising opportunity we (and others) do every year - security at the Trade Expo. That is coming up starting evening April 30th through Saturday May 2nd. We do 4-hour shifts of two to four people keeping doors latched, and keeping an eye out for issues. Not too strenuous. Gary, ve7lcp, is coordinating. He will be contacting folks, but why not make it easy on him and let him know your availability now at 250-847-3827, or email@example.com .
Once the snow is gone, we have a lot of work to do at repeater sites etc.
In June there is the Tri-It Triathlon and Field Day if there is interest. Stay tuned.
Smithers Trade Expo (April 31, May 1-2)
Tri-It Triathlon at Smithers Pool (June 7)
Field Day (June 27, 28)
Tyhee Lake Triathlon (July 12)
Northern-Net Hamfest (September 5-6)
ShakeOut (October 15)
Solar power and back-up batteries for repeater sites
Completion of Portable ´Grab n Go´ station
Bulkley Valley Digital Network (WiFi)
Roof Repair at Houston Repeater Site
Ranger Park Antennas
Emergency Training and Liason with Local Authorities
Cheers for now.