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Winnipeg Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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About Winnipeg ARES...

The Winnipeg Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WARES) is a volunteer organization comprised of dedicated amateur radio operators with the goal of providing the City of Winnipeg with emergency communication in times of disaster or widespread communication failure... more

News...

12 June, 2014
Over eighty-five Amateur Radio Operators and supporting personnel will be providing volunteer communications support for the Manitoba Marathon this Sunday. Amateur Radio Operators have been involved in the Manitoba Marathon for thirty-five (35) years.
You can find more about ARES' involvement in the portable documentPress Release

26 March, 2014
A recap of the 2014 Scouts Canada Klondike Derby, including some photos, is now on the Archives page. Here is a direct link to that recap.

22 March, 2014
Today more than thirty Amateur Radio Operators gathered in Morris to receive Severe Weather Spotter training from Environment Canada Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Natalie Hasell (VE4NAT) and training in CANWARN Net Protocols from Manitoba ARES District Emergency Coordinator Jeff Dovyak (VE4MBQ).
The Severe Weather Spotters are part of the CANWARN program run by the Radio Amateurs of Canada - Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Environment Canada.
The presentation can be found on our CANWARN page.

Upcoming Events...

Planning is underway for the Amateur Radio component of the 2014 Manitoba Marathon. Please see details.

Meetings...

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.
Our next meetings are on 19 August, 16 September and 21 October.