Our next meeting is being held on May 14th, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Our new meeting place is at Training Inc. - 444 - 5th Ave. South in Lethbridge.
The CARA Flea Market
On Saturday April 21st, a bunch of us went up to the annual CARA Flea Market in Calgary. What a great event. There were a couple of hundred attendees and it was the biggest crowd they have seen for years. Everyone had a chance to rub shoulders with old friends and to search for that much needed flea or fleas that are so necessary to obtain. It was a great day and a welcome respite from the miserable winter we have suffered for so long with warm weather and even warmer friends to visit with.
Field Day is happening on June 23 and 24 and more information will be coming out on this event shortly.
As summer event is in the planning stages at Coyote Flats to bring together friends and fellow hams from around the area for a weekend of flea market fun. If you are interested in becoming involved in putting this together send Tom an email at VE6ARG@shaw.ca. More information will be published as it becomes available.
Steps For Life Walk a Huge Success
Many thanks go out to the team that ran the communications at the annual Steps for Life walk at Henderson Lake on a beautiful Saturday morning May 4th, 2018. Rob VE6XMB was "Red Leader" and out on the trail was Blair VE6AGH, Geoff VE6LSX, Roy VE6AWT, Justin VE6JRD and Ron VE6PAP. Tom VE6ARG and Tommy VE6TJB were doing the photography for he event and were up in a crane at 100 feet overlooking the huge crowd of over 1200 walkers. The communications were by handhelds on both 146.52 and 146.97 although there was some local interference on that frequency that moved everyone back to simplex.
The annual Steps for Life walk is held to support the Threads of Life organization which is a trans Canada support group that supports survivors of workplace tragedies. These are the people that are left after a worker has lost his or her life or have suffered a life changing event while at work. We so often forget the trauma that these souls suffer when these events take place. The Threads for Life people are a group that provide support for them through connections with each other and other services.
Lethbridge businesses have jumped into supporting the cause wholeheartedly over the last nine years and in fact have held the biggest walks in the country since its beginning and have often been some of the biggest supporters in terms of money over the years too. We are very proud of our little city and its enormous contribution to this worthy cause.
Tom VE6ARG has been involved as the professional photographer for the organization for 8 years and thought that to improve communications it would be an excellent thing for SAARC to get involved with. Judging from the results, he has been proved right.
You can see pictures from the event by going to Tom's website at www.tombuchananphotographics.zenfolio.com Click on All Photographs - Recently Added.
Did you know...
That many of us have been meeting for breakfast at Franco's Restaurant in Coaldale? This has become the event to attend and we are not only enjoying the nonsense that hams usually get up to, but we are also able to have a great meal for a great price and unlimited coffee as well. Come on out and join us for a some good fun. We meet at 9:00am on Saturday mornings.
See you there...
Contact us by e-mail at: email@example.com | Snail mail: SAARC, PO Box 1024, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0