Girl Guides Canada 100th Anniversary GOTA

On May 15th Guides Canada will celebrate their 100th Anniversary conducting Rallies across Canada. Many of the Rally venues will be operating GOTA (Guides on the Air) stations. In Toronto over 6000 guides and leaders are expected to meet at Ontario Place and in cooperation with Guides Canada and Emergency Management Ontario, the Toronto EmComm Group will operate an Amateur Radio Station at Ontario Place so Guides can talk to Guides at other venues across Canada. Rallies expected to take place in Ontario include Toronto, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and Ottawa.

The Ontario Place station (VE3EMO) will be operational on 20 meters (14.140 -/+) and on the Ontario Public Service Reflector (IRLP) Channel 9035 from 13:00 to 20:00 UTC. (9:00 am to 4 pm ET). We would like to connect with other venues across Canada on this special day for Guiding and would like to here from other groups running GOTA stations. ( Replies to Jim VA3KU at jim.taylor@emergencyradio.ca )

Thanks to Jim, VA3KU, Amateur Radio Program Coordinator for Emergency Management Ontario for this information.

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