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About Michael Barbour

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.

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CANEX: The company store

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CANEX: The company store

CANEX: The company store

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The CANEX, run by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, is 50 years old. By turns supermarket, clothier, convenience store, lunch counter, hardware store, furniture shop and electronics mecca, CANEX was for years all things to all people in uniform. First opened in 1968 to provide goods and services to the defence community, CANEX now operates 35 retail outlets on bases and other military sites across Canada, as well as an e-commerce store,, where folks in uniform can buy everything from TVs to Fitbits, camping gear to military kit.


Twenty-Five Great Canadian Aviators!

September 11, 2001
Norad springs into action

RCAF Lieutenant-General Rick Findley just happened to be director of Norad operations at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Sept. 11, 2001, the day terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Centre skyscrapers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It was the day North Americans learned they could be attacked from domestic airspace, too.

Within an hour of the attacks, U.S. air traffic was shut down and international flights directed to Canada. By the end of the day, Norad had nearly 200 armed U.S. and Canadian aircraft in the air.

The next day, the U.S. and Canada added monitoring and responding to threats originating within North American airspace to the Norad mission. In the following five years, it responded to 2,100 potential threats.

It was not the first tweaking of the agreement to co-ordinate air defence of the continent, which began in earnest Sept. 12, 1957, with establishment of North American Air Defence Command headquarters in Colorado.

Norad’s initial mission was to detect and react to airborne threats, then primarily Soviet long-range bombers, armed with nuclear weapons. Over the years, Soviet flights regularly have skirted North American airspace, notably recently in May, when Norad was marking the 60th anniversary of the official signing of the joint agreement in 1958.

In 1981, a new name—North American Aerospace Defence Command—reflected the addition of monitoring for missiles and space vehicles to the mission. In 2006, maritime threat was added.

By custom, both countries staff Norad operations—about 150 Canadians were working at Cheyenne Mountain on Sept. 11, 2001. Findley was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross for his actions that day and Norad’s headquarters building at the Peterson Air Force Base was renamed the Eberhart-Finley Building.

Canada operates and maintains the radar stations of the North Warning System. Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg serves as the Canadian Norad headquarters, with CF-18 Hornet fighters provided by the RCAF from tactical fighter squadrons in Cold Lake, Alta., and Bagotville, Que.

Combat-ready interception awaits any aircraft that does not radio its course and destination upon entering air defence identification zones, which extend 320 kilometres offshore.

Chief miscreants are Russian long-range bombers, sometimes with fighter escorts, on “training” missions. But civilian aircraft also come under Norad’s watchful eye. In 2017, U.S. fighters escorted back to Montreal a Cuba-bound charter flight with a passenger threatening crew and passengers.

This week in history
This Week in History

September 13, 1759

General James Wolfe leads the British in an attack against the French, commanded by General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm at the Plains of Abraham. Both generals die from wounds sustained during the battle. The British are victorious, resulting in the French ceding most of its eastern North American possessions to the British.


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TFL Volunteers Needed

While this is primarily a British organizations, they do ship their products to North America.

We Need You!
On Wednesday 10th October, we will be holding collections at 15 tube stations around London. In order to do this and raise as much money as possible, we need your help to shake buckets and tins!

If you would like to help with our collections around London tube stations on 10th October, please get in touch. Reply to this email, letting us know what time you’re available to volunteer between 7am – 7pm and which station you would prefer to fundraise at.

Please note, you will need to bring your own packed lunch and refreshments.
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Kings Cross
London Bridge
Tottenham Court Road
Bank / Monument
Bond Street
Cannon Street
Green Park
Shoreditch High Street
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Rites of Glory, A Time to Honor Our Vets

Please join us on November 10, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for a Dinner and Fundraising Auction at Concord Hilton Hotel (1970 Diamond Blvd.; Concord, CA; 94520)

See the full flyer at: USVA Fund Raiser 2.pdf

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Auction items for the United States Volunteers-America Dinner and Auction. November 10, 2018

  • A week-long stay at a Villa in Tuscany
  • Renowned artist Jason Breidenbach’s storied pictures of Aerial Combat in WWII, Korea and Viet man
  • Anthony Schultz’ World Cup commissioned paintings
  • A live Boar Hunt at Ted Nugent’s ranch in Minnesota
  • Two submarine rides at, and in, Lake Tahoe
  • A late model BMW
  • Approximately 30 silent auction items

Fundraising? How to make the most of every VC interaction – Michelle Gonzalez Shares Invaluable Advice

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

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11 September 2018

This edition of ‘our stories_’ features Michelle Gonzalez, former Partner at IBM Ventures and current Director in the Office of the CEO at Google. Michelle explains how you can truly make the most of your venture capital connections.

Watch as she explains how hearing “no” from VCs as an entrepreneur may not be the end of the relationship.

C100 is proud to share this video series featuring real-life stories of successes, failures, and insights from our community of accomplished Canadian leaders in technology who are dedicated to supporting future Canadian leaders in technology.

Please keep the conversation going by subscribing below, commenting on the video, and telling us what other topics you would like to see covered in future episodes. We value your input!

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Last Chance To Join C100’s Hackathon + Exciting Charter Member Updates!

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.

C100’s First-Ever Hackathon
Tuesday, September 11th
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
C100 is hosting our first-ever hackathon next week and we want you to join us! Don’t miss this opportunity to create impact for C100 and the broader Canadian tech community. We’re excited to kick things off with a 3-hour evening event in SF and put our minds together on one of the biggest challenges facing Canadian tech founders.

Click the link below to send us an email to get involved. Be sure to let us know why you’re interested in this hackathon as well as any relevant skills you think we should know about! We’ll review all submissions and notify participants ASAP with event details.

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Canadians in Tech
Thursday, September 13th
Palo Alto, CA
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us September 13th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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Two Charter Members, Two Angelas, Two GPs!
Angela Strange, C100 Charter Member and former C100 Board Co-Chair, just became Andreesen Horowitz’s new General Partner! A huge accomplishment. Congratulations, Angela!
Congratulations to C100 Charter Member, Angela Tran, on becoming Version One Ventures new General Partner! We look forward to your continued success. Well deserved.
Highlighted Announcements
  • 48Hrs alum, Sonder, raises $135M – huge news! Great job to Francis Davidson and the entire team! Full Article.
  • Congratulations to Charter Member Aly Orady on the launch of Tonal, the world’s first machine learning-powered strength training system! Full Article
  • This week, direct-to-consumer jeweller and 48Hrs alum, Mejuri secured $5M in Series A capital. We love their focus on building a digital community for jewelry consumers! Full Article
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