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Dale Watts

Instructor, Technical Communications (1971-77, 1984-90); Educational Development Officer (1977-81); Industrial Training Consultant (1981-84); Program Coordinator (1990-93); Dean, Trades and Technology (1994-2012); Interim VP Academic and Research (2012-13); Chair, Heritage Group (2014-15)

Dr. Barry Prentice: The Business Case for Airships

On September 21, 2023, Dr. Barry Prentice, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba, and an advocate for lighter-than-air (LTA) technology, spoke to the Heritage Group. His topic was “Cargo Airship Fuel Transport: Canadian Shield Case Study” which focused on the potential use of airships to support northern and remote communities in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

The Exotic Far East

Japan’s culture and customs have been an interest of mine for some time. With the relative threat reduction from the COVID pandemic, my wife and I decided we’d take a 14-day cruise of Japan, which included two stops in Okinawa and two stops in Taiwan. Read more…

Seven Days in Cyprus

I served a total of 27 years in the Canadian Army Reserve (Militia), including the Royal Canadian Artillery, Military Intelligence (yes, I know…it’s an oxymoron), and the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. The latter also included nine years as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt.-Col.)/Honorary Colonel (Col.). I trained at several […]

Fun and Frivolity at the Fringe Festival

In theatre, there’s an expression “chewing up the scenery” which basically refers to an actor’s propensity to act melodramatically, to ham it up so much you think s/he is going to take bites out of the scenery. In other words, to overact. At the Winnipeg Fringe Festival that […]

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