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One Day For Comments for Regulations Deadline

Another reminder comments must be received by Natural Resources Canada by May 31, 2012 - tomorrow.

A thanks to other for sharing their concerns.  These include:

John Campbell of Ottawa Rocketry Group

Mr. L.H. Kunin of Udisco of Montreal

Two New Rocket Kits from Sunward

We are pleased to announce the availability of 2 new model rocket kits from Sunward.

Arachnid Payload
A payload version of our Arachnid design.  BT60 based and with 8 laser cut fins for outstanding stability.

Deadline Approaches on Proposed New Regulations

A reminder comments are only open for a 75 day period on the proposed update to the Explosives Act.

Rocketeers in Canada are encouraged to voice their opinion and concerns by May 31, 2012 to Natural Resources Canada.

We would like to thanks Trip Barber of the National Association of Rocketry who has sent in their own letter (pdf format)

Special Pricing on Aerotech G40 motors

A limited number of Aerotech motors are available.  New, in original packaging.  White Lightning single use motors.

Pickup or delivery to a local event only.  No delivery available.

Sale Price - 16.00 CAD + tax

Available motors:
G40-4W item # 74004
G40-7W item # 74007
G40-10W item # 74010

Contact us at or by phone at 416-953-1847

Sunward Responds to Canada's Proposed Rocketry Regulations

Natural Resources Canada published a proposed update to the Explosives Act and Regulation in the Canada Gazette 1 on March 17,
2012.  The original legislation is outdated as it was written before 1920.

Public comment and feedback is invited and is available for 75 days after the publication date.  After the comments are received and
evaluated, which may result in changes, the Regulations will be published in Canada Gazette 2 and become law in early January 2013.

Jolly Logic Altimeters Now Available

We are pleased to announce Sunward is now an authorized dealer of Jolly Logic Altimeters.

Now in stock is the simple Altimeter ONE with peak altitude and perfect for use in model rockets and planes to kites, balloons, falconry, and other sports and activities.

New 60 inch Nylon Parachutes Now Available

Sunward is pleased to announce the availability of a new 60 inch size Nylon Ripstop Parachute. The parachute has long shroud lines and is in stock ready for shipment.

Available in Yellow at this time only.

Sunward Provides Limited Support for Space Day 2012

Sunward will only provide limited support for Space Day 2012 this year.  The event is an annual event held for local schools of the Toronto District School Board.

About 300 to 400 students participate in the event and learn about space and aviation. The event will be held on April 12, 2012 for this year.

The Canadian Space Resource Centre is more for teachers and students, but does have a great deal of knowledge online

New Nylon RipStop Streamers

New Ripstop Nylon Streamers

Sunward now has available a line of Nylon Ripstop Streamers for sale.  Great for sport and competition use.

Nylon shroud lines are about the length of the streamer for greater flexibility.

The streamers are currently available in red and in 2x20", 3x30, 4x40, 5x50, 6x60, and 7x70" sizes.

New Computer System

A new system for work and play.

Andrea, who does some of our graphics work, now has a new computer system with the power and hard drive space needed. He no longer needs to worry about running out of space on the hard drive.

Thanks to Darroll and Jason of Infotech Computers for their help.

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