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Arda Ocal

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Arda wrestled his way into the broadcasting world and he's been pinning it to the mat ever since.

Arda joined The Weather Network team in late 2013 and after 3 months shivering in Ottawa, Arda now broadcasts from the Vancouver bureau.  He's gathered over 15 years of industry experience in both athletics and lifestyle media, having been an on-air personality with The Score Television Network where he created the hit TV program "Aftermath" as well as hosted "WWE Experience" and "Countdown to WWE RAW". Previously Arda was a sports reporter with Global News Toronto and co-host of the daily lifestyle program, Daytime. 

Arda holds a degree in Mathematics (no kidding) from the University of Waterloo and volunteered at the local radio station (CKMS FM) and the school newspaper.  A broadcaster was born.

What does Arda love about the weather?

That people tweet pictures of their pets in it!  Ok, seriously, it's fascinating, ever changing, something that impacts absolutely everyone. Going through active weather for many people is like a community event.  Deep down inside, everyone has an inner meteorologist in them... when small talk inevitably turns to (or begins with) weather, we all become experts.

FUN FACTS

  • Arda can give a greeting in 65 languages, one of which is Dothraki (Game of Thrones)
  • Arda beat the 1980s video game "Super Mario 2" in 20 minutes (give or take)
  • Arda plays the bass guitar. His go to songs are "Give it Away" by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "Longview" by Green Day.
  • Big time TV & movie buff
June 21 Aboriginal Arda

National Aboriginal Day in B.C.

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The history of dragon boat

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Apr 26 Arda blizzard cone

Weather fashion: Meet the blizzard cone

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Landslides: Is Canada at risk?

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Mar 23 Landslide CNN.

Washington landslide: Could it happen here?

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From Canada's best to the worst

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Final10

Finishing #TheTripTWN on a high (and fashionable) note

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Day 5: #TheTripTWN- Palm Trees vs. Wind Chill

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Day4-6

Day 4: #TheTripTWN- The 'Great Wall of Turkey'

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Day 2: #TheTripTWN stops to smell the roses...

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Arda Trip

Day 1: #TheTripTWN uncovers Edmonton's hidden gems

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Feb 10 B.C. mountains Bob Das VV

Six days in the B.C. interior

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Winterlude day three

Day three at Winterlude went off without a hitch

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Bungee Jumping

Storm proves no match against Winterlude

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Feb 1 Arda robot

Arda's Winterlude adventures

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Jan 31 Tokyo

Worst Weather Ever: Tokyo Police Club

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Weather board games at Monopolatte

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Arda curling

Trying to learn how to curl...Key word being "try"

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Outdoor hokey

NHL outdoors: Gimmick or gold mine?

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Dog sledding

Embracing the elements at Ottawa's Snow Fest

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Jan 29 Arda 8 Ken Dryden

Worst Weather Ever: With Ken Dryden

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Jan 29 Arda 9 NHL Weather

Full House AND the NHL?

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Jan 29 Arda 1 Brick

Homage to Anchorman

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Jan 29 Arda 10 Santa

The Hunt for Red December comes to an end

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Jan 29 Arda 5 Intro

Introducing Arda

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Jan 29 Arda 4 Bret Hart

From extreme sports, to extreme weather

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Jan 29 Arda 7 Cake boss

"I've actually done the weather..."

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Jan 29 Arda 2 Travelled

The most well-travelled man in the world

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Jan 29 Arda 6 Obama

Ottawa's Obama Cookie

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