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OCARC Ham Radio Course

Local volunteers looking to boost their rally skillset are invited to check out the Orchard City Amateur Radio Club’s website for details on their upcoming course.

Radio operators are always in high demand at all rally events, and Big White is no exception. In addition to gaining a new skill and increasing event safety, you get to follow the event when it isn’t happening right in front of you, and get the best viewing points and photo opportunities.

Non-locals wishing to get their radio licenses can purchase the study materials or make use of online resources, and then challenge the exam through one of OCARC’s examiners or another club. American volunteers are encouraged to inquire through their local amateur radio club or the American Radio Relay League.

OCARC has been a supporter of Big White Winter Rally since it’s inception in 2009 and has made personnel and equipment – including multiple repeaters – available to us each year.

Thank-you to Volunteers!

First off, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Without volunteers we could not have the sport that we love to compete in, volunteer at, and spectate! We cannot express enough how much we appreciate time that you contribute, the money you invest and the enthusiasm that you show, especially in the freezing cold! This year we had the best competitor and volunteer turnout that we have ever had at Big White Winter Rally, and next year we hope to keep going with this trend! The possibility of new roads is high on the to-do list and we hope to have an even bigger and better event! In order to make this happen we will need even more volunteers, support and hopefully more competitors to keep the show going!

Thanks again for everything you do, and please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions for improvements (I read all the ones on the feedback forms — THANKS!) Anyhow, I hope to see you all soon, and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

Nicki Beverley

Record Entries for Fifth Big White Winter Rally

The Big White Winter Rally is enjoying a tremendous response from competitors eager to hit the slopes and get their last chance at championship points for 2013. At the close of early entries on November 27, there were 23 teams registered to compete! Fall weather conditions at the ski resort have been ideal, allowing Big White to open a full two weeks ahead of schedule – one of the earliest openings on record. For competitors and spectators alike, this should mean a rally that they won’t soon forget.

The Big White Winter Rally is the final round of the Western Canadian Rally Championship, consisting of performance rally events in British Columbia and Alberta. Competitor entries will be accepted until 9 AM on Saturday, December 7.
Please check the spectators section of our website for details on times and locations, as well as a guide on safe spectating.


Big White Winter Rally Sponsor: Big White Ski Resort
The Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru
Frontech Solutions Inc.