Starting 1400 EDT, Saturday, June 22rd to 1400 EDT, Sunday 23rd. This year PARC will be
operating from the Flower City Community Campus
Amateur Radio operators provide a critical public service for our community; during times of
disaster, we can provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline.
Licensed by Innovation, Science and Economic Canada (ISED) and trained in the art and science
of radio communication and basic electronics theory, we own and maintain our own
communications equipment and make it available, free of charge, in support of our community.
Amateur Radio clubs, such as PARC, have established working relationships with community,
provincial and national organizations to provide support in case of need under the umbrella of our
national organization, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). PARC works with the Region of Peel,
City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Canadian Red Cross, St., John Ambulance, and the William
Osler Health System, among others.
A prime example of this emergency community was the essential role of Amateur Radio operators
in enabling communications in Puerto Rice after last fall’s destruction from Hurricane Maria.
Many Amateur Radio operators act as severe weather spotters for Environment and Climate
Change Canada (ECCC) under its CANWARN program. Emergency Management Ontario’s
Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC), within the Ministry of the Solicitor General,
maintains an amateur radio station to provide backup communication across the province.
8850 McLaughlin Rd S #1,
Brampton, ON L6Y5T1