To commemorate our 25th Anniversary, Radio Amateurs of Canada launched the special RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin program in May. Under the program, individuals who pledge donations to RAC of $100 or more receive a special serialized coin commemorating RAC’s 25th anniversary.

Through the RAC Challenge Coin program, we hope to raise sufficient funds to make RAC stronger and enable it to deliver more services and benefits to our members and to Amateur Radio in Canada and internationally during our next 25 years.

As part of a special promotion from May 21 to June 3, the individual who made the largest donation to RAC was eligible to receive the very first RAC Challenge Coin #001. We are pleased to announce that Patrick Speer, VE7PJS, has claimed that honour with his donation of $575. On behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada, I would like to congratulate Patrick and thank him for his significant contribution.

I would also like to thank all of the donors who have contributed so far and also all of the future donors in the coming months.

For more information on the RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin program and on how to order your coin please visit:

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair