A timeline of the path to get to a round of the WRC in Canada.
October 9, 2011
CARS President and Marketing Manager have an informal discussion with the WRC promoter about the WRC coming to Canada.
October 21, 2011
Open discussion with CARS board about the reasons to consider a WRC event and what structure the event should have.
January 13, 2012
CARS Board decides to cost share on Keith Morison’s trip to Rally Sweden to observe the event and meet with FIA officials.
February 3, 2012
Met with FIA WRC Commission President Jarmo Mahonen and WRC Manager Michelle Mouton for informal discussion of bringing the WRC to Canada.
March 15, 2012
Business case reviewed and project put on hold until more information on marketing/promotion plans are available.
May 10, 2017
Reopen discussions with WRC Promoter.
June 14, 2017
CARS Board approves proposal to re-start investigation into hosting a WRC event.
August 1, 2017
Founding Board members start discussions around the Rally Promoter Association of Canada.
February 8, 2018
Official Launch of the Rally Promoter Association of Canada
December 31, 2018
Complete preliminary discussions with government agencies and develop foundation of event business plan.
December 31, 2019
Identify and foster local and national relationships. Develop complete understanding of FIA and WRC team expectations. Further develop business plan and build preliminary budget
December 31, 2020
Final business plan and budget in place. Critical funding agreements in place. Event schedule in place for trial, observation, and final events defined.
February 21, 2021
Hold trial event, confirming suitability of venues and new stages.
February 19, 2022
Successful observation event in front of FIA officials.
February 28, 2023