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A message from CEO and Board of Governors Chair on Volunteers Week


A message from CEO Pat Quealey and RCMSAR Board of Governors Chair Greg Miller:

Next week is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the tremendous contributions of RCMSAR volunteers towards public safety in British Columbia.

We are proud to be among more than 12 million volunteers across Canada who devote time and energy to causes that benefit our communities.

Our more than 1,000 RCMSAR volunteers deserve special recognition for the vital work that they do. Communities can be thankful that our members are ready to sacrifice their other commitments to respond to an emergency on the water in sometimes very challenging conditions. Our volunteers devote hundreds of hours to SAR prevention and public safety education, help with maintenance and other tasks that keep a rescue station ready 24/7/365, and perform many other functions as part of their commitment to safety and professionalism.

Volunteerism is one of our core values and underlies our success in providing excellence in community-based marine safety. The spirit of volunteerism and sense of service to communities and individuals are at the heart of what motivates us.

Please take a bow, and thank you for being an RCMSAR volunteer. We are grateful for your dedication and service!

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