News & Announcements from RCMSAR
Now in its third year, the RCMSAR awards program has proved a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by our volunteers in their local communities, including highlighting innovative new approaches and technologies. those involved in the global...
Bill Riggs has joined the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue headquarters team as Chief Executive Officer following a broad nation-wide search. “Bill brings a proven and impressive track record to the position,” said Chris Gouglas, Chairman of the RCMSAR Board of...
As RCMSAR's search for a new CEO gets underway, Captain Ken Burton will be taking on the role of Interim CEO during the transition. Appointed to the RCMSAR Board of Governors in 2015, Captain Burton has stepped down from his position with the Board to be able to act...
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Your contributions help support our volunteer training and our keep our equipment in excellent condition. Donations are also used for prevention programs that save lives on the water before a rescue is needed.
On July 5, RCMSAR Headquarters staff said a bittersweet goodbye to Chief Executive Officer, Pat Quealey, who is moving on to a new role with the Canadian Red Cross in British Columbia and Yukon. For three years, Pat led RCMSAR with a fierce dedication to mission,...
What’s in a name? John Johnston shares his experience and the importance of naming RCMSAR vessels to acknowledge contributions of outstanding members and keep their memories alive. At last years SAREX in Sooke, I had the opportunity to work as a dock marshal. Over...
Last month was the coldest February on record for Vancouver, and the wild weather didn't stop with the frozen temperatures. High winds and unprecedented snowstorms wreaked havoc, and RCMSAR Stations all over the province were called to action. While warmer weather...
On January 20, 2019, SAR Prevention Officer Cathy Dupuis accepted a 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Award on behalf of RCMSAR for Best Boating Safety Initiative at a gala dinner in Toronto.
SAR Tools app creator Adam Hyde shares tips and tricks for using the app’s features, and how to get the very most of this online tool that continues to grow in popularity with marine SAR organizations around the world.
A Senate committee recommends more support for Coast Guard auxiliary agencies like RCMSAR.
Station 60 Comox Station Leader Roch Massicotte shares exciting highlights from recent training exercises with the Coast Guard, Powell River Lifeboat, SAR Program Instructors, Tla’amin Nation, RCMP and other RCMSAR volunteers in Powell River and Campbell River.
On November 6, the Maritime Museum of BC awarded Jane McIvor, RCMSAR Board Member, the Beaver Medal of Maritime Excellence in a ceremony at Government House in Victoria.
Amber Sheasgreen makes a big change from Coxswain with Station 64, Prince Rupert to full-time Operations Manager with RCMSAR Headquarters in East Sooke.
Ralph Mohrmann, RCMSAR Director of Readiness looks back on SAREX 2018 and the benefits of working together. Picture gallery included!
Alistair Duncan provides a first look at the new Type 2, currently being built for Station 45 Masset.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is featured in the November 2018 edition of BC Shipping News Magazine, available for purchase now. RCMSAR is part of a proud tradition of lifeboat services on the West Coast dating back more than a century. With a broadened...
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From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies. Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, we are saving lives on the water.
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