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RCMSAR Recruiting for Manager, Training and Development

RCMSAR Recruiting for Manager, Training and Development

Manager of Training and Development   RCMSAR seeks a dynamic, driven individual to take on the role of Manager, Training and Development. The position that reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for assessing the ongoing training and...

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RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony 2022

RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony 2022

For release on September 17, 2022 – The annual RCMSAR Volunteer Awards takes place Saturday honouring the outstanding service of the organization’s volunteers and stations as recognized by their peers, the organization’s Board of Directors and the Joint Rescue...

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Kelly’s Rescue Story: Collaborative Rescue on the Juan de Fuca Trail

Kelly’s Rescue Story: Collaborative Rescue on the Juan de Fuca Trail

“On the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, we were just trudging along in the mud and trying to be careful, watching every step. We even started singing a song about being in the mud because there was just so much,” said Kelly as she set the scene. “At one point, we stopped on a bridge, and right after I stepped off it, I felt my ankle snap and fell onto my back. I couldn’t stand up.”

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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.

Safe Boating Awareness Week 2022

Safe Boating Awareness Week 2022

For Immediate Release May 20, 2022 – North American Safe Boating Awareness Week takes place from May 21 to May 27, 2022. Safe Boating Awareness Week promotes safe and responsible boating practices in all communities across Canada. This awareness campaign is managed by...

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It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa

It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa

It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa. For Martin, Monica and their children who suddenly faced trouble on the water July last year, “Santa” and the RCMSAR crew from Station 1–West Vancouver responded to their call for help. “When we left the marina from...

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A Tale of Two Rescues

A Tale of Two Rescues

Written by Peter Mallett the following shares two rescue stories of two navy veterans and current RCMSAR volunteers. This article was featured in the Lookout Navy News on May 25, 2021.  Two men with ties to the Royal Canadian Navy have a few yarns to tell about their...

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RCMSAR Volunteer Heading Overseas to Rescue Refugees

RCMSAR Volunteer Heading Overseas to Rescue Refugees

RCMSAR volunteer and staff member, Amber Sheasgreen, will be spending her winters holidays volunteering for Refugee Rescue and their partner Sea-Eye, a charity working to prevent loss of life at sea. Her love for the ocean and passion for helping others, Amber is...

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RCMSAR Supporting Men’s Health & the Movember Foundation

RCMSAR Supporting Men’s Health & the Movember Foundation

Saving lives on the water can feel deeply rewarding for our volunteers. Then there are days when the weight of our service is a heaviness like no other. It's because RCMSAR members can be exposed to traumatic situations while responding to marine emergencies and our...

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RCMSAR Annual Report 2020-21

RCMSAR Annual Report 2020-21

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND CEO Along the waters of coastal British Columbia and inland waters of the Shuswap, RCMSAR volunteers continue to put the safety of others ahead of personal safety thanks to their selfless commitment and the professional training and...

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RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony

RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony

September 18, 2021 – The annual RCMSAR Volunteer Awards takes place Saturday honouring the outstanding service of the organization’s volunteers and stations as recognized by their peers, the organization’s Board of Governors and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre....

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National Drowning Prevention Week

National Drowning Prevention Week

Drowning is one of the biggest causes of preventable death Did you know that 67% of drownings occur from May to September? According to Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon’s Drowning Board & Map, 59% of all boating related water-related fatalities occur when...

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