the COVID-19 pandemic puts extra pressure on emergency resources across the province, the B.C. Search and Rescue Association and Emergency Management B.C. are appealing to the public to take extra caution if heading into the outdoors
During these fast-changing times where everyone is looking to maintain social distance but keep themselves busy, many are turning to BC’s great outdoors. BCSARA encourages you to enjoy what BC has to offer but would like to ask the public of BC to do their part to come home safe and follow these recommendations
BC AdventureSmart is seeking outreach educators for the Summer 2020 season. One of the crews will be based in the Lower Mainland and another crew based in Prince George
The BC AdventureSmart Teams and volunteer presenters reached 17,161 people face-to-face between November 7, 2019 – March 3, 2020. 18,099 kms travelled. 8/12 BC SAR regions travelled to. 26/80 SAR groups connected with. 363 volunteer presenters/ambassadors currently in BC. 68 new AdventureSmart presenters/ambassadors trained. 4,484 outdoor enthusiasts reached by volunteer presenters. 12,677 individuals reached solely …
The once all volunteer organization now has three full-time staff to help the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA)
BCSARA is hiring a Manager of Finance and Administration
Dwight Yochim, former SAR volunteer with 25 years experience in SAR, has been selected as the new BCSARA Senior Manager.
BCSARA has an immediate need for a project manager on the Search and Rescue Prevention Indigenous Engagement project.
On Saturday March 23 2019 the Province of BC announced the largest funding grant to the 80 recognized ground search and rescues groups in BC. BCSARA President Chris Kelly and AdventureSmart Director Sandra Riches responded to Minister Farnworth’s announcement.
McAllister declared elected by acclamation to the position of BCSARA Treasurer.