Revelstoke Search and Rescue becomes a society, prepares for winter

The newly formed Revelstoke Search and Rescue Society is reminding people to get the knowledge, bring the gear and know your limitations when it comes to having fun outdoors this winter.

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A Revelstoke Search & Rescue long line rescue. Photo: REVSAR

The newly formed Revelstoke Search and Rescue Society is focused on creating a culture of transparency and decision making among its members.

“Becoming a society has given us the ability to involve our membership more directly in the decisions REVSAR makes going forward, providing greater transparency to our members. It also allows us to put our assets under the ownership of the society” says Andrew Inkster, the interim President.

Revelstoke Search and Rescue Society (REVSAR) held its first directors meeting on October 16, 2017 to assign interim roles and create a schedule for training and general meetings.

The Revelstoke Search and Rescue Society is a 100 percent volunteer, non-profit organization that provides search and rescue services as well as public awareness on behalf of the Province of British Columbia in the Revelstoke area.

“With cooler temperatures and snow returning to the high country, winter stoke is high. If you are thinking about getting out there, Revelstoke Search and Rescue would like to remind you to go prepared. When it comes to your rescue, we are good but, you are better,” said a media statement from The REVSAR. “Get the knowledge, bring the gear, know your limitations. Make a trip plan and leave it with someone responsible.”

BC AdventureSmart has put together a three-minute trip planning tool to ensure your loved ones and your rescuers have the best possible information if they need it, check it out at: https://www.adventuresmart.ca/tripplanning/planning.htm. If you have not had a chance yet, learn the 10 essentials: https://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/survive-essentials.htm.

Elections for the new board of directors will be in the spring at their first Annual General Meeting. Dates for the AGM will be posted on the REVSAR Facebook page. REVSAR will also be on the lookout for an interested member of the public to serve on our society’s Board of Directors.

If you would like to donate to Revelstoke Search and Rescue, you may do so at www.bcsara.com/donate/. Tax receipts will be provided. Get stoked, be safe, and have fun out there!

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