Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (formerly the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (formerly the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA)) is a nonprofit organization and a registered charity made up of volunteer resources throughout Canada. The RCM-SAR has been in existence since 1978 and provides assistance to the Coast Guard and the National Defense with search and rescue and safe boating programs.

I have been a member of the RCM-SAR Unit 10 Richmond for almost 10 years.  I started as a Search and Rescue Crew Member on a Zodiac 733 Rigid Hull Inflatable and then moved to the Carswell Titan 249.  I then joined the Pacific Region as the Manager of Financial Development & PR working with the Societies to raise money for day-to-day operations.  Today I am still involved with Unit 10 as a Director on the Strait of Georgia Marine Rescue Society.

Volunteering with the RCM-SAR has been a real learning experience.  I thought I was a pretty knowledgeable boater when I started but I had a lot to learn!  If you are interested in volunteering, I highly recommend it!

Visti their Pacific Region website at http://www.ccga-pacific.org/ccga-p/

Visit their national website at http://www.ccga-gcac.org/

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