Category: Fundraising/Donations

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Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon Supports SSAR Again!

The mandate of the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon is “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.” To this end, they support an incredible variety of organizations and projects related to everything from leisure infrastructure, health facilities, to sports leagues for disadvantaged youth and much, much more. In 2012 the Kinsmen Club supported SSAR in purchasing our command post trailer. The trailer has been an essential part of our Chapter’s growth and has proven its value many times over during training, community events and, most importantly, during activations to search for missing persons. Approached in 2014 to contribute to our Emergency Communications Project...

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2014 – A Year in Review

For Saskatoon Search and Rescue, 2014 has been an incredible year of growth. Building strong relationships, increasing membership, community support, valuable training and activations. We are riding into 2015 on a wave of enthusiasm generated by our members and support from our agencies of jurisdiction and our community! Activations We had a record number of requests for service in 2014 from the Saskatoon Police Service and RCMP. We were assigned a wide variety of tasks that included both urban and rural searches for missing persons and evidence searches. Missing Person Activations:                         11 Standby Requests (Missing Persons):        5 Evidence Search...

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Rotary International – Service Above Self

Rotary International is an association of Service Clubs with 1.2 million members worldwide. Their motto is “Service Above Self” and they support many local, national and international projects and programs that work towards lasting solutions that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities. The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Riverside supports many worthwhile projects both at home and abroad such as ShelterBox Canada, Cheshire Homes in Saskatoon, education projects in Saskatoon, Central America and Africa and the eradication of polio worldwide. In supporting Saskatoon Search and Rescue, Riverside Club Secretary Gerry Kraay says “Since missing persons is such...

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Dakota Dunes – Investing in the Future

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC) is once again supporting Saskatoon Search and Rescue! In 2013 a grant from the Corporation assisted SSAR in funding the purchase of GPS units. These were invaluable during several search activations this past year, accurately marking areas searched by our members and allowing us to give accurate location information to our search managers and our agencies of jurisdiction. DDCDC has now generously provided funding assistance for our Emergency Communications Project, recognizing the importance of timely assistance and a reliable means of communication in crisis situations. Debbie Dreaver, Community Investment Coordinator, says “Supporting the...

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SGI CANADA Supports Saskatoon Search and Rescue

We are thrilled that SGI CANADA has become the first confirmed sponsor of our Emergency Communications Project and they recognize the value that search and rescue services bring to our community. “SGI CANADA is pleased to support Saskatoon Search and Rescue,” said Penny McCune, Vice President of Customer and Distribution Strategy. “I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who volunteer their time and assist Emergency Responders when crisis strikes. SGI CANADA is committed to investing in our communities and responding quickly with assistance when crisis situations arise.” As a corporate citizen, SGI CANADA believes that giving back...