Category: Recruiting

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Basic Searcher Training Recap

Over the past four months, our group of new recruits, including myself, has been in basic searcher training, the first step in becoming an active member of Saskatoon Search & Rescue (SSAR). Between the classroom and the field exercises there was a ton of information to absorb. Here’s a recap of our journey: In September we camped out at Blackstrap and had a busy weekend of orienteering, constructing improvised shelters, fire making, signaling (at day and night), near-water search skills, and survival discussions. It was a great weekend of testing out new gear and getting some hands-on training in the...

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SSAR at Banff Mountain Film Festival

On Monday, January 13, 2014, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour came to Saskatoon for the 21st year in a row! Over 1,500 people attended and the vast majority are people who are active in the outdoors. It was a perfect location for Saskatoon Search and Rescue to have a display to promote safe wilderness travel via the AdventureSmart program and to recruit new members. A lot of people stopped by to chat and to learn more about us and what we do. Thanks to the Alpine Club of Canada – Saskatchewan Section for hosting the event and inviting...