Monthly Archive: January 2014

Meewasin Skating rink

SSAR at Potash Corp Skating Party

On Sunday, January 26, SSAR members provided first aid services at the Potash Corp Skating Party at the Meewasin skating rink. Despite an extremely cold day (-31 with windchill) about 250 people came out for the event. It was great to see people having so much fun, laughing as they wiped out, drinking hot chocolate, eating hotdogs and warming themselves by the fire. Fortunately, only minimal services were required — a bandaid for a man who got a cut on his finger and warming of toes for a little girl. We warmed the girl’s toes between our hands, heated up...

Jarod at SSAR booth

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...