Saskatoon Search and Rescue Blog

Gift Ideas for SAR and Outdoor Adventurers

Written by Shelley Ballard-McKinlay It’s not surprising that search and rescue members love gear. There’s always something on our wish lists that can be used for SAR and/or enjoyment in the great outdoors. If you’re a SAR member, it’s especially exciting if the item comes in orange. 🙂 Thanks to our members for making many of the below suggestions. While links may be to the brand website or major retailer, please shop local! Many of the sponsors of our annual fundraiser, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) World Tour (coming to the Broadway Theatre on April 22, 2024) are...

2022 – A Year in Review

2022 was a busy year for Saskatoon Search and Rescue after a couple of quieter ones due to the pandemic. The hours we spent searching for missing persons was more than two times that of our next highest year and we had several multi-day searches. Training new searchers, re-certifying and upgrading our own skills, finding ways to be more efficient and effective, and fundraising to be able to do it all kept the team highly engaged. These are just a few of the highlights in our 2022 Year in Review. Enjoy!    

2021- A Year in Review

The second year in a global pandemic is behind us. What will come in 2022? 2021 was another quiet year but Saskatoon Search and Rescue was busy training and maintaining our “search-ready” status. This year in review was put together by the team and looks back over our challenges and triumphs in 2021. Thank you for your interest and support of SSAR! 2021- A Year in Review

2020 – A Year in Review

While 2020 was a quieter year for Saskatoon Search and Rescue in terms of activations, we were kept busy putting the final touches on the new truck and taking on the challenge of alternative training methods for both current members and a class of new searchers, and navigating the process of keeping our members safe during a pandemic. It’s all detailed in our year in review. Enjoy!    

Media Release – July 27, 2020

Search and Rescue Truck Project Completed Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR) is very excited to announce the completion of the SSAR Truck Project. “Having a dedicated search and rescue vehicle means that we can better serve the community and our agencies of jurisdiction when a person goes missing,” says SSAR President, Jonathan Dean. “From improved response times, expanding capabilities, to contributing to the safety of our members and all involved in an activation, the SSAR truck is an important addition to our resources.” The media are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 28 at 1:30 pm at Rotary Park, 200...