Category: Fundraising/Donations

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“Can You Hear Me Now?”

MEDIA RELEASE “Can you hear me?” “Can you hear me now?” “Yes, we can hear you!” Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR) is pleased to announce the completion of our Emergency Communications Project. A reliable communications system is essential during times of crisis or disaster and this project will help SSAR to better serve our community when needed. The media and supporters of Saskatoon Search and Rescue are invited to join us on Thursday, June 4, at 1:30 pm at Firehall #6 (Acadia Dr. & Taylor St.) to view the project equipment. Representatives from our two major donors, the Kinsmen Club...

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Gear Swap and Garage Sale – May 2, 2015

Need some new-to-you gear? We’ve got some great deals and some great gear for sale! In conjunction with the annual Montgomery Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 8 am – 4 pm in Montgomery Park, Saskatoon Search and Rescue will be hosting a sale with the main focus being on SAR and outdoor-related gear, in addition to  household or other garage sale type items. Example of some of the items that will be on sale: Backpacks (various sizes, makes, models) Duffle bags Skiis (cross country, downhill) and ski poles Outdoor clothing Outdoor shovels Tarps Kayak spray skirts Kids toys Movies and...

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Fundraising Barbecue and AdventureSmart Presentations

On Sunday, May 3 Saskatoon Search and Rescue will be hosting a fundraising barbecue and AdventureSmart presentations and display at Cabela’s, 1714 Preston Ave N, Saskatoon. This event will be the main kick-off to the 31 Days of SSAR campaign and will promote our involvement in National Emergency Preparedness Week and Provincial Missing Persons Week. Join us for lunch from 11 am – 2 pm and take in the display and presentations. There will be child-appropriate fun and games so bring the whole family! 11 am – Hug-a-Tree and Survive Presentation 12 pm – Survive Outside Presentation 1 pm – Hug-a-Tree...

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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...