Fred Duck Retires!

Fred at the Helm, November 16, 2018

Fred has been an active and truly dedicated member of our Station since December 2012. He also took “command” of our Pleasure Craft Compliance Check Program when we first started it.   He will be missed at our Station. Fred can add RCMSAR to his many achievements during his life.  Fred contributed 245.35 volunteer hours of sea-time during missions and training on the water and another 431 hours of training and activities on land. One mission to Copper Island during a severe storm, I’m sure he wished he didn’t pick up the phone to volunteer for that one.

On Friday, November 16th, Fred took his last trip on the Tolonen, having an opportunity to be the helmsman as pictured above.  It has been a pleasure to work with Fred and his great attitude and humour will be missed during training and while saving lives on the lake.

Seymour Arm Kids Don’t Float Kiosk Installed

Working together, a number of agencies including RCMSAR 106, CSRD and the Ministry of Transportation supported the Seymour Arm Community Association to get a Kids Don’t Float Kiosk installed the day before their Annual Swim Across the Lake event on July 27th.  Thanks to the coordination of Diane Beebe and Dianne Young – great Teamwork!

Swansea Pt. Gets Kiosk

It took some time, but perseverance by the Swansea Pt. Community Association has resulted in the installation of the 13th Kids Don’t Float Kiosk on Mara and Shuswap Lakes.  Thanks to the leadership of Karen Warrington to make this project successful!

Waterways Donation

Waterways Houseboats have again made a significant contribution of $12,500.00 to Shuswap Lifeboat Society.  this donation will be used for general operations and safety equipment for our vessels.

Thank you Waterways Houseboats.

Pictured are Colleen Anderson of Waterways, Fred Banham, Dave Harvey, Rob Sutherland (receiving cheque) and Allen Langworth from RCMSAR 106.

Knights of Columbus Donate


The Knights of Columbus, Council 7107 in Salmon Arm, gave a donation of $500.00 on Wednesday April 18th.  This donation will be used for safety equipment on our vessels, especially the new acquisition Tolonen.


Pictures are Bruce Weicker, Shuswap Lifeboat Society, Eugene Casavant and Ken Nowicki from the Knights of Columbus.

Askew’s Donates



On Thursday morning, April 5th, four Askew’s employees (Dan Tingey, Cheryl Matte, Shana Phillips & Shawna Somers) traveled to Sicamous to present a cheque in the amount of $6,048.00 to Rob Sutherland of RCMSAR 106.  These funds are a donation from the employers of the Downtown and Uptown Askew Stores in Salmon Arm.