Safety Trailer Donated

Very recently, the Fraser Valley Boating Safety Station donated a Boating Safety Trailer to our station.  They no longer had a need for unit.  It came in great shape and full of resources and supplies.  Watch for on display around the Shuswap!


Guardian 1 Soon Ready for Service

Over the winter, we received a 19′ Boston Whaler from the Vernon Boating Safety Station.  After some quick discussion, it was decide to refurbish the boat as an inspection and training vessel.  The refurbishing involved a new gel-coat, painting of the super-structure, new safety equipment and a thorough check out and repair of its operating equipment.  When complete, the vessel, now named Guardian 1, will be used for our new voluntary safe boating inspections.  It is expected Guardian 1 will be on the water for the May long weekend.

Special thanks to the following donors who have assisted in the financing of repairs and maintenance.

Waterways Houseboats
Knights of Columbus
Stephen Green

The Original
The Original
The New & Improved
The New & Improved

Donations for Kids Don’t Float

Over the past few weeks, a number of donations have arrived to support the Kids Don’t Float Program.  See the Kids Don’t Float page for an update on the new kiosks.

We are very appreciative for the following organizations for their financial support.

North Shuswap Lions Club

Shuswap Community Foundation

Shuswap Watershed Council

Boating BC

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Sorrento Lions Donate


Pictured above from left to right are John Howat (Treasurer), Bruce Weicker (President Shuswap Lifeboat Society), Rob Sutherland (Station Leader, RCMSAR 106), Terry Timms (President, Sorrento Lions Club

The Sorrento Lions Club donated $2,400.00 to RCMSAR 106 for the construction and installation of a Kids Don’t Float kiosk at the CSRD Sorrento Boat Launch on Markwart Road. This is one of four kiosks to be installed on Shuswap Lake this spring.  The other sites are Blind Bay Boat launch, Magna Bay boat launch and Sunnybrae Beach.  Last year five kiosks were installed at Sicamous Boat Launch, Canoe Beach and Downtown Boat Launch in Salmon Arm and Herald and Shuswap Lake Provincial Parks.

Sorrento Lions Sponsor Kiosk

The Sorrento Lions Club is pleased to announce that the general membership approved the donation of $2,400.00 for a “Kids Don’t Float” kiosk at the CSRD Sorrento Boat Launch.  The life jacket loaner kiosk is expected to be operational by the beginning of May.

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Rotary Club Provides Funding for Kids Don’t Float Kiosk in Chase

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Through the Chase Rotary Club, the Village of Chase will receive a Kids Don’t Float kiosk this spring.  Working with Rotary and the Village, RCMSAR 106 will provide and install a kiosk at the Village’s boat launch on Little Shuswap Lake.  It will be similar to the one pictured here which is located at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park.  The kiosk enables parents to borrow a life jacket for their children if they don’t have one.  Thank you Chase Rotary Club for helping to “Save Lives on the Water.”

Click on the link below to see where the kiosk will be located.




Salmon Arm Saving Credit Union provided an unexpected Christmas Gift with a grant of $2,400.00 which will be used to construct and install another Kids Don’t Float kiosk.  This particular one is planned for the CSRD boat launch at Blind Bay.  Pictured below is the one SASCU donated for Herald Provincial Park.

Herald Park Kiosk
Herald Park Kiosk

Two other kiosks for Shuswap Lake, one at the CSRD boat launch in Sorrento and the other at the CSRD boat launch in Magna Bay are also in the planning stages.  Funding is being sought from local groups to construct and install the kiosks.



Latest Video Launched

Check out the newest release from Gau productions on RCMSAR 106.  The video traces Station 106 (Shuswap) early beginnings, rescue missions, training and partnerships with other emergency responders.  Sit back and enjoy!

New Board Elected

On November 23rd, at the Annual General Meeting of the Shuswap Lifeboat Society which operates RCMSAR 106, the membership elected a new Board members, some of whom are returning to the Board.  Following the AGM the Board met to elect their executive as follows:

President –                   Bruce Weicker

Vice President –           Pat Gau

Secretary –                     Fred Banham

Treasurer –                    Dave Harvey

Member at Large –       Al Poole

Member at Large –       Dan Roddick

The following non-elected members complete the Board.

Station Leader –           Rob Sutherland

Book Keeper –              Heidi deWit