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.
THANK YOU TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!
Pictures are Bruce Weicker, Shuswap Lifeboat Society, Eugene Casavant and Ken Nowicki from the Knights of Columbus.
In addition to the previous blog about Askew’s donation, here is a story that appeared in the Salmon Arm Observer (on-line edition). At the end of the story is a link to a video clip. Thank you Jim Elliot of Eagle Valley News.
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.
RCMSAR HQ has achieved an exciting milestone in that the World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019 website (www.wmrc2019.com) is now live. As you might already know RCMSAR in hosting the Congress in Vancouver 15-18 June 2019 and our RCMSAR Station 106 Shuswap is proud to support it through our volunteer members. The Congress website is also linked through our www.rcmsar106.ca
Check out the page for the Congress and watch for updates!
The Community Gaming Branch has recently announc-ed that Shuswap Lifeboat Society has received a grant in the amount of $143,400.00 for the modification and refit of the “new to us” fast rescue vessel, Tolonen. A refit is usually done every 10 years according to RCMSAR Policy. Given the transfer of the Tolonen to Shuswap, it is best to undertake the refit portion now, rather than wait for another 2 years. The modifications being done are to make the vessel more suited to the missions here on Shuswap Lake. The focus of this upgrade is the patient care area located in the bow of the boat.Plans are underway to begin this work immediately so as to have it ready for service in the spring of 2018. All the work is scheduled to be done in Sicamous. Rob Sutherland, our Station Leader, is charged with overseeing the project.
A big thank you to Waterways Houseboat Vacations for their donation to our station. Our working partnership to enhance water safety on Mara and Shuswap Lake is enhanced through efforts such as this. Pictured below are Colleen Anderson of Waterways Houseboats, Rob Sutherland – Station Leader, and Pat Gau – Deputy Station Leader.
Another Kids Don’t Float Kiosk has been installed on Shuswap Lake, this one at Old Town Bay. Installation was delayed in early summer due to flood waters on the access road. Installation was completed in late July. The kiosk in Old Town is sponsored by Boating BC, RCMSAR 106 and Hyde Sawmill.