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2 New Kiosks Official

Two new kiosks were officially made public on Friday, October 14th.  These were Herald Park and the Downtown Wharf Boat Launch in Salmon Arm.  Donor representatives from SASCU Financial (Glenn Hall and Rochelle Dale), Shuswap Watershed Council (Paul Demenok) and Knights of Columbus (Ken Nowicki and Lorne Lazzaretto) joined BC Park Operator, Cory Monk and Salmon Arm Mayor (Nancy Cooper) together with RCMSAR 106 Station Leader, Rob Sutherland and Board President, Bruce Weicker for the occasion.

Herald Park Kiosk
Herald Park Kiosk
Downtown Wharf Boat |Launch in Salmon Arm
Downtown Wharf Boat |Launch in Salmon Arm

2 New Kiosks Installed

On Saturday, September 24th two additional Kids Don’t Float kiosks were installed at Herald Provincial Park and the Downtown Salmon Arm boat launch at the Wharf.

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Thank You RCMSAR 106!

 

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RCMSAR Crew and Dispatcher, Paul Keam,  accepting a big thank you from a family vacationing on the Waterway Houseboat Miss Bessie. RCMSAR was dispatched to help great grandma (93 yrs old) when she fell and broke her hip. The group from Whitehorse were having a family reunion on the boat and were very grateful for the assistance. Grandma had a partial hip replacement in the Vernon hospital and they have headed back to Whitehorse including GG (great grandma).

Jerry Silva Moves On

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Jerry and his wife Carla, were instrumental in establishing the Shuswap Lifeboat Society which in turn operates Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 (Shuswap).  Jerry was key in the beginning four years ago when he took the leadership in everything needed to bring this needed service to Shuswap Lake.  He and Carla have chosen to move on to New Westminster where they will be closer to family.

Up until his departure, Jerry continued to provide a critical functional of dispatcher, receiving a call usually from BC Ambulance Service and then mustering a crew to respond to the incident.  More than once if a crew member was not available, Jerry filled in wherever he was needed.  The role of dispatcher is being carried on by Paul Keam.

Jerry, we wish you all the best in your new adventures, and a huge thank you for your years of dedicated service.