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The Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society
Semiahmoo Marine Protection Society

Our Mandate:

We are a registered non-profit charitable society formed to raise funding for the local marine search and rescue. RCMSAR Station 5, Crescent Beach. Station 5 covers the local tidal waters off Surrey, White Rock & Crescent Beach as well as neighbouring waterfront communities.
We also deliver local boating safety education programs.
The Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society (SPMRS) supports the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5 located in the Crescent Beach Marina, Surrey.
Funds for all vessels and equipment, as well as running costs must be raised by the SAR Society. RCM-SAR stations receive only minimal reimbursement from the government for training fuel expenses, and emergency responses. We are fortunate to have received grants from BC Gaming.
Our crews train on the water two to five hours per week. Constant training is required to keep the teams sharp and ready to respond safely in all conditions – 24/7 365 days a year.
Extensive training takes a constant toll on the boat and the safety equipment of the crews. Society fund raising plays a major role insuring constant vessel maintenance, upgrading and replacement of equipment. We also need to replenish boating safety supplies and educational materials to educate boaters, swimmers, beach goers, hunters and fishermen, to reduce the call on the Search and Rescue system

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How can you help?
We need your donations, you can donate funds directly, contribute services, supplies or prizes and silent auction items for our fund-raisers.

We also need your time
We look to attract interested members of the community to serve as Society Members for Station 5 and help out as fund-raising organizers and event operators! This is a small time commitment, fun and the “feel good” rewards are great. Community connections as well as skills in marketing, fund-raising, business and law are a great asset.
Contact Us
Box 45583
2397 King George Highway,
Surrey, BC V4A 9N3

Tel: 604 535-5873    Fax: 604 531-0783


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