The Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society
We are a registered, non-profit, charitable society formed to raise funding for the local Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station at Crescent Beach. The station covers the local tidal waters off Surrey, White Rock & Crescent Beach as well as neighbouring waterfront communities.
We also deliver local boating safety educational 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 selected courses and daily operating costs must be raised by the SAR Society and unit members. RCMSAR 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./p>
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 ensuring 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 number of potential emergencies.
How can you help?
We need your donations, contribute services, supplies or prizes and silent auction items for our fundraising events.
We also need your time
We look to attract interested members of the community to serve as Society Members. We also seek individuals who have a passion to help out as fundraising organizers and event operators! It would involve monthly meetings, organization of events and community fundraising efforts. Community connections as well as skills in marketing, fundraising, business and law are a great asset.
2397 King George Highway,
Surrey, BC V4A 9N3
Tel: 604 535-5873 Fax: 604 531-0783
Support Friends of Vigilant, the businesses and organizations that contribute generously to the success of our Search and Rescue fundraising events!