RCMSAR Station 14 • Gibsons, BC
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 14 is on call and ready to respond to marine emergencies 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our operations serve an area of almost 600 square kilometres in the coastal waters of communities from Port Mellon to Davis Bay. All of our members are unpaid volunteers, fully engaged in supporting our communities and dedicated to saving lives on the water.________________________________________
Learn new skills, meet great people, have fun, and give back to your community! Even if you have no marine or boating experience, many of your life and professional skills will be highly beneficial and we provide additional training as required. Positions are available for active rescue crew, maintenance crew, associated fundraising, outreach & communication teams, and the governing society.
Check out our recruitment campaign for 2023!
For further details and online application form, please visit our recruiting website at:________________________________________
Funding is the lifeblood of every non-profit organization. We are no exception.
To ensure that our volunteer rescue crews are safe and our vessel is up to the rigours that harsh weather and rough seas can present, considerable time and expense is incurred in maintaining our equipment. One of the best ways to assist in our continued operation is through a tax deductible financial donation.________________________________________
Station NewsRCMSAR Station 14 announcements and news of note...
Safety on the Water
The waters surrounding BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast are enjoyed by many residents and tourists alike, as is evident with the dramatic increase in boating, fishing, and swimming activities during our summer season. Unfortunately, this often results in a greater number of local marine emergencies, sometimes brought about by unexpected events and/or a lack of knowledge and preparedness while navigating these waters.
You can stay safe by being prepared for any possibility on the water. Check the weather conditions and tides before you go out on the water and ensure that you have the appropriate safety equipment for your activity, be it swimming, kiteboarding, paddling, power boating, or sailing. Wear a properly fitting PFD (personal floatation device) whenever aboard a watercraft. Please see our Boater Safety page for more tips and resources.______________________
RCMSAR CEO Commendation
David has worked tirelessly in his many roles with our Station, including those of Advanced Crew, Maintenance Coordinator, and Station Leader as well as Treasurer and Director within the Gibsons Marine Rescue Society. He has been involved with almost every aspect of keeping our station operating over the years, proving his excellence time and again. It's also important to note that David has lead numerous fundraising initiatives that ensure we continue to have the resources to save lives on the water.
Bravo Zulu, David! ______________________
Art Auction Success!
The Gibsons Marine Rescue Society is pleased to announce that its Making Waves 2022 Charity Online Auction has been a great success. The online auction featured 16 beautiful coastal and marine-themed artworks and these included acrylic, watercolour, and oil paintings, as well as mixed media, textile, and photographic works. The event raised a total of $4,862 in support of RCMSAR Station 14 Gibsons and this will provide much-needed funding for our equipment and operations. Many thanks to all of the bidders who participated in the auction and congratulations to those who won! We also wish to thank Leo's Tapa's & Grill for providing an excellent exhibit space for the artworks and for their support in promoting this event. We also take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to each of the following artists who so generously donated their beautiful works to make this fundraising auction possible:
Dean van't Schip