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MSAR Joins Pulling Together Canoe Journey

MSAR Joins Pulling Together Canoe Journey

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mission Search & Rescue participated in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey today.  The canoe journey from Harrison Lake to Semiamhoo takes 10 days.  MSAR joined the group at Barrowtown and accompanied the canoes to the bottom of Crescent Island on the Fraser River.  The mission statement for the group is:

“Recognizing the past by Pulling Together to enhance understanding between Public Service Agencies and Aboriginal Peoples by Canoeing the traditional highway, strengthening our future relations”.

The canoe journey included the Kent Harrison SAR team, representatives from the Canadian Navy, the RCMP and the DFO.  It was a fantastic day, although very hot.  The group stopped for lunch along the Fraser River at Matsqui and some enjoyed a dip in the River to cool off.  For more information about the journey please check out www.pullingtogether.ca.

Paddling with the Vedder in the background

Paddling with the Vedder in the background

 

Canoeists cooling off at Matsqui

Canoeists cooling off at Matsqui

Mission Search & Rescue (MSAR) is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia.  Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the RCMP, the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Coroners Service in a variety of search and rescue functions.  All members are 100 per cent volunteer and are on call 24/7.  Recruiting is starting, so if you are interested in joining the team, please check out our Volunteer page.