Reserved Tables of 10 $850
Includes dinner, silent auction and dance featuring the Adam Woodall Band.
Proceeds got to support the West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society.
Volunteers, both individuals and groups, have responded to marine emergencies on the west coast for more than 100 years. The first motorized lifeboat was established in Bamfield in 1907. The vessels were owner/ operator, generally employed in other marine activities until called upon to respond to a call for help.
To improve response and respond with appropriate rescue vessels, the Canadian Marine Rescue Association was formed. Under CMRA “stations” became “units”. The first president of the CMRA was Mr. Phil Maddy, a Rescue Agent residing on Passage Island. He bestowed the number “One” on the rescue boat based at Fisherman’s Cove. Unit 1′s dedicated rescue boat responded to marine emergencies from Howe Sound to Indian Arm. To improve response time, a second boat, based in Deep Cove was added Both were crewed and operated by Unit 1 volunteers. It became apparent that crewing and managing two vessels at either ends of the north shore was a challenge, consequently Unit 2 based in Deep Cove was formed.
Originally, Unit 1 was financially supported by the BC Lifeboat Society. This evolved in 1987 to the North Shore Lifeboat Society which attained charitable status. In 2012, NSLS was split into two societies. The North Shore Lifeboat Society sponsoring Station 2 – North Vancouver and West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society (WVMRS) sponsoring Station 1 – West Vancouver.
Today, RCM•SAR Station 1, West Vancouver is number one in crew -hours spent training and is the busiest station safely responding to 79 missions in 2013.
Tickets are available at www.rcmsar01.ca/dinner-dock or call us at 604-818-9528