In Case of Emergency Call 911

Key points in history

1960 Formed as a division of Vernon Fish & Game Club by the following individuals:

  • Norm Geislinger
  • Jimmy Greenough
  • Irvan Hoffman
  • Ed Hornell
  • Bob Ingraham
  • Mike Makewich
  • Sax Peters
  • Ed Postill
  • Fay Price
  • Wolfgang Rosener
  • Tiny Ryan
  • Bill Sawakii
  • Nich Schuck
  • John Sengotta
  • Nick Shoemay
  • Jack Tordoff
  • Ray Zeiskie

1965      Separated from Vernon Fish & Game Club into a distinct association.

1987      Incorporated as a Society by the following individuals:

  • Robin Godard
  • Leigh Pearson
  • Chuck Pike
  • Muriel Sanderson
  • James Viel
  • Bill Vlaanderen
  • Frank Whitecotton

Provincial & National Achievements

1993      B.C. Emergency Radio Communications Volunteer of the Year – Bob Lindley

1998      B.C. SAR Volunteer of the Year – Pete Wise

1998      Certificate of Achievement (National Search and Rescue Secretariat) - Pete Wise

1999      B.C. Emergency Radio Communications Volunteer of the Year – Dodie Lindley

1999      B.C. SAR Volunteer of the Year - Don Blakely

2004      Outstanding SAR Achievement (National Search and Rescue Secretariat) - Frank Whitecotton

2009      Lifetime Achievement (National Search and Rescue Secretariat) - Frank Whitecotton

2012      National Award of Excellence for Exemplary Service - (National Search and Rescue Secretariat) - Don Blakely