A course called “Search and Rescue Prevention” is being offered at Silver Star Mountain Resort this weekend.
Sandra Riches from Adventure Smart says the safety program helps skiers, boarders and outdoor lovers from getting lost, hurt, or in trouble while in the mountains.
She says BC’s 80 volunteer Search and Rescue groups have to respond to 1,600 rescue incidents each year.
“The volunteers respond to those who get lost, in trouble and/or hurt in the mountains. AdventureSmart increases the public’s awareness to help reduce the number and severity of these incidents in BC. We offer free outdoor safety programs to anyone who is interested in personal preparedness, trip planning, training and taking essential gear,” says Riches.
Ashley Berte and Ryan Seath are the on site contacts.
For more details, email kelownateam@adventuresmart
The dates are January 5 and 6 at Silver Star Mountain Resort, 9am – 3pm
The reps will deliver their ‘Survive Outside Program’ to the Vernon District Immigration Society Services on Jan. 7 from 10:30am – 12pm.