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Kaslo SAR recognizes members with awards

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 17th, 2021

Days after rescuing a trio of fishermen from a cool night out on Kootenay Lake, the Kaslo Search and Rescue recognized some of its members with individual awards.

“Like so many organizations, Kaslo Search and Rescue recently resorted to an online Christmas gathering to, well frankly, relax a little and celebrate the recognition of some members for outstanding contributions,” the Kaslo Search and Rescue media release said.

“For a region with a population of not much more than a thousand people, the local Search and Rescue agency (performed) as many searches and rescues as Central Okanagan Search and Rescue did in 2019 which serves a region of 160,000 people.”

Kaslo Search and Rescue said while 2020 moved at a frenetic pace it appears already as though 2021 is on track to increase the workload for the local volunteer group with five call outs already since January 30, 2021.

“It is for this reason the organization is very thankful for the support of Angry Hen Brewing, Kaslo Building Supplies, Kaslo Pharmacy, Rally4Life and Stellar Heli-Skiing who have sponsored the awards for several years,” Kaslo Search and Rescue said.

The individuals recognized for the awards were:

  • Robyn and Glen Skobalski — Rally4Life Presidents Award
  • Kevin Connor — Angry Hen Brewing Top Rookie or the year
  • Chris Cullen — Kaslo Pharmacy Heaviest Backpack award
  • Jana Poborilova — Stellar Heli Skiing most improved technician
  • Hayley Walker — Kaslo Building Supplies most volunteer hours

Members of Kaslo SAR search woods near Howser. — Submitted

Kaslo Search and Rescue would like to thank the local communities and businesses for their support and at the same time to remind you that no matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared. Follow the three Ts — trip planning, training, and taking the essentials.

AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors.

Anyone interested in applying to volunteer for Kaslo Search and Rescue visit our Facebook page or Kaslo SAR website to send a message to the administration team.

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