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WHISTLER SEARCH & RESCUE SOCIETY Annual “Wine’d Up” Fundraiser is back in person!

After a two-year absence in holding our annual fundraiser in person, Whistler Search & Rescue Society is excited to present our twenty-third “Wine’d Up” event on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Our guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, select wines, and participate in a live and silent auction. Please join us for a great evening at Dusty’s Bar & Grill in Creekside, Whistler.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 6. Please click on the link in the box below to be directed to our ticket site:

WSAR Wine’d Up 2022

Whistler Search & Rescue (WSAR) was established in 1972 and this year marks 50 YEARS of service to the residents and guests of Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Our annual “Wine’d Up” event is our only fundraising event of the year. With the rising demand for SAR services, our financial need is increasing as well.

WSAR recently recruited 14 new members to meet the demand for our critical services. The cost to train, certify and equip each member is upwards from $7,500. All proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go towards the funding requirements to support our new members.

The Whistler Search and Rescue Society is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a variety of search and rescue functions.

If you are interested in donating to our society, please click on the “donate” button or “about” to contact us directly.


2022 Marks 50 Years of Service for Whistler Search & Rescue!

We are grateful for the unwavering support from our community, visitors and businesses who help keep WSAR operational and ready to serve the Sea to Sky. Thank you for your continued support and donations to our society!

Recent News & Videos:

April 14, 2022: Searching for a Legacy – WSAR has come a long way in the last 50 years…Read more here

April 10, 2022: “They Just Vanished” – Four skiers vanished on Whistler 50 years ago. – Read more here

April 7, 2022: Whistler Search & Rescue received 110 requests for assistance in 2021-22. – Read more here

March 13, 2022: Whistler Healthcare Foundation announces grant recipients. – Read more here

March 9, 2022: Whistler Search & Rescue responds to seven calls in busy 4 day period. – Read more here

February 15, 2022: Letter: January for Jesse event comes up big for Whistler SAR. – Read more here

February 10, 2022: Hectic weekend in Sea to Sky backcountry ends tragically with one dead and more injured. – Read more here


October 3, 2020: The T-33 Search

Every autumn, Whistler Search & Rescue continues the search for 2 missing RCAF pilots that went down with their T-33 Silver Star in March 1956.

Whistler Search and Rescue incorporates the search into their regular training schedule. WSAR’s continued search and training efforts are now focused in the area of Callaghan FSR and the creek, south of the lake. To learn more about the story and their efforts please click on the video below:

June 8, 2017: Inside Whistler’s Search & Rescue: We go behind the scenes with WSAR to meet the women who volunteer their time to help others in their community – very proud to feature Paige Bell and Renata Lewis!