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WSAR Team Photo June 2018

Welcome to the Whistler Search & Rescue Society

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.


Recent News & Videos:

October 24, 2020: Virtual Fundraiser “Wine’d Up” Raises $60,000!

On October 24th, we held our 21st Whistler Search & Rescue “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction Fundraiser. Every year, our “Wine’d Up” Dinner raises vital funds to support WSAR’s training, equipment, and rescue operations. This year—despite the challenges that the pandemic threw at us—we raised $60,000.

Over 115 guests joined us from their homes on October 24th. Our ticket holders enjoyed a delicious three course meal prepared by Araxi, Il Caminetto, and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler that were personally delivered to guests by WSAR volunteers. The evening featured rescue stories, a behind-the-scenes look at the WSAR team, and music from Ruckus Deluxe.

Our online auction featured incredible donations from over fifty businesses and individuals whose generosity is appreciated year over year. The success of “Wine’d Up” could not happen without their support.  Thank you!

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WSAR Members raising a big thank you, featured in front of the brand new WSAR truck!

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!