Fundraising and Sponsors
Join us on June 25th, 2016 at the Lonsdale Pier for Rescue Fest! Proceeds from this event will go to support North Shore Rescue via the Tim Jones Legacy Fund. Get your tickets online at http://rescuefest.ca and join us for a party on the pier!
North Shore Rescue welcomes your financial support. The team receives funding and administrative support from the North Shore Emergency Management Office but depends heavily on donations from individuals, service clubs and corporations to supplement its training and equipment budgets.
North Shore Rescue also receives tremendous financial assistance from the BC Gaming Commission on an annual basis.
Equipment to support search and rescue operations must be state of the art to ensure safety and efficiency. A large part of the team’s budget is devoted to upgrading and replacing vital communications, rope rescue, first aid treatment and personal safety equipment.
The team has successfully completed two major fund-raising drives to replace its two main vehicles, NS1 Command and NS4 4×4 Support and as well as establishing a comprehensive radio repeater system. Our thanks go out to everyone in the community for their broad-based support of the team in our time of need. This allows us to respond to calls in a safe, professional and timely manner. Many, many thanks to all donors reagrdless of the size of your contribution and special thanks to the major, valued and service club sponsors who are recognized on NSR vehicles and here on our website. Individuals or organizations interested in making major donations can be recognized for this in a similar way as mutually agreeable.
If you are interested in making a donation to help cover our immediate operational, maintenance and training needs please make your cheque payable to:
The North Shore Rescue Team Society, at 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. V7L 2N4
The North Shore Rescue Team is a registered, non-profit society. We are also a registered charity so your contribution is deductible for federal income tax purposes.
It’s worth noting here that the team does not solicit for funds over the telephone. If you should ever receive an unsolicited telephone call asking for funds and the caller says that the money will go to North Shore Rescue, or is in any way associated with North Shore Rescue, please be aware that is not the case!
We accept credit cards via our online donation.
In addition to the immediate operational, maintenance and training budget needs outlined above the team have established two endowment funds with the West Vancouver Community Foundation to establish a guaranteed source of funds for future needs.
The West Vancouver Community Foundation
The West Vancouver Community Foundation….. two funds for NSR
Danny Posse Memorial Fund
This endowment fund has been established in the memory of Danny Possee by his parents Derek and Sally. The capital of this fund will be retained by the West Vancouver Community Foundation. The income from this fund will be used for the purchase of new vehicles as required by the team.
The North Shore Rescue Team Endowment Fund
This endowment fund has been established to ensure future funding of necessary equipment. The capital of this fund will be retained by the West Vancouver Community Foundation. The income from this fund will be used for the purchase of equipment for team safety, ropes, stretchers, etc. The fund will not be used to fund consumables such as fuel and meals, or members’ personal gear or social activities.
If you would like to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation please indicate which of these funds you would like your donation directed to and make your cheque payable to: The West Vancouver Community Foundation, at P.O. Box 91447, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 3P1. Phone/Fax 604-925-8153.