Board Of Directors

The BC Search and Rescue Association is run by a board of directors elected from the GSAR community.

Executive Members:


Chris Kelly, North Saanich

Vice President

Trent Blair, Prince George


Chris Mushumanski, Vanderhoof


Jim McAllister, Sidney

Agency Reps:

Emergency Management BC

Ian Foss

Municipal Police

Colin Wiebe


Harm Sandhu

BC Emergency Health Services Authority

Corinne Begg

Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC

Daniel Derby

Regional Members:

South Island Regional Director

Jamie Tudway, Cobble Hill

North Island Regional Director

Dave Poulsen, Port Alberni

South West Regional Director

John Howe, Squamish

Fraser Valley Regional Director

Frank Van Nynatten, Chilliwack

West Kootenay Regional Director

Grant Burnard, Grand Forks

East Kootenay Regional Director

Ed Ehrler, Sparwood

Okanagan Similkameen Regional Director

Colleen Aven, Oliver

Thompson Okanagan Regional Director

Geoffrey Vick, Lumby

North West Regional Director

Mike Stekelenburg, Kitimat

Bulkley Nechako Regional Director

Andy Muma, Houston

Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Director

Dale Parker, Mackenzie

North East Regional Director

Michel Lavalle, Fort St. John


P.O. Box 2176
Sidney BC
V8L 3S6

For Emergencies, Call 911 or
1-800-663-3456 (Satelite Phone)

News Alerts

@campbell_r_SAR @BCSARAssoc ⛺️Emergency Shelter ⛺️
Always bring an emergency shelter. These can also be used as signalling devices and can be very useful in creating a makeshift shelter to keep a person dry.

If you see us this summer @ a trailhead, swing by & grab one!

Helicopter landing pads are no place for a picnic!
These are active aircraft landings for emergencies and must remain vacant at all times. For your safety and ours, please stay off of helicopter landings pads during your summer hikes.
Have a safe #BCDay long weekend. #StaySafe

How are your shelter building skills? What do you put in your pack to make a shelter in an emergency? BC AdventureSmart British Columbia Search and Rescue Association @BCSARAssoc @BCAdvSmart

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