Past SAR Advisory & Board Members

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

SAR Advisory

1989 – 1989:

Ross Cloutier, Reg. Director

1989-1990:

Ken Neland, Reg. Director

1989-1991:

J Phil Whitfield, Reg. Director
Stu Cameron, Rep, Municipal Police

1989-1992:

Ross Cloutier, Rep, JIBC

1989-2004:

Dave Brewer, Chair

1990-1991:

Jeff Smedley, Reg. Director
Gord Sweeting, Reg. Director

1990-1993:

Rex Fitz-gerald, Reg. Director

1990-1995:

Ross Montgomery, Reg. Director

1991-1991:

Neil Coward

1991-1992:

Cal labourne, Reg. Director

1991-1993:

Merv Harrower, Rep, RCMP

1991-1994:

Don Bryant, Reg. Director

1992-1993:

Ross Cloutier, Reg. Director

1992-1993:

Geoff Amy, Rep, PEP
Jon Heshka, Rep, JIBC
Gord Meakin, Reg. Director

1993-1993:

Jim Good, Rep, RCMP
Terry Myhr, Reg. Director

1993-1994:

Gord Sweeting, Reg. Director

1994-1995:

Bob Slade, Reg. Director (Assistant)

1994-1998:

Murray Day, Rep, Municipal Police
Whitney Numan, Reg. Director

1994-2001:

Pete Wise, Reg. Director

1994-2002:

Linda Hillard, Reg. Director

1994-2003:

Scott Larsen, Reg. Director

1995-1996:

Eric Gunderson, Reg. Director

1995-1996:

Donna Kaluza, Rep, RCMP
Jim McAllister, Reg. Director

1996-?:

Al Grey, Rep, RCMP

1996-1998:

Martin Hewell, Reg. Director

1996-2001:

Geoff Vick, Reg. Director

1996-2005:

Don Bindon, Rep, RCMP

1997-1999:

Marty Hellewell, Reg. Director

1998-1999:

Colleen Jones, Reg. Director
Barry Nickerson, Rep, Municipal Police

1998-2000:

Terry Willis, Rep, EMBC

1998-2001:

Ian Cunnings, Reg. Director

1999-2005:

Andy Tyers, Reg. Director

2000-?:

Bob Bugslag, Rep, PEP

2000-2000:

Scott Armstrong, Rep, Municipal Police

2000-2003:

Shelley McPhee (Ohland), Reg. Director

2000-2004:

Art Eickmeyer, Reg. Director

2001-2002:

Guy Kerr, Rep, EMBC

2001-2003:

Neil Brewer, Reg. Director
Bob Mcleod, Reg. Director

2001-2004:

Sheldon Belcher, Reg. Director

2001-2007:

Ron Gaudet, Rep, Municipal Police

2001-2010:

Bridget Milson, Reg. Director

2002-2003:

Randy Holte, Reg. Director

2002-2004:

Jeff Haack, Reg. Director

2003-2003:

Eric Bone, Rep,BCAS
Tom Breiter, Rep, BCAS
Neil Brewer, Vice-Chair

2003-2005:

Ian Hewitt, Reg. Director

2003-2006:

Mel Rodgers, Reg. Director

2004-2005:

Roger Gibson, Rep, BCAS

2006-2006:

Ian Cunnings, Chair
Whitney Numan, Chair

BCSARA Board

1999 – 2005:

Stuart MacDonald, Rep, JIBC

2002 – 2004:

Jim McAllister, Rep, EMBC

2002 – 2020

Don Blakely, Director At Large By-laws

2003 – 2006:

Doug Fraser, Regional Director (Fraser Valley)

2003 – 2008:

Don Bindon, Treasurer
Ron Gaudet, Vice President

2003 – 2020

Neil Brewer, Director At Large

2004 – 2007:

Jim McAllister, EMBC Manager/Director
Dave Brewer, President

2004 – 2008:

Larson Scott, Comms
Gutwald, Craig, Regional Director (West Kootenays)
Schut, Gerald, Regional Director (South)

2004 – 2010

Alex Michaels, Regional Director (Bulkley Nechako)

2005 – 2007:

Rob Braun, Regional Director (Okanagan Similkameen)
Pete Wise, Regional Director

2005 – 2008:

Dennis Erickson, Rep, RCMP

2005 – Present:

Brian Lamond, Reg. Director (North)/Health & Safety

2005 – 2010

Mike Plonka, Regional Director (East Kootenays)
Jeff Haack, Rep, EMBC

2006 – 2006:

Glen Braithwaite, Rep, BCAS
Bob Manson, Rep, JIBC

2006 – 2008

Graham Knox, Regional Director (South)
Dave Merritt, Rep, JIBC

2006 – 2009

Chris Kelly, Regional Director (North)
Colin Wiebe, Regional Director (Fraser Valley)

2006 – 2011

Rod Salem Rep, BCAS

2006 – Present

Dan Derby,  Rep, Fire

2007 – 2015

Tom Chesley, Rep, Municipal Police

2007 – 2016

Jeff Cornell, Rep, JIBC

2008 – 2008

Bruce Kerr, Reg. Director (South)
Craig Gutwald (West Kootenays)

2008 – 2009

Cindy Smith, Regional Director  (South)
Graham Knox, Vice President

2008 – 2010

Peter Goetz, Regional Director (South)
Whitney Numan

2008 – 2010

Chris Armstrong, Regional Director (West Kootenays)
Linda Hillard, Regional Director (South)
Shelly McPhee, Regional Director (North)

2008 – 2014

Dave Brewer, Past President 

2008 – 2019

Grant Comer, Reg. Director (North)

2008 – Present

Don Bindon, President/Past-President

Gerald Schut, Communications

 

2009 – 2009

Cindie Jones, Rep, EMBC (A)

2009 – 2010

Randy Cox, Rep, RCMP

2009 – 2011

Kelly Carnochan, Regional Director (North)
Chris Henderson, Treasurer

2009 – 2012

Rick Laing, Regional Director (Fraser Valley)

2009 – 2013

Magda Dominick, Rep, JIBC

2009 – 2014

Chris Kelly, Secretary

2009 – 2017

Colin Wiebe, Vice President

2009 – 2021

Jim McAllister, Special Projects/Treasurer

2010 – 2012

Dale Mason, Reg. Director (South)
Rick McKelvey, Reg. Director (Okanagan Similkameen)
Richard Taylor, Reg. Director (Bulkley Nechako)
Dennis Crowe, Rep, RCMP

2010 – 2015

Ian Cunnings, Rep, EMBC

2010 – 2020

Whitney Numan, Director At Large CISM

2011 – 2011

Daryl Davidson, Regional Director (North West)
Greg Oliver, Regional Director (Sea to Sky)

2011 – 2012

Clive Gloma, Reg. Director (Thompson/Okanagan)
Roland Webb, Rep, BCAS

2011 – 2013

Sandro Frei, Reg. Director (Sea to Sky)
Sandra Riches, Support

2011 – 2014

Craig Gutwald, Treasurer

2011 – 2016

Wendy Hetherington, Reg. Director (East Kootenay)

2012 – 2014

Bob Semple, Rep, RCMP

2012 – 2016

Greg Taylor, Reg. Director (North)

2012 – 2018

Hamish Reide, Reg. Director (Okanagan Similkameen)

2012 – Present

Mike Stekelenburg, Reg. Director (Northwest)

2013 – 2013

Maggie Grant, Rep, JIBC

2013 – 2014

Jack Bryceland, Reg. Director (Fraser Valley)

2013 – 2015

Mike Ritcey, Reg. Director (Thompson/Okanagan)
Gary Yakimchuk, Reg. Director (West Kootenay)

2013 – 2016

Kathryn Farr, Reg. Director (South)

2013 – Present

Chris Mushumanski, Reg. Director (Bulkley Nechako)/Secretary

2013 – 2019

Sandro Frei, Director at Large Fundraising

2013 – 2020

Rod Salem, Rep, BCAS

2013 – Present

Trent Blair, Vice-President/Regional Director (Cariboo Chilcotin)

2014 – 2015

Ron Casey, Rep, RCMP

2014 – 2016

Sandra Riches, Reg. Director (Sea to Sky)

2014 – 2018

Peter Reid, Secretary

2014 – 2019

Deb Kitchener, Treasurer

2014 – Present

Chris Kelly, President

2015 – 2016

Travis Pearson, Rep, RCMP

2015 – 2017

Mario Levesque, Reg. Director (Fraser Valley)
Pete Wise, Reg. Director (Thompson/Okanagan)
Dave Smirler, Rep, Municipal Police

2015 – Present

Chris Armstrong, Reg. Director (West Kootenays)/Marketing

2015 – 2019

Andrew Morrison, Rep, EMBC

2016 – 2018

John Oakley, Rep, JIBC

2016 – 2021

Kyle Van delft, Regional Director (South Island)

2016 – Present

Ed Erler, Regional Director (East Kootenay)

John Howe, Regional Director (Sea to Sky)

Michel Lavallee, Regional Director (North East)

Frank Van Nynatten, Regional Director (Fraser Valley)

2017 – 2017

Cam Kowalski, Rep, RCMP
Bob Semple, Rep, RCMP

2017 – 2018

Lavinder Mangat, Rep, RCMP

2017 – 2020

Allan Mole, Regional Director (Thompson/Okanagan)

2017 – Present

Andy Muma, Regional Director (Bulkley Nechako)

Sandra Riches, Prevention

2018 – 2020

Sean Slimmon, Regional Director (West Kootenay)

2018 – Present

Harm Sandhu, Rep, RCMP

Colin Wiebe, Rep, Municipal Police

Colleen Aven, Regional Director (Okanagan Similkameen)

2019 – 2020

Carly Trobridge, Regional Director (North Island)

2019 – 2021

Ian Foss, Rep, EMBC

2020 – Present

Grant Burnard, Regional Director (West Kootenay)

Geoffrey Vick, Regional Director (Thompson Okanagan)

Dave Poulsen, Regional Director (North Island)

Dale Parker, Regional Director (Cariboo Chilcotin)

Amber Riel, CISM

2021 – Present

Jamie Tudway-Cairns, Regional Director (South Island)

Allan Mole, Rep, EMBC

 

Contact

P.O. Box 2176
Sidney BC
V8L 3S6
Canada

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

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