North Shore Search and Rescue present to CFUW North Vancouver Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 pm

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Thursday, February 11, 7:00 -8:00 -pm

The North Shore Rescue Team was founded in 1965 as a civil defence unit during the cold war and has evolved into the Rescue Team, well known to residents of the North Shore, as the busiest Search and Rescue team in the province, one of 79 such teams.  With up to 150 calls each year, the team responds to requests for their services within 5 minutes 24/7 with volunteers with a variety of skills and prepared to go out in any weather conditions.  The team has a tremendous amount of resources and experience to locate lost people in urban or mountain locations and to medically treat injured people with advanced skills. 

Maria Masiar and Peter Haigh will elaborate on all aspects of the team and be available for any questions pertaining to the team. Maria Masiar works full time for IBM as a graphic and user experience professional with over 25 years in I.T. She’s a mother to a bright energetic 10 years daughter, Bella. During her spare time (ha ha), she’s an active member of North Shore Rescue, sits on the executive as Social & Public Education commissioner, and has been with the team for 4 years. Maria has spent her entire life outdoors being a ski instructor, dive master, rock climbing accidianado, hiking, scrambling, and mountaineering. She’s a member of both the Alpine Club of Canada and BCMC and has led many mixed as well as all female trips. She’s proud to have incredible mentors like Bridget Milsom, who was a previous team leader and the first female life-time member of NSR. 

Born in England, but brought up, in Australia, Peter was involved in the Boy Scout movement throughout his early life and so gained an appreciation for the outdoors. With a push from his wife, he was happy to join the rescue team and its outdoor activities to balance his work life in the engineering field which was mostly office work. He is now retired and seems to spend more time on team activities.