April News


Wednesday, April 26th, 7pm: Map and Compass course.


Saturday, April 15th, 9am: Basic Searcher course. Mandatory for new members, a good refresher for all members.


Wednesday, April 12th: New Member Info Session 6pm, Executive Meeting 7pm, SAR-NIF meeting 8:30pm


 

 

We are recruiting!

New Member Information Sessions are open to the public, must be 18 or older to join the team.

 

 

 


Sunday, April 2nd, 9am: Map and Compass Training followed by D4H training; 16 members attended.

March News

Thanks to the Rotarty Club of Chatham for choosing the MGSAR team for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Party at Riverside Entertainment! 

Our members had a great volunteering at the event (especially while dancing to Raglan Road’s amazing tunes!)


March 23-24: Members sold Quilt Raffle tickets at the Beaubear Co-op. Thanks everyone for your support, we sold over $300 in tickets! Draw date: May 14th

February News

February 25th: The team was invited to the 1st Responders Breakfast hosted by the Kinsmen of Miramichi. Thanks to the Kinsmen for the $1000 donation!
 

2017 Kinsmen 1st Responders Breakfast


February 18th-19th: 3 members of the MGSAR Executive attended the NBGSARA Board of Directors meeting in Fredericton. Had a productive Ice Storm 2017 debriefing with our partners, NBEMO on Sunday.


February 17th: Members of the MGSAR team volunteered at the coat check for the Miramichi Sports Hall of Fame


February 12th: MGSAR Executive Meeting


February 10th: Betty Doyle from Nelson donated a beautiful handmade, reversible, queen size quilt. Tickets go on sale February 12th, draw date May 14th. 1/$2 or 3/$5.

2017 Quilt Raffle

January 27th – February 1st: The MGSAR team were activated by EMO to assist with Ice Storm 2017 in the Acadian Peninsula.

January News


January 22nd at 3pm: Annual General Meeting – Mandatory for all members.

January 22nd at 1pm: MGSAR Executive meeting


January 21st at 8:30am: Searcher 1 course @ MGSAR base. Mandatory course for new members, a great refresher for all members. FREE training, lunch included.


January 14th @ 10am and January 18th @6pm: MGSAR Info Sessions; open to the public; located at the MGSAR base (71 Thornycroft St)

November News

November 22: Great article in the Giv’er On the River about the MGSAR team. Read it here.

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November 20th: Anthropology course with Dr. Moira (members only) in Moncton, hosted by Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue NB


November 19th @ 10am and November 23rd @6pm: MGSAR Info Sessions; open to the public; located at the MGSAR base (71 Thornycroft St)

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November 8th: 

  • In Memoriam page has been updated to include our team mate, Mark Corbett, who passed away last November. Special thanks to his family for his biography and the great photo.
  • Met with our Platinum sponsor, Sykes Miramichi, at the base for a photo op with our new t-shirts and signs

November 7th: MGSAR members met with our Federal Minister, Pat Finnegan, regarding our long-term plan to establish a GSAR training Center for New Brunswick in Miramichi.


November 4-6th: 13 members of the MGSAR team are participating in the New Brunwick GSAR Workshop held in Oromocto, NB.

  • Some of the courses offered:
    • Drones
    •  Anthropology
    •  Utilizing SAR Dog Teams at Searches
    • Lost Person Behaviour
    • Tracking 
    • GPS training
    • Searching from aircraft 
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October News

A special thanks to the Miramichi Police Force and our new liaison, Ethan Baisley, for providing the MGSAR team’s new Searcher 1 manuals!

  • Thursday, October 27: Searcher 1 training at NBCC Miramichi Campus for the Environmental Technology staff and students
  • Sunday, October 23 @ 3pm: General Meeting at the Base (71 Thorneycroft St)
  • The website has been updated to include a dedication on our “In Memoriam” page for our team mate and friend, Peter Casey, who sadly passed away in March of 2016. Special thanks to Peter’s wife, Charline, for supplying the wonderful photos of Peter in GSAR orange.

In Memoriam

Summer 2016 Updates

It’s been a busy spring and summer for the MGSAR team. We hosted a BBQ at Kent Building Supplies; volunteered at the Stripper Cup, McHappy Day’s, Miramichi Walk for Alzheimer’s, Miramichi Canada Day Parade, 2016 Irish Festival on the Miramichi, and the 2016 Air Show Atlantic. We’ve also hosted a couple of information sessions at our Base and have held numerous training courses, including map & compass, for our members.

Please check out our Gallery to view pictures of our latest events.

We are always recruiting and training new members. If you are interested in joining, fill out a form or email us for more info.

 

Thanks!

 

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