Aileen’s message travels to Norway.


Aileen’s message travels to Norway.

By Nora Flanagan

  • In February 2009 over 50 messages in bottles were dropped from a fishing trawler 30 miles west of Arranmore as part of a fundraising event for the RNLI Arranmore Lifeboat. Several of the bottles were returned within a period of 8 months, located in Donegal and off the west coast of Scotland, but it took eight years for Aileen Proctor’s bottle to reach Hustadvika on the western shore of Norway. The bottle was found by Peter Lefstad Dalsbø who very kindly returned the message to the lifeboat station recently.

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2017 RescueFest Block Party

Outdoor Project and Deep Cove Brewery, in support of North Shore Rescue, are excited to present RescueFest Block Party!!

When:  Saturday, June 24, 2pm-10pm

Where: Deep Cove Brewery – 2270 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver – vendors, beer garden etc. will be outside and under tents.

What: RescueFest Block Party will fill your day with outdoor adventure inspiration, gear demos, giveaways, live music, games, food trucks, and beer. There will also be an outdoor climbing wall courtesy of the Lions Club. This event is open to all ages, and furry friends.

Tickets: FREE!! General admission – no tickets needed – just come on down.

Why: Funds raised will support NSR and the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.  Funds will be raised by sales of customized Stanley pints, percentage of beer sales, vendor support and a silent auction.

Exmouth RNLI shop volunteers, Margaret and Biddy retire after 23 years


Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

PR310517 Margaret Griffin (front left) and Biddy Midgley (front right) in the Exmouth RNLI shop with other shop volunteers.

Dedicated volunteers, Margaret Griffin and Biddy Midgley both 83, retired from duty at the Exmouth RNLI visitor experience centre on Queens Drive on 30 May.

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Saturday Advanced Medical Demonstration

Date: Saturday May 27, 2017
Place: Mount Seymour (North Shore Rescue SAR Station)
Time: 11:00 AM

TB Vets, a key ongoing supporter of NSR’s lifesaving capabilities, has been instrumental in permitting us to purchase the Zoll Autopulse, Zoll X Series Defribillator (and Monitor), and the Oxylater ventilating device. This technology permits our medical team to initiate resuscitation efforts, and maintain resuscitation efforts while simultaneously extracting patients from austere wilderness terrain.

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Badgers set for Exmouth lifeboat station on activity week


Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

PR310517 Badgers at Exmouth lifeboat station on 30 May

On 30 May, 32 St John Ambulance Badgers from all over the West Country visited Exmouth lifeboat station as part of an activities week to celebrate 30 years of their first-aid charity.

The 32 seven to 10 year olds with 20 adult helpers (and a human-sized Bertie the Badger) based their week at Bristol Schools Camp at Orcombe Point. One of the planned adventures was a visit to see both Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn and D class lifeboat George Bearman II and to hear about the work of Crew volunteers.

Exmouth Lifeboat Visits Officer, Bill Lodge said:

The Badgers were divided into four groups of eight and took turns to see the lifeboats and learn important coastal safety messages. We enjoyed hosting the young visitors who are learning to be the next generation lifesavers.’

More details on our charity’s Respect the Water campaign can be found here: