Race and donate to Cowichan Search and Rescue
The Cowichan Challenge is happening this year on Sunday, July 3rd. We are very excited to be hosting a race in the Cowichan Valley that for so many years was organized by our friends at the CeeVacs Running Club.
The Cowichan Challenge is a fundraising event for the Cowichan Search and Rescue Society. We support the great work being done by this group of dedicated volunteers and we encourage you to do the same by making a donation to support their important activities in our community.
The Cowichan Search and Rescue Society is a registered, non-profit charitable society organized and operated by volunteers. CSAR conducts Search and Rescue (SAR) activities within the Cowichan Valley.
The Society provides support to Cowichan Search and Rescue by purchasing and maintaining equipment used to perform search, rescue and recovery tasks. CSAR Members are all trained and certified in Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR).
The group consists of 40+ active members specializing in Ground Search and Rescue, while maintaining specialty teams in the areas of Swift Water Rescue, Tracking and Rope Rescue. Many hours are also spent on training, planning, administration, fund raising and public education. In the course of their activities CSAR members are unpaid professionals, bearing the cost of personal equipment and training. The Society is extremely grateful for all donations.