North Shore Credit Union Raises $45,000 for North Shore Rescue

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North Shore Credit Union's 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament raises funds in support of North Shore Rescue.

North Shore Credit Union's (NSCU) 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

This incident highlighted the clear need for a Search & Rescue Station in Indian Arm due to the logistics of performing rescues there and the need for back-up plans if the helicopter option fails. We are working very closely with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to build a new Station and know it will greatly increase our ability to respond effectively.

The money, part of which is being used for a new search and rescue station in Indian Arm, could not have come at a better time, after North Shore Rescue was called out to the top of Indian Arm the same weekend.

"As fate would have it, the day after the golf tournament our team was called up to Granite Falls in Indian Arm to help a 14-year-old male who fractured his ankle when he fell into a creek drainage bed. The hiker was rescued using a Talon helicopter and taken to the Bone Creek Search & Rescue Station," said Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue.

"This incident highlighted the clear need for a Search & Rescue Station in Indian Arm due to the logistics of performing rescues there and the need for back-up plans if the helicopter option fails. We are working very closely with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to build a new Station and know it will greatly increase our ability to respond effectively."

At the Seymour Golf & Country Club, North Shore Rescue team members gave tournament participants a chance to experience a water rescue. Golfers were strapped onto a rescue board and lifted above one of the course's water hazards. Tournament attendees also had the chance to bid on helicopter flights, guided hiking tours and dinner at the North Shore Rescue cabin during the live auction.

The North Shore, with its amazing mountain ranges that we can ski down in the winter and hike up in the summer, is a great place to live. North Shore Credit Union is a big advocate of people getting outside to exercise in our natural surroundings, but we also want to make sure that people are safe," noted Louise DeVita, Tournament Organizer and Controller at NSCU.

"North Shore Rescue is a highly-trained and amazingly dedicated group of volunteers. Holding this golf tournament every year is our way of saying thank you for all the hard work you do to keep us safe."

About North Shore Credit Union
With 12 branches in communities from Burnaby and downtown Vancouver to Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton, North Shore Credit Union provides expert advice on banking, loans, investments and insurance. North Shore Credit Union has $1.9 billion in assets under administration, 300 employees and 40,000 members. Its subsidiaries include United Mortgage Group, North Shore Capital Corporation, North Shore Leasing Ltd. and Pacific Spirit Properties Ltd. NSCU is designated a Caring Company by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and is a proud member of Canada's IMAGINE program.

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