Marine Rescue Society Port Alice
The Port Alice Marine Rescue Society exists for two purposes:
1. To Support the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Unit 43, Port Alice .
2. To Operate the Wharf at Jeune Landing Marina.
The Wharf at Jeune Landing was previously owned and operated by Transport Canada. In June of 2003 The Port Alice Marine Rescue Society entered into an agreement with Transport Canada, in which the Marina was given to The Port Alice Marine Rescue Society. The Port Alice Marine Rescue Society’s volunteers operate this facility and keep it in good repair. This facility generates revenue from moorage. These funds are used in support of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit #43, Port Alice.
Jeune Landing In Mist Early New Year’s Day 2016 Photograph by Susan Mohler
The Operation of the Port Alice Marine Rescue Society is complex. We must be in compliance with many rules and regulations set out by Revenue Canada regarding our Charitable Organization status, Transport Canada regarding the operation of the Jeune Landing Marina, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue regarding the operation of Unit #43, the BC Society’s Act governing the operations of the Society itself and BC Lotteries which monitors the use of the Community Gaming Grants we have received.
Funding from BC Lotteries Community Gaming Grants has enabled us to proceed with many programs for equipment, training and “Kids Don’t Float” stations at all three marinas in Port Alice. If you are going boating with a child you are encouraged to borrow a properly fitting jacket for that child.
We promote safe boating, however if you experience difficulties on the water you can call VHF Channel 16 or *16 on your cell phone for assistance. The JRCC, (Joint Rescue Control Centre) will call us and we will respond to your need.
submitted by Valerie Eyford
photographs by Susan Mohler
FEATURE Photograph by Valerie Eyford