Volunteer Treasurer Needed for SARSAV

Treasure Position Page 1 and 2 Please Read all.


SARSAV is in need of a treasurer.

Starting August 2018, until end of Fiscal year and then a one year Term from March 2019 to March 2020.

We are looking for someone committed until March 2020, who would consider serving in this role for 2 to 3 years – if they wish. Not a firm requirement.

You will hold a executive position of Treasurer with SARSAV a CRA registered Charitable organization.

Responsible for the day to day
book keeping, written reporting quarterly to the board and executive of SARSAV. Preparing financial reports and
statements, cash flows, project spending reports, and assist in planning budgets. Deposits monies received by SARSAV, pays accounts due – day to day banking.

Take direction from SARSAV executive and abides by SARSAV bylaws and Constitution.

Corresponds with SARSAV chapters and partner agencies regarding Invoices, project expenses ect…, provides reports
and records in a timely manner yearly for Audit to the Accounting firm.

Manages receipting for charitable donations.

Keeps SARSAV executive informed and part of all communications.

Various other duties related to the role of treasurer as the need arises.

Please see attached files for full description.

If you are interested please email SARSAVemail@gmail.com


SK Communicates MJSE 4 Registration

Registrations for the MJSE4 in Big River, SK can be submitted online at


 If you have any difficulty registering, please let us know at SARSAVemail@gmail.com

Information and the registration link have been emailed to all SARSAV chapter contacts and available on line. Register soon!

Information you will need if you are registering for the MJSE4 https://sarsav.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/mjse4-event-information/

Hope to see you in Big River!



Friends in SARSAV,

It is with great sadness that I write this to inform you that our Vice-President, Pete Garvey, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was 54 years old.

We know what a big part Search and Rescue played in Pete’s life, both personally and professionally. He was a major advocate for our efforts who worked tirelessly to strengthen our ties with the RCMP. Many of the advances that the organization made these past few years were due in large part to his behind-the-scenes efforts.

We are glad that Pete’s work did not go unnoticed, as he was recently honoured with the Commemorative Medal for Volunteering, the Commanding Officer’s Certificate of Appreciation for his work as the Provincial Coordinator for the RCMP “F” Div. SAR Hasty Team and other duties, and also his RCMP 30 year service pin, Staff Sgt. Pete Garvey was deserving of every accolade he received – and so many more.

Pete was a cherished member of our SAR family, and his absence will be sorely felt for many years to come. Please continue to support his family, as they are part of ours as well.

Pete’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 29th 2017. 

Gloria Garvey has requested that memorial donations be made to SARSAV, as this was Pete’s wishes. This selfless gesture really speaks to the legacy that Pete wanted to leave – one of service to others. Many thanks to the Garvey family for extending this kindness to us.

For those of you who worked closely with Pete, no doubt there will be some difficult days ahead as we mourn his loss, each in our own way.

Let us all take a moment to remember him as he would want – as a true warrior with the gentlest of hearts, as a talented mentor, and as a dear friend. He was a brother who could always make you smile with his sense of humour, and was able to cheer and encourage with a caring hug.

We will miss him more than words can say. May we carry Pete’s legacy of care in service to others forward as we, by his example, give our service in SAR so that others may live.

Yours in Service,

Bobbi Buchanan

Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV)

​Some people touch our lives only briefly… while others leave a lasting impression and are never forgotten.- Author unknown


SARSAV is Excited to announce: 

SARSAV has received approval for our application to Public Safety Canada for a 3 year NIF ( New Initiatives Fund) project “Saskatchewan Data Management and Reporting for SAR From Field to National Fora .

 This exciting 3 year project will allow SARSAV to better manage resources and data before, during, and after a search; Enhancing  collaboration with partner agencies and bringing SAR partners and stakeholders from Public Safety and our AHJs together. Resulting in the establishment of incident and data management with Implementing of GSAR resource tracking and reporting solutions from the field to the National SAR Program.