Pemberton and district is a winter wonderland with ample recreation opportunities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. This, and its close proximity to Vancouver and an almost unlimited number of backcountry activities, creates unequaled conditions for a high incidence of backcountry emergencies. When someone goes missing or if a rescue must be conducted, members of Pemberton District Search & Rescue provide the technical and emergency medical skills required to reach, treat and remove injured or distressed people from the backcountry.
The Pemberton District Search & Rescue team is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers who invest countless hours away from family, friends and work to train for and provide critical life saving services to those in need. Members are all trained in ground search and rescue techniques and emergency first aid.
In addition, many members also participate in public education and specialized disciplines, such as Helicopter External Transport Systems (H.E.T.S.), technical rope, swift water and mountain rescue. The area covered by Pemberton District Search & Rescue is one of the largest search & rescue coverage areas in the province, representing over 20,000 square kilometres. From the coast west of Pemberton, south to Whistler, east to head of Harrison lake, and halfway to Kamloops on the north side. The funding received from 100 Women Whistler will go directly towards onboarding 12 new volunteer members, including outfitting them with the necessary protective equipment to complete their work safely.
100 Women Who Care Whistler is designed to make an immediate positive effect on the lives of our neighbours by bringing together 100 (or more) women in Whistler who care about local community causes and who are committed to community strength.