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POCOMAR 2017 executive

January 3rd, 2017

Here are our executive officers for 2017

Commander: Norm Dashwood

Executive Officer: Zach Walters

Treasurer: David Thorpe

Public Relations: Sheila Lindsey

Secretary: Amber Dashwood

Training: Andrew Watts

Operations: Scott Wolfe


November 22nd, 2015

We would like to take this time to congratulate the new Executive Board members:

Commander Norm Dashwood

Executive Officer Jeff MacDonald

Training Officer Andrew Watts

Operations Officer Scott Wolfe

Secretary Sheila Lindsay

Treasurer Kathleen Goodman

Public Relations Sandy Leslie

2015 Comes to a Close

November 10th, 2015

Well, another season is coming to an end.  POCOMAR 2 is out of the water awaiting some much needed repairs.  POCOMAR 1 will be out of the water this week.  We have a lot of work to do over the winter to prepare these vessels for another season of Search and Rescue.

As always, we are looking for more volunteers who can help save lives on the water.  All you need is a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC).  Everything else you will get after joining.  Send us an email if you are interested in signing on!

To accomplish our goals, we rely on community donations from people just like you!  You can now donate easily by using the donate button on the left side of the site!

I wish to send a special thank you to PC Works.  Their generous donation to POCOMAR helped us out tremendously with our mechanical repairs this season.  You can check them out at PC-Works-Web

Motor Stolen from POCOMAR!

December 8th, 2014

One of our motors has been stolen and we are asking for your help to purchase a new one! You can read about it here:


25th Anniversary Awards

July 24th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 25th Anniversary event on Sunday (and everyone who helped make it happen)!  The pig roast was fantastic and the band, True Story, far exceeded expectations!

POCOMAR received a number of awards and certificates of achievement during the event.  You can check them out below…

July 2013 Update #2

July 22nd, 2013

Everyone had a great day at the POCOMAR 25th Anniversary celebration.  Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success and thank you to everyone who came out with friends and family to enjoy the festivities.

We heard many comments about the dedication of the POCOMAR volunteers after pagers began sounding in the middle of the ceremony.  Several volunteers rushed down to the boat and their enthusiasm and dedication didn’t go unnoticed.

Stay tuned for some great pictures and more details from the event!

July 2013 Update

July 2nd, 2013

The season is well under way! We have had 5 taskings so far, all of which were a success. Our crews completed the rescues in a timely manner, and everyone made it back to shore safely.

Our Golf Tournament was a huge success, thank you to all who came out to play or participate with organizing it. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We will be hosting an Orientation for potential new recruits on July 26, 2013. Please contact Melanie Gendreau for details.

June 2013 Update

June 10th, 2013

Time for a new update!  It’s been a busy winter and spring here at POCOMAR.  Many long days and nights went into a complete overhaul of our vessels.  The larger of the two (POCOMAR1) underwent extensive hull repairs and even came out of the shop with a shiny new paint job.  We’re looking better than ever on the water!

After many labour-intensive months, we are back on the water and training exercises have begun.

We would like to extend a very big ‘Thank You‘ to Oskam Steel, Ian Dick, Brian Canter, Scott Wolfe, Andrew Watts, Cal Peyton, Frank Yapp and all the rest of the POCOMAR members who helped make the overhaul of our vessels a huge success.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Dave Johnson for providing excellent media coverage of POCOMAR.

As always, we want everyone to have a safe and happy boating season!