12 May 2019

POCOMAR 1 Survey and Repairs Completed

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Thanks to Gary Cooke, POCOMAR 1 has had a fresh survey completed. The results were astounding to say the least. We discovered that years of taking a beating from Lake Erie had damaged our longitudinal struts. Under the guidance of Operations Officer Mike Speck, the task of doubling up our struts and welding in some...
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19 Mar 2019

Pocomar 2019 Executive

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Here are our executive officers for 2019 Commander: Norm Dashwood Executive Officer: James Fraser Treasurer: Lynn Holland Public Relations: Angie Davis Secretary: Ashleigh Vink Training: Amber Dashwood Operations: Mike Speck
25 Aug 2018

POCOMAR 2018 Executive

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Here are our executive officers for 2018 Commander: Norm Dashwood Executive Officer: James Fraser Treasurer: Lynn Holland Public Relations: Dave Johnson Secretary: Nancy Sider Training: Amber Dashwood Operations: Scott Wolfe
1 Aug 2018

POCOMAR supporter t-shirts now on sale

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Melissa wears one of our new supporter T-shirts. They’ll be on sale for $25 at Canal Days this weekend – August 3 to 6 – at our booth at West and Sugarloaf streets in Port Colborne. They’ll also be on sale before and after Canal Days. Contact at info@pocomar.org about the shirts. Funds raised from...
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30 Jul 2018

Canal Days 2018 50/50 draw

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  Come out and see us during Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in Port Colborne from Friday, August 3 to Monday, August 6. We’ll be selling 50/50 tickets – 1 for $2 and 3 for $5. Last year’s winner took home more than $6,200 Funds raised will be used to pay for needed safety equipment...
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4 Sep 2017

2017 Elimination Draw

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Join us Saturday, October 7 at Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway Avenue, Welland, for our Elimination Draw. There’s $8,500 in prizes to be won. The top prize is $2,000, with second $1,000, and third, $500. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds are put back into the unit. The event gets underway at 6...
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4 Sep 2017

SAREX 2017

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Intense. That’s how Norm Dashwood, commander of Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue (POCOMAR) unit, described it as a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon hovered within 10 metres or less of the unit’s main vessel, P1, Saturday afternoon on Lake Erie. The helicopter, from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, had lowered...
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4 Sep 2017

POCOMAR 2017 Executive

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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