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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Central and Arctic News

July 21st, 2017
July 21st, 2017

Two men who were rescued after spending eight hours in the water in Lake Erie can Thank Canadian Coast Guard and Auxiliary

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Photo credit: The Windsor Star From left: Herb Ruthven, Jim Oakley, and Mike Drexler of the Colchester Guardian; Greg Colbeck, Jana Lorbetski, Jeff Faucher, and Sondi Ryersee of the Thunder Cape
On Monday July 17th, 2017, Two adult males had attempted to ride a watercraft from Pelee Island to Leamington - a distance of 13 nautical miles - on Monday afternoon.

They lost control of the watercraft and become separated from it about five nautical miles from the mainland.  Only one of the men had a life jacket.

No one was waiting for the men on shore. Their dire situation went unnoticed until the MV Jiimaan of the Pelee Island Ferry Service spotted the seemingly abandoned wat...

June 16th, 2017
June 16th, 2017

CCGA expands into the Polar Bear Capital of the World

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Living in Churchill has its advantages.  Nestled on the Churchill River as it opens into the Hudson Bay, our community is fortunate to be the home of rare migratory birds, iconic marine wildlife including beluga whales, seals, and of course polar bears.  With small bursts of visitors arriving to our town that resemble the ebb and flow of tides, tour companies rally to accommodate the influx of people, and provide them with the rare opportunity to see the arctic wildlife in th...
May 30th, 2017
May 30th, 2017
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Congratulations to QSAR

Very Proud new owners of the Custom Built ”Stu Meeks”

Quinte Search and Rescue (QSAR) were very proud to acquire a brand new custom built SAR vessel in the past week.

The aluminum 19'9" Henley centre console was built to spec for QSAR by Henley Boats and has state of the art Raymarine GPS/Chartplotter/Nav, Whelan search lights and blue light; and all the goodies a SAR vessel could want.

She is powered by a new Evinrude 115 H.O. with hydraulic steering and is an exceptionally agile and stable vessel.

After many months of hard work, f...

May 26th, 2017
May 26th, 2017

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises on Lake Erie May 27, Lake Ontario May 28 2017

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The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will exercise their search and rescue skills in the waters of eastern Lake Erie Saturday May 27, and on western Lake Ontario May 28 2017.  

These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Department of National Defence and the Niagara CARES unit of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).

These exercises will test the...

May 26th, 2017
May 26th, 2017

Shipmate Newsletter is back!

We are pleased to announce the return of the monthly Shipmate Newsletter.

You can find it by clicking Document Library on your Home Page, then scrolling down to Newsletters and then Shipmate.

Please follow the link below to download the latest edition.

http://ccga-ca.com/xde/getfile.php?fid=590

March 30th, 2017
March 30th, 2017
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QSAR JOINT TRAINING SESSION FOR SMS

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Members from QSAR, BARU & Wellington Rescue
QSAR was proud and pleased to welcome its extended family in Search and Rescue to a joint training session, hosted by Shannon Laird and Jennifer Stone from the CCGA C&A.

 Unit leaders, members from Brighton and Wellington Rescue, the vice President of CCGA C&A along with QSAR members were in attendance.

 It was a very informative and positive training night and all the members thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We at QSAR wish to think Shannon and Jennifer for their contin...

March 25th, 2017
March 25th, 2017

2017 Arctic District Meeting

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March 25th 2017 CCGA C&A´s Arctic District held its Annual District meeting in Yellowknife NWT at the Explorer Hotel.  The meeting focused setting up a training calendar for the upcoming SAR season and other District related business. Members from units in Yellowknife (NWT), Hay River (NWT), Inuvik (NWT), Rankin Inlet (NU), Cambridge Bay (NU), Kugluktuk (NU), Tuktoyaktuk (NWT), Churchill (MB), Gjoa Haven (NU), and Ulukhaktok (NWT) attended the meeting. On Sunday March 26th the grou...
March 18th, 2017
March 18th, 2017

District 3 Colchester Guardian Team ”Slices” it up

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Team Members Herb Ruthven & Jim Oakley
Congratulations to The Team from Colchester Guardian Rescue who had some fun participating in the Sliced Competition on Saturday March 18 at the Devonshire Mall in Windsor.

The competition was organized by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, to celebrate Nutrition Month 2017. The goal was to inspire the audience members to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families every day.

Three teams, from CCGA, Windsor Police Services & Essex-Windsor EMS,  battled it out ...

February 28th, 2017
February 28th, 2017

New Issue of the Auxiliarist

The March 2017 issue of the Auxiliarist is now available to be downloaded through the following link.

http://ccga-ca.com/library/?action=collection&lcoid=75

February 23rd, 2017
February 23rd, 2017

CCGA C&A - Arctic Winter Training

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During February 18th- 23rd 2017 members of two new CCGA C&A Arctic units; Gjoa Haven, Nunavut and Ulukhaktok NWT together with some members from Yellowknife and Inuvik gathered in Yellowknife to take part in multiple training sessions. The training included the classroom sections of both our Phase 1 and Phase 2 Courses as well as a First Aid and CPR Course.
November 25th, 2016
November 25th, 2016

CCGA Unit in Kincardine receives gift.

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We received a $1,000 donation this past Friday (Nov. 18, 2016) from the Kincardine Women's Triathlon.

Nice surprise for us!  Thank You.

Peggy Griffen - Unit Leader

November 25th, 2016
November 25th, 2016

CCGA Regional Chaplain passes.

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It is with regret that we announce the passing of Reverend Grace Coleman Anthony on November 8th, 2016.

Reverend Grace has been our Regional Chaplain since 2006. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

October 15th, 2016
October 15th, 2016

Wellington Pumpkin Fest Parade

Wellington Rescue will tahe part in annual parade, promoting their unit and the CCGA.
September 23rd, 2016
September 23rd, 2016

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic Making History!

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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic is proud to announce Peggy Griffin as our new President.
Peggy Griffin took over this role as of Saturday September 17, 2016.  
Peggy is the first female President for any of the 5 Regional Auxiliary´s.  Peggy will represent the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic on the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary National Board of Directors.
Congratulations Peggy Griffin.

May 26th, 2016
May 26th, 2016

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

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Toronto, ON -   The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will conduct maritime emergency exercises in the waters of eastern Lake Erie and western Lake Ontario May 28 and 29 2016.   These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Department of National Defence and the Niagara CARES unit of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).  These exercises ...
May 16th, 2016
May 16th, 2016

Phase 1 Practical in Parry Sound

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District 4 crew training
A Phase 1 Practical course was held in Parry Sound on the weekend of May 7th.
The weather was awful - wind - rain and snow.  Typical SAR weather. Congrats to crews for sticking to it!

May 8th, 2016
May 8th, 2016

Saugeen Shores Fire crew heads to Fort McMurray

CCGA SAR crew attends Fort McMurray fire wearing their other gear!
April 6th, 2016
April 6th, 2016

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2016

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It´s time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles!  North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2016 is on the horizon and it´s time to get busy!  Once again, we need you to join the crew.

The May long weekend has traditionally been considered by many as the unofficial start of the Canadian boating season.  Since 1992, the Canadian Safe Boating Council has been striving to remind boaters before they head out on the water of the fo...

July 24th, 2015
July 24th, 2015

Northern SAR EX

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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and partners participate in
maritime Search and Rescue exercises in Northwest Territories this weekend

June 10th, 2015
June 10th, 2015

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary helping to keep St.Lawrence River boaters safe

OGDENSBURG - Fortunately, the most common distress calls received from recreational boaters navigating the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Sackets Harbor are from people who run out of gas or suffer mechanical failures that result in their vessels going adrift, according to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Steven E. Slagsvol.

But add the consumption of alcohol to a day on the water, an inadequate number of life jackets or other unforeseen circumstances and the St. Lawrence River ca...

June 10th, 2015
June 10th, 2015

2015 Instructor Course

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CCGA C&A held its first Instructor Course since the roll out of our new Phase Training program. The Course was held at Hamilton Beach rescue Unit from June 5th - 7th 2015, and there were 12 Instructor candidates from across our Region in attendance.
The candidates participated in both in class and on water exercises to demonstrate their teaching and instructing capabilities and knowledge of the course content.  The weekend was very successful and we now have 12 new instructors in ...

May 21st, 2015
May 21st, 2015

Search and Rescue exercises on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

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Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, partners to participate in maritime Search and Rescue exercises on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

May 21, 2015

Toronto, ON -   The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) with its Search and Rescue partners will conduct maritime emergency exercises in the waters of western Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie May 23 and 24 2015.   These exercises are being conducted as part of regular ongoing training between the CCGA, the Canadian Coast Guard, the ...

May 21st, 2015

Wallaceburg man retires from Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Wallaceburg man retires from Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

A Wallaceburg man looks back fondly on his 30 plus years of volunteering with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

“My wife (Anne) and I both joined at the same time actually,” said Richard “Butch” Dompierre.

“We used my boat and I´ve had a really good crew.”

Butch retired his boat - “The Fancy Canoe” - back in September last year.

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May 11th, 2015
May 11th, 2015

CCGA Member wins the Coxswain Challenge @ IRB Training

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Alexander Limoges-Friend (Centre), crew member of Thunder Spirit with trophy.
The Canadian Coast Guard provides SAR training for their summer SAR crews who operate RHIBs at various locations.  Each year, a competition is held at the end of the training.

This year, a CCGA member who is also a university student won the competition.

Congratulations.

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