“Coquitlam Search and Rescue is very pleased to have Wesbild as a partner in our project,” said Sandy Burpee, fundraising chair for Coquitlam SAR. “Their generous donation will allow us to upgrade the computer and audio visual equipment in the new command centre essential to planning operations and briefing search teams. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Wesbild.”
Raymond Nothstein, Vice President of Development and Planning for Wesbild said “When we learned from Coquitlam SAR that a great deal of the calls they receive are for people needing assistance both on and off Burke Mountain trails, we wanted to assist with the funding required for this important community safety initiative.”
Our current command centre, pictured right, is over 20 years old and is due for retirement very soon. The team’s fundraising to date, including the generous support of Wesbild, has allowed us to begin the design process for the new command centre, which we will be posting updates on in the near future.
The support of Westbild is particularly fortunate for the team as Burke Mountain is a large part of our response area. Wesbild has previously supported Coquitlam SAR in the development of a map of the Tri-Cities – which includes hiking and mountain biking trails on Burke mountain as well as other areas in the Tri-Cities.