The overall winner of the Coquitlam SAR Adventure Challenge:


Coquitlam SAR Adventure Skills Challenge

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Coquitlam Search and Rescue is putting on a special fun community event for local teams to compete in. Over the course of 7 consecutive weeks in May and June, we will be setting a different weekly challenge to test your outdoor skills. These team challenges are to be completed within a week. Coquitlam Search and Rescue members will judge the challenges, and the winner of each challenge will be awarded with a team prize package. The overall winner (the team which scores the best over all 7 challenges) will win the grand prize.

Weekly Challenges

Round winners will be announced on the Saturday following the completion of the round. The grand prize-winning team will be announced on Saturday July 2nd.

Challenge Date Description Results
Pack it Right  Challenge 1:
May 10th – 16th
Challenge your ability to pack your backpack appropriately for a fictitious hike. Your choices not only involve what to take, but also what to wear and who to take with you. Winners: MUDDY BOOTS
See more on the first week’s challenge on our post.
GPS Doodle Art Challenge 2:
May 17th – 23rd
Test your ability to record tracks on a GPS device. The challenge can be done on a dedicated handheld GPS unit, tracking capable sports watch, or a mobile phone Winners: DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED
See more on the post for week two of the challenge.
Viewpoints and Bearings Challenge 3:
May 24th – 30th
Test your ability to follow bearings using a compass accurately. Three separate exercises which make up this challenge. For each exercise you will start at a predefined location, and then follow a series of legs of a predefined distance. Winners: TEAM CORKY
See more on the post for week three of the challenge
Near Miss Story Challenge 4:
May 31st – June 16th
Produce a video telling the story of a near miss you had in the backcountry and what you learned from it. Winners: THE TRAIL HEADS
See more on the post for week four
Following Bearings Challenge 5:
June 7th – 13th
Following bearings with a map and compass. Winners: THE DASHERS
See more on the post for week five
Shelter Building Challenge 6:
June 14th – 20th
Building an emergency shelter Winners: TEAM CORKY
See more on the post for week six
Trip Planning Challenge 7:
June 21st – 27th
Planning a trip using guidelines from AdventureSmart Winners: THE DASHERS
See more on the blog post for the final week.


We’d like to thank our sponsors for graciously providing prizes for the competition. There is a grand prize for the best team overall, a prize for every week’s winner, and a gift bag for every team.


Urban Axe I Love Kickboxing Coquitlam
Lago Golf Academy Rocky Point Kayak The Old Spaghetti Factory
Runner's Den Emelee Outdoors Kintec Footwear & Orthotics
White Spot Coquitlam Cat and Fiddle Pub


If you are interested in donating a prize or to be a sponsor please contact: