Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society - GIMRS


The Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society (GIMRS) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization - a registered Canadian charity - whose focus is on supporting Station 25, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR 25).

Our main financial support comes from an annual grant from the BC Gaming Commission, assistance for fuel and insurance from RCMSAR Pacific Region to partially offset training and SAR taskings, and regular annual fundraising activities conducted by members (e.g. firewood raffle at the Fall Fair, marine garage sale, etc.).

We also receive receive funding for specific projects from the CRD, the Salt Spring Island Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion and local sponsors/supporters and individual donors.

GIMRS also welcomes all kinds of donations and sponsors.  Please click here and/or contact GIMRS chairperson Brad Grindler ( to discuss potential donations and sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you.