Manitoba Mudrun 2018

It was a scorching hot day on August 11, 2018 as the BRSARA team prepared for signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration as part of our First Aid commitment to the Manitoba Mudrun in Dauphin, MB. We were all thankful as a cool wind lifted some of the heat, and with plenty of water available for relief the day was positive and uplifting for everyone involved.

Thank you to the event coordinators for hosting us as your emergency first aid team!


Team Building, First Aid and Events

Yes, we do take emergency response seriously! That is why you will see a team of orange, armed up in cold packs, first aid gear and stationed at various posts performing duties (and yes, laughing and have a little fun along the way) that may make you wonder – what does this volunteer work have to do with rescue?

Responding to a search is serious work; and being able to know and trust your teammates is crucial.  Team Building through First Aid and Events is one of the many ways we practice and train together. We participate together to build that trust in each other’s skills so that when we are called to perform – that is exactly what we do.

You may have seen us recently out and about, Canada Day 2018 at the Discovery Center, Generation Next Angler Walleye Tournament, and Softball Manitoba U19 A Girls’ Championship.

Next time you are at an event keep an eye out for the orange shirts, and stop by our Adventure Smart trailer if you have any questions or would like to share what you think about our presence in the community!

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Local cartoonist and community advocate Curt Shoultz creates a compelling story through his comic pages, Brandoon Heroish published in Saturday’s edition of the Brandon Sun, about four teenagers on the graduation committee of their high school searching for ways to convey the true nature of heroism for graduation day.  While exploring various “heroic” occupations in the community, we suddenly come across these teens assisting local authorities along with a search and rescue volunteer group, to locate a lost child.

Background of all of our lives is Heroism — Curt Shoultz

We are fortunate to live in a community where many of us understand the value of volunteering time and resources back into the very place we call home.  The important distinction that Mr. Shoultz conveys in his work is that part of what makes a hero is through dedication, by honouring your commitments.

Brandon Regional Search and Rescue would like to thank Curt Shoultz for his talent and insight.  Brandoon Heroish is featured in every Saturday issue of the Brandon Sun from February 24, 2018 to June 16, 2018. You will find completed comic works on his website at


Credit: Curt Shoultz, used with permission, The whole story can be found in e-book form after June 15 at


ACC Students’ Association Thank You!

Brandon Regional Search and Rescue Association would like to extend a sincere thank you to ACC Students’ Association Inc., Police Studies Program for a recent donation made toward search and rescue equipment. We are proud to have worked together at events such as Brandon Police Services “Monster Mash”, Samaritan House Coldest Night of the Year, and Run With Us on Earth Day.

Photo from left to right: Brian Fowler (BRSARA) and Harley Ritchie (ACCSA).

YMCA Strong Kids Run

Every year we are excited to be on hand for the YMCA Strong Kids Run! This year it was held in Brandon on Sunday, May 27. Thank you to the YMCA for inviting us to participate in yet another safe and successful event!

EPIC East Gate Trail Run

Saturday, May 26 was a beautiful day for a 50 or 25 K run starting at the historic East Gate entrance to Riding Mountain National Park. BRSARA volunteers were ready to help at several First Aid Stations along the course trail. We would like to thank the organizers for inviting us to provide First Aid response at this exciting event! Information on this event and future adventure races can be found at: Race RMNP.