We are an organization of volunteers whose primary roles are Saving Lives on the Water & Boating Safety. But we're also active in our community. Here are some of the special events** we're involved with:

  • Voyageurs Paddle for the Kids
  • Massive Outdoor & Marine Garage Sale
  • Victoria Day Parade
  • Swiftsure Race
  • OBSR Annual Fund Raiser
  • Oak Bay Tea Party - Parade
  • Oak Bay Tea Party Baron of Beef
  • Stand-up for Men’s Health
  • MEC Paddle Fest
  • Fords and Friends Show & Shine
  • Oak Bay Public Night Market
  • Snowbirds Airshow
  • Paddle For Health
  • Naden Fun Day
  • Outty Small Boat Bridges Race
  • Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade
  • RVYC Sea of Lights Parade

** If you have an event that you'd like to involve us in or know more information about, please contact our Special Event Coordinators.


We are members of your community, an organization of volunteers providing support of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 33, Oak Bay, Canada.

RCM-SAR 33 maintains a 24-7 marine search and rescue readiness and promotes boating safety programs to the public.

Volunteer and become a local hero.

Rescue Vessel Campaign Underway!

Support us with our campaign to replace and refit our Rescue Boats!

RCM-SAR is standardizing its vessels and has introduced new designs to meet the requirements of search and rescue on the British Columbia coast. These new vessels are state-of-the-art and provide our crews with added safety and the ability to handle longer, more complex missions.

A new Type 1 Fast Response Vessel
which meets today's safety standards costs $380,000. Re-fit of our 15 year old secondary FRV costs $150,000.

Design: Rigid Hull Inflatable
Length: 9 metres
Power: Twin Yamaha 250hp Outboards
Range: 250 nautical miles
Speed: 40+ knots
Crew Complement: 5

- Shockwave Integrated Controlled Environment (ICE) - shock mitigation
- Self Righting
- Wireless Crew Communications
- Electronic Navigation: radar/chart plotter
- Dual Marine VHF/UHF/DSC/AIS radios
- Radio Direction Finder (RDF/DMB)
- Fixed/Portable Search-lights
- Night Vision / FLIR Thermal Camera
- First Aid / AED / O2 Equipment
- Towing Equipment
- De-watering Equipment
- Damage Control Gear

Falkins-Class Type I from RCMSAR 33 on Vimeo.