Awards

Members of Foothills Search and Rescue have won a variety of awards, both as individuals or as teams. SARScene is a major Canadian SAR conference held every September. Since 1997 the events have included the SAR Games, which pits 4-person teams against each other to test their knowledge, skills, and teamwork.

1998 SAR Games, SARScene, Banff, Alberta: Bronze medal
Team members: Mark Garbutt, Ron Rowson, Sharon Shier, Guy Sosnoski.

1999 SAR Games, SARScene, St. John’s, Nfld: Eighth place.
Team members: Mark Garbutt, Heather Kerr, Paul Krich, Bill O’Conner.

2000 SAR Games, SARScene, Laval, Québec.
no Foothills team entered.

2001 SAR Games, SARScene, Whitehorse, Yukon: Gold Medal.
Team members: Paul Krich, Laura Morrison, Lee Schneider, Sharon Shier.

2002 SAR Games, SARScene, Halifax, N.S.: Gold Medal.
Team members: Paul Krich, Laura Morrison, Lee Schneider, Sharon Shier.

2003 SAR Games, SARScene, Kingston, Ontario.       no Foothills team entered.

2004 SAR Games, SARScene, Calgary, Alberta: Silver Medal.
Team members: Jim Evans, Lee Schneider, Susan Turner, Laura Morrison.

Recipients of the “Guy L Kerr Award”

Grant-Sosnoski Sharon 2001
Ward Don 2002
Williams Rick 2003
Schneider Lee 2004
Krich Paul 2005
Fast Doug 2006
Rowson Linda 2007
Brown Wayne 2008
Cottrell Don 2009

Approved Awards/Recognition – criteria

Guy L. Kerr
In recognition of leadership, commitment, dedication, continuous support, outstanding participation in all aspects of search and rescue excellence
Voted by the Executive Board-(Board members ineligible)
Rookie of the Year
Out of the last graduating class from SAR Basics or new member transfer, who has shown commitment, attendance, and over-all enthusiasm at training, meetings, promotional events, and call-outs
One member that shows potential of a lifer with SAR
Voted by the Executive Board
Members Choice
A poll by the executive of all members on whom the general membership the membership would like to recognize as a valuable member of the Foothills Search and Rescue Society and the reason why.
Voted by the Foothills SAR general membership, each FSAR member receives one vote
Out-Standing Commitment to Foothills Search and Rescue-
Reliable, attendance to meetings trainings and call-outs
Willingness to participate at all levels of SAR.
Appreciation from the board
Voted by the Executive Board
Coldfoot Award
This comes out of the November Winter Camp-out on which Member has learned the most of how to keep warm
Voted and Awarded by the Coordinators of the Winter Camp-out.
The Blundering Award, (aka Stevie Wonder Award)
This is an award for amusement that a member or a team has given the group.  Please submit a short quote as to what has happened to cause this moment of camaraderie.
Voted by the Foothills SAR general membership, each FSAR member receives one vote
Mini-SAR Games Awards
This comes out of the September Mini SAR Games that are held as a training portion. GOLD medal winners
Awarded by Coordinators of the Mini Games