Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society

The Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society is the charity that raises money and funds the operations of RCMSAR Station 25.  GIMRS is supported by annual grants from BC Lotto and Gaming, and has also received grants for specific items from the CRD, Salt Spring Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion.

GIMRS welcomes all kinds of donations and sponsors.  Contact Andrew Ross Collins on to discuss potential donations and sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to donate locally.


The 20 plus active members of Station 25 operate an open Titan 249 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), the Amarah Gabriel. In addition, we have a number of junior members in training.

We regularly participate in co-training with Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue (SSI SAR), and neighbouring Stations. In addition, Station 25 have trained with the Canadian Coast Guard doing towing, pacing and search techniques and Salt Spring Air on the best methods of towing an airplane. Both of these organizations are also in Ganges Harbour.

Station 25 volunteers offer safe boating programs for students of the local school district, conduct Courtesy Safety checks for the marine community, and assist the Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre in transporting injured animals and birds needing help to Salt Spring Island.


Address / Contact Info

President : Andrew Ross Collins

Phone Numbers

Cell : (250) 537-7990

Web Links

This program was last updated on 20 May 2015.