Group on patrol for skiers

If you have a love for cross country skiing, snowboarding or alpine skiing come find out what it takes to become a member of the ski patrol

If you have a love for cross country skiing, snowboarding or alpine skiing come find out what it takes to become a member of the ski patrol.

Learn how you can become a volunteer with the Canadian Ski Patrol on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the People Place in Vernon.

“We are strictly a volunteer organization,” said Brent Kisilevich, Canadian Ski Patrol Leader at Silver Star. “All of our first aid and on-mountain training is provided by a dedicated group of skilled people living here in our community.

“Our patrollers come from all walks of life: professionals, tradespersons, business owners, students and even some retirees. They all share a passion for snowsports and helping others.”

The Canadian Ski Patrol has provided first aid services to the skiing public for almost 75 years.

A longstanding member of the Canadian snow sports industry, the ski patrol is made up of dedicated volunteers, committed to providing excellent first aid to winter sport participants.

The Silver Star and Sovereign Lake Canadian Ski Patrols recruit volunteers locally in the North Okanagan and Shuswap Region.

Go to joinskipatrol.ca to find more information. Or contact Gavin Mcgregor, 250-308-8256, gavinmcgregor10@gmail.com.