Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch rescue draws a large crowd at Silver Star’s Emergency Services Day.

Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch rescue draws a large crowd at Silver Star’s Emergency Services Day.

Silver Star lifts up VJHF

Silver Star Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day was a success

Silver Star Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day was a success.

The event raised $15,000 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

“Emergency Services Day was another example of how the resort reaches out to the community and its guests, while financially supporting our hospital,” said Sue Beaudry, VJH Foundation director of development.

Funds were raised through Silver Star’s donation of $20 from every lift ticket sold during the event.

The teams that provided demonstrations included Vernon Search and Rescue, the RCMP, the Silver Star Patrol, the Justice Institute and firefighters.

“A big thanks goes out to all of the emergency service volunteers who gave their time to make the day so successful,” said Brad Baker, Silver Star’s director of operations.

“The ability to showcase the skills and equipment that these highly trained groups possess and deliver to those in need of help is truly amazing, and will for sure make this an annual event going forward.”