RCM-SAR 27 NANAIMO COMPLETES NEW READY ROOM THROUGH THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF THE MARCUS NEGRIN MEMORIAL FUND
A dedication ceremony was held January 15, 2017, to officially open the newly renovated Ready Room for RCM-SAR Station 27. The Ready Room was dedicated to the memory of Marcus Negrin, the son of Garry and Dawne Negrin, of Lantzville, B.C. The memorial dedication was attended by 27 family and friends of the Negrin family. Guests were given tours of the Rescue Station and ride on the two rescue vessels.
So far, the generous donations from the Marcus Negrin Memorial Fund have been used to purchase materials to renovate the RCM-SAR Station 27 Ready Room and personal protective SAR gear for the SAR volunteers.
Additional funds have been set aside to build and equip new “Kids Don’t Float” boards. The signage will be placed around Nanaimo and the RDN, to bring awareness to boating safety and provided children’s Personal Floatation Devices for a loan on an honor based system.
Future plans will include air-drying equipment for dry suits, gloves, and boots.
The members of Station 27 are unanimous in their appreciation for the generous support of the Negrin family and friends. This family joins many other charitable donors in and around the Nanaimo area that support the operations of this busy RCM-SAR Station. Their continuing patronage allows the volunteers of Station 27 to provide top quality SAR and Boating Safety services to the Nanaimo region.