Dr. John Kidd Award Winners for 2018

Please help me to recognize this years award winners.

John Ferguson (Mike McKay accepting on his behalf)

Jim Graydon

Jim Geils

Joint SAREX with Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and 424 Sqn. a great success

This year marks the sixth time that exercises have been held on both Lakes Erie and Ontario in preparation for SAR season.
Elements from both the Canadian Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local fire departments, EMS as well as local police forces took part in our most successful exercise to date. Our own 424 Squadron was also very prominent on the Sunday of the two day exercise.

Check out the post below for more information.

Welland Tribune Article

Coast Guard Article

RCAF Facebook Video

It’s that time of the year again where you get to recognize a CASARA member or Zone for their contribution to SAR over the past twelve months. Please feel free to send your nominations to Dee at CASARA Ontario

Thank you for your support in recognizing our most important asset…our members!

Check out the link below to MEC new discounts for first responders.

John M Daniels CD, FRAes, President of Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Ontario (Right) and Terry F. Nord, Executive Member of CASARA Ontario (Left) making a presentation of a $5000 donation to Bronwen Evan, CEO True Patriot Love.

True Patriot Love is a national charity that supports military families, funds community-based programs and contributes to the Canadian Insitutue for Military and Veteran Health Research.

CASARA Ontario is a non-profit aviation association whose aim is to provide a trained group of volunteers to aid and assist the Department of National Defence in the conduct of Search and Rescue (SAR) activities and in the promotion of SAR Awareness to the Ontario public.

Please check out the link below to the HCAP website.


if you are interested in joining please forward your application to Mr. Mike Daniels at

Mike Daniels

Check out the link below to see the Press Release.

New SAR Medal

Check out the report by Ontario Executive Member, Terry Nord on StAREX 2017 which took place this past weekend Aug 19-20, 2017. Thanks to Sonja McAuley and Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn for the photos.

Report on STAREX 2017.2