Annual Fireman’s FUN-raiser 
Following the day’s events, the Silver Star Fire Department will be hosting Fireman's FUN-raiser at 7 p.m. at The Chilcoot Conference Centre. This social event will feature live music by The Sonny Boys dancing, cocktails, and canapes. Tickets available online at:


Emergency Services Demonstrations 

Nine of the Vernon region’s most skilled Emergency Services teams will present thrilling demonstrations and showcases at SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day, Saturday, January 21, benefitting Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF).

The all-day event honours first responders and everyone who steps up to help people in crisis situations. From a heli-winch rescue to avalanche search techniques, Emergency Services Day features first-hand the skills and equipment brought into action to assist those in need.

SilverStar Operations Director Brad Baker says, “The day showcases the skills and equipment of our local First Responders. Demonstrations will be done by the RCMP, Vernon Search and Rescue, Central Okanagan Search & Rescue, Shuswap Search & Rescue, SilverStar Ski Patrol, FACTS First Aid, St John’s Ambulance, and The Dragoons.”

Emergency Services team demonstrations are scheduled every half hour through the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vernon Search and Rescue will start the excitement with a snow shelter demonstration at 9 a.m. and close the day with a motor vehicle rescue at3:30 p.m.

There will also be information booths in the village for anyone interested in learning more about what emergency services teams do and the equipment they use in their work.

Emergency Services Day in support of VJHF is an evolution of SilverStar’s annual fundraising efforts for the local charity. OnJanuary 21, SilverStar will be donating $20 from every full-day adult alpine lift ticket sold to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

“VJH Foundation is excited to partner again with SilverStar Mountain Resort for Emergency Services Day. SilverStar is a long-time supporter of VJH Foundation, donating more than $65,000 to help make health care better for residents in the North Okanagan,” says Sue Beaudry, VJH Foundation Director of Development.

Event Details
Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort

Schedule of Events
9 a.m.: Snow Shelter Demonstration
10 a.m.: CPR Demo & Training
10:10 a.m.: Extinguish a Fire
10:30 a.m.: Rope Rescue
11:00 a.m.: Trauma Scenario
Noon: Lift Evacuation
12:30 p.m.: Heli Winch Rescue
1:00 p.m.: RCMP Police Dog Demonstration
1:30 p.m.: Extinguish a Fire
2:00 p.m. Beacon Search
2:30 p.m.: Rope Rescue
3:00 p.m.: Heli Winch Rescue
3:30 p.m.: Motor Vehicle Accident