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March 2020 Blog

Perhaps only in Canada would you have captured the above image. A real juxtaposition of weekend recreational life in a northerly climate. Though only a mere 200 metres apart, both…

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2020 The Season Before the Season

It's early February and a light dusting of snow falls over the region. Out on the roads, salters liberally spread their precious cargo behind plows bustling the snow to the…

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A New Look to Start 2020

For over 50 years, the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association has served the local Durham Region boating community. From Pickering to Ajax to Whitby we have always answered the call, a…

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Responding to a Call Out

All of us are volunteers. None of us do this professionally. Does that mean we don't have the same level of commitment or passion? No it doesn't and that will…

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PARU Re-Dedication Ceremony 2014

Community helps put Pickering rescue boat back on the water PICKERING -- A Pickering rescue boat is back on the water thanks to the support of the community. On Saturday,...…

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2017 Season In Review

2017 marked our 50th year providing marine search and rescue to the community, and plans were well underway for a wonderful celebration. It was going to be a very special…

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2017 Year End Letter
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2017 Year End Letter

16 November 2017 PARA Members, Friends, Family, Coworkers, and members of the community. As the 2017 boating seasoning comes to an end I would like to take this opportunity to…

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2017 Season

It's a muggy night at the end of July, but then really aren't they all that way? It's crazy to think that our season is really already 2/3 done? Where…

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2017 Season Kicks Off

Why do we do what we do? Are the sights and sounds of a safe harbour engrained in our DNA? Is it the rush of adrenaline as we scramble for…

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Anticipating the 2017 Season

While many people might glance up at the stormy April skies with a sense of disappointment we in the seasonal boating family tend see it as the first rays of…

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