Terrace Search and Rescue’s new hall on the corner of Clinton St. and Greig Ave. on June 2, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)

Terrace Search and Rescue holding online auction to fund headquarters

The outdoor gear auction ends Sat. June 6

If you are in need of outdoor gear, now is a good time to buy. Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) is holding an online action from June 1 to June 6, selling donated outdoor gear.

The auction is a way for the association and members to give back to the community by donating their gently used outdoor gear to be purchased at the auction.

Items available include show shoes, backpacks, fishing gear, skis, outerwear and even a 60-roll box of toilet paper. Proceeds from the auction will go towards finishing Terrace Search and Rescue’s new SAR headquarters.

READ MORE: Terrace SAR needs additional funds to complete new headquarters

Work on the new headquarters began in 2017 when Terrace SAR purchased the 13,000 sq. ft. lot on the corner of Clinton St. and Greig Ave. Much of the funding for the project came that year from a provincial government grant sourced from gambling profits. Subsequently, Terrace SAR launched a fundraising campaign targeted at corporate donors.

In April, work on the nearly complete building slowed due to a lack of funds. Terrace SAR is a volunteer organization and it has relied primarily on cash donations, as well as donated labour and materials, to get the building to its current state.

The new headquarters will offer a large training room and provide storage for vehicles and equipment. Currently, SAR’s trucks, trailers, remotely-operated underwater vehicle and gear in four different locations around Terrace, which can slow response times during an emergency.

To browse available items visit the Terrace Search and Rescue Facebook page and leave a comment with the bid price on an item’s photo. Bidding closes on Sat, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.


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