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Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge – Feb 6th

This winter navigation challenge is good preparation for the Eco Endurance Challenge that HSAR runs on May 7 + 8 this year:

PUGWASH GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE and the ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA present the second
STORM the MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE (Feb 6th, 2016)

If you are looking for an extreme winter adventure that will challenge your endurance and navigation skills, then Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue (PGSAR) and the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia (OANS) invite you to participate in the second Storm the Mountain Adventure Challenge (SMAC). SMAC will take place on February 6, 2016 (poor weather date February 20, 2016) in Wentworth, Cumberland County NS. Funds raised will be used to support upgrades to the PGSAR’s Building.

Questions should be directed to Greg  Nix (Meet Director and former president of OANS); email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 902-243-3295.

For more information, see:  http://ecoendurancechallenge.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SMAC-Notice-Registration-2016-Final.pdf


Haunted Hollow Fundraiser Begins October 3rd

The Haunted Hollow, at 1561 Hammonds Plains Road, invites you to join them for “the fright of your life,” a spooky and scary hike through the woods that’s guaranteed to leave you screaming and running for the hills or your car. Once again, organizers promise it will be one of the most terrifying thrills you’ve ever experienced, and hold some new surprises that will surely leave you screaming! Starting October 3rd weekend nights in October will see hundreds of thrill seekers who encounter breathtaking surprises and spine-tingling suspense during a walk through the haunted woods!

VIP Passes for front of the line access and a T-Shirt are $25. Tickets to visit The Haunted Hollow are $12 at the door. All proceeds are donated to Halifax Search & Rescue.  Tickets are sold between 7:30 and 9:00 pm each weekend night. Visit thehauntedhollow.ca for details!


HRSAR Annual Report – 2013

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Halifax Regional Search and Rescue’s annual report for 2013 is now available. This report details the team’s search call-outs, training activities and public events between January-December 2013, along with some general information about team skills and structure.

If you have any questions about the report, or about HRSAR in general, please feel free to contact the team.