A well known Whistlerite has won a provincial award.

Search and Rescue volunteer Brad Sills has picked up a Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for his significant contributions to emergency and disaster response.

Sills has volunteered with Whistler Search and Rescue (SAR) for over 45 years, has attended hundreds of SAR calls, saving lives and contributing significantly to the reduction of suffering of countless individuals in the back country. He was also voted Whistler’s Citizen of the Year in 2012.

The award is given to those who ‘demonstrate a selfless commitment to the safety of B.C. families and communities with a tireless dedication and passion for helping others during emergencies.’ Sills, along with several other citizens was recognized in a ceremony on Thursday at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria by the Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, Naomi Yamamoto.


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