Penticton outdoor groups come out for safety info day

Whether you're planning a big adventure or a little one, being safe is key to having a good time if you are heading into the great outdoors.

Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers will be one of the groups represented at a Trail Sense Day

Penticton Search and Rescue volunteers will be one of the groups represented at a Trail Sense Day

Whether you’re planning a big adventure or a little one, being safe is key to having a good time if you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer.

To help make everyone safer, AdventureSmart has a Trail Sense Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (July 24, 2016), promoting search and rescue prevention to bikers, hikers and park visitors.

They’re bringing together a range of groups to help provide information, including Penticton Search and Rescue, Bike Penticton, Freedom Bike shop and Hoodoo Adventures, in the Poplar Grove Road parking lot on the KVR Trail.

B.C. has 80 SAR groups in the province, with about 2500 volunteer), responding to 1500 incidents every year of people getting lost, in trouble or hurt in the mountains.

The AdventureSmart goal is to increase public awareness, helping reduce the number and severity of these incidents in B.C., offering free outdoor safety programs to anyone interested in personal preparedness, trip planning, training and taking essential gear.

More information: AdventureSmart