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It's our annual auction.
We are excited to announce our upcoming Online Auction, a crucial fundraising event to support our dedicated Search and Rescue efforts. As a auxiliary Coast Guard unit, we rely on the generosity of our community to sustain our operations and save lives.
Date & Time: November 22nd at 5 pm EST to November 25th at noon
This auction wouldn't be possible without the support of our local businesses who have generously donated gift cards. These businesses are not just contributing to our cause; they are investing in the safety and well-being of our community.
How You Can Participate:
  1. Visit our Auction Website:
  2. Browse and Bid: Explore a variety of gift cards from local businesses. Place your bids and help us reach our fundraising goals.
  3. Spread the Word: Share our auction details on social media, through email, and with friends and family. The more people involved, the greater the impact.
Why Support GAMRU South Shore Search and Rescue
  • We are an essential Search and Rescue auxiliary Coast Guard unit.
  • We are funded primarily by community support.
  • Your contributions directly enable us to carry out life-saving missions.
Make a Difference:
Your participation in this auction is not just a bid; it's a contribution to the safety and security of our community. Every dollar raised goes directly towards maintaining and enhancing our capabilities to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies.
Thank you for being a vital part of our mission. Together, we can make a difference.
For inquiries or to learn more about how you can support GAMRU, please contact us at or by using the contact us form here.
Introducing GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue
For more than 25 years, local volunteers from GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue have sailed into Lake Ontario in every kind of weather to help save their neighbours' lives and protect property.
In that time, many skilled and determined volunteers - some with little prior boating experience - have become the pillars of an unlikely system that works uncommonly well. They have earned the respect of their community and their peers in the marine search and rescue community.
With 38 rescue missions, the 2018 boating season established a record for a single season for our organization and brings the total for the past three years to 100 rescue missions. The average response time was just over 11 minutes, up from the previous year. According to data collected by the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, our work on the water saved 13 lives, aided 44 individuals and recovered $135,000 in property in 2018.
GAMRU is a community-based organization that relies almost exclusively on the generosity of the community to operate and maintain its two rescue vessels and to train its 30 plus volunteer crew members. We welcome new members each fall, including community supporters who assist with fund raising and special events.
GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue is an Ontario not-for- profit corporation, a member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Central & Arctic) and a registered charity.
Help Support GAMRU South Shore Search and Rescue
You can now support GAMRU by downloading and shopping through FlipGive!
FlipGive is a shop-and-raise website where sports teams, leagues, schools and other community causes can raise money by shopping online. GAMRU earns cash back when you shop online with popular retailers such as Nike, Under Armour, Starbucks, ALDO, and more.
Get started now by visiting GAMRU on FlipGive or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play