Professional Development Event – Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue

Are you fascinated by stories of rescuing lost and injured adventure seekers? We have a Western Canadian author who has researched and interviewed a variety of different real life rescue stories.

Join us for an interactive presentation by the author of the book “Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue”. The presentation will be led by Cathalynn (Cindy) Labonté-Smith, who was recently featured in:
BC Review
CBC Listen
North Shore News

The presentation will discuss a few real life rescue stories, followed by a Q&A period with the author.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm MST
Location: Virtually on Zoom
CPD Hours: 1 hour
Price: Free!

Rescue Me: 

Rescue Me takes you behind the scenes of some of North America’s riskiest search and rescue operations. Author Cathalynn Labonté-Smith shares real-life stories as told by volunteer members of Search and Rescue teams, who find the lost and rescue the injured in the most extreme conditions and situations the wilds of North America throw at them. From rescuing avalanche victims in blinding snowstorms, to climbing into vehicles teetering on cliff edges to free passengers from mangled metal or crossing wafer-thin ice to save an injured cross-country skier, these thrilling first-hand accounts will forever change how you prepare for your next outdoor adventure. Labonté-Smith uncovers everyday dangers, from the unexpected risks of familiar urban settings to the extreme conditions in North America’s wilderness. Deserving of a place both on your bookshelf and in your backpack, Rescue Me is a must-read book that could save your life.

Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue, may be purchased through Caitlin Press at or through your local independent bookstore.

Cathalynn (Cindy) Labonté-Smith

Cathalynn Cindy Labonté-Smith grew up in Southwestern Alberta, in the Cardston and Lethbridge area. She spent her summers in the Rockies and the Peace River areas. She spent a year and a half at the University of Lethbridge, a gap year in Kelowna, BC, then moved to Vancouver, BC, to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After graduation, she worked as a freelance journalist until present. She became a technical writer in wireless communication and other high-tech industries, earning a Certificate in Technical Writing from Simon Fraser University. She later went to UBC to complete a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and taught English, journalism, and other subjects at Vancouver high schools. She currently lives in Gibsons and North Vancouver, BC, where she writes, edits, plays with her chihuahuas, spends time with her friends, fellow writers and family.

  • Course PD Hours: 1


Jan 25 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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On Zoom
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