Author Janet Love Morrison
will read from her new children's picture book, "Radar the Rescue Dog", in this interactive one-hour session featuring a demo by CARDA rescue dogs and mountain safety tips from Grouse Mountain Patrol. Kids will also learn how to be around dogs, and see these rescue dogs in action.
Bring home your own copy of the book for $14.99 plus tax, knowing that net proceeds will benefit CARDA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association).
This special event takes place between 12:30pm and 1:30pm in the Chalet Atrium, with the live demo taking place just outside the Chalet.
About Janet Love Morrison
Janet Love Morrison first started skiing on Whistler Mountain in the mid-seventies and years later made the valley her home. During that time she worked for Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation and learnt the concerns surrounding young children getting lost on a mountain. Some rescues were successful; some were fatal. Therefore, she wrote this book with the intent to educate young skiers about mountain and ski safety.
Today Love Morrison is a Vancouver based author and editor. Radar the Rescue Dog is her fifth book.
The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) is a volunteer organization entrusted with the responsibility of using dog teams for avalanche search and rescue. Each team, dog and handler, is highly trained, skilled and dedicated to saving lives.
Long-time CARDA handlers, Jan Tindle and Ian Bunbury, will be here at Grouse Mountain on Family Day with rescue dogs, Jaz and Henry. Jan Tindle has been working with the Whistler patrol since the late 70’s and has been one of the avalanche forecasters since the early 90’s. Jan is handling her second CARDA dog Jaz. Ian is also a well-established professional ski patroller and has been volunteering with CARDA for more than 20 years. Ian is currently teamed with his third dog, a red and white male border collie named Henry.