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75th Anniversary Book

Special purchase! “That Others May Live. 25 Years of Para Rescue in Canada”





“75th Anniversary Book  “That Others May Live 1994-2019″”


In June of 2014, the Para Rescue Associations book committee gathered for their first meeting at Camp Jarvis Lake, AB. Now 5 years later, the finishing touches are underway for the publication of Vol 2, in the expectation that the Para Rescue Assn will continue the series for a Vol 3 in the future.


Volume 2 will mirror the first “50 Years of Para Rescue in Canada” hardcover style with the focus on the last 25 years picking up from where book one left off.


Book specifications: The book is being published in Victoria, BC. and will consist of a Smyth sewn binding. This is a very strong, long-lasting binding, hardcover, library-bound edition of “1994-2019 THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE 25 Years of Para Rescue in Canada,” approximately 600 pages on high-quality paper, fully illustrated with black & white and colour photographs. Red buckram fabric binding is gold foil stamped, with full colour, glossy dust jacket. Bound size: 8.625” x 9.25.”  


Cost – $75.00 Cdn


Please Note: Due to COVID-19, production has been delayed and is slowly resuming July 2020 with intended delivery in time for Christmas 2020. Orders are still being accepted.


Ordering – You can order your book(s) by the following method:

1) Email:





Once an order is received, any shipping (if applicable) will be calculated. You will be notified by email or phone of the total cost of your order (books & shipping).

Payment can be sent via e-transfer to or by cheque mailed to Angela Elliston (cheque is to be made out to “Angela Elliston.” Please add note on cheque stating “Pararescue Book”). Payment must be received before books can be delivered.

Shipping – The main distribution center will be out of Wayde Simpson’s home at 4917 Greaves Crescent in Courtenay, BC, after the books are picked up.

Option #1 – Shipping costs can be added to the total cost of the book for delivery to your home.

Option #2 – Pickup can be arranged through your respective Regional Rep, yet TBD. Arrangements will be made to supply books to the SAR Bases in the various regions. Distribution points will be organized from Courtenay, Winnipeg, Trenton, Greenwood and Gander.

Timeline – Publisher printing will commence no later than Feb. 2020 with the committee goal of end Dec 2019. The Printer will require 6-8 weeks to complete the books, with Printing, binding, boxing: 3-5 weeks, depending on complexity/quantity. Therefore, book deliveries are likely to be completed by May 2020.

Summary – Funds received from placed orders will be held by the book committee until such time as the books are ready for print. Funds held by the Association book committee will then dictate how many books can go to publishing in the first order. Obviously, we want to maximize the first order.

It is important to note at this Committee is not printing editions of the first book Vol 1 “50 Years of Para Rescue in Canada” currently. We have, however, begun the process of preparing the first book for re-print, but this will be a separate project, and yet to be determined course of action by the Association.

Thanks in advance,

 Wayde Simpson

Chair 75th Anniversary book committee