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Snow avalanches are the most deadly natural hazard in Canada. On average, more than twelve people die in snow avalanches each year. For each person killed, five more are caught by avalanches, and survive. Many of these survivors receive serious injuries.
From Newfoundland to British Columbia to the Canadian arctic, snow avalanches impact buildings, roads, rail lines, industrial work sites, ski areas and backcountry recreation on an annual basis. The historical record of snow avalanches causing loss of life and destruction of facilities in Canada stretches back into the 1800's. The economic cost of avalanche occurrences exceeds $50 million annually.
The CAF is eagerly extending to you the opportunity to become a supporter.
Public avalanche safety information and programs cost money. The CAFs purpose is to raise sufficient funds to support the Public Avalanche Bulletins, which is provided to anyone, free of charge, by the Canadian Avalanche Centre.
All you need to do to become a part of this vital public service is to send your fully tax-deductible donation to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.