Columbia Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Fair Back for Third Year in the Columbia Valley

Education, learning and fun will once again be the focus of the 2017 Columbia Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair, set to go on May 6.

“The main focus of the day is on helping people prepare for an emergency, and a new feature this year will be the addition of Rotary Life Kits,” explains Columbia Valley Emergency Support Services Director / Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator Sharon Pasowisty. “We will also have volunteers on site handing out binders and helping people get started on making their own family emergency plan and 72-hour kits.”

Representatives from Emergency Social Services (ESS), BC Ambulance, the RCMP, Columbia Valley Search & Rescue, Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team, Holistic Emergency Preparedness, six fire departments and the RDEK Emergency Program will all be participating and showcasing a wide range of rescue equipment.

The Emergency Preparedness Fair runs on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Windermere Fire Hall. There is no charge to attend.

There will be a fundraising barbecue to raise money for a new playground for Windermere Valley Childcare and fun for the whole family. “The entire day will be interactive and there will be something for people of all ages,” adds Pasowisty. “More importantly, it will help all those who attend be prepared for emergencies.”

For more information, call Pasowisty at 250-347-9043.

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