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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RDEK – Board Highlights – February 2017

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 5-Year Financial Plan
  • Mosquito Control Program Contractor
  • Grizzly Ridge Bylaw Amendments
  • Mayook Light Industrial Rezoning
  • Wasa Area Commercial Rezoning
  • Reduced Taxation for Emergency Program
  • Funding for Tie Lake Dam Upgrade
  • Valley Visitor Services
  • CVED Advisory Commission
  • Rushmere Water Funding
  • Kinbasket Sewer Facility Upgrades
  • Columbia Valley Arts Council Funding
  • Wycliffe Exhibition Grounds Funding
  • Radium Library Board Grant
  • Letters of Support for Funding Applications
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid

RDEK – Board Highlights – November 2016

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • CBT Community Initiatives
  • Winter Road Maintenance
  • West Fernie Servicing Project
  • Wasa Commercial Public Hearing
  • Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund
  • Kinbasket Water and Sewer Agreements
  • Area G Backyard Agriculture
  • Imagine Kootenay Partnership
  • Columbia Valley Search and Rescue
  • Area G Hotel Room Tax
  • Edgewater Rink Resurfacing
  • Emergency Program Agreements
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
     

Emergency Preparedness Fair In Columbia Valley

The old Windermere Fire Hall will be the hub of activity May 2nd as the Emergency Preparedness Fair runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

It’s a free event and there will be demonstrations, draw prizes, and activities for the kids (including a bouncy castle). Representatives from BC Ambulance, the RCMP, Columbia Valley Search & Rescue, Wildfire Management Branch and the RDEK Emergency Program will all be participating and showcasing a wide range of rescue equipment. From a hovercraft and RCMP boat to the Jaws of Life, it will all be on display.

In addition to the equipment and information booths, there will be demonstrations of rescue skills, a fingerprint team on hand and a station where people can assemble their own 72 hour kit. Every family will receive a free binder to help get them started with their emergency preparedness plans.

For more information, call 250-347-9043.

Loree Duczek
Communications Manager
Regional District of East Kootenay
19-24th Avenue South
Cranbrook  BC   V1C 3H8

Email: lduczek@rdek.bc.ca

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RDEK – Board Highlights – October 2011

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • East Hill Proposal
  • Lot 48 Rezoning
  • Infrastructure Planning Grant
  • Windermere Utility Advisory Commission
  • Agricultural Plan Committee
  • Columbia Valley Recreation Services
  • Discretionary Grants in Aid
  • Joint Emergency Preparedness Programs
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