RE: Connection Café: Emergency Preparedness for Rural Islanders - Nov 30 • 5-7PM
Hello Fellow Islanders,
In light of recent events the November 30 RIEP Connection Café will feature a panel on emergency preparedness for rural islanders.
“The devastating effect the recent BC storm has had on our Province puts a magnifying glass on the unique challenges our rural island communities face,” said Francine Carlin, RIEP Board Chair. “We believe it is important for islanders across the Georgia Strait to gather as a community and discuss emergency preparedness, because the best preparation for the next major climate disaster is learning from the one we are currently in.”
This free online event will offer ALL rural islanders a platform to discuss emergency preparedness, featuring:
Mr. Jeremy Stone, of the University of BC, and founder and director of Recovery and Relief Services will address planning for crisis management and rural economic recovery
Ms. Judy Hagen and Mr. Jeff Ballingall, of the Quadra Island Emergency Program will share how Quadra developed their award winning emergency program, and address the unique concerns that face rural islanders.
“We are honoured to bring together experts with international expertise, and local know-how,” said Ms. Carlin. “This is how we effect change. We need one another to put the best solutions to work for the benefit of the individual, the environment, the economy, and the island community where we live, work and play. All rural islanders are to welcome to join this event because we believe that the more voices we have at the table the stronger our communities become.”
The Connection Café will open with the Emergency Response Panel, followed by an Islands Arts & Product Showcase, feedback polls and islander networking.
SAVE THIS LINK TO PARTICIPATE ON NOV 30:
Meeting ID: 828 4164 4497
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Plus, take advantage of new member prizes by joining RIEP before November 30th for a chance to win a Black Press Media Prize or BC Ferry Travel Vouchers. The draw will take place during the Connection Café.
RIEP offers memberships to people passionate about rural island issues, including individuals, islander businesses, non-profits, First Nation councils, artists, community organizers, food producers, and government representatives. Annual membership fees start at $25+GST and all proceeds support RIEP led initiatives.
Forward this invitation to the Connection Café to your business contacts, friends and family.
We look forward to connecting!