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A variety of presentations, fairs, and other events are being planned by many organizations in association with The Great British Columbia ShakeOut. The events listed below are open to the public; many other presentations to businesses and organizations are also being made.

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Emergency Preparedness workshop

October 18, 2017, 1 - 2:30 pm, Presentation at Harbour Learning Centre

emergency preparedness workshop

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IBC’s Time to Talk: Earthquake consumer tour visits British Columbia

October 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm, Community Event at Pinetree Community Centre

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is bringing its Time to Talk: Earthquake consumer tour to various locations across British Columbia. IBC’s Time to Talk: Earthquake tour features the IBC Shake Zone – a portable earthquake simulator which allows consumers to experience a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in a safe controlled environment.

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Coquitlam ShakeZone

October 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm, Community Event at Pinetree Community Centre Parking Lot

Come to the ShakeZone! Join the City of Coquitlam, Pinetree Secondary and Douglas College at Pinetree Community Centre for an emergency preparedness event to learn about earthquake safety and test the earthquake simulator!

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The Great BC ShakeOut

October 19, 2017, 10 am, Community Event at Science World

On October 19 at 10:19 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during the Great BC ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. British Columbians can join by registering at www.shakeoutbc.ca/register; prepare by going t....

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IBC’s Time to Talk: Earthquake consumer tour visits British Columbia

October 19, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm, Community Event at Science World

Media are invited to join us at Science World where we will be hosting the main event for ShakeOutBC 2017! Attendees will get to practice their “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as part of the world’s largest earthquake drill and learn about Seismic and Tsunami Science from leading experts.

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Emergency Preparedness workshop

October 19, 2017, 1 - 2:30 pm, Presentation at Gibsons Public Library

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

More Info | Official Page


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©2017 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!