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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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Gitxsan Shake Out BC

October 19, 2017, 10 am - 4:30 pm, Drill at The Hazelton & area

Once all that wish to participate are done we will take photo's of the participants and load it on our website OR Face Book Page.

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Gitxsan Shake Out BC

October 19, 2017, 10:19 am

Drill on "Drop Cover & Hold On".

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Gitxsan Shake Out in BC

October 19, 2017, 10:19 am - 4:30 pm, Drill at Kispiox, Glen Vowell, Gitanmaax, Hazelton

We will attend different offices in the local area and see if others Bands or Health Stations will participate in the Shake Out BC event.

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Emergency Preparedness workshop

October 4, 2017, 10 - 11:15 am, Presentation at Sechelt Community Room

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

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Berwick by the Sea Emergency Drill

October 19 - 28, 2016, Drill at Berwick by the Sea

Drill with fire department followed by review and presentations

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Yes, it can happen in Lake Country!

October 19, 2016, 10:20 am, Drill at Lake Country Harvest

Simulated secondary earthquake and reaction to 9.1 in Greater Vancouver.

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ShakeOut 2016 at 50 Songhees

October 17 - 20, 2016, Community Event at Boardroom/Lounge and Rallying Point

Two events:
Oct 17 presentation and discussion presented by Emergency Management Victoria team.
Oct 20th ShakeOut Drill followed by Earthquake Awareness Discussion, coffee and emergency first aid demonstration by St John Ambulance.

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Waddington Building Emergency Response Earthquake Drill

October 3, 2016, 10:10 - 11 am, Drill at Waddington Building

We have an evacuation drill in the late spring and an earthquake drill during the Great BC ShakeOut

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Emergency Preparedness Information meeting

October 16, 2014, 6 - 7:30 pm, Presentation at Gibsons & District Public Library

The Sunshine Coast Emergency Program (SCEP) will present information on:
• What hazards are affecting the Sunshine Coast
• What SCEP has in place to mitigate these hazards
• What you can do to prepare for the hazards and....

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Zombies storm businesses to ensure prepared!

October 16, 2014, 988 - 1033 pm, Community Event at McBurney Plaza, downtown Langley (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Zombies storm businesses to share the importance of being ready for an earthquake and all partake in outside drill at 10:30m.

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Ribbon Cutting to open our Emergency Depot

October 17, 2013, 4 - 9 pm, Community Event at Gordon Point Drive (Capital Regional District)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open our Emergency Depot and show community (of 79 residences) what is in it. Pot Luck dinner followed.

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Minister Anton at Ridgeway Elementary

October 17, 2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am, News conference at Ridgeway Elementary School (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

WHY: Participating in the Great BC ShakeOut and practising the life-saving drill of “drop, cover and hold on” is an important step for British Columbia families to help them respond more quickly and effectively when an actual earthquake occurs.

WHO: Attorney General and Justice Minister Suzanne Anton
Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC
Franci Stratton, Chair, North Vancouver Board of Education
Aline Burlone, Principal, Ridgeway Elementary School
Dave Cockle, President, BC Earthquake Alliance
Miranda Myles, Co-chair BC ShakeOut Organizing Committee
Honn Kao, Earthquake Seismologist and Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, from 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Interviews available following the earthquake drill in the multi-purpose room downstairs.

WHERE: Ridgeway Elementary, 420 8th St E, North Vancouver, BC
Press conference at school main entrance begins 9:45 a.m., drill in library at 10:10 a.m.
Limited school parking available
Alternative parking on Moody Ave. or Ridgeway Ave.

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Shake Out BC & Safety Fair

October 17, 2013, 10 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at "A" Building Main Foyer (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Langara College is holding an Earthquake drill and safety fair. Come out and join us for the annual province-wide drill and a special earthquake-inspired performance by Studio 58 students. First 60 students will receive a sweet treat.

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Disaster Chef - Burnaby

October 17, 2013, 5 - 9:30 am, Community Event at Burnaby City Hall Courtyard (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

It’s as easy as 3-2-1
You are invited to submit your creative, nutritious recipes for 3 meals – one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner - using ingredients limited to 2 litres of water and the non-perishable food items in your emergency supplies kit, all prepared for 1 adult.
Finalists will compete live at the cook off October 17th for the title DISASTER CHEF and prizes!
For more information and the Official Rules visit

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ShakeOut Press Conference/Camosun College Exercise

October 18, 2012, 10 - 10:40 am, Conference at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Library (Capital Regional District)

ShakeOut Press Conference/Camosun College Earthquake Exercise

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Quatsino's ShakeOut/Tsunami Drill

October 18, 2012, 10:15 am - 12 pm, ShakeOut Week event at Quatsino Elementary School (Mount Waddington Regional District)

Remote communities need to be able to stand on their own in the event of a major emergency. Being prepared will save lives.

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Regional District of Nanaimo Great BC Shake-Out Drill

October 18, 2012, 10:18 - 10:18 am, Drill at Transportation Services Dept - RDN (Nanaimo Regional District)

This is to provide a reminder to all staff that we live in an active earthquake zone. The Shake-Out Earthquake Drill will give staff the opportunity to practice our emergency procedures so that they are prepared if an earthquake did occur while they are on shift.

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Watch for the Shakeout BC Street Team volunteers

October 8 - 17, 2012, Community Event at City of Campbell River street and shopping malls (Strathcona Regional District)

Monday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 17th
Watch for the Shakeout BC Street Team volunteers
They will be out and about all over Campbell River offering preparedness information to businesses and people they meet.

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Walmart & ESS- Let's help you get registered

October 6, 2012, 12 - 4 pm, Community Event at Walmart (Strathcona Regional District)

Once again Walmart Campbell River has partnered with Campbell River Emergency Support Services in support of promoting Shakeout BC and preparedness.
Come visit with volunteers on Saturday, October 06 at Walmart from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

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City of Coquitlam ShakeOut Drill

October 20, 2011, 10 - 10:30 am, ShakeOut Week event at Glen Pine Pavilion (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Adult recreation centre (ages 50+ and multi-cultural) to perform the Drop, Cover and Hold-On drill

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City of White Rock ShakeOut Drill

October 20, 2011, 10 - 10:30 am, ShakeOut Week event at White Rock Municipal Hall (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Municipal Hall Staff conducting Drop, Cover and Hold-On safety technique, followed by facility assessment and evacuation

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St Thomas Aquinas High School Shakeout Drill

October 20, 2011, 10 - 10:30 am, ShakeOut Week event at St Thomas Aquinas High School (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Secondary School students and staff will participate in the Drop, Cover and Hold-on drill, followed by activation of the school earthquake emergency procedures

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Burnaby Fire Department ShakeOut Activity

October 20, 2011, 10 - 10:30 am, ShakeOut Week event at Burnaby Fire Station #1 (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Burnaby Fire Dept will conduct a post earthquake exercise --- testing equipment and vehicles, conducting a personnel assessment check-in of all fire stations by radio, and testing emergency preparedness equipment

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The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill

October 20, 2011, 10:20 am, Drill/Exercise at homes, schools, businesses, and organizations all across British Columbia (Alberni-Clayoquot Bulkley-Nechako Capital Cariboo Central Coast Central Kootenay Central Okanagan Columbia-Shuswap Comox Valley Cowichan Valley East Kootenay Fraser Valley Fraser-Fort George Kitimat-Stikine Kootenay Boundary Metro Vancouver Mount Waddington Nanaimo North Okanagan Northern Rockies Okanagan-Similkameen Peace River Powell River Skeena-Queen Charlotte Squamish-Lillooet Stikine Region Strathcona Sunshine Coast Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill: everyone drop, cover, and hold on!

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Sandy Hill Shake Out!

October 20, 2011, 10:20 - 11 am, ShakeOut Week event at Sandy Hill Elementary School (Fraser Valley Regional District)

Sandy Hill teachers will be instructing our 510 Elementary students on Earthquake safety the week of October 17 to 20. The school will be sharing tips with families in our school newsletter, as well as sharing links.
On October 20th at 10:20 am, we w....

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Shake Out

October 20, 2011, 10:20 - 10:25 am, ShakeOut Week event at Squamish Community Health (Squamish-Lillooet Regional District)

Event was successful. There was concern around the emergency cabinet being locked.

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UBC Earthquake Symposium & ShakeOut Awareness

October 18, 2011, 3 - 3:30 pm, ShakeOut Week event at University of British Columbia (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Event will involve a series of brief speeches highlighting the importance of earthquake awareness, emergency preparedness, the ShakeOut drill and will include a demonstration of UBC's Shake Table,

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Walmart & ESS- Build your Grab & Go " or preparedness kits

October 15, 2011, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, ShakeOut Week event at Campbell River Walmart store (Strathcona Regional District)

Saturday, October 15 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at Walmart (address)
Emergency services volunteers will be on hand. Find out how to create a ‘Grab & Go’ kit

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Shakeout BC "Street Teams"

October 12 - 15, 2011, ShakeOut Week event at Street of Campbell River (Strathcona Regional District)

Watch for the Shakeout BC Street Teams
CR ESS disaster assistance volunteers will be out and about in Campbell River approaching people and businesses to enquire, “Were you prepared for the Sept 09 6.4 Earthquake we felt in Campbell River?”

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The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill

January 26, 2011, 10 am, Drill/Exercise at homes, schools, businesses, and organizations all across British Columbia

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill: everyone drop, cover, and hold on!

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Earthquake Preparedness Sessions – Be Prepared not Scared

January 26, 2011, 7 - 8:30 pm in Vancouver, BC

This session will teach you how to be prepared for any emergency or disaster you may be faced with. To register for a free session call the community centre directly (see “More Info” for numbers).

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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!