Island News & Views
Go to Site Index See "Island News & Views" main page
Events · 5th January 2011
The Quadra Emergency Program and ESS volunteers would like to invite you to join the 1st annual ShakeOut BC Earthquake Drill!

January 26, 2011 10 am

British Columbia is located in a seismically active region where a few thousand earthquakes occur each year. Although only a small number of these earthquakes are large enough to cause damage, the threat of a major earthquake in the province is real.

On January 26, 2011 – the 311th anniversary of BC’s last magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami – a locally-driven, province wide “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill will take place called “ShakeOut BC”.

All citizens across British Columbia are encouraged to take part in the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history! For more info go to the website:

Quadra Emergency Program ESS volunteers will be involved locally, in the Great Shakeout BC, Jan 26/11 at 10am.
Many volunteers are participating with family members in their own homes. Some ESS volunteers along with the Quadra Fire Dep’t will attend the Quadra OAP meeting that morning, and assist seniors in participating in the practice drill. Other volunteers will attend the Community lunch at Quadra Community Centre, and a drill will be held there at 10 am, and again at 1230 when more participants are present.