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WiC Nanaimo: Emergency Preparedness

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    Location Title: Industrial Plastics & Paints
    City: Nanaimo

    Are you ready?!

    In today’s changing world, managing risk is critical to the preparedness of individuals, businesses, and communities. From natural disasters to terrorism, we must all understand our role and the role of local government to both prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

    What is an emergency plan? What should you pack in your Grab n' Go bag? How can you safeguard your family when travelling? Be prepared, not scared, and learn how to disaster-proof your life on November 15th! 

    Date: Wednesday, November 15th | Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
    Location: Industrial Plastics & Paints, 2052 Boxwood Rd, Nanaimo BC
    *Attendees will receive a complimentary glass of wine!


    • It happened to me! Tales from the front line.
    • What is emergency readiness, and why it matters for individuals and community.
    • Who is responsible? 
    • Hazard identification for the Nanaimo Region
    • Key components of an Emergency Kit and Family Reunification Plan
    • Where to go for start and go for help? (additional resources)

    Door Prize: 2-Person Deluxe Emergency Kit ($300 value, Get My Kit)

    Thank you to our sponsor:

    About Our Speaker: Jenn Houtby-Ferguson
    A seasoned marketing and communications professional, Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, CMP CMM is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Her skill set is a rare balance of executive level experience in hotels and destination marketing, Jenn has worked previously with VICA and WiC Nanaimo. A part-time instructor at Vancouver Island University, Jenn trains groups throughout North America on risk management and emergency readiness.

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