Strengthening Connections Across BC’s Rural Islands:
After the success of the October 20-21, 2021 RIEP Forum, we are excited to keep the momentum going with the launch of RIEP monthly “Connection Cafés” – an opportunity to further cultivate inter-islands relationships in a variety of relevant areas.
In light of recent events, the Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP) will provide an opportunity to learn and discuss 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, representing Salt Spring Island. “We believe it is important for BC’s rural islanders 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.”
Join us to discuss emergency preparedness and to meet and learn from other islanders.
Guest speakers include:
- 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.
Please join us November 30th from 5-7:00pm for the launch of this exciting new initiative.
Please save this zoom link to attend:
Meeting ID: 828 4164 4497
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