UPDATE March 12 - just added an approximate 4pm end time (you can leave anytime, of course). Don't know where we'll go for drinks/coffee afterwards; close by, though.
If anyone is taking transit, someone (me) can drop you off at the CTrain if needed.
UPDATE Feb 25 - note: the Parkland Community Hall (where we will meet) is across the street from the Community Center. Be sure to go to the correct building! The Hall is sitting in the middle of the soccer fields. It is a small parking lot but there is street parking available.
UPDATE Feb 20 - change in location, to Parkland. No changes to the event.
Plan "C" - CANADIAN EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS is a group of people looking to the future that could be.
How ready are you to handle an emergency situation that goes beyond your own immediate control?
Do you have supplies you'd need if the power goes out?
Not just some candles & matches & tinned soup, though...
- what if it's out for several days?
- what if it's several weeks?
- what if it never comes back on???
Is your home safe in case of the unthinkable? No power, no heat (do you have emergency firewood if you have a wood stove?), no running water? How long would you last if it happened as you were reading this???
Are you sufficiently stocked up if winter snowstorms keep you housebound for a week? Do you have the supplies, tools, and a plan, to dig yourself out when it's over?
The June 2013 Alberta flood and the January 2014 ice storm in Ontario (not to mention the severe dumpings of snow Calgary received earlier this winter), were cold, hard reminders that you may not be as ready as you should be, for what might happen by nature - not to mention by the hand of man!
Come out today with DSN, to join the Plan C group for some information, lectures & chat about the why/when/where/who/how's of emergency preparations. They run regular meetings, share ideas, resources & thoughts on a variety of subjects.
The group is run by volunteers, some of whom have some experience in this field (whether by education, personal experience, or future planning themselves).
They know that many of us DSNers will be new to this subject, but I believe we'll get some good exposure to the concept, and some good ideas on what to do if the lights go out.
The more you know, the better off you'll be.
COST: $1 DSN Fee to me (David R) - this will be donated to the Plan C group to help offset the hall rental, etc.; optional donation appreciated - if you learn something useful, especially!
We can go to a local pub or coffeehouse afterwards to get something to eat/drink, socialize further & maybe draw up some personal survival plans!
BRING A NOTEPAD IF YOU CAN; YOU WILL PROBABLY WANT TO MAKE NOTES!
I will have some for people to borrow (pads, paper & pens).