On October 18, 2012 at 10:18 am an earthquake took place on Cortes Island.??
Not really………..this date and time marked the ShakeOut BC initiative for 2012 and Cortes School was there to do their part!!
The Staff and Students of Cortes School participated in this year’s ShakeOut BC. This marked the third year that British Columbians have participated. ShakeOut BC is intended to raise awareness on earthquake preparedness and response.
The event was well executed right from the start, with Liesa making the announcement to begin the exercise and the Teachers leading briefings of the students before and after the event. Besides the educational aspect, equally important was the objective of making this year’s event fun. During my quick visit to take some pictures I heard lots of laughter and saw smiling faces.
Thanks everyone for your participation. Get ready for next year! For more information please visit the ShakeOut BC website at: www.shakeoutbc.ca
Cortes Island Emergency Services