The Great ShakeOut
Do you know what to do in the event of an earthquake?
Participate in the Great BC ShakeOut on Oct. 18 at 10:18 am to learn how to stay safe.
ShakeOut Drill: Drop, Cover and Hold on!
At 10:18 am on Oct. 18, 2018, Royal Roads University will join other organizations in BC and North America to drop, cover and hold on for up to two minutes.
When the time comes:
· Drop to the ground;
· Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and
· Hold on to it until the shaking stops (one to two minutes.)
Win some prizes!
You can also win prizes in the 2018 Great BC ShakeOut Participation Contest.
To enter, take a selfie of your participation in the drill and email it by 4:00pm, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018 to Paris Carr.
For three bonus entries also submit a picture or list of the contents of your disaster supply kit!
In Canada, the coast of British Columbia is most at risk from a major earthquake. More than 1,200 earthquakes are recorded in the province each year. Although most are too small to be felt, an earthquake capable of causing structural damage is expected to occur once every 10 years.
As British Columbia is at high risk for a major earthquake, it is important that we prepare for one and practice how to protect ourselves.
~ a message from your Joint Occupational Health & Safety