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June-25-2016

 

Dickson Drive AGM and Community Picnic

 

June-25-2016

Attendees:

Penny Cote,  Sproat Lake Regional Director.

Rob Turner, Block Watch Captain.

K.A Hayden,   RCMP Community Liaison.

Allan Berry and Richard Herd, Coastal Forestry BC Representative.

Chris Wynans and volunteer firemen from the Sproat Lake Fire Dept.

Approximately 26 residents, Dickson Drive.

 

To open, Penny welcomes everyone to the Block Watch AGM and community picnic.  Thanking everyone for their efforts and attendance.

Rob says it’s a good year for our area, with no issues.  Participants discuss enhancing the program by making an engraving tool available to mark possessions. This is done by Rob making it available to lend out to anyone interested. This starts in September by signing it out for a period of time. The marking of valuable possessions increases the likelihood of their return. Residents participating in the engraving program will receive a sticker for their home.  Plus,this will ensure their awareness of the security measures in place.

Rob thanks assistant Block Watch Captains’, Ron Jorgenson; Ludo Scheunhage; and Shane Ali, on behalf of the residents for making the program successful.

Wildfire Management.

Allan, from Coastal Forestry BC,  spoke about the wildfire management and the Fire Smart program.  To reduce the potential impacts of wildfires on our homes and neighbourhoods.   The focus of the program is to have local neighbourhoods work together to Fire Smart homes and properties.  In the Fall, the Block watch program provides Fire Smart Homeowner manuals.

RCMP Constable, Hayden is the new community liaison for the program.  The Constable encourages people to be active in their Block Watch, to help keep our neighbourhoods safe.  Plus, she gives two engraving pens to the program, on loan.

Chris Wynans, speaks about the importance of maintaining good working fire detectors, and test fire detectors on a regular basis.  High visibility two-sided house number signs for $60 may be ordered through the fire department. Access to properties by removing branches and debris is important. Fire fighters make free pet stickers available to let emergency responders know the number of pets in the home.

A raffle of a high visibility house number sign is won by Joel and Mary Mason.

All participants enjoy the picnic on June-25-2016.

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