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Okotoks ready for Emergency Preparedness Week


The Town of Okotoks is prepared for Emergency Preparedness Week May 3 to 9.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that encourages Canadians to take simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies. Being prepared for an emergency is always essential and necessary, but even more so during a global pandemic.

Join the community in participating in the daily social activities as Okotokians continue to socially connect with each other during this unprecedented time.

Things kick off May 3 with the Family Porch Selfie Contest. Take a selfie photo of your family on your front porch holding a sign thanking an emergency responder. Then share at #okotoksstrongertogether

Other events includes:

May 4 - Mental Health Monday. Check in on a neighbour by using the Okotoks Neighbour Health Card. Reach out to a vulnerable family member or chat with a friend.

May 5 - Town of Okotoks Preparing Your Business. How the Town is supporting the business community during these tough times. 

May 6 - How to make a 72-hour family emergency kit. 

May 7 - I'm Stronger Because. A video debut featuring first responders, media representatives, politicians and others. 

May 8 - Ignite the Light, Emergency Responder Parade. A parade featuring Okotoks' heroes -- first responders -- will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. Once again residents are invited to head out to the front porch and bang pots and make plenty of noise in support of the community and first responders.

To keep track of the activities go to