As part of our Climate Action Month initiative, we are hosting an emergency preparedness workshop in the Library for potential climate-based emergencies such as wildfires and floods. Leslie's presentation covers the five most essential steps in emergency preparedness planning. During emergency situations, it's recommended that you plan to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours - this isn't as hard as you think! Having a plan helps reduce stress when and if an emergency situation arises.
By actively participating in community preparedness, you can also support vulnerable members in your community. Preparedness ultimately saves lives and minimizes the strain on emergency services, allowing them to focus on the most critical cases.
About the presenter: Leslie is an artist and a safety practitioner who lives, works, and creates on the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is passionate about safety and is currently attending BCIT.
She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2005 and has been working there ever since. Leslie’s art practice includes a variety of painting and printmaking techniques, including silkscreen, relief, and monotype printing. Leslie enjoys hanging out with her two (age 7 and 4) creative art-loving kids.