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Emergency Preparedness Week Contest


Emergency Preparedness Week
Know your local hazards to better prepare for an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13) is a 25-year national public awareness event. Supported by Public Safety Canada, Northern Health and Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) work closely with provincial and federal emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, and non-governmental organizations to support emergency management activities at all levels.  

This year’s theme is Be Prepared, Know Your Risks, and each day, we will spotlight a hazard along with helpful tips and additional information to help you prepare for that type of emergency. We’ll cover floods, landslides, tsunamis, wildfires, and power outages. There is a potential for all these hazards in Northern BC, so it’s important to understand your area’s local hazards, as well as sources of local emergency information.  

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the Government of BC website, or for info on Emergency Preparedness Week, visit the Government of Canada website.  

EPW2023 Contest details 

Share how you prepare for a local emergency and you could be a winner! Submit your photos and stories throughout the week to win one of three emergency preparedness kits (deluxe kit, vehicle kit, or flood kit) from NH Health Emergency Management.  

There are three ways to enter: 

  • Email your entries (photo and/or story) to healthpromotions@northernhealth.ca 

  • Include entries in a personal message through our Facebook page 

  • Leave a photo and/or comment on one of our contest posts on Facebook or Instagram  


Contest rules: The fine print 

  • To qualify to win, participants must be 18 years of age or older and live in the Northern Health region. 

  • All entries must be submitted by May 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm via Northern Health’s Facebook, Instagram, or email. 

  • Submitted photos and stories will be reviewed by Northern Health staff for alignment with Northern Health positions and are subject to approval. 

  • The winner will be determined by a panel of Northern Health (and HEMBC) staff judges. 

  • All announced prize winners are final. 

  • Entering the contest does not guarantee that you will win a prize. 

  • No purchase is necessary 

  • Incomplete entries will not be included in the draw. 

  • Northern Health employees are eligible to enter the contest and win but will not be granted preferential treatment. 

  • Winners will be contacted via the method they used to submit their entry. 

  • Winners must respond and accept their prize by May 22, 2023 or the prize will be redrawn. 

  • By entering the contest, you grant Northern Health the rights to use your submitted photo without your future knowledge or consent on Northern Health promotional channels. 

Disclaimer: Northern Health is committed to improving the health of people in the North by protecting health and promoting wellness. To ensure consistency of messaging and approach, contest photo entries must be aligned with the Northern Health series of position papers on key risk factors. These position papers are researched and evidence-based. Where activities in photos are not aligned with the framework, messaging, or approach endorsed by Northern Health, those activities will not be promoted and will not qualify to be entered into this contest.