For Immediate Release
April 13, 2023
North Vancouver School District partners with first responders
and emergency management bodies to host
2nd Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House
The North Vancouver School District is proud to host the 2nd Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House at Argyle Secondary on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
This family-friendly community event will showcase the expertise of local emergency management bodies and first responders and aims to build awareness and resilience around outdoor safety and emergency preparedness.
The event consists of an outdoor trade show and information sessions hosted by participating organizations. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with local experts and get up close to emergency vehicles and equipment used in real-life rescues, including a Talon helicopter used by North Shore Rescue.
This free event also includes a complimentary bike valet service and a variety of food truck options where refreshments are available for purchase.
The 20 participating organizations include:
|North Shore Rescue||Talon Helicopters|
|District of North Vancouver||District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services|
|North Vancouver City Fire Department||North Vancouver RCMP|
|Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Station #2||BC AdventureSmart|
|North Shore Emergency Management||North Shore Black Bear Society|
|Lifesaving Society||BC Earthquake Alliance / ShakeOutBC|
|Metro Vancouver Regional Parks||Cheakamus Centre|
|Girl Guides of Canada||Pacific Autism Family Network|
|Lynn Valley Lions Club||Mt. Seymour|
|HUB Cycling||Grouse Mountain|
Dr. Pius Ryan, Superintendent, North Vancouver School District
The health, safety and well-being of students, families and wider North Vancouver community is a priority for the school district, and I am therefore thrilled the North Vancouver School District is once again hosting the Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House. Coinciding with the last day of Emergency Preparedness Week, this family-friendly event aims to bring the community together and connect them with the experts in emergency preparedness and management. We all know the importance of proper preparation; with this event, we hope to make it easy for attendees to get the information they need to enhance their safety plans.
Mike Danks, Team Leader, North Shore Rescue
The warmer weather and longer days bring even greater enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors, and in particular, the North Shore. When venturing out into the trails or backcountry, preparation is essential. Make it a habit to plan your trip. On Saturday, May 13, visit us at the Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House. Stop by the booths, get up close to vehicles used in real-life rescues, including a Talon Helicopter, and speak to the experts. It’s a great event to get you thinking about what you can do to ensure your solo trip, or trip with family or friends, is memorable and safe.
About the North Vancouver School District
The North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow. As a school district with over 16,000 students, their parents and caregivers, and more than 2,500 staff, there is a strong sense of community. Visit the
North Vancouver School District website to learn more.
Lisa Dalla Vecchia
North Vancouver School District