Emergency Preparedness Week


Celebrate with us!   May 1 - 8 2022  

In case of disaster... Everyone needs to be self-sufficient for at least 3 days (72 hours).  Are you prepared?

See the tabs below for more information, fun and learning

Order forms and pricing for ready-made Kits are posted below as well

During Emergency Preparedness Week, 15 different posters will be hidden at locations around Meadow Lake.  Find a poster, and play the game!

  • Each poster has a link to an online contest form
  • Winners will be drawn daily (great prizes, sourced from local businesses!)
  • Clues to poster locations will be released daily on Voyent-Alert!
  • Winners will be announced on Voyent-Alert!

Game Night Prize #1

Outdoor Prize #2

Gardening Prize #3

Meadow Mouse Market Prize #4

Spa Prize #5

To play, you need Voyent-Alert!  This is Meadow Lake's community communication system, used for emergency alerts as well as day-to-day notices about local situations affecting you.  There is no cost to you, and you can be completely anonymous.

You can subscribe to Voyent-Alert! by your choice of

  • text message
  • mobile app
  • email
  • landline

Click to learn more!

Be informed!  Although in our region, we aren't at risk from volcanoes, earthquakes or landslides, disasters can and do occur.

Know the risks, and be prepared

These websites have further great reading:

The city's website

Get Prepared Canada

Red Cross


Yes, we will have special guests!

  • A special presentation from Environment Canada on Severe Summer Weather will be shown at the May 8 event, and streamed live
  • Other speakers TBD!

Have another listen to last year's Special Guests: 

Anne DanielsonEmergency Management Specialist, played a leading role in the formation of Meadow Lake's Emergency Management Organization. An inspiring speaker and an engaging facilitator, Anne's talk was as fun as it was informing! Read more at https://www.boltfromthebluemanagement.com/

Cathy Steeves, Fort McMurray’s United Way Executive Director shared her experiences with real life emergencies, most notably the 2016 evacuations resulting from devastating forest fires.  (See https://www.rmwb.ca/en/fire-and-emergency-services/emergency-management.aspx)

View this presentation on the City’s YouTube channel

No, the video isn't 72 hours long!  (It's barely 5 minutes!)  

But the tips shared will last a lifetime...

Educational posters will be placed at various locations around the city, and clues will be announced daily on Voyent-Alert

Each poster is linked to a different contest entry quiz, with winners drawn daily

 Sign up today! (Receive notices by text message or smartphone app.  No fees, no risks, no tracking!)

With Voyent Alert! you receive timely notifications of situations that affect you, where you live and work, including

  • Emergency notifications and vital instructions for your safety:
    • Evacuation
    • Shelter-in-place
    • Areas to avoid
    • Other immediate actions
  • Service disruptions near your home or workplace
    • Road closures
    • Water breaks
    • Boil-water orders
  • Local community notices and advisories
    • Program and facility changes
    • Announcements from Council
    • COVID-19 updates
    • Lost dogs
    • Crime prevention
    • Other news
  • And more!

Voyent Alert!  is a Canadian company, with a growing list of subscribing communities across the country.

Signing up to receive alerts is FREE, EASY and SECURE!  You can receive alerts by any of 4 methods:

Sign up today, and encourage your friends, family and co-workers to sign up as well!

2022 Official Proclamation

For Your Convenience... Some pre-packaged emergency kits to get you started

Purchase options


  • By phone
    • City Hall 306-236-0213
  • In person:  
    • City Hall 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday

1. Basic Personal Grab-and-Go bag  $35.00

The bare essentials to keep you fed, watered, warm and hygeinic!  

Small enough to take with you wherever you go, with room for additional personal items.

2. Deluxe Kits for 1, 2 or 4 persons 

  • 1-Person $83.00
  • 2-Person $101.00
  • 4-Person $175.00

These backpacks are stuffed with a wide range of items to help you and your family stay comfortable and healthy during an evacuation or other disaster situation.

Compact enough to keep in a handy spot by the front door!

Includes the Meadow Lake Disaster Preparedness manual and documentation package  and a hardcover copy of the Canadian Survival Manual (see item 5)

3. Pet Kits!  $46.00

Don't leave the dogs and cats out of your emergency plans!

This kit contains some basic essentials for taking care of your pets in a stressful situation

4. Vehicle Kits  $60.00

Don't be left cold if you're stranded in on the road!

This kit contains basic items to help you stay warm, or perhaps get back on the road

5. Canada's best preparedness & survival manual  $16.00

This is likely one of the BEST handbooks available, written by a Canadian for Canadians!

David Arama has collaborated with Les Stroud and other emergency-survival educators.  He also owns and runs the WSC Survival School in Cloyne, Ontario.

This book contains a wealth of practical, tips that absolutely anyone can make use of!

Prices do not include sales taxes.

Sale Starts April 26 and closes May 9, 2022

Orders will be ready for pickup mid-June 2022