January 2019

Tour of the Emergency Operations Centre and Brewery Dinner

Organized by the Victoria Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, you may contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 3:15 PM–6:00 PM
Location: Emergency Management Operations - Block A - Unit 200, 2261 Keating Cross Road Central Saanich, BC
Presenter: Mr. Ian G. Foss,
Regional Manager, Emergency Management Operations, Vancouver Island
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Event Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Please indicate at registration your choice of Saltchuck Pie Company savoury pie: beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Please also specify if there are any food allergies or sensitivities. Please contact Daphne Sidaway Wolfe at 250.952.2493 if there are serious food allergies. Food choices are limited, and we may not be able to accommodate all allergies and sensitivities. If your meal options cannot be accomodated, please let us know. Please book in advance to ensure your meal and seat.
Contact: Daphne Sidaway-Wolf, P.Eng.
Email: [email protected]
Call: 250.952.2493
Join with engineers, geoscientists, and others at Emergency Management BC's Central Saanich Emergency Management Operations Centre. This site visit will be led by Mr. Ian G. Foss, MA (DEM), ABCP, Regional Manager for the Vancouver Island Region. Learn the inner workings of the Operations Centre - what goes on here to prepare for, mitigate impact of, and respond to emergencies in our region.

This Engineers and Geoscientists of BC’s Victoria Branch Site Visit and Dinner Meeting will begin with a site visit of the new Emergency Management Operations Centre in Central Saanich. This site visit will be led by Mr. Ian G. Foss, the Regional Manager for the Vancouver Island Region, who will provide information on the inner workings of the Centre and the role of Emergency Management BC.

This site visit will be of interest to those responsible for preparing and responding to a wide range of emergencies in industry and provincial and local governments, such as those created by fires, floods, droughts, illnesses, civil unrest, and more.

The site visit will be followed by a light dinner and facility tour at the forward-looking Category 12 Brewing, about 100 m away. The tour of Category 12 Brewing will be conducted by staff and/or owners of state of art facility.


  • 3:15 PM–3:30 PM: Registration
  • 3:30 PM–4:30 PM: Site Visit
  • 4:30 PM–4:45 PM: Head towards Category 12 Brewing (100 meter walk)
  • 4:45 PM–6:00 PM: Light dinner and tour at Category 12 Brewing

More Information

For more details on the plan that Emergency Management BC has undertaken to prepare for and respond to emergencies, please see the Emergency Operations Centre Operational Guidelines.

Following the site visit, participants will move to Category 12 Brewing, about 100 meters from the site tour, to enjoy a light dinner of (pre-ordered) meat, chicken, or vegetarian pies, and beverage (beer/beer flights, soft drinks or kombucha tea). For more information on this local, small brewery and the owners’ philosophy, please click here to view their website.

Important Notes

  • Dress code is business casual.
  • Bring government issued ID, as the event is at a brewery.
  • This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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