The Director of Social Safety is Sonja Ruthe, who also happens to be the Community Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (& ESS) for Oak Bay. We couldn’t be in better hands! Sonja wrote an excellent front page article for our first Oak Bay Connector newsletter that went out in the Oak Bay News in April.

Much like the title of her article, she would like to build a disaster resilient Oak Bay, and this can be done, says Sonja, by “[engaging] our community based organizations as partners in preparedness, response and recovery planning and activities.” To this end, the Community Association participated in the first Community Fair, on May 3rd, 2009. We’re off to a great start!