Wildfires in British Columbia
As Canadians, neighbours and Girl Guides, we extend our heartfelt support to the thousands of B.C. residents affected by the devastating wildfires surrounding their communities. Our thoughts are with our sisters in Guiding and their families who have been evacuated from their homes and the dedicated emergency services personnel who are battling the blazes.
At this time there are no fires reported in the immediate vicinity of any Girl Guide camps, or in the northwest part of the province surrounding Smithers, B.C., the location of our SOAR 2017 provincial camp being held later this month. We will continue to monitor the situation and the SOAR Steering Committee is working closely with emergency management personnel in the area as we prepare to welcome 2,500 campers to the event.