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2019 Bordering on Disaster Conference Presented by Husky

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Lloydminster Exhibition: Stockade Building

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Join the fifth annual Bordering On Disaster Conference Presented by Husky on September 17, 2019.

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The City of Lloydminster is pleased to announce its 5th annual Bordering on Disaster Conference. This conference had humble beginnings as a half day event focused on the sharing of information relevant to Emergency Management professionals. The conference has grown into a full day event with a range of presentation topics for everyone while staying true to the original values- access to affordable and leading practice emergency management information relevant to the diverse group of emergency management practitioners serving Alberta and Saskatchewan.

This year we are proud to provide an event that focuses on the community impacts of disasters and the challenges for communities, business, emergency management professionals, first responders and, of course, residents. Each of the presentations are linked to support an analysis of the slow and sometimes heart wrenching steps through a major emergency event from response to recovery with a focus on helping attendees develop knowledge and insights to improve their preparedness. The program has an underlying emphasis on mental health with a deeply moving exploration of the affects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the difficult path to wellness.

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Included in the conference registration is your admission to one of two breakout presentations, admission to all three keynote presentations, a catered lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day, industry exhibitor booths and a networking opportunity.

View the announced presentations below, and stay tuned for additional conference announcements.

Joe Day- City Manager, City of Humboldt

On the evening of April 6, 2018, the lives of 16 people were lost in a tragic accident, affecting the lives of countless others. Although the incident took place over 150 kilometres from their hometown, the City of Humboldt became the centre of national attention.

Day will explain how he and other senior managers responded immediately by establishing an Emergency Operations Centre to provide trauma support and media relations. Day will detail his personal accounts and observations from that evening, the days following and the ongoing effects on the community.

Daniel Sundahl (DanSun)- First Responder, Artist, Writer and PTSD Expert

DanSun is a published artist and writer and has two art books produced of his works which illustrate the journey and hardships one enduring with PTSD. Articles of his work are featured in Canadian Paramedicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEMS), Fire Rescue Magazine, EMS One, EMS World Magazine and The Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing. His art is recognized worldwide, and he travels internationally speaking on his projects and personal experiences with occupational stress injuries and post-traumatic growth.

Post-traumatic growth is more than recovering, it is about reconfiguration and becoming a better person than you were before the injury occurred. Sundahl’s experiences and personal affects of PTSD nearly destroyed his life. Sundahl will share what he did, and continues to do, to build resiliency and recover from his mental stresses. Through his presentation and artwork, Sundahl will teach how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental stress injuries, techniques to build strength and understanding the concept of post-traumatic growth. Sundahl also shares the importance of realizing we are not alone in how we feel, and it is okay to not be okay.

Jason Young- Director of Education , Northern Lights School Division No. 113

On January 22, 2016, the community of La Loche, Sask., and Northern Lights School Division No. 113 were forever changed by the shooting death of four individuals and the injury of seven others at the La Loche Community School.

During his presentation, Young will reflect on the school division’s challenges, its capacity and strengths, and lessons learned from the tragic event which affected the lives of so many. As an advocate for guidance, counselling and the overall well-being of today’s youth, Young believes the lessons learned from the La Loche shooting will build capacity in a variety of agencies that seek to plan for emergency preparedness.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization interested in getting involved? View the 2019 sponsorship opportunities or contact the City of Lloydminster's Sponsorship and Sales Coordinator.

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