E-Comm in the community
WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVITE ALI, our 9-1-1 MOOSE, TO YOUR UPCOMING EVENT?
If you have an upcoming event in your community, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request to have ALI, our 911 ambassador, attend along with his 9-1-1 education material.
Canucks Community Corner
ALI was at Rogers Arena for Canucks Community Corner on December 8. While ALI greeted kids, E-Comm ambassadors were on site handing out public education materials and answering questions about 9-1-1.
Santa Claus Parade
On December 1 ALI joined the Vancouver Police Department for the 10th Annual Santa Claus Parade.
CITIG 7 Workshop
On November 25 & 26 E-Comm attended CITIG 7 - a highly interactive event addressing key voice and data interoperability issues facing today's public safety sector.
ELSA Net Conference
On November 4 E-Comm attended the annual ELSA Net Conference in support of basic and intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada.
First Responders Weekend 2013
On October 19 & 20 E-Comm attended First Responders Weekend at Science World to help showcase who first responders are, what they do, the technology they use, and the role that science plays in their work.
New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services Open House
On October 5 ALI attended the New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services Open House to learn about emergency services, community safety agencies and fire safety.
ALI joined other famous mascots on the streets of downtown Vancouver September 25 to help raise funds for Raise-a-Reader Day.
Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)
E-Comm hosted an information booth at this year's UBCM conference and exhibition on September 18 & 19.
Cops & Kids
E-Comm attended the eighth annual Cops & Kids event on September 15 at Grandview Park. The back-to-school safety event also included VPD patrol officers with their emergency vehicles, the motorcycle squad and more!
Burnaby RCMP Open House
On September 14, ALI attended the Burnaby RCMP Open House, a free and fun event that included exhibits and demonstrations.
RCMP Musical Ride
On August 27, ALI attended one of Canada's most beloved traditions - the RCMP Musical Ride in Burnaby.
Vancouver Pride Parade
ALI showed his support by marching alongside our policing partners and volunteers at the Vancouver Pride Parade on August 4.
West Vancouver Community Day
E-Comm celebrated Community Day in West Vancouver on June 1. The fun-filled day began with a parade, followed by activities and festivities for the whole family.
Collingwood Days Festival
E-Comm's 9-1-1 ambassador ALI joined the Vancouver Police Department at the Collingwood Days Festival on May 25, for fantastic food, activities and performances.
Lower Mainland Local Government Association Conference
E-Comm hosted a booth at the LMLGA conference in Harrison Hot Springs May 8 to 10. The conference brings together local government leaders from across Metro Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler areas.
VPD Volunteer Recognition Open House
On April 28, 2013, E-Comm hosted a booth at the Vancouver Police Volunteer Recognition Open House, a celebratory event recognizing the dedication of VPD volunteers.
Vaisakhi Parade & Celebration
ALI marched with the Vancouver Police Department at the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade & Celebration on April 13, 2013.
Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade
ALI marched in the St. Patrick's Day parade with the Vancouver Police department on March 17, 2013.
Diversity Health Fair
E-Comm once again hosted an information booth at the AMSSA Diversity Health Fair, held at the Croatian Cultural Centre on March 9, 2013. Visitors pick up translated 9-1-1 education material, available in six different languages, and learned about calling 9-1-1 and our interpretation services.
Chinese New Year Parade 2013
ALI marched in the Chinese New Year Parade with the Vancouver Police Department on February 17, 2013.
Santa Claus Parade
ALI marched with the Vancouver Police Department mascots in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver on December 3, 2012.
Canadian Risk and Hazards Network symposium
E-Comm hosted an exhibit at the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) annual symposium's tradeshow in Vancouver October 24-26, 2012, where we launched our new "Dialing 9-1-1 after an earthquake" info cards.
New Westminster Fire & Rescue Open House
E-Comm hosted a public education booth at the New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services' 6th Annual Open House on October 13, 2012 at the Glenbrook Fire Hall. The event included live dispatch and auto extrication demos, equipment displays, the New West Firefighters' Charitable BBQ by donation and mascots Sparky the Fire Dog and ALI the 9-1-1 ambassador.
Community Policing Day
ALI stopped by the Community Policing Day open house at the Collingwood CPC on Sept. 29 for a BBQ and bike safety roadeo for kids.
Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive
It was another great event at this year's Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive event at Grandview Park in Vancouver. This annual back-to-school event, held Sunday, September 16 this year, brought kids and families in droves to learn about 911, local policing and of course to meet ALI, our favourite moose (pictured above alongside VPD Constable Chip).
Vancouver Pride Parade
ALI, our beloved 9-1-1 ambassador, walked alongside our policing partners and volunteers at the annual Pride Parade through the streets of Downtown Vancouver on Sunday, August 5. His pride filled stickers were a hit in the crowds of over 600,000 spectators. What an event!
West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing: Street Party event
To celebrate their 15-year anniversary in community policing, the West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre held a "Safe Communities" street party on Saturday, July 21 on Jervis Street in Vancouver. Passerbys were able to complete a mini-POPAT course, have a burger and of course, pick up some 9-1-1 stickers, magnets and information from us at the E-Comm table.
Golden Spike Days
Despite all the rain, Golden Spike Days provided an awesome venue for vendors at Rocky Point Park on June 30 in Port Moody this year. We had a great time talking to passerbys about 9-1-1 tips for both adults and kids!
8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
ALI, our favourite 9-1-1 moose mascot, marched in this year's Celtic Fest Vancouver's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 18. Along with his partners from some of Vancouver's Community Policing Centres and Vancouver Police Department, he gave our stickers, magnets and a lot of high-fives! A great event that we hope to be at again in upcoming years.
Diversity Health Fair
Another great year at the AMSSA Diversity Health Fair, held at the Croatian Cultural Centre this year on March 3. We had hundreds of visitors pick up translated 9-1-1 education material, available in six different langauges.
Chinese New Year Parade 2012
Our new mascot, ALI, debuted at this year's Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver's Chinatown on Sunday, January 29 this year! Walking alongside the Vancouver Police Department and our local community policing centres, kids and families got the chance to pick up some of our 9-1-1 education material and meet Luke, ALI and Cst Chip (pictured below).
Holiday Food Drive
Thanks to staff who this year generated seven boxes of food and $625 in monetary donations to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society. We hope to continue to increase our totals during next year's campaign!
UBCM 2011 Convention
Held September 28 & 29 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, we were thrilled to host a booth and meeting delegates from all over the conference at the UBCM Exhibition.
L to R: Communications Advisor Patricia Hall, Gibsons Mayor Barry Janyk, E-Comm President & CEO David Guscott and Burns Lake Coun. Eileen Benedict at E-Comm's UBCM booth.
Cops for Cancer 2011
The Cops for Cancer riders stopped at E-Comm once again this year to receive a cheque for $3,878 raised via staff donations. We are so proud of our riders who braved the cold and rain!
Cops & Kids event, Vancouver
Thanks again to our partners at the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre for another fantastic Cops and Kids event. On Sunday, September 18 we were at Woodland Park in Vancouver teaching kids how to dial 9-1-1 on special phones just for practice.
Patricia Hall, Communication Advisor pictured at our Cops & Kids booth
(showing us how to dial 9-1-1 using a cell phone!).
Hastings Sunrise Summer Kickoff
We had a super time at this year's Hastings Sunrise Summer Kickoff in the Sunrise Square Parking Lot Saturday July 9, answering lots of important questions from the public.
2011 Pitt Meadows Day
E-Comm was at this year's Pitt Meadows Day with our partners from Ridge Meadows RCMP. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to pick tips for dialing 9-1-1 so they can "help us help."
2011 Fire Chiefs Association of BC Annual Conference and Fire Expo
E-Comm attended the 2011 Fire Chiefs Association of BC Annual Conference and Fire Expo in Abbotsford this June and spoke with firefighters from throughout the province.
2011 Lower Mainland Local Government Association Conference and AGM
E-Comm attended the 2011 Lower Mainland Local Government Association Conference and AGM in Whistler May 11, 12 &13 and spoke to Mayors and Councillors.
2011 Langley Community Day
E-Comm attended the Langley Community Awareness Regarding Emergencies (CARE) event (to provide tips on calling 9-1-1 to adults and children alike.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Emergencies now more top of mind
Several months ago, Langley's emergency planning co-ordinator Ginger Sherlock began the groundwork for a campaign that would spell out in detail the agencies that exist to help us when we need them. Now, a month after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that devastated vast areas of northeast Japan, the campaign has taken on a greater sense of immediacy and importance.
Police Leadership 2011 Conference
The British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Police Academy hosted the Police Leadership 2011 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is Canada's largest police leadership conference.
E-Comm GIS Coordinator Robert Darts spoke to delegates about Emergency Events Map Viewer our GIS/CAD data integration application. E2MV is designed to provide a common operating picture for emergency services.
Pictured above: E-Comm GIS Coordinator Robert Darts at the 2011 Police Leadership Conference in Vancouver
7th Annual Diversity Health Fair
|The 7th Annual Vancouver Diversity Health Fair is the largest event of its kind in Canada and has evolved into one of the most exciting and dynamic multicultural events in the Lower Mainland. E-Comm will be attending to provide tips on calling 9-1-1 to adults and children alike and reminding visitors that E-Comm has access to a 24-hour interpretation service that we can connect to in less than a minute and interpreters are available in 170 languages.|