During the disaster, the Bold Centre in Lac La Biche became a refuge for hundreds of evacuees fleeing out-of-control wildfires in Fort McMurray. Water and other supplies, including food and clothing, were distributed to people in need during this time as people in Lac La Biche and the Lac La Biche County Emergency Management Team all came together to help.
Lakeland Connect would like to say congratulations on receiving such a prestigious award and say thank you to Lac La Biche County for caring about the people from Fort McMurray who has nowhere else to turn.
“On behalf of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management, we congratulate Lac La Biche County Emergency Management Team for being selected as a recipient of the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award,” Trevor Bhupsingh from Public Safety Canada wrote in a letter to Lac La Biche County. “We are honored to present you with this award for your involvement with the Fort McMurray Wildfire Disaster in 2016. Congratulations on this prestigious recognition and thank you for your
service, dedication to your community, and in the assistance of others.”