Get Tickets to FREE Disaster Movie Screening: SAN ANDREAS on May 9

During National Emergency Preparedness Week, enjoy a FREE screening of the Hollywood blockbuster SAN ANDREAS, complete with live, scientific commentary from Alison Bird, a Natural Resources Canada earthquake seismologist, about what we can actually expect from an earthquake.

FREE Disaster Movie Screening: SAN ANDREAS

Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.   
The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas Street

Many disaster films reinforce common myths about earthquakes. Alison Bird will bust those myths wide open!

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout!

Concession available. View poster [PDF - 281 KB].


Don't miss out. Get your FREE tickets.

About Alison Bird

Alison Bird has been working as an earthquake seismologist since 1997, initially for the International eismological Centre in England. Since 2000, she has worked as a seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, where she analyzes and researches western Canada's earthquakes and routinely corresponds with media in the wake of significant events.

Alison is involved in numerous outreach activities and is passionate about seismic-resistant engineering, in encouraging mitigation practices for at-risk communities, and in educating the public about earthquake hazards.

A member of the Board of Directors for the BC Earthquake Alliance, Alison is also part of the Organizing Committee for the annual Great British Columbia Shake Out earthquake drill. Alison visited Haida Gwaii as part of a response team after the 2012 magnitude 7.8 earthquake, and is part of a team that is developing a comprehensive risk assessment for Canada. 

Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5 - 11, 2019) is a national awareness initiative that encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get an emergency kit

Learn what you can do to be better prepared for an emergency.