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BBQ samples in Chilliwack served up with public safety

Attendees will get public safety tips and the chance to sample some tasty barbecue at the same time.

The last of three Public Safety Workshops is set for Wednesday, July 30 at Yarrow Community Centre.

"This one is going to be a lot of fun because we are having a BBQ competition in conjunction with the workshop, in order to showcase some of Chilliwack's fresh agricultural products," said Sabine Mendez, Chilliwack Healthier Community coordinator.

Workshop presenters cover everything from securing doors and windows, to improving lighting, fencing or landscaping. They'll talk about the importance of knowing your neighbours, as well as surveillance options, and alarms.

Personal safety ideas could explain how to prevent assault, identity theft, and to cover when to call 9-1-1.

The idea is to help people protect themselves, by better securing their homes, and their own personal safety.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Organizers are also seeking barbecue teams to arrive at 5 p.m. with everything they need to cook up BBQ samples for the participants to be served by 8 p.m.

"The BBQ competition is open to anyone who wants to put together a team and compete," said Mendez.

After everyone has had a taste, workshop attendees will vote for their favourite by filling out a ballot.

The public safety workshops being presented to the community are in direct response to a Chilliwack Healthier Community forum, where someone raised their hand and asked where they could go to learn more about public safety. The workshops are presented by Chilliwack Healthier Community, RCMP, Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services and City of Chilliwack.

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