The Energy Centre Remains Closed to the public until further notice to accommodate the operation of the Red Cross evacuee shelter in Cold Lake. Mayor of Cold Lake Craig Copeland says the City is not asking for donations at this time and asks that the public monitor The City’s social media sites, “monitor The City of Cold Lake’s Facebook page, if we need support from the community we’ll be posting it there.”
Mayor Copeland says there’s already been a lot of support from local businesses, “Primco Dene’s on hand to assist in a couple of roles, they’ve been great.” Copeland says community support is excellent as well, “The Cold Lake Fire Rescue staff are helping out and we have City staff, in terms of the Rec Department from the FCSS” helping out. “Alberta Health Services is here,” Copeland says, “we’ve got a lot of people assisting Canadian Red Cross.” There’s even a local company providing the food for the approximately 700 evacuees.
If the public wishes to help Mayor Copeland says to donate, “directly to The Canadian Red Cross.” The cost associated with running the shelter will be handled by The Red Cross and the Government of Saskatchewan.The shelter operation at the Energy Centre is run by the Canadian Red Cross under an assistance agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan.
The Energy Centre Wellness Passes will be honoured at the JJ Parr until the Energy Centre is reopened.