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May 22, 2015 contest winners announced
Winners represent every municipality in Oxford County

More Oxford County residents will be ready if a disaster ever strikes our community. The launch of the new website has been a success with more than 1200 visits to the new site in the first 12 days.


A collaboration among fire chiefs from each of the local area municipalities, the new online resource was launched during Emergency Preparedness Week to support local people, families and businesses in planning for disasters. As part of the website launch, a contest prompted residents to visit the new site and then answer questions about disaster preparedness.


Two winning entries have been selected from each municipality in Oxford County.


Congratulations to the following winners:


Blanford-Blenheim – Zsuzsanna Baclija and Beth McRuer
East Zorra-Tavistock -  Kim Hutcheson and Tina Sawdon
Ingersoll – Kimberly Hance and Jennifer Blancher 

Norwich – Lisa King and Margarita Schep

South-West Oxford – Joanne Couch and Kristine Hayes

Tillsonburg –  Barb Mudford  and Rene Fett
Woodstock – Mary Leonard, Michelle Davis and Patty Swarts

Zorra – Sue Hilborn, and  Angela Seltenrich


The winners will receive a Red Cross emergency survival kit, valued at $60. The kits will add to their level of preparedness, in the event of a disaster in Oxford County.


Residents who have not yet visited the site, are encouraged to check it out at and follow the steps to ensure they have a plan and supplies in place in the case of a disaster.




Social media and online content

Twitter: Oxford County

Facebook: Oxford County Public Health





Background was launched to coincide with National Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) when Canadians are urged to take steps to ensure they are prepared for an emergency. This involves three simple steps: know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. 





About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 109,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. One of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, Oxford County also boasts a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector that is bolstered by its choice location at the crossing of Highways 401 and 403. The County is home to a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at







Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

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