Dear community members,

As you may already be aware, the Province declared a State of Emergency on August 18th to support ongoing response and recovery efforts caused by wildfire. This enabled the Province to restrict travel to specific areas as needed.

Non-essential travel, including use of accommodations, is restricted in:

  • Kelowna & West Kelowna
  • Kamloops
  • Oliver
  • Osoyoos
  • Penticton
  • Vernon

This will ensure that accommodations are accessible for evacuees and emergency responders, and will remain in effect until September 4, 2023.
In the event our community requires evacuation, Council would like to reassure you that we have an emergency and evacuation plan in place.
In the interest of your safety and well-being, we want to emphasize the importance of being prepared for unexpected emergencies. It is important that you remain calm, stay informed and follow procedures that will be communicated to you should the need for evacuation arise.

Information Sources

We will be sharing information through the following official sources:

  1. Our Facebook page – please stay informed by visiting Sekwelwas Cayoose Creek on Facebook
  2. Cayoose Creek website; and, if necessary,
  3. Direct email. Please ensure you send your update email address to

Updates are also posted on EmergencyInfoBC website

We will not be sharing information on non-sanctioned facebook pages or websites. please avoid distributing or sharing misinformation by staying informed through official sources.

Preparedness for You and Your Family

In the meantime, below are some immediate actions that you and your family can take in order to be -09o8i7u6yprepared.Listen carefully to instructions provided by emergency personnel or designated individuals in charge.

  • Keep your phones charged and pay attention to official communication channels (Facebook, website, email announcement).
  • Ensure your gas tank is full in your vehicle.
  • Gather your necessary essentials such as important documents, medications, clothing, and other essential items and ensure they are easily accessible.
  • If evacuation is necessary, follow evacuation routes and muster points.
  • If you can, help individuals who may require assistance, such as elderly residents, children, or people with disabilities to do the same.
  • If time permits, turn off gas, water, and electricity before leaving.

In advance, your family can prepare a Grab and Go bag:


We understand that this is a challenging situation, and we are committed to providing you with all the support you need. Please remain vigilant and cooperate with all directives to ensure you and your loved one’s safety.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: or


Chief Bonnie Adolph.