Terrace mobile kitchen in Okotoks, Alberta

Terrace city councillor Brian Downie and Lolita Dunham will spend the next two days in Okotoks, Alberta before flying home Friday morning.

Terrace city councillor Brian Downie and Lolita Dunham will spend the next two days in Okotoks, Alberta before flying home Friday morning after two weeks of flood relief work.

On June 23, the pair got the call from the Salvation Army that their efforts along with the Terrace mobile kitchen would be needed to provide meals in southern Alberta.

The size of the mobile kitchen allows the pair to prepare more than 400 meals a day for flood victims and emergency responders.

Up until Canada Day, Downie and Dunham were stationed at an Emergency Operations Centre in High River. They prepared dinner for first responders which included police officers and volunteers working to get High River residents back into their homes.

Since yesterday, the pair have moved to the City of Okotoks, 45km south of Calgary, where they are preparing lunch and dinner for displaced residents at an evacuation shelter, located at the arena.

“The numbers are coming down,” Downie said in regards to how many people they have cooked for.

Downie has described this experience as incredibly rewarding and humbling.

“Better understanding of how fortunate we are,” he said.



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