HERIOT BAY, B.C.- A few dozen Quadra Island residents are getting the chance to practice getting off the island in an emergency. There’s going to be an evacuation drill on Sunday.

Roughly 35 people from the Schooner Road neighbourhood in Heriot Bay will be taking part.

Jeff Ballingal, liaison with the Quadra Emergency Program, says they were chosen for a few reasons:

The drill will simulate a wildfire on the island. Ballingal says it’s a good opportunity to try a couple of different things:

It’s a collaboration between the Quadra Emergency Program, the Strathcona Regional District, and BC Ferries.