Emergency responders are at the heart of any community’s well-being and security. Well known Watrous business figure and community leader Ron Ediger wants to make sure everyone in the Watrous area knows that.  

It’s why he’s sponsoring and hosting the Watrous and Community Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The event takes place on the STARS emergency service landing lot near the corner of Highway 365 and 8th Avenue East in Watrous. The event is sponsored by Ediger’s business, Melron Services.  

Many regional agencies such as Watrous EMS, the Watrous Fire Department, the Watrous RCMP and SGI will be on hand, along with personnel from STARS. It’s a chance for education and support of these agencies, says Ediger. 

“I felt that STARS is always in need of some fundraising that I would put on a small fundraiser and do it right on the STARS landing lot, which I supply. We just want people to see and be aware of what we have to offer in our community in terms of wellness. We can help, no matter what emergency there is.” 

Local schools have been invited to attend to find out more about the work that each agency member performs. There will also be information about careers in areas such as primary and advanced care paramedic, firefighting and policing.  

Attendees can circulate through the presentation tables and engage with responders and find out what happens when a resident dials 911. 

At the STARS station, people will be invited to learn more and to participate in their fundraising efforts, whether it be through donations, STARS calendars or its lottery, through planned giving, or other means.  

An afternoon of information, inspiration and communication is the goal of the Watrous and Community Awareness Day on June 12.