UPDATE May 6, 3:00 p.m.: City of Edmonton supports wildfire evacuees

Public Service Announcement

UPDATE May 6, 3:00 p.m.: City of Edmonton supports wildfire evacuees

More than 1,000 people evacuated due to the wildfires threatening Drayton Valley and Brazeau County have registered at the Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 118 Avenue). The City of Edmonton Reception Centre provides temporary lodging, food services, clothing, health care and animal care for people evacuated.

Evacuation Registration

For people evacuated requiring support services, or who are able to report to the Reception Centre, on-site registration is available. For anyone not able to access the Reception Centre, registration should be made online at emergencyregistration.alberta.ca. Registration ensures anyone evacuated receives situational updates and information on available services.

Reception Centre Evacuation Services and Supports

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency and Canadian Red Cross in Alberta are at the Reception Centre providing support services. The City’s Animal Care and Control Centre is also there to assist pet owners.

Pet Supplies

Pet food and supplies can be picked up at the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 163 Street NW, between 9am and 7pm, seven days a week. Anyone wanting to donate pet food and pet supplies to evacuees is encouraged to drop these items at the Humane Society. 

Fitness and Wellness Support

The Jamie Platz Family YMCA (7121 178 St NW) and Castle Downs Family YMCA (11510 153 Ave NW) are offering free access to showers and recreation facilities to anyone evacuated.


Donations are not being accepted at this time. The City of Edmonton Reception Centre at the Edmonton EXPO Centre is not equipped to accept onsite donations. The City’s Emergency Support Response Team provides all the supplies immediately needed.

Edmonton Expo Centre Hall C will not be open to the media as it is personal space for evacuees. Media are asked to gather at Entrance One on the east end of the Edmonton Expo Centre, as communications staff are onsite to provide direction.

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