Winter Preparedness Contest 2021

Know what to do when the snow hits? Review severe weather emergency procedures.

Safety & Risk Services (SRS) want to help you get prepared for winter this season with a contest to win 1 of 6 emergency kits. 

About the contest

[March 2, 2021 edit: Thank you for those who participated in our contest. The contest is now closed. The 6 winners of the contest were: Jenny L, Payten S, Pavan S, Evelyn F, Melissa T and Jesse H.] 

In previous years, SRS has put on an in-person Winterfest event at SFU’s Burnaby campus. This year, we want to test your winter preparedness knowledge with an online quiz. We will be putting out 4 SFU News stories on keeping safe at SFU during winter conditions:

  1. 5 tips for winter driving 
  2. Walking safely in winter conditions
  3. Getting ready for winter cycling to SFU
  4. Bundle up for winter at SFU

Our short quiz includes 2 questions for each subject for a chance to win 1 of 6 emergency kits (worth up to $200).

The prizes

Win 1 of 1 "Urban 72 Hr Survival Kit - 2 person" worth a value of $200
Win 1 of 2 "The Legion Survival Kit" worth a value of $90 each
Win 1 of 3 "Emergency Survival Bottle" worth a value of $33 each

Emergency kits

Are you and your family prepared to deal with an emergency – whether at home or at work? In the event of an emergency, you should plan to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours while emergency workers care for critically injured individuals. Learn more about what emergency kits are here

Contest details

Eligibility. The contest is open to SFU students, faculty & staff with an @sfu email addresses.

How to Enter. Read the 4 SFU News stories on winter preparedness that SRS puts out and then answer this quiz with the correct responses. Limit of one entry per person. Entries must be received by SRS no later than the contest closing date of February 12th, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted. SRS will not accept and will disqualify incomplete or late entries. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest.

Draw. One random selection will be made by SRS on or about February 12th, 2021 for each of the 6 emergency kit prizes. Winner will be contacted via their SFU email address for delivery information.

Contest rules and fine print

SRS will have no liability for the winner’s failure to receive notices due to security settings or for the winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within one week, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Note: this contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter.

Contact info

For more information contact

Know before you go

Stay connected and up to date on the latest weather information.

Check for how to prepare for wintry weather conditions and SFU Road Report for driving conditions. Follow @TransLink for transit alerts.

Download SFU Snap for alerts and enable notifications and follow @SFU on Twitter for additional information and updates, including potential campus closures. 

More winter safety information: