Acacia Ty Mawr staff did great job during power outage

Residents were cold and confused, and staff were doing their absolute best

Acacia Ty Mawr staff did great job during power outage

Acacia Ty Mawr staff did great job during power outage

This is a follow up to the recent power outage that hit the island, particularly the Shawnigan Lake area.

On Thursday the power went out at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Acacia Ty Mawr, which is a 35 bed senior’s care residence in Shawnigan.

Friday evening we were called to request that we take our father home in order to keep him warm. When we arrived, outside was 0 C, so I can’t imagine how cold it was inside. Residents were cold and confused, and staff were doing their absolute best to keep the them calm, reassured and warm.

Beds were being shuffled around to the great room where they would be able to keep the residents fairly warm. People were in blankets, coats, hats, and gloves.

I hear that even off duty staff came in to help out, some putting in 48 hours of work to try to keep things going. Finally the power went back on sometime on Saturday afternoon, after almost three days.

I want to thank the staff very much for everything they did by looking after some of our most vulnerable and precious families.

Kari Patterson

Victoria