Cowichan Valley audience cool in a crisis

I was at the Cowichan Theatre on March 21 to see a film when a fire alarm went. I was so impressed with the audience reaction.

I am new to Duncan and having a fine time getting acquainted with the lifestyle and folks here. I was at the Cowichan Theatre on March 21 to see a film when a fire alarm went. I was so impressed with the audience reaction.

First they seemed a little amused rather than panicky, they looked around for a moment as if wondering if they really had to leave, then slowly started standing up and moving quietly towards the many exits; they did not run or crowd just one or two exits so everyone in the theatre had a comfortable time to exit the building.

What cool heads and emotions that audience kept, not knowing how serious it might have been.

 

Toni Graeme

Duncan