Blackbird Provides Security for Womynsfest in Nanaimo

It’s been a busy start to summer for Blackbird Security, with our teams providing frontline security services at several events across Canada. At the start of June, Blackbird was the official security partner for the annual West Coast Womynsfest in Nanaimo, BC. We were thrilled to play a part in this awesome family event that was returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

What is Womynsfest?

The West Coast Womynsfest is an all-female event where women can come to get away, camp out, let loose and have fun together. Over three fun-filled days, women can attend live music performances, stand up comedy shows, fitness classes and much more.

This laid-back atmosphere offers a safe and inclusive space for women, and it’s the kick off to what should be an amazing summer of events on Vancouver Island.

How Blackbird Security Helped

At Blackbird, we specialize in servicing large-scale events like Womynsfest, while playing a small but critically important role in helping to reconnect communities by providing industry leading safety and security services.

Following our initial information gathering meeting with event organizers, we developed a custom security plan for Womynsfest that maximized their security coverage, while working within their security budget.

Our security guards were a friendly presence around the grounds, performing duties like overnight patrols of the campsites, access control, ticketing and crowd control. With our security guards’ comprehensive training, we were also happy to act as frontline emergency response for any incidents, while working to de-escalate any potential emergency situations.

Industry Leading Training and Service

One of the beliefs that underpins our approach to security is the blending of customer service training, with a comprehensive security training plan. At an event like Womynsfest, most of the interactions our security guards have are customer service-related. They’re providing directions, answering questions, and offering a reassuring presence. When we look at the key ingredients of customer service, we find so much overlap with professional security guards. Appearance, vigilance, communication skills and knowledge are all useful traits in good customer service, and they’re all key skills for a security guard to possess.

That’s why each security guard at Blackbird Security receives the following dedicated training:

  • Customer service training
  • Incident de-escalation training
  • Conflict resolution training
  • John’s mental health training
  • Occupational first aid training

If you’re putting on an event this year, contact us today and get your customized quote!

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