Regina resident receives highest Red Cross honour

Topics: Saskatchewan, Volunteer
September 17, 2014


(Regina, Sept. 17, 2014) Regina resident Victor Thomas received the Order of Red Cross on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Inaugural RED Gala, which raised $250,000 for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan.
 
The award is the highest level recognition awarded for volunteer service to the Canadian Red Cross. Thomas received the award for his extraordinary contributions to the Red Cross over the past eight years as a volunteer and leader.
 
“I’m thrilled to receive this prestigious award from the Canadian Red Cross,” said Thomas. “It’s difficult to express what it means to be honoured by my friends and colleagues at the Red Cross. I hope this award encourages others to get involved with this humanitarian organization.” 
 
Thomas is the Chair of the Red Cross Executive Cabinet in Saskatchewan, which provides fundraising and high-level governance. His extensive contributions to the organization started as a youth and include helping position the Red Cross as a leader in the community.
 
“The Red Cross in Saskatchewan would simply not be what it is today without Victor’s passion, leadership, connections and belief in the Society,” said Cindy Fuchs, Red Cross provincial director.
 
The Order of Red Cross recognizes outstanding performance among all volunteers through superior contributions in volunteerism or leadership from a local to a national level. No more than 20 of these awards are granted across the country in any one year.
 

 
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Chris Clemett
Manager, Communications
Canadian Red Cross
306-721-1643
christopher.clemett@redcross.ca