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Walmart Canada exceeds its campaign target and raises $3.1 million for the Canadian Red Cross

November 12, 2015 - Walmart Canada announced today that its annual Canadian Red Cross fundraising campaign raised $3.1 million to support disaster preparedness and response activities for communities across the country. This amount, which goes beyond the campaign target initially set at $2.6 million, includes more than $2.1 million in donations from customers across the country, a matching contribution of over $775,000 from Walmart Canada as well as donations of Walmart gift cards and blankets for families affected by disasters.
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Gala benefit for the Red Cross in Quebec: $700,000 raised for emergency relief operations

May 21, 2015 - Montreal, May 21, 2015 – Guests attending the annual fundraiser for the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross had the privilege of being transported to the heart of Marrakesh as Montreal’s New City Gas was clothed in Moroccan finery for the occasion. This colourful event raised $700,000 to support disaster response operations in Quebec. The financial information was disclosed by the co-chairs of the organizing committee including Norman Steinberg, Global Vice-Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank, and honorary chair Michèle Dionne, a Red Cross volunteer. 
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Aviva Canada partners with the Canadian Red Cross to support disaster preparedness and response through the Ready When the Time Comes program

March 31, 2015 -

(OTTAWA, March 31, 2015) Aviva Canada has become the first insurance company to join as National Corporate Partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program, committing over $500,000 to the partnership over the next three years. 


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Red Cross searching for next Humanitarian Award recipients

January 21, 2015 -

(Regina, January 21, 2015) The Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan is once again asking the public for nominations for the prestigious Young Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Humanitarian of the Year Award. These awards will be presented at the Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala happening in November 2015. 


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Canadian Red Cross mourns the loss of long-time supporter Eva Pindoff

October 10, 2014 - Today the Canadian Red Cross mourns the loss of Eva Pindoff, a compassionate humanitarian and long-time supporter of the work of the Canadian Red Cross around the world.  Mrs. Pindoff was wife of the late Kroum Pindoff, founder of Music World Limited and Pindoff Record Sales Limited.
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Canadian Red Cross receives $2.7 million donation from Walmart Canada

September 30, 2014 - Walmart Canada announced today that its annual Canadian Red Cross fundraising campaign raised over $2.7 million for disaster preparedness and response activities for communities across the country.
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Walmart Canada and the Canadian Red Cross launch annual in-store fundraising campaign to support Canadian families in need during disasters

August 07, 2014 - From August 7 to August 29, Walmart stores across the country are raising funds to support Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response. The campaign provides reliable, consistent, dependable funding so that, when disaster strikes, the Red Cross has the funds to act immediately.

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Red Cross introduces 2014 Humanitarian awards recipients

July 25, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross has named two deserving Manitobans, who are dedicated to improving the lives of people in Manitoba and around the world through hard work and generosity, as the recipients of the 2014 Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year and Young Humanitarian of the Year awards.
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Fundraising event for the Red Cross in Quebec: $1,020,000 raised for emergency relief operations

May 07, 2014 -

The Red Cross is pleased to announce that its 2014 fundraising event, held on May 6 at New City Gas in Montreal, raised $1,020,000 to support emergency assistance for the people of Quebec.


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Red Cross seeking nominees for Manitoba humanitarian awards

May 01, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross wants Manitobans to shine a light on people who have demonstrated their human spirit by making the world a better place by working to help others through charity and philanthropy.
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