Red Cross Stories : British Columbia and Yukon

Canadian Red Cross Stories

British Columbia and Yukon

Red Cross responding as B.C. wildfires force thousands from their homes

July 09, 2017 - Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. 
Read Full Story

National Volunteer Week Profile: Andrew MacPherson

April 10, 2015 -

Between shifts as a trauma and emergency physician  in Victoria, B.C. hospitals, helping injured skiers at Whistler-Blackcomb, and representing the Canadian Red Cross at medical conferences around the world, Andrew MacPherson has helped firmly establish the Canadian Red Cross as the number one provider of first aid and CPR training in Canada.


Read Full Story

National Volunteer Week Profile: Loretto Goddue

April 08, 2014 -

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.   
 


Read Full Story

Red Cross volunteer to 'Walk the Talk' to prevent bullying

November 21, 2013 - Andy Callicum is a Red Cross volunteer from British Columbia who recently participated in a three-day walk, referred to as "Walk the Talk," to help draw attention to the importance of bullying prevention programs in reducing the occurrence of violence and abuse.
Read Full Story

Supported through a family crisis

July 25, 2013 -

The Red Cross Family Support Program provides support for parents and caregivers in times of crisis. At British Columbia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) we make a tremendous difference in the lives of many, including Krystal’s, whose baby was born with holes in his heart.


Read Full Story

Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.
Read Full Story

SmartStart students receive Red Cross Rescuer Award

May 29, 2013 - Penny and Golnar are both ESL students at Vancouver Community College, and have taken SmartStart: Community Access to First Aid, a course offered by the Canadian Red Cross. On the same day that they took the class, they rescued a female friend who started coughing and choking.
Read Full Story

First aid trainer shares her story

April 25, 2013 - For one first aid trainer, the abilities she gained through her involvement with the Canadian Red Cross helped make a difference in the life of someone in need.
Read Full Story

Man swims half way around Vancouver Island to raise awareness of water safety

December 31, 2012 - The water safety programs offered by the Canadian Red Cross help Canadians of all ages gain confidence and skills in swimming.
Read Full Story

"Imagine... No Bullying" offers invaluable experience for Canadian youth

November 26, 2012 -

While the campaign's mission promises to have a remarkable impact, it's equally exceptional because "Imagine... No Bullying" offers wonderful opportunities for Canadian youth.


Read Full Story