Red Cross Stories : Prince Edward Island

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Prince Edward Island

In photos: Newcomers take part in PEI water safety preparedness picnic

August 23, 2016 - Approximately 90 newcomers including Syrian refugees attended the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Preparedness Picnic last weekend in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. With barbecued food, good company, fun games as well as information on water safety. Check out these great photos from the day!
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Alberta fires: expressions of support and compassion from donors to evacuees

June 28, 2016 - Canadians across the country came together to support evacuated residents from Fort McMurray. To date, more than $135 million has been raised by Canadians from coast to coast to support immediate emergency assistance, re-entry needs, and long-term community rebuilding for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
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Imagining a world without bullying on Pink Day 2016

February 25, 2016 - From PEI to BC, our Red Cross staff and volunteers celebrated Pink Day yesterday. Check out some of the highlights from Pink Day events and activities held throughout the country.
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National Volunteer Week Profile: Dave and Dotti Penny

April 10, 2015 - Whether it’s running their own business, raising four children, helping house fire survivors on Prince Edward Island, or travelling for months together in a mobile home, Dave and Dotti Penny simply love sharing life together.
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PEI volunteer Erin Kielly found friendships and a place to grow at Red Cross

April 09, 2014 - Erin Kielly is a strong, proud Red Cross volunteer on Prince Edward Island. She felt that Red Cross was an organization with a strong international and local reputation that could give her a rewarding volunteer experience.
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Did You Know? Water safety edition

July 23, 2013 - Did You Know...?  ...only 1/3 of children and youth who drown in Canada were taking part in aquatic activities? ...Red Cross water safety programs started on PEI? ...Red Cross runs water safety day camps in PEI every year?
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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.
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Photo of the Day: Buckles takes water safety message on the road

August 14, 2012 - Have you heard about our Canadian Red Cross and Transport Canada water and boating safety teams touring the Atlantic region this summer? Since the beginning of June, 16 dedicated students and staff have demonstrated life-saving tips at festivals, parks and beaches to help draw attention to water safety issues.
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Photo of the Day: Volunteer award

January 17, 2012 - Congratulations go out to Canadian Red Cross volunteer Marvin MacLeod who received a Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his significant contributions over the years. Not only has he been active in disaster responses in his home province of Prince Edward Island and in neighbouring New Brunswick, Marvin has also helped recruit and train many volunteers in PEI. 
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Atlantic Canadians bring experience to Manitoba flood response

June 22, 2011 - Atlantic Canada has sent 25 volunteers so far to Western Canada in response to flooding and fires, with additional trained volunteers set to leave in the coming days and weeks. Alicia Benton and Lisa Landry compare notes on their Canadian Red Cross deployment in Manitoba.
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