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Imagining a world without bullying on Pink Day 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.

Keeping smiles on kids' faces: Red Cross volunteers entertain children at shelters for evacuated people

Red Cross volunteer Fabrice Vanhoutte loves putting a smile on children’s faces. So, he has plenty of tricks up his sleeve for the young people in a Saskatoon shelter.
 
“If I see a kid who is upset, I don’t necessarily go right up to them but I stay nearby and play my mouth organ or start showing a card trick,” says Vanhoutte.
 

Going home: an exciting day for evacuated people

It’s an exciting time for some of the people evacuated by the Saskatchewan wildfires who get to return to their communities. There are plenty of smiles as they board buses on their way back home. Most have mentioned looking forward to sleeping in their own beds; others are excited to see their pets.

Helping people separated by the Saskatchewan wildfires find each other

Getting separated from family during the confusion of a disaster is one of the most frightening things that can happen to people. That's why the role performed during the Saskatchewan wildfires by Red Cross volunteer Barb MacLean is so important.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders share important messages about bullying

Three Saskatchewan Roughrider players have had a very busy off-season. Since attending Red Cross bullying prevention training camp in December, Neal Hughes, Scott McHenry and Dan Clark have been travelling throughout Saskatchewan talking to kids about how they can stop bullying in its tracks.

How to make Spam taste good, even in a disaster

Last week I discovered that Spam can actually taste good. Four Saskatoon Chefs battled in a Disaster Dining challenge and one even shared his recipe.

3 things you need to know to survive your beach vacation

Like most Canadians, I am itching to ditch the cold and lie on a beach somewhere. I’m searching for travel deals and getting insider tips on the best places to go. I’m also making sure I can enjoy my whole vacation and get back in one piece! I’m a Red Crosser so ‘safety first’ is one of our unspoken mottos. Here are a few things to remember if you’re looking to head south like me.

Red Cross update on Saskatchewan flooding

It's been a busy summer here in Saskatchewan. Flooding at the end of June caused 154 communities to declare a state of emergency and forced many families from their homes. Here is an update on how Red Cross helped these families and continues to support the recovery of whole communities. 

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