Jen Mayville

Red Cross Roving Reporter/Communications Co-ordinator

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This song is going on our summer playlist

Members of the Grenada Red Cross Society have come up with a catchy tune that is perfect if you’re going to the cottage, beach or on a road trip this summer. The song also has an important message: to be prepared for a disaster where you live. Ta...

Tech Talk: Charge your cellphone with fire power

Your smartphone is an important device to have on standby in case of an emergency. However, if you’re camping in the wilderness or you’re at home during a blackout, it’s difficult to keep your smartphone fully charged when there’s no electricity.   ...

Photo of the Day: In the heat, drink water before you tweet

We saw this cartoon on Mashable, and thought we had to share it with you.  It’s really funny, but it’s also an important reminder for all of us to take care ourselves as parts of Canada continue to experience extreme heat. Don’t forget to drink l...

Food Friday: What to cook when it’s boiling outside

They’re baaaacck! The hot temperatures that is. Once again this summer, Toronto is under an Extreme Heat Alert. And, recently, other parts of the country have also faced record high temps. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do ...

Photo of the Day: Red Crossers spend Canada Day on the Hill

[slideshow] These images were submitted to us by the Canadian Red Cross, First Aid Services Team (FAST) in Ottawa. The team - which is comprised of volunteers - recently provided first aid support on Parliament Hill and at the historic Sparks Stre...

Photo of the Day: No ordinary pair of boots

This image was shared with us on our Facebook page earlier this month. We thought it was such a cool photo, that we decided to share it on the blog! This pair of rubber boots was signed by every Canadian Red Crosser deployed to Thunder Bay, ON t...

Food Friday: The Red Cross Cookbook

*Every Friday is all about food on Red Cross Talks – everything from Red Cross inspired recipes to emergency food tips and solutionsWe recently found out about this cookbook from the Aurora, ON Historical Society. It was compiled by the ladies of the...

Photo of the Day: finding the perfect fit

Shannon Scully-Pratt, a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Representative in Ontario, shared this photo with us of a recent shopping trip she went on with her young niece for lifejackets. Here, they are trying on lifejackets to find the perfect fit. ...

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