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SK woman survives rollover thanks in part to water safety training

Guest blog, Keely McBride in Saskatchewan As the First Aid and Water Safety Manager in Saskatchewan, I am all too aware of the circumstances and number of drownings in Canada. Recently, when I received a tearful call from one of our seasoned water...

Ready, set, action: divers to the rescue!

Halifax native Tye Zinck is an experienced diver who even worked on film sets for blockbuster movies. Last month, Tye and his friend Paul Budreski turned out to be the real-life heroes for three swimmers who got in trouble at Melmerby Beach in Pictou...

Yummy Mummy: Teaching children to swim is a parent's responsibility

*Special thank you to the Yummy Mummy Club and blogger Sharon DeVellis for sharing this blog post with us. This was originally posted on the Yummy Mummy Club Son No. 1 is afraid of the water.  At a beach or pool he’ll tentatively walk in stopping as ...

Western Canada offices ham it up for National Lifejacket Day: And have the evidence to prove it!

Guest Blog: Jilian Henderson, Public Affairs Advisor, First Aid and Water Safety [slideshow] Last month we posted blogs about our National Lifejacket Day contest! In Western Canada Red Cross offices challenged each other to wear their lifejackets...

What’s wrong with this photo? Well, here are the answers

We posted this photo earlier this week and asked you to spot the five hidden dangers.  We received a bunch of comments from people who definitely know a thing or two about pool safety. Congrats to the following for winning a Canadian Red Cross i...

Do you wear it?

[slideshow] It’s a scorcher out there and maybe you’re thinking of getting out in the water for boating or swimming. But before you do, the Canadian Red Cross is reminding you to wear it – your lifejacket, that is. It's National Water Safety We...

Water Safety Week - What’s wrong with this photo?

It’s Water Safety Week. All week, we are providing tips and info on how you can stay safe in, on, or around water this summer. At first glance, this is probably the place you want to be on a hot sunny summer day. Looks safe doesn’t it? But it’s ...

National Lifejacket Day – We wear it. Do you?

[slideshow] Do you LOVE to wear your lifejacket when out on the water? Then this is for you! Today is National Lifejacket Day and to get into the spirit, we are having a contest. We are inviting you submit a photo of you wearing a lifejacket to h...

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