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Is that ice safe?

Taking caution around ice is an important part of enjoying some great outdoor activities like snowmobiling, ice fishing, skating and hockey. Learn to check for proper ice thickness with these tips. 

In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from 2015, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more.

Top three photos in #SummerSillies photo contest

All of the entries in the Red Cross #SummerSillies photo contest made us smile - what a great way to demonstrate safe summer fun at the beach, boat or pool. Three winners were chosen by a panel of Red Cross employees, with one Grand Prize winner receiving a $50 iTunes gift card, while two secondary winners won $25 iTunes gift cards.

How do you sport it?

​The best way to enjoy summer is to get out on the water and play. The equipment needed varies by sport, but there is one thing that can be used across the board – a lifejacket. How do you sport it?

​Summer water safety photo contest: Share your #SummerSillies photos

Share a picture of you or family and friends enjoying water activities as part of the Canadian Red Cross Summer Water Safety photo contest and you could win a $50 iTunes gift card!

Your summer safety guide

It’s summertime! While we all race outdoors to enjoy everything warm weather brings, it’s good to be prepared to safely enjoy summer activities.  Whether you’re enjoying swimming, boating, sports, hikes, or beaches, stock up on Canadian Red Cross tips and resources to stay safe.

My daughter is cautious, my son is fearless but water safety skills prepared them both

My kids couldn’t be more different, and it is never more apparent than when they are around water.
My daughter is the cautious one. When learning to swim, the edge of the pool was always within arms’ reach. My son, on the other hand, has no fear. His audacious nature has been the cause of many anxious moments for me.

Lifejacket living in photos

So many friends and supporters of the Canadian Red Cross answered our call for photos showing family and friends wearing lifejackets as we marked National Lifejacket Day. 

We compiled some of the great pics shared on social media using #LifeJacketLiving and #LaVieEnGilet. 

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