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Gift Idea #9: Red polo

My grandfather used to always wear polos and since red is the colour of the Red Cross, why not a red golf shirt for your dad?

Gift idea #10: A Red Cross celebration

This idea comes from Red Crosser Nancy Twerdohlib in Niagara: Why not go all out and have a Red Cross celebration for your dad. She recommends having a BBQ, along with red and white napkins, balloons, even cupcakes - or maybe a Red Cross celebration ...

World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day, which aims to bring attention to the plight of the world’s refugees and to offer support, encouragement and respect. Here in Toronto, the Canadian Red Cross helps refugees arriving in the area with the First Contact p...

Science of tornadoes – a fun at-home experiment!

It's tornado season here in Ontario. We normally don’t hear many stories in the news about tornadoes in this part of the world, however, they can and do happen here. We recently saw a taste of Mother Nature’s fury when a tornado touched down in Leami...

"Food Friday" - Celebrate water safety with Walleye

*Look out for Food Fridays when Jen Mayville shares Red Cross inspired recipes Since we've been talking a lot about water safety this week, it seemed like a good time to share this recipe from fellow Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind for wal...

Calling all soccer fans!

Today is the day many soccer or (for most of the world) football fans have been waiting for: the first day of the FIFA World Cup. For the next month, soccer-mania  will take hold of the world. What most people don’t know is that the Red Cross and ...

Here fishy, fishy, fishy – PFDs and machismo!

* Guest blog by Canadian Red Crosser, Melanie Goodchild-Southwind I don’t know about you but I know a lot of macho guys!  I am a biker girl, ride a Harley and I work for the Red Cross.  I love the summer.  I like to ride hard and in between scoots...

Red Cross teaching sailors to say “ahoy!” to First Aid

A shipmate is not paying attention because of commotion on deck.  He steps back and falls into the cargo hold. He is conscious, but cannot get to his feet.  What do you do? The Red Cross is helping seafarers prepare for situations like these and m...

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