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"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...

Your water safety photos

[slideshow] We asked our Red Cross staff, volunteers and friends to send in photos showing themselves and their families in shots depicting water safety. Check out this great collection of shots! We're still collecting photos - you can send them t...

National Water Safety Week, special note about children

This week is National Water Safety Week and you’re going to be hearing us talk lots about it on this blog.  We’re especially asking moms and dads to take a second to read our messages because studies show that infants and toddlers aged 1-4 years h...

The Red Cross wave

Check it out! We had photographer Johan Campbell take this shot of more than 100 Red Crossers at an AGM for senior volunteers this weekend in Toronto. Volunteers have come from across the province to brainstorm ideas, swap stories and plan for the fu...

Welcoming our new President of Red Cross, Council of Ontario

Congratulations to Diane Girard! As of Sunday, June 6, Diane will step into her new role as President of Red Cross Council of Ontario. For more than 40 years, Diane, of Windsor, has given dedicated and committed service to the Red Cross as chair o...

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