Prince Edward Island News and Stories

Prince Edward Island News and Stories

In photos: Newcomers take part in PEI water safety preparedness picnic

Approximately 90 newcomers including Syrian refugees attended the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Preparedness Picnic last weekend in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. With barbecued food, good company, fun games as well as information on water safety. Check out these great photos from the day!

Alberta fires: expressions of support and compassion from donors to evacuees

Canadians across the country came together to support evacuated residents from Fort McMurray. To date, more than $135 million has been raised by Canadians from coast to coast to support immediate emergency assistance, re-entry needs, and long-term community rebuilding for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Imagining a world without bullying on Pink Day 2016

From PEI to BC, our Red Cross staff and volunteers celebrated Pink Day yesterday. Check out some of the highlights from Pink Day events and activities held throughout the country.

National Volunteer Week Profile: Dave and Dotti Penny

Whether it’s running their own business, raising four children, helping house fire survivors on Prince Edward Island, or travelling for months together in a mobile home, Dave and Dotti Penny simply love sharing life together.

PEI volunteer Erin Kielly found friendships and a place to grow at Red Cross

Erin Kielly is a strong, proud Red Cross volunteer on Prince Edward Island. She felt that Red Cross was an organization with a strong international and local reputation that could give her a rewarding volunteer experience.

Funding Approved, Construction To Start For Canadian Red Cross Building

Prince Edward Island will soon have a new provincial headquarters for Canadian Red Cross disaster operations and programs and services in the province, thanks in part to support from the federal and provincial governments.

Did You Know? Water safety edition

Did You Know...?  ...only 1/3 of children and youth who drown in Canada were taking part in aquatic activities? ...Red Cross water safety programs started on PEI? ...Red Cross runs water safety day camps in PEI every year?

Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major fire caused by a train explosion.

Swimming lessons are for life

An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

Photo of the Day: Buckles takes water safety message on the road

Have you heard about our Canadian Red Cross and Transport Canada water and boating safety teams touring the Atlantic region this summer? Since the beginning of June, 16 dedicated students and staff have demonstrated life-saving tips at festivals, parks and beaches to help draw attention to water safety issues.