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Volunteer Spotlight: Conny Schuurman Receives 25 Year Milestone Award

At this year's Annual Volunteer Appreciation event, the Woodstock Branch recognized Conny Schuurman with 25 years of voluntary service as a driver with the Canadian Red Cross Transportation Program.

A healthy place to shop in more ways than one

Whole Foods grocery stores are a great place to shop if you are focusing on your health. But a team of employees from the Mississauga location took “being healthy” to a whole new level when they saved the life of a co-worker last summer.

They say timing is everything

Last fall, Brian Andrade and his wife, Chantelle Lavallee, took a first aid training course in preparation for the birth of their baby; and it’s a good thing he paid attention. What Brian couldn’t have known at the time was that a month after taking the training, he’d have to use it to save the life of Chantelle when she collapsed 13 days after delivering their baby. Had it not been for Brian’s immediate response, Chantelle would not have survived.

Tech savvy toddler saves mom's life

Their hands are small, but don’t let their size fool you. Kids save lives too, in some cases with the help of technology we use every day. 

Bentley Toone may be just barely out of diapers, but this two-year-olds swift action helped save his mother’s life. 

Recognizing delegates with the Pindoff Award

This past spring, a new award was officially launched by the Canadian Red Cross, in honour of Kroum Pindoff, a compassionate humanitarian and long-time supporter of the work of the Canadian Red Cross around the world. Over the years, Kroum Pin...

Photo of the Day: Three Quinte women receive Rescuer Awards in community ceremony

Last Friday three women from Quinte, Ontario were each awarded Rescuer Awards for their actions that helped save the life of a man found unconscious in the water at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Tracy Markland, her daughter Hanna Vance, and Hanna's ...

Photo of the day: Alberta volunteer receives Red Cross' highest honour

Guest entry by Calli Forbes, Communications in Alberta Last week, volunteer Mary-Jane Dawson was awarded the Canadian Red Cross' highest honour, the Order of the Red Cross, for her outstanding humanitarian service, dedication, and achievement....

Photo of the Day: 24 years of service and still going strong

Guest entry by James Park, Assistant Communications Coordinator in BC Nobody can deny Alvina’s Berggren's dedication to serving the community and working to improve the lives of the vulnerable. Her 24 years of tirelessly volunteering for the Canad...

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