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Photo of the day: Keeping boaters safe

As we can see from these photos, Red Crossers across the country have been busy this summer hitting up lakes, beaches, marinas, parks and festivals to provide information to Canadians on how to stay safe when they are out boating or simply enjoyi...

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 ...

Keeping cool - heat safety ideas inspired by kids

As the temperature rises across Canada again, we're looking for some of the best ideas to help you keep cool. Extensive exposure to heat can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. These tips and tricks are inspired by kids for kids - ...

Buckles is on the move again!

if you ever see an oversized lifejacket walking around your community, you'll know Buckles is in town! Buckles is the Canadian Red Cross mascot for water safety. He gets around the country quite a bit too. He's been to Timmins, ON; last summer...

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? ...drowning is the se...

Water Safety Inspiration: National Lifejacket Day photo contest winners

[slideshow]Congrats to the winners of this year's National Lifejacket Day photo contest! Our annual photo contest helps raise awareness around the importance of lifejackets in preventing drownings.  With the weekend quickly approaching we hope these ...

Photo of the Day: Retro Swim Badges

We're taking a trip down memory lane and looking at some retro Red Cross swim badges. The badges signify the completion of a level of Red Cross swimming courses. The blue badge pictured on the top right is the newest example of the badges given t...

Special recognition of a local hero who helped save a baby's life

I had the privilege recently of meeting an everyday hero, Constable Peter Morris, during a special banquet to recognize those in our community who advocate and promote first aid and water safety programs. Const. Morris, of Toronto Police, was rec...

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