Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

Swimming lesson

Water safety and representation with Justice Vandale-Niccolls

September 08, 2020 -

Justice Vandale-Niccolls is the Alberta Coordinator of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety Program for the Canadian Red Cross. 
 
Red Cross Talks discussed Justice’s passions for swimming and water safety, her job and career goals.

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Community grant helps Calgary Pride take annual festival virtual

September 03, 2020 - A flotilla of rafts bearing rainbow flags on the Bow River, a hotel balcony drag show and a Pride History walk and brunch… These are just some of the events that are brightening Calgary streets this summer as part of the city’s annual Pride Week.
 

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Adapting the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for COVID-19

August 19, 2020 -

When Lesley-Anne Morley took on leadership of the Indigenous Swimming and Water Safety program for the Canadian Red Cross in 2014, she never imagined that, years later, she would be adapting the program for a global pandemic.

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Community grant helps centre for young immigrants stay open during COVID-19

August 19, 2020 -

The Francophone Association of Brooks is working hard to continue programming amidst the pandemic. Staying open means doing temperature screenings, physical distancing, and frequent cleaning of surfaces, including bathrooms and the three vans they use to transport participants to and from activities.

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Former Syrian refugee in Calgary giving back through soap fundraiser

June 19, 2020 - A former Syrian refugee in Canada is fighting COVID-19 the best way he knows how - with an ancient family soap recipe. Abdulfatah Sabouni of Calgary’s Aleppo Savon is donating 25 per cent of the proceeds of his new neem-oil soap to the Red Cross’ Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Global Appeal fund.

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Flooding and Other Disasters Amidst COVID-19

June 02, 2020 - Disasters like flooding and fires don’t stop during the COVID-19 pandemic and neither does the support of the Canadian Red Cross. The only thing that has changed is the way we deliver that support. Now, we are helping virtually by phone and online.

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Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding in Fort McMurray area

May 05, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is fundraising and mobilizing after severe flooding swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, affecting those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. 

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People evacuated due to flooding in Fort McMurray and Area asked to register with Canadian Red Cross

April 30, 2020 - In support of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), the Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people evacuated due to flooding in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area to register with the Red Cross Call Centre at 1-800-863-6582, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. MT.

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Leading the Way in Emergency Management 2020

Leading the Way in Emergency Management 2020

February 27, 2020 -

Best practices, fun exercises, new tools and technology, resiliency, volunteer recognition and partnerships.

These are some highlights from the Leading the Way in Emergency Management: Alberta Volunteer Leadership 2020 conference.

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Nicole Greville

Lives free from violence: Safe homes, safe relationships, safe communities

December 10, 2019 - An interview with Nicole Greville, a family violence outreach manager based in Fort McMurray, who is working to address domestic, family, and sexual violence. Nicole's work is supported in part by the Canadian Red Cross. 
 

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