British Columbia and Yukon News and Stories


Meet Deb Lester: Director of Health in Emergencies

January 05, 2021 - We want to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our Canadian Red Cross BCY team and Director of Health in Emergencies, Deb Lester!

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Umika Vassa – An Emergency Management Natural

December 03, 2020 - Meet Umika, an aspiring psychiatric nurse with a knack for emergency management!

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A dynamic duo with over 20 years of EM experience

November 17, 2020 - It’s been over 20 years since Tom and Beth Pengelly started volunteering with the Canada Red Cross Emergency Management team (EM), and their story is inspiring! 

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Lending a HELPing Hand During the Pandemic

October 23, 2020 - Getting to know a volunteerr who has been with the Canadian Red Cross for the last two years at the HELP (Health Equipment Loan Program) Depot in Richmond, B.C.

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30 years of volunteering

August 11, 2020 - Meet Pam Vilac, and emergency management volunteer who has dedicated 30 years to helping others. Pam is a Red Cross volunteer based in Lillooet. 

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MEC Donates Mask Proceeds to the Red Cross

August 07, 2020 - Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is donating the proceeds from Canada's first Fair Trade Certified non-surgical masks to the Canadian Red Cross Canadian Emergencies and COVID-19 Response fund. 

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Langley Walmart a fantastic partner!

July 23, 2020 - The Walmart team in Langley continues to be an incredible partner, supporting people and communities in British Columbia. 

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Elizabeth Zook Emergency Management Volunteer

Elizabeth Zook shares her passion for Volunteering

July 20, 2020 - Meet Elizabeth Zook, an emergency management volunteer who lives on Salt Spring Island. 

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Dustin Wales, Emergency Management Volunteer

Meaningful work equals an incredible opportunity to learn and give

July 06, 2020 - Environmental researcher Dustin Wales has been volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross for nearly a year, and commends the structure of clear response procedures and the opportunity to give back to his community. 

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Nurse turned HELP Volunteer

June 25, 2020 - Australian nurse Wendy Frese is a volunteer with the Health Equipment Loan Program in Salmon Arm, B.C. and is giving her time to the Red Cross, and trains new volunteers. 

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