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Water Safety Tips for Safe Summer Swimming from the Canadian Red Cross

June 08, 2021 - June 5-12, 2021 is National Water Safety Week. Before taking the plunge at the lake or in your backyard pool, the Canadian Red Cross wants you to keep water safety at top of mind.

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Keep Cool and Carry On: Manage summer heat waves

June 02, 2021 - With some scorchers on the horizon, now is a good time for a reminder on how to stay cool and what to watch for in case of overexposure to heat.

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Finding purpose in service: Bobbi Montean, Red Cross Volunteer

May 19, 2021 - Looking back on over 30 years of volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, Bobbi Montean speaks from a wealth of experience.

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Prepare for wildfires with tips from the Canadian Red Cross

May 11, 2021 - With dry conditions across the province, the Canadian Red Cross has some tips for keeping your home safe and your loved ones prepared.

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Ensuring communities are prepared for disaster

May 07, 2021 - Through private donor funding to the Red Cross, we were able to put together the necessary supplies to be able to provide each community with an emergency response team kit. The kit ensures a community’s emergency response team has many of the tools it needs to respond quickly and set up an emergency operations centre.

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Bingo Makes Everything a Little Better

April 28, 2021 - COVID-19 has made for a challenging year for everyone. It is particularly challenging for the occupants of the isolation site in Winnipeg. The Canadian Red Cross Safety and Wellbeing team does what they can to make the isolation stay as pleasant as possible. They offer movie nights and trivia nights. And now they are running Friday night BINGO!

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"I enjoy helping people": Art Brown on why he volunteers

April 19, 2021 - Art has been volunteering with us since 2017, and has been involved in numerous responses both within Manitoba and other parts of Canada.

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Learning How to Give

April 13, 2021 - Arthur E. Wright Community School in Winnipeg reached out to the Canadian Red Cross because they wanted to learn more about the organization and to help in any way that they could.

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Red Cross Easter Bunny Delivers Treats

April 09, 2021 - The Easter Bunny hopped over to the Winnipeg First Nation Isolation Site on Easter Sunday to deliver treats for the children.

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First Nations Health and Wellness Colouring Book

March 25, 2021 - The First Nations Health and Wellness Colouring Book is bursting with life and love. It is a gathering of Manitoba First Nation artists invited to react to and create with the themes of health and wellness.

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First Aid and CPR courses in your area

Interested in taking a Red Cross First Aid or CPR course? Find a course in your community or online.

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