Red Cross Community Information

The Red Cross will again be offering FREE Swimming and youth safety programs in many Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.
  • Stay Safe – for children aged 9-13 to help them stay safe if they’re home alone
  • Babysitting – for youth aged 11-15 to help them care for other children safely
  • Swimming Lessons (aged 3-12 usually, but any age can take lessons, including adults)
  • Assistant Lifeguard course (precursor to being a lifeguard, must be 12 years old to take this
Dates Location Courses offered Contact for more information
June 17-21 Canoe Lake Cree First Nation Swimming lessons, babysitting, stay safe Band Office, 306-829-2150
June 23-27 Southend babysitting and stay safe  Leigh-Ann
June 24 Cumberland House Cree Nation water safety presentation and babysitting Alphie Dorion, Safety Coordinator
June 24-28 Fishing Lake First Nation Swimming lessons, babysitting Krystal Young
June 24-28 Buffalo River Dene Nation (Dillon) swimming, babysitting, stay safe Troy Benjamin, Buffalo River School, 306-716-9571
June 26 Red Earth Cree Nation water safety presentation Alphie Dorion, Safety Coordinator
June 27 Red Earth Cree Nation babysitting Alphie Dorion, Safety Coordinator
July 3-4 Flying Dust First Nation babysitting Patricia Main
July 2-6 Sandy Bay Swimming lessons, stay safe Shannon McKay
Eric McCullum
July 2-7 Birch Narrows Dene Nation (Turnor Lake/Molly’s Beach) swimming Jeanine Daigneault
July 8-11 Waterhen Lake First Nation at Flotten Lake camp swimming and stay safe Lena Crighton, Health Director
July 8-12 Grandmother’s Bay swimming and babysitting and stay safe Jamie Charles
July 15-19 La Ronge Swimming and babysitting Tom Cook, Recreation Coordinator, Senator Myles Venne School (SMVS)
July 15-19 Southend swimming Leigh-Ann
July 16-18 Birch Narrows Dene Nation (Turnor Lake babysitting course Jeanine Daigneault
July 22-26 Cowessess First Nation swimming Joanne Buckles
July 22-26 & July 29-Aug 2 Flying Dust First Nation and Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Makwa Beach (Loon Lake) Assistant Lifeguard Patricia Main or
Helen Ben
Aug 6-10 &12-16 Stanley Mission Assistant Lifeguard, swimming, and babysitting Robynn Faye
Aug 19-23 Flying Dust First Nation at family camp swimming lessons Patricia Main