Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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Quarantine to volunteer: One Saskatoon man’s story

July 29, 2020 - From sailing across the Pacific Ocean to isolation at a Canadian military base for two weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken Al Stickney of Saskatoon on a strange journey that ended with a new volunteer position with the Canadian Red Cross.

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Thousands Zoom into virtual stress management sessions

July 17, 2020 - As kids adapted to the new virtual ‘classroom,’ a Zoom visit by Red Cross Ambassador, Saskatchewan Roughrider Dan Clark, was a welcome chance to chat about dealing with stress for a group of Yorkton, SK students.

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Swimming for Lifelong Fitness

June 26, 2020 - Learn more about the Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program in Saskatchewan.

 

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Executive Cabinet Volunteers in Saskatchewan

June 03, 2020 - The Executive Cabinet in Saskatchewan serves the provincial Red Cross in a way that is not replicated anywhere else across the country.

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Using volunteer opportunities to discover a new passion

May 30, 2020 - Canadian Red Cross volunteer Zoe has brought her skills to several roles from organizing events to answering phones. Read how Zoe's diverse volunteer experience allowed her to discover a new passion. 
 

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Checking in to stay connected during COVID-19

May 07, 2020 - In keeping with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, Saskatchewan, volunteers have already made more than 200 wellness check phone calls to people with vulnerabilities being supported in self-isolation.

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On the Frontlines When Disaster Strikes

April 16, 2020 - Red Cross volunteer describes what it's like to help during a large-scale response.

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Friendly phone calls make all the difference

April 06, 2020 - A couple of years ago, Gwen Schick retired. She discovered that she missed meeting people in the course of her travels for work. So, Gwen started volunteering as a Friendly Phone volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan.

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The Red Cross Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety program in Saskatchewan

March 16, 2020 - The Red Cross Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety program has been running in Saskatchewan since 2016. Since then, more than 1,600 youth in 27 communities have learned how to be safer in, on, and around water.

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Fluffy recruits provide comfort during times of emergency

February 13, 2020 - A fluffy friend in a time of need! Read how Red Cross teddy bears make a difference during disasters and emergencies

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