2019 Power of Humanity awards

Topics: Saskatchewan, Philanthropy News
November 09, 2020

Each year, the Canadian Red Cross honours the spirit of humanity in Saskatchewan by recognizing the contributions of local humanitarians at its annual Power of Humanity Awards in Regina and Power of Humanity Luncheon in Saskatoon.
Elaine and Peter Zakreski three people dressed up and holding awards looking at camera
Selected for their persistent work to build capacity in the Mtogola region of southern Malawi.

Elaine and Peter worked tirelessly to empower villagers in the impoverished area of southern Malawi by building a strong, self-sustaining community. Starting with a much-needed med­ical clinic, the Zakreskis worked closely with locals and partner organizations to set up a scholarship fund, early childhood centres, maize mills, piped water lines, a funeral insurance program for villagers, and much more.
Kayla Brien
Selected for working to build a respectful, peaceful and thriving culturally diverse community in Saskatoon.

Kayla has volunteered extensively with the Princess Shop to help young women and is a leadership volunteer with the Red Cross where she provides support to people affected by disasters.
John Hopkins man in tuxedo holding award looking at camera
Selected for his dedication to helping others by promoting health and building peace through reconciliation.
John was recognized for his dedication to helping those going through addiction recovery and to reconciliation as a found­ing member of Reconciliation Regina, organizing an annual Smudge Walk in Regina and working alongside Cowessess First Nation in a variety of ways.

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Canadian Red Cross 2019-2020 Saskatchewan Report Back to the Community
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