MEDIA RELEASE: Two Saskatchewan volunteers receive Canadian Red Cross’ highest honour

Topics: Saskatchewan, Volunteer
November 17, 2021

(REGINA) November 17, 2021

The Order of Red Cross, the organization’s highest award, recognizes extraordinary people who have provided outstanding humanitarian service at home and abroad. This year, two recipients from Saskatchewan received this distinguished honour.

Regina’s Barb Thompson, and Doug Reid, of North Battleford, were named members of the Order of the Red Cross during a virtual ceremony last night.

“This prestigious national award has only been appointed to 350 people in the last 37 years,” says Vice President for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan’s Luc Mullinder. “We feel fortunate to have two Saskatchewan volunteers who are worthy of the award this year.”

Thompson has been a loyal and dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan for 26 years. She has continuously served in several emergency management positions including leadership and mentorship roles, as well as a senior facilitator for training and development.

Reid served as a devoted Canadian Red Cross volunteer for 14 years. He has faithfully and generously given his time, particularly during the many summers he has spent helping those affected by large-scale evacuations.
Read more about Barb Thompson’s contributions to the Red Cross here
Read more about Doug Reid’s contributions to the Red Cross here

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About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need, and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.
Red Cross, Saskatchewan Media Line: 1-306-721-1636
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