Upcoming Events in PEI
2012 Humanitarian Awards Gala and Dinner
The Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated the spirit of humanity through volunteer work, advocacy, leadership and/or philanthropy in their community or around the world. The Canadian Red Cross humanitarian awards dinner honouring recipient The Honourable Catherine S. Callbeck and young humanitarian recipient Scotty Joe Smith will be held at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown on October 25, 2012. Click here for more information!
Proceeds from the fundraising dinner support Canadian Red Cross disaster services and other programs throughout Prince Edward Island. Click here for more information!
Fundraising campaign in partnership with PEILCC
The Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission and Canadian Red Cross launched a one-month fundraising campaign to support local Red Cross programs that benefit all Island residents. During the month of July, customers have the opportunity to make a donation with their purchase at any PEILCC retail outlet. More info here.
Water Safety Day Camps
In 2012, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates the 66th anniversary of its water safety program, which originated on Prince Edward Island. Our Water Safety Day Camps continue to play an important role in teaching children how to swim, stay safe in the water, learn to paddle and row. Thank you for helping us celebrate this tradition of safety and fun by participating in 2012 Water Safety Day Camps.
Islanders thanked for Haiti and Pakistan disaster relief support
CHARLOTTETOWN - (October 27, 2010) - The Canadian Red Cross has thanked Islanders for their generous support of two major international disaster relief operations in 2010: the devastating Haiti earthquake and record flooding in Pakistan.
A thank-you citation was accepted by the Hon. Doug Currie (right), Minister of Public Safety, representing the Island's government and all citizens. It was presented by senior Canadian Red Cross volunteer Kent Scales and PEI Operations Manager Laura Johnson-Montigny.
The PEI government donated $50,000 for Red Cross relief work in Haiti following the devastating January 12 earthquake and $25,000 after Pakistan was hit in August by the most disastrous flooding in that country's history. Individuals and businesses in Prince Edward Island also donated close to $400,000 to the two relief efforts, and most individual donations qualified under a federal offer of matching contributions.
"We're a little province with a very big heart," said Johnson-Montigny. "We welcome every opportunity to let Islanders know how the Red Cross is using their donations to directly assist those devastated by these two horrific disasters but also felt we should provide a small but tangible record of our appreciation for their support."
Please contact your local Red Cross office for information on volunteer opportunities or upcoming events.