As much as we might not like to admit it, disasters happen. And much like the provinces mentioned above, Ontario isn’t immune to perils – need I remind you of the tornado that struck Vaughan in 2009? In response to these recent calamities, John Saunders, the Canadian Red Cross’s provincial director of disaster management for Ontario, provides advice on how to best prepare for Canadian disasters and emergencies.
“What we encourage people to do, first of all, is identify what the greatest risk that they are facing is,” says Saunders, who explains that in Ontario, this includes severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, snow and ice storms. Next, plan to meet in the safest place in your home. If a hurricane, tornado or severe blizzard hits, Saunders notes, “That would usually be as low as you can go, against the strongest wall, and away from any windows.” Read more
Shop Socials and Iyashi Bedrock Spa joined forces on Apr. 30, 2011, to get “Hot For Hope” in support of the Canadian Red Cross. Guests sampled beauty products and enjoyed Iyashi’s signature hot rock bathing experience. The event was complete with copies of Dolce Vita Magazine and gifts from VitaminWater10 Read more
Canadians united to show their solidarity and love for Japan on April 14, 2011. The Canada Rocks 4 Japan committee organized a benefit concert with over 20 artists in support of the Canadian Red Cross, raising money for Japan relief. Read more
Together in support of the Canadian Red Cross, over 20 Canadian artists and entertainment industry professionals are gathering to donate their time and talent for a one-of-a kind fundraising concert benefiting Japan’s disaster relief efforts on April 14, 2011, at Toronto’s Sound Academy. Canada Rocks 4 Japan has only one goal in mind: to aid Japan in its time of need. Join Maestro Fresh Wes, Karl Wolf, Blake McGrath, and more, as they unite through music to rebuild and save lives.
To purchase tickets, go to www.canadarocks4.com or call 416.870.8000