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Video Profile: Kayleen McKay and Kim Kostiuk

Drag the Red supporter and volunteer talk about what the organization means to them.

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Video Profile: Mitch Bourbonniere

Community leader Mitch Bourbonniere talks discusses his involvement with Drag the Red.

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Video Profile: Chris Speidel

Volunteer Chris Speidel talks about his journey with Drag the Red.

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Personal Profile: Pam Pastetnik

While Pam Pastetnik was on maternity leave she was struggling with postpartum. “There were days I considered taking my own life.”

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Personal Profile: Darryl Contois

Darryl Contois is a volunteer with Drag the Red, but he has been involved with searching for the missing and murdered since 1984. 

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Drag the Red Wraps Up Another Season

On Saturday, Oct. 14, we literally rocked the docks. We went to the Redboine Boating Club to help Drag the Red volunteers and other members of the boating club remove the docks from the water.

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Dragging the Red

I’ve always loved water. Being out on a boat has always felt exhilarating. It’s always given me a sense of freedom. When I went out in the boat with the Drag the Red Volunteers and Amanda it was a different feeling.

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Ground Search

We started behind the St. Boniface hospital and worked our way over to the forks and through the Exchange. We each wore gloves and pants to protect ourselves from the tall grass and trees.

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Pipe Ceremony
and Feast

Drag the Red kicked their third season off in early July with a pipe ceremony and feast. Many community members and volunteers attended and it was a vibrant introduction to the group.

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Anthropology Seminar

In June we looked at animal and human bones at the University of Winnipeg. We held tiny fragments in our hands and learned how easily bones blend into their surroundings. Volunteers from Drag the Red sat beside us, and we spent the day learning how to maximize ground searches.

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