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Upcoming Events

Zone: South
Location: Max Bell Aquatic Centre

Date:Friday, April 13 - 15, 2018
 
Zone: Edmonton
Hosted by: City of St. Albert
Location: Fountain Park Recreation Centre

Date: Friday, May 11-13, 2018

 
Annual General Meeting and Branch Recognition Awards and Branch Update

Zone: Calgary
Location: Cardel Theatre

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018 
April 04, 2018
Training Programs
Reminder to all Trainers (formerly: Instructor Trainers)
All current Trainers must attend a Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic by December 31, 2018. There are two remaining Trainer Mandatory Update Clinics scheduled for 2018. The first is in June (Calgary) and the second is in November (Edmonton). Course information and links to registration are provided below. If you have already attended a Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic please disregard this reminder.
Trainer Courses (formerly: Instructor Trainer)
May 11-13, 2018 (Host: City of St. Albert - Fountain Park Recreation Centre)           Register
September 21-23, 2018 (Host: Town of Okotoks - Okotoks Recreation Centre)         Register
Trainers are responsible for preparing candidates to assume leadership roles as Lifesaving Society Instructors, Examiners, and Coaches. Trainers are responsible to teach, evaluate, and certify candidates for Lifesaving Society Instructor, Examiner and Coach certifications in the topical streams in which they are appropriately qualified. They may be appointed as a Mentor.
Prerequisite(s):  Application, leadership experience, current Lifesaving Instructor.
Candidates must complete the Course/Clinic Application Form and forward to the Society's office for approval prior to registering for course.
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
June 15-17, 2018
Calgary Zone (Host: YMCA Calgary - Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge)
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic - Northwest Territories
September, 2018 (Dates TBC)
NWT Zone (Host: TBC, Yellowknife)
Registration information to be announced.
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
November 16-18, 2018
Edmonton Zone ( Host: City of Edmonton - ACT Community Recreation Centre)
Member Services
Barbara Costache's Retirement Celebration
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to celebrate Barb's retirement on March 23. It was a wonderful evening!


Society Welcomes New Governor
The Lifesaving Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Barbara Costache as Governor for Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch. Barb is the first female Governor for the Branch. For more details please view the appointment notice.
Water Smart Coordinator
The Lifesaving Society is seeking a summer student for the role of Water Smart Coordinator. The Water Smart Coordinator will assist in the promotion and delivery of the Society's Water Smart public education programs. For more details please view the job posting.
Find a Member
Find a Member is the industry standard for documenting certifications on site for both employers and staff. It's the only fraud-proof, verifiable, and up-to-the-minute confirmation of certifications. Go online to Find a Member on the Society's website.
Annual General Meeting and Branch Recognition Awards
Register for our Annual General Meeting and Branch Recognition Awards on Friday, June 15. We will also provide a Branch Update following the AGM. The event will be held at the Cardel Theatre in Calgary.
AGM and Branch Recognition Awards: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Branch Update: 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Lifesaving Sport
Registration for Officials and Volunteers Open for the 2018 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships
Officials and volunteers interested in participating at the 2018 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships must complete this registration form before August 10, 2018. For more information, please contact lbreault@sauvetage.qc.ca .
The CSLC will be held August 24 - 26, 2018 in Quebec.
Register for the 2018 Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games
Registration is open for the 2018 AB/NWT Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games in Lethbridge from April 13-15, 2018. Please register your club athletes and coaches as soon as possible at www.lifesaving.org . These Championships are open to affiliate lifesaving clubs and registered athletes from across Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Canada's Drowning Prevention Charity
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch
Charitable Registration No. 11912 9021 RR0001
13123 - 156 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1V2

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch would like to thank our supporter: