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Upcoming Events

Lifesaving Society SwimAbilities Instructor Course (Pilot)


Zone: Edmotnon

Hosted by: MacEwan University

Location: MacEwan University


Date: April 22-23, 2017

 

Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer Clinic - May 2017


Zone: Calgary

Hosted by: Town of Okotoks

Location: Okotoks Aquatic Centre


Date: May 17-19, 2017

 

Lifesaving Society Aquatic Supervisor Training Course - June 2017


Zone: Calgary

Hosted by: Town of Cochran

Location: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre


Date: June 6-7, 2017

April 19, 2017 
Training Programs
Summer is Coming ~ National Lifeguard Waterfront Courses Available
The Lifesaving Society website lists courses posted by our affiliate members by zone.  We encourage our affiliates to post courses on our website.  This issue we would like to highlight some of our National Lifeguard Waterfront courses that are available. All courses can be seen here in Find a Course

1.      Echo Dale Regional Park, Medicine Hat - Alberta

Date: May 29-June 1, 2017
*Note: National Lifeguard Waterfront Re-certification is June 1
For more information and to register (see All Ages - Lifesaving Advanced Courses): http://www.medicinehat.ca/index.aspx?page=1226

2.      Camp Kuriakos, Sylvan Lake - Alberta

Date: June 4-6, 2017
For more information and to register: http://kuriakos.ab.ca/register/registration

3.      Lake Summerside, Edmonton - Alberta

Date: June 9-11, 2017
For more information and to register contact: info@waterman5.com

4.      Echo Dale Regional Park, Medicine Hat - Alberta

Date: August 21-24, 2017
For more information and to register (see All Ages - Lifesaving Advanced Courses): http://www.medicinehat.ca/index.aspx?page=1226
Please check Find a Course often as new courses are posted regularly.
Member Services
Annual General Meeting and Spring Symposium
A reminder that our Spring Symposium and Annual General Meeting and Branch Recognition Awards will be held on Friday, June 16 at the Santa Maria Goretti Community Centre in Edmonton.  The Spring Symposium will be held in the morning and the AGM and Branch Recognition Awards will begin after a lunch break.
National Volunteer Week
April 23-29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.  The Lifesaving Society would like to thank all of our volunteers for their outstanding efforts to support our humanitarian mandate to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, drowning research, safety management services and lifesaving sport.  
Lifesaving Society Volunteers Required
The Society requires Regional representatives to support our Water Smart® community activation's scheduled from May until September 2017.  The Society will do all the legwork and prepare all the materials for the event.  If you are interested in attending an event on behalf of the Society please contact experts@lifesaving.org for dates and more information.
Lifesaving Society Leadership Courses
The Lifesaving Society hosts several leadership events annually. The Society's Leadership Schedule and links to registration are posted on our website under Branch Events. Our next leadership event is an Instructor Trainer Clinic in Okotoks May 17-19, 2017. 
Lifesaving Society Polo Shirts Available to Order
Order a new Lifesaving Society polo shirt. Ladies and men's sizes are available for $25.00. Orders must be submitted by this Friday, April 21, 2017 for this one time opportunity.  Order Now

World Conference on Drowning Prevention - Sponsorship Opportunities
The World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 is being held in Vancouver, Canada from October 17-19, 2017.  Over 600 delegates from 60 countries around the world will be in attendance.  The conference has several sponsor packages available, providing sponsors and exhibitors with a choice of involvement in a variety of ways.  For more information please see the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus .
Career Opportunity - Chief Administrative Officer, Lifesaving Society Canada

The Lifesaving Society Canada is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to continue to build on the National Society's success. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will lead the overall operation and administration of the National Office. CAO serves as the chief executive of the Lifesaving Society Canada (LSC) and provides the leadership to guide the successful execution of the National Society's mission, vision and mandate. As the leader of the organization, the CAO is responsible for cultivating a strong, professional and effective organization.

If you see yourself in this role and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top three reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.
 
Applications are to be submitted electronically no later than end of day May 5, 2017 to: Carmen Drouin & Associates, Human Resources & Management Consulting at CDA-LSC@outlook.com
 
For more information about this career opportunity and the full job description click HERE
Lifesaving Sport
Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games

The Society has posted photographs from the Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games that were held March 17-19 at the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.  Congratulations to the City of Calgary Poseidon as the Junior Games Champions and the Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis as the Pool Lifesaving Champions and the Overall Champions!

Pictures from the Championships are now posted on our  Facebook page.



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