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Upcoming Events

Zone: Edmonton
Location: Yellowhead Casino

Date: April 1-3, 2018  

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
March 07, 2018
Training Programs
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 - Location TBC)
Trainer Course (formerly: Instructor Trainer)
May 11-13, 2018 (Host: City of St. Albert)     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.
Public Education
Ice Safety Reminder
Ice surfaces are not always safe. Even thick ice may be weak, especially if it has frozen and thawed repeatedly or if it contains layers of snow. Ice can also pull away and/or melt around shorelines and docks creating hazardous conditions where a person could fall through.
Ice safety and weight-bearing properties of ice can be affected by many factors including: thickness, under ice currents, age of the ice, pressure cracks and snow cover. Ice conditions can change quickly and dramatically.
Children should not play on or near ice covered bodies of water unless supervised by an adult, who is familiar with local conditions.
Please check local area signage, authorities and media before going onto the ice. No ice is without risk. Stay safe and use designated ice surfaces where the ice thickness is regularly tested for safe recreational use.
For more information about ice safety see our Be Ice Smart Rack Card and our Ice Safety Tips .

Member Services
Expressions of Interest - Director of the Board

The Nominations Service Unit is seeking expressions of interest from members who are interested in serving as a Director of the Board for the Lifesaving Society. Interested individuals are encouraged to review the Director Recruitment Package .  Nominations are due by April 4, 2018. The Society Annual General Meeting will take place in Calgary on Friday, June 15, 2018.
NCCP Swimming Teacher Application
Lifesaving Society Swim and Lifesaving Instructors are eligible to apply for the NCCP Swimming Teacher certification. The NCCP Swimming Teacher application form can be found at under 'Find a Form'. Application forms must be submitted to . The Lifesaving Society will verify the information and will send the application to the Swimming Natation Canada (SNC). Once the application is approved by SNC they will contact the Instructor with a NCCP# and the Instructor can complete the NCCP Swimming Teacher certification process.
DB Perks Scholarship
Through generous support from DB Perks & Associates Ltd, the Society is able to offer the annual DB Perks Leadership Scholarship Program. The Lifesaving Society awards up to four (4) leadership scholarships each year. These scholarships (valued at $250 each) are to be used by recipients to participate in a Lifesaving Society leadership program or training event (i.e. Trainer Course). Successful candidates may not use the scholarships retroactively (i.e. for training events that have already occurred).
Application deadline: March 31, 2018.
To access the application form click: HERE
Year End Inventory
Please note that the office is closed as we are doing our inventory count on the afternoon of March 28, 2018. Plan ahead for the office closure and place your orders by Tuesday March 27. Any orders placed after this date will be processed and shipped on Tuesday April 3, 2018. The office will be closed March 29 to April 2 for the Easter long weekend.

2018 Casino - Volunteers Needed
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories casino fundraiser is April 1 and 2, 2018 at Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton. This event raises significant funds to support our humanitarian mandate to prevent drowning and water-related injury. We are still in need of evening chip runners and count room volunteers. Please join us to support the Lifesaving Society. Meals and beverages will be provided. REGISTER HERE .

Lifesaving Sport
Volunteers Required - 2018 Alberta/Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships & Junior Games
The Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games will be taking place Friday April 13, 2018 - Sunday April 15, 2018 at the Max Bell Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit an application.
For further information and to apply click HERE .
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: