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July 4, 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 is one remaining Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic scheduled for 2018 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 Course (formerly: Instructor Trainer)
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
November 16-18, 2018
Edmonton Zone ( Host: City of Edmonton - ACT Community Recreation Centre)
Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic Registration Information

Public Education
The City of Calgary issues National Drowning Prevention Week Proclamation
The City of Calgary has proclaimed July 15-21, 2018 as National Drowning Prevention Week. Thanks to Mayor Nenshi and the City of Calgary for their support of this important initiative and for bringing attention to the drowning problem and drowning prevention.
National Drowning Prevention Week
National Drowning Prevention Week is July 15-21, 2018.
The Lifesaving Society designates the third week in July as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention.
The Social Media Plan  contains daily themes and key messages targeted to address trends seen in Lifesaving Society drowning reports and the data from the Drowning Prevention Research Centre. The key messages can be used on social media to promote safe behaviors while in, on and around water. Please include the #NDPW2018 hashtag in the posts.
If you have any questions or require Water Smart® Materials to support National Drowning Prevention Week please contact the Lifesaving Society at (780) 415-1755 or email
NDPW Flag Raising Ceremony
We invite you to join us for a special National Drowning Prevention Week flag raising ceremony at Edmonton City Hall (the community flag pole is located on the southwest corner of the City Hall Plaza near the Cenotaph) on July 16, 2018 at 10:00 am. The City of Edmonton will display the National Drowning Prevention Week flag on the Community Flag Pole throughout the week. Friends, families and colleagues are all welcome to attend!

Member Services
NEW - Employee Certification Tracker
The Society is excited to announce the release of the Employee Certification Tracker. This is a new feature to our website that allows authorized Lifesaving Society affiliate members the ability to track their employee's certifications. The certification tracker is a customized function for adding and/or removing employees and specify certification groups to track.
How do you access the Employee Certification Tracker?
Log onto the Lifesaving Society's website as an authorized affiliate member and follow the Employee Certification Tracker Help Guide. 
For more information or questions about this new website feature contact the Society at 780-415-1755 or
Lifesaving Society Branded Polarized Sunglasses
New Lifesaving Society branded polarized sunglasses are available to order. They are designed to reduce glare, especially on the water, perfect for National Lifeguards! The sunglasses are available in blue and white.
Cost:  $10.00/pair (includes GST, shipping and handling)
Sunglass Specifications:
  • Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate
  • Equipped with UV400 lenses that provide UVA and UVB protection.
  • Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and provide clearer imagery
  • Contoured temples fit tightly around your ears and hold these customizable sunglasses in place
  • Sturdy nosepieces provide a better, more natural fit on your face
  • Size: One size fits most
Proceeds from the sale of the sunglasses will support our annual Water Smart campaign.
Order Here .

Safety Management
Keeping Safe When Working Outdoors
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released two new podcasts. One on lightening safety and the other on sun safety when working outdoors.
Feature Podcast: Lightning Safety: Keeping Safe When Working Outdoors
Whether you fear lightning or consider it a natural wonder, it's a very real hazard that requires caution. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) shares tips on what safety measures to take when faced with a lightning storm while working outdoors.
The podcast runs 7:00 minutes.  Listen to the podcast now .
Encore Podcast: Sun Safety at Work with Thomas Tenkate
Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Associate Professor and Director at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto discusses the importance of sun safety in the workplace, developing a sun safety program, and his current project, Sun Safety at Work Canada, with CCOHS.
The podcast runs for 7:11 minutes.   Listen to the podcast now .

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: