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Team Alberta to compete at the 100th Anniversary Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Toronto

The Lifesaving Society is pleased to announce it will be sending a representative team, for the second consecutive year, to the 2008 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships being held at Woodbine Beach, on the shores of Lake Ontario, from August 22-24, 2008.

August 13, 2008|Media release|

St-Laurent first overall at Masters World Lifesaving Championships

Ottawa’s St-Laurent Masters Lifesaving Club placed first overall among the 189 teams competing in the Masters World Lifesaving Championship at Rescue 2008 in Germany.

August 12, 2008|Media release|

Toronto to host the 100th Anniversary Ontario Lifesaving Championships at Woodbine Beach, Aug 10 – 12 2008

The Lifesaving Society is pleased to announce the 100th Anniversary Ontario Lifesaving Championships will be held in Toronto Aug 10 - 12, 2008 at Woodbine Beach. The competition is hosted by the City of Toronto, the Toronto Police Lifeguard Services and are being sponsored by AQUAM Inc. and Blistex, and are supported by the Toronto Port Authority.

August 8, 2008|Media release|

Canadians to haul home 33 medals from the Masters World Lifesaving Championships in Germany

Ottawa’s St. Laurent Lifesaving Team will haul home a heap of overweight luggage when they touch down in Canada upon return from the Masters World Lifesaving Championships (Rescue 2008) in Germany this weekend.

August 1, 2008|Media release|

Canada Post makes waves to celebrate Lifesaving Society centennial

To celebrate 100 years of educating Canadians to save lives, Canada Post today issued a domestic rate stamp honouring the Lifesaving Society. The Lifesaving Society’s singular focus is to prevent drowning and water-related injuries through training programs.

July 25, 2008|Media release|

Lifesaving Society marks 100 years of saving lives during National Drowning Prevention Week

When the Lifesaving Society, Canada’s lifeguarding experts, opened their first office in Toronto in 1908, Arthur Cochrane (along with John Crocker, Arthur Hardy, Arnold Morphy) could not have fully envisioned the significance and impact that bringing lifesaving skills to Canada would have on the future of Canadians. The first class of graduates consisted of just eighteen students, with each being awarded the now highly recognized Bronze Medallion (the first award created by the Society) – a far cry from the millions who have subsequently gone on to earn the distinction since then.

July 24, 2008|Media release|

“Alcohol and Water – A potentially deadly combination especially if you are Male” reports Lifesaving Society as part of National Drowning Prevention Week

At a greater risk of drowning this summer are males, between the ages of 18 and 34, who have been drinking alcohol and are not wearing lifejackets while participating in recreational, on-water activities reports the Lifesaving Society.

July 23, 2008|Media release|

Rescue 2008 – Team Canada – Day 3 Results

Highs and lows for Canada at the World Lifesaving Championships on Day 3 of Competition in Berlin.

July 23, 2008|Media release|

“Children among those at greatest risk of drowning” reports Lifesaving Society as part of National Drowning Prevention Week

During National Drowning Prevention Week (July 19 to 27, 2008), the Lifesaving Society urges all parents to be “Water Smart” when in, on or near bodies of water this summer.

July 22, 2008|Media release|

Rescue 2008 – Team Canada – Day 2 Results

Canada still looking for first medal at conclusion of Day 2 competition in Berlin.

July 22, 2008|Media release|