Volunteers Needed for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention

With excitement and energy building toward Lifesaving Society Canada hosting the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver this October, here’s your chance to be involved. While we have circulated the call for volunteers widely to our Affiliate and Instructor networks, there are a few ways to help us recruit volunteers.

  1. Pass along the direct application link – http://www.wcdp2017.org/volunteer-application-form
  2. Pass along the link to our volunteer recruitment email- http://mailchi.mp/lifesaving/6xi3h5k759-1405389
  3. Send out a personal email inviting friends, family or anyone interested to sign up.

Join us in Vancouver for the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention, October 17 – 19, 2017!  Visit wcdp2017.org to register now and for much more information!

Call for Athletes - International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017

In line with its commitment to offer additional international exposure to its high performance athletes, the Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from athletes to attend the following major international lifesaving sport event:


Name:                          International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017

Location:                     Mount Manganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

Dates:                          November 26 – December 4, 2017

                                     Test 1: November 30

                                     Test 2: December 2

                                     Test 3: December 3

                                     Plus optional training camp December 4-8

Type:                            Surf lifesaving

Team:                          12-member Representative Team (6 females and 6 males); Jason Cross (Coach); and Shanna Reid (Manager)

Event information:     Hosted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, the event is based around a competition programme conducted over three tests, which include swim, board, surf ski, and beach events. Team members will have their flights, ground transport, meals, and accommodations provided as part of this tour. The event location has an average of 6 foot swells at this time of year. The training camp is part of the tour but not mandatory; it will be hosted by National Team Coach, Jason Cross, and will feature sessions in swim, board, surf ski, and beach events.

To be considered for this team, eligible athletes must submit an email to Brian Miess, Technical Leaders Committee Chair, at brianm@lifeguarding.com by August 26, 2017 that includes: 1) their full name and the name of the tour, 2) whether they are interested in attending the training camp, and 3) their full birth date. Selection of the team will be announced following the Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships on August 27, 2017.


For further information or clarification, please contact Emily Verreault, High Performance Manager, at em.verreault@gmail.com.


Ripples - August 16, 2017


The Lifesaving Society's bi-monthly e-newsletter, Ripples, is available. Inside you will find the latest news on programs, public education, lifesaving sport, members services, safety management, and new products in the SHOP.

To view the most current Ripples click HERE.

 Lifejackets are Available to Order

The Lifesaving Society has partnered with Cross Country Parts Distributors in Calgary who provide lifejackets. Their supplier is STEARNS® who manufacture Antimicrobial Classic Nylon Vests that are Transport Canada Approved.  Please note that the supplier requires 3 weeks to ship the lifejackets.The lifejackets are available in Red or Blue and are available in infant, child, youth, adult (universal) and oversize.

Lifejackets can be ordered through the SHOP.




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