Rescue & Honour Awards

Each year the Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit of the Lifesaving Society in saving lives. It takes considerable courage to help others in distress. We acknowledge significant acts of bravery with our rescue awards.

Do you know someone who has provided first aid or assisted someone in trouble in, on and around the water? Have you or a family member been saved from drowning and you feel the person who did so deserves recognition? If so, nominate them for a Lifesaving Society rescue award today!

We annually recognize and honour those who with quick thinking and selfless response acted in a manner of bravery in a water-related incident bearing dangerous and often tragic consequence. The awards include:

  • The Royal Life Saving Society of Canada Rescue Commendation Award. This award is presented to individuals who without formal lifesaving training, attempted or conducted an outstanding water-related rescue
  • The RLSS M.G. Griffiths Commendation Award. It is presented to individuals who have acquired a certification level with the Lifesaving Society. Using skills obtained through a Society training program, they significantly attempted or conducted a water-related rescue.
  • The National Lifeguard “ALERT” Recognition Certificate. The Lifesaving Society will recognize seven individuals, who while actively working as lifeguards at aquatic facilities responded to emergency incidents and conducted rescues or resuscitations, which saved lives and minimized personal injury.