Rescue & Honour Awards

The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch’s annual Rescue & Honour Awards Ceremony acknowledges individuals who demonstrated significant acts of bravery that exemplify the spirit of the Lifesaving Society.

We need your help to recognize these deserving individuals: 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 rescuer deserves recognition? Nominate them for an award.


Instructors, lifeguards, and volunteers can be honoured through Manitoba Branch AwardsInstructor of the Year, Lifeguard of the Year, and Jim McDiarmid Memorial Award.

The Royal Life Saving Society of Canada presents two rescue awards. Individuals who, without formal lifesaving training, attempted or conducted an outstanding water-related rescue are eligible to be awarded the Rescue Commendation Award. When an individual, who has acquired a certification level with the Lifesaving Society, uses their skills obtained through their Society training to attempt or conduct a water-related rescue, they are eligible to be awarded the M.G. Griffiths Commendation Award.

Finally, the Branch presents the National Lifeguard “ALERT” Recognition Certificate to National Lifeguards 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.