Lifesaving Society Manitoba – COVID-19 Update: Certification Extension

Due to the province-wide Code Red and the associated shut-down of aquatics facilities, Lifesaving Society Manitoba has updated the certification extension policy originally issued in March. The full text of the announcement is available in a downloadable format.

New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Lifesaving Society Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Grocholski as Executive Director.  Stacey started work with the Society on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  “The Board is very excited to welcome Stacey to our organization.” said Sarah Painter, Lifesaving Society Manitoba Board Chair. “Stacey brings a wealth of experience from the organizations she has worked for in the past that will be of benefit to the Society.”

Stacey has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years as an Executive Director.  She has extensive experience in leadership, strategy, public relations, marketing and communications.  She has served on many boards and committees in the community, and currently sits on the Board of Governors of Balmoral Hall School.

“I am very proud and honoured to be part of this great organization as leaders in water safety and programming throughout Manitoba for over 100 years,” said Stacey Grocholski.  “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to our community.”

Stacey may be contacted at Stacey.Grocholski@lifesaving.mb.ca or 204-956-2124 ext 4.

2021 Pets in Lifejackets Calendar Contest

Everything we do at Lifesaving Society Manitoba is related to our mission of Drowning Prevention. We are concerned for the safety of friends, family and community. Drowning is preventable, and one of the best layers of protection is wearing a lifejacket or personal floatation device. To help encourage the use of lifejackets we thought we should feature those who contribute so unselfishly to enriching our lives, our pets. This calendar shows how much we care by keeping them safe and surrounding them with love. No doubt, they wish the same for us, which is why we need to wear our lifejackets, too.

You can order your copy of the calendar, submit a picture of your pet in a lifejacket, or vote for your favourite pet by visiting the contest website. If you spend more than $15.00 voting for your favourite pet in the contest you will receive an official tax receipt once the contest is completed.