Commemoration & Office Closure

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Patron of the Royal Life Saving Society

21 April 1926-8 September 2022

All Members of the Royal Life Saving Society wish to express deepest sympathy on the passing of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty assumed the role of RLSS Patron on 3 June 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.

The origins of the Royal Family’s connection to the RLSS can be traced to the founding of the Society in 1891 with King Edward VII, King George V and King George VI having accepted the role of Patron.

Her Majesty held several Society awards including the Elementary and Intermediate Certificates, and was the first young person in the Commonwealth to achieve the Society’s Junior Respiration Award.

The Society is grateful to Her Majesty for her unwavering support to the RLSS and the cause of drowning prevention over 70 years.

As a mark of respect to Her Majesty, and in recognition of her support to the Society, Lifesaving Society Manitoba offices will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022.

New Staff Announcement

Lifesaving Society Manitoba is pleased to announce that our new Special Projects Officer is Alexandra Carriere.  Alex joins us after many years working at pools across western Canada.   When we asked her to describe herself, this is what she had to say:

“I have a passion to share my knowledge and help others grow within the aquatic recreation sector.  I have had opportunities to gain years of experience in teaching, public education, supervisory and managerial roles.  I find joy having the ability to guide members of the community to make water smart choices every day. 

I have had the pleasure of working individually and within a team to develop strategies to better communities and aquatic recreation facilities to be smart and safe in and around water.  With a unique perspective on operations in both Manitoba & Alberta, having the hands-on experience from working at over 20 different aquatic facilities and waterfronts in both private and public environments, I am excited to share my knowledge within my new role.

In my personal time I enjoy spending time outdoors with her dog Hudson. Whether it be hiking, canoeing, or swimming, I love going on adventures with her best furry friend by her side. 

I may be guilty of accidently inhaling a bit too much chlorine because to me, aquatic recreation and safety is more than a job – it’s a way of life.”

Welcome aboard Alex!

Special Projects Officer

Lifesaving Society Manitoba is looking for a qualified individual to fill the position of Special Projects Officer. This is a full-time permanent position with the Society, servicing all of Manitoba. For full details about the position, please consult the job posting.