Information Bulletin: Teaching Swimming in Backyard Pools

The Society has released a new Information Bulletin about teaching swimming in backyard swimming pools. This bulletin contains new information released as part of Phase 2 of reopening the province.

You may view the full memo and download a copy.

Rescheduled Date for Annual General Meeting

May 19, 2020

Dear Members,

On March 17, 2020, the Board of Directors announced its decision to postpone Lifesaving Society Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) until June 2020.  This was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations.  The Board has carefully considered options to ensure the AGM is held according to The Corporations Act and is compliant with future public health recommendations.

We are pleased to announce that our AGM will now proceed Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  The Government of Manitoba recently enacted an Order that permits electronic service, voting and meetings that were otherwise not permitted by the bylaws.  As such, we have planned a virtual meeting.  Details are below.  Documents will be shared virtually with registrants.  We invite you to register as soon as possible. 

Finally, Lifesaving Society Manitoba has partnered with the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba, which has offered to assist us in hosting our first virtual AGM.  We are grateful for their generous support. 


Elizabeth Proskurnik

Chair, Board of Directors  

Lifesaving Society Manitoba

In accordance with the Bylaws, notice is hereby given of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Lifesaving Society Manitoba (The Royal Life Saving Society Canada – Manitoba Branch Inc.)

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020                                     

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Online.  Please click here to register.

As part of the normal business of the meeting, elections to the Board of Directors will take place. The Nominating Committee of the Board has prepared the following Slate of Directors:

  • Board Chair (two-year term): Sarah Painter
  • Director (two-year term): Kristen Olsen, Kayla Saarinen, Ashley Walus
  • Director (one-year term): Pete Whittington

In addition, Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws will be up for discussion and vote. Copies of the current Constitution and By-laws, and the proposed amendments, will be provided in the meeting package and are available on request.

To register for the Annual General Meeting, please visit our registration page.

COVID-19 Information Update – May 29, 2020

Implementation of Phase 2

Our latest COVID-19 Information Update is now available online.

This Information update provides further details on how pools can begin to reopen based upon the release of the Government of Manitoba’s Phase 2 of Restoring Safe Services.

Global Report on Drowning

The Lifesaving Society is assisting the World Health Organization (WHO) to spread awareness in Canada of the first ever Global Report on Drowning; Preventing a Leading Killer. The report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the world's nations to ramp up drowning prevention measures.

Sigurdson Financial Group

The Thomas Sill Foundation