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.

COVID-19 Information Update – June 25, 2020

Resuming Lifesaving Society Programs

Dear Members and Supporters,
Information Update – Teaching Lifesaving Society Programs

On June 23, 2020, Lifesaving Society Manitoba received further clarifications from Manitoba Public Health around how teaching of lifesaving and lifeguard courses may take place.  Effective immediately teaching of Lifesaving Society programs may resume at your pool subject to restrictions, as mandated by Manitoba Public Health.

Lifesaving Society Manitoba is therefore now issuing the following guidance document to facilities to assist with restarting programming:

COVID-19 Teaching Lifesaving Programs Guidelines (June 25, 2020)

This new document supplements the following documents previously released by Lifesaving Society Manitoba:

Information Bulletin on Staff Training & Reopening Pools (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Update for National Lifeguard Recerts (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Guidelines for Opening Pools & Waterfronts in Manitoba (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Teaching Update (June 15, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Teaching and Decontamination Protocols (June 15, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Training Guidelines (June 15, 2020)

Further Manitoba Public Health requires all aquatic facilities and training providers to include a copy of the above documents in their safety plan binders and to be able to produce them if requested by a Public Health Officer.  This would be in addition to any and all other COVID-19 specific procedures in place at the Facility.  Links to pertinent online COVID-19 resources are provided in Appendix 1 of the PDF version of this memo.

If you have not done so, please renew your 2020 Affiliate Agreement with the Lifesaving Society. If you did not receive the renewal form or if you are uncertain if you have returned the form and paid the affiliate fees, please email me.

A downloadable and printer-friendly version of this memo is available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kathy Plett

Program Coordinator

Lifesaving Society Manitoba

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.

Support documents for the meeting are found on our website.