GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. It is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
Lifesaving Society Manitoba is asking for your help in saving lives. A gift of $25 will provide life-long lifesaving skills to a child through our Swim To Survive program. On GivingTuesday, December 3rd, please donate. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for financial donations.
But, we also think of December 3rd as “Getting Tuesday” where you can purchase select water safety items from Lifesaving Society Manitoba as a gift for someone you care about. All proceeds raised through the sale of these items will go toward the Swim To Survive program. Click here to start shopping.
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July 21-27, 2019 is National Drowning Prevention Week
The Lifesaving Society designates July 21-27, 2019 as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention. Logos, social media messages, and resources are now available for members’ use.
The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Scott as Executive Director. “The Board is very excited to welcome Tom to our organization, as he brings a wealth of leadership, non-profit and media experience,” said Elizabeth Proskurnik, Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch Board Chair. “Not only will Tom be able to provide a fresh perspective, but also use his skills gained from other organizations to enhance our operations.”
Tom has an extensive background in media, communications, and non-profit sectors. He is active in the community having served on a number of committees and non-profit boards and currently sits on the board of Christmas Cheer Board.
“I am thrilled to be joining Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch,” said Tom Scott. “This organization has been the leader in providing water safety and related leadership programs throughout Manitoba for over 100 years. I am very proud to be a part of this great legacy which has contributed so much to our community.”
For more information, please contact Lorne Edwards, Media Coordinator by email.
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.
Lifesaving Society Manitoba has been preventing drowning for over 100 years through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, and drowning prevention research. We train all of Manitoba's National Lifeguards. Learn More