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.