Rescue & Honour Awards

Our annual Rescue & Honour Awards Ceremony acknowledges individuals who demonstrated significant acts of bravery that exemplify the spirit of the Lifesaving Society.

Rescue Awards

We need your help to recognize these deserving individuals. Do you know someone who has provided first aid or assisted someone in trouble in, on and around the water? Have you or a family member been saved from drowning and you feel the rescuer deserves recognition? We would be honoured to present them with a Rescue Commendation. We also present the National Lifeguard “Alert” Recognition Certificate to National Lifeguards who, while actively working as lifeguards at aquatic facilities, responded to emergency incidents and conducted rescues or resuscitations, which saved lives and minimized personal injury.

Manitoba Branch Honour Awards

Instructors, lifeguards, and volunteers can be honoured through our Manitoba Branch Honour AwardsInstructor of the Year, Lifeguard of the Year, and Jim McDiarmid Memorial Award.

National Commendation Awards

The Royal Life Saving Society of Canada presents two rescue awards. Individuals who, without formal lifesaving training, attempted or conducted an outstanding water-related rescue are eligible to be awarded the Rescue Commendation Award. When an individual, who has acquired a certification level with the Lifesaving Society, uses their skills obtained through their Society training to attempt or conduct a water-related rescue, they are eligible to be awarded the M.G. Griffiths Commendation Award.