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Rocky View Recognizes National Drowning Prevention Week: July 15-21

Rocky View County has proclaimed July 15-21, 2018 as National Drowning Prevention Week along with the Lifesaving Society of Canada, to raise awareness about the problem of drowning and the lives that can be saved with water safety education. Drowning Prevention Week runs the third week in July each year, hitting the peak of aquatic recreation activity.

Approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one too many. Most drownings are preventable in a Water Smart community, and only through Water Smart education and respect for the potential danger that any body of water may present, can we truly enjoy the beauty and recreation opportunities offered by these bodies of water.

The Lifesaving Society urges everyone to actively supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to wear a lifejacket at all times while boating.

You can save a life, yours and someone else’s by taking a learn-to-swim, lifesaving or first aid class.

For more information on National Drowning Prevention Week, July 15-21, 2018, visit National Drowning Prevention Week.

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