Canadaâ„¢s newly emerging position on the International Lifesaving Sport stage just took a huge jump forward.
The Lifesaving Society, Canadaâ„¢s lifeguarding experts, is proud to announce that the 2009 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships has been awarded to Canada and will be hosted in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta.
Canada’s newly emerging position on the International Lifesaving Sport stage just took a huge jump forward.
The Lifesaving Society, Canada’s lifeguarding experts, is proud to announce that the 2009 Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships has been awarded to Canada and will be hosted in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta.
“The awarding of this International competition to Canada is precedent setting, states Barbara Kusyanto, Chief Administrative Officer of the Society’s Alberta/NWT Branch and host of the event. “Having an opportunity to host a lifesaving competition of an international caliber will help further the development of lifesaving sport all across Canada and allow competitors, officials and spectators to benefit from of international exposure at a local level.
The Lifesaving Society is the governing body for Lifesaving Sport in Canada and the Full member of ILS. As the official Canadian representative on the Royal Life Saving Society and International Lifesaving Federation, the Lifesaving Society is uniquely qualified to coordinate these Championships.
“We are thrilled that the Commonwealth has recognised Canada’s increasing role in the Lifesaving Sport community by awarding us these Championships, states Rick Haga, National Executive Director of the Lifesaving Society.
“The Lifesaving Society has been using its leadership role at the international level to help improve the safety of Canadians in, on or near water for almost 100 years. These Championships will be a tangible example of our ability to bring international water safety expertise for the benefit of Canadians.
The Lifesaving Society is a registered charity dedicated to water safety education and drowning prevention. With over 40 years as the standard setter for lifeguarding in Canada, and specialising in areas such as safety management services, learn to swim, lifesaving and lifeguard programming, the Lifesaving Society is your best resource for water safety information.