National Drowning Prevention Week is July 21-27, 2019
National Drowning Prevention Week is a flagship "Community Activation" for Canada. NDPW aims to promote awareness of the Society's public advocacy role; to reinforce the identity of the Lifesaving Society as experts in the field of drowning prevention; and to promote the Society's objectives. Many drowning and injury prevention partners such as the public, media, Lifesaving Society affiliate members and leadership volunteers, injury prevention partners and governments have a role in preventing these tragic and preventable deaths and injuries.
Social Media Plan
Each year the Lifesaving Society releases a Social Media Plan to promote National Drowning Prevention Week and raise public awareness of the need for drowning prevention.
We encourage everyone to utilize this plan to promote key messages.
2019 Social Media Plan
Please contact your local pool for NDPW events near you.
NDPW Proclamations 2019
NDPW provides a focus around which community Water Smart® educators can plan news releases, do television and radio interviews, run public demonstrations, deliver public training events, and otherwise promote drowning prevention messages and events. Many successful community events are launched with a Mayor’s Proclamation of Drowning Prevention Week.
Message from the Premier of Alberta
City of Cold Lake
City of Chestermere
City of Red Deer
City of Beaumont
Village of Donnelly
Village of Marwayne
Village of Rycroft
County of Northern Lights
Town of Spirit River
Hamlet of Ulukhaktok
Summer Village of West Baptiste
City of Calgary
County of Barrhead
Town of Stettler/County of Stettler
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Town of Olds
Summer Village of Parkland Beach
City of Camrose
County of Newell
Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County
Town of Blackfalds