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PREVENT A DROWNING THIS SUMMER

May 15th, 2015

LIFESAVING SOCIETY LIFEJACKET LOANER STATION PROGRAMS OPERATE IN 20 LOCATIONS ACROSS ALBERTA AND THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Lifejacket Loaner Stations, which are run by Parks staff and volunteers, are kiosks where visitors can borrow lifejackets available in various sizes, at no cost, and return them after use.

2015 Lifejacket Loaner Station Programs
• Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park (north of Whitecourt)
• Pigeon Lake Provincial Park (Pigeon Lake)
• Ghost Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area (Ghost Lake, west of Cochrane)
• Crimson Lake Provincial Park (north east of Rocky Mountain House)
• Gregoire Lake Provincial Park (south east of Fort McMurray)
• Young's Point Provincial Park (Sturgeon Lake, west of Valleyview)
• Touchwood Lake (east of Lac La Biche)
• Sikome Lake Fish Creek Provincial Park (two Lifejacket Loaner Stations)
• Moonshine Lake Provincial Park (north of Grande Prairie)
• Wabamun Lake Provincial Park (Edmonton Area)
• Aspen Beach Provincial Park (East of Bentley)
• Cypress Hills Provincial Park (South of Medicine Hat)
• Beauvais Lake Provincial Park (Pincher Creek)
• Kinbrook Island Provincial Park (Scandia Area)
• Dillberry Provincial Park (Rutland area)
• Sylvan Lake Provincial Park
• Glenmore Reservoir Heritage Park (south west of Calgary)
• Fred Henne Beach Territorial Park (Yellowknife)
• Hay River Territorial Park (Hay River)

For a map of Lifejacket Loaner Station Programs click HERE

"Based on preliminary 2014 drowning data, there were around 14 deaths in open water" states Lifesaving Society Chief Administrative Officer Barbara Costache. "Drowning is preventable and we need to increase public awareness and strategies such as the importance of wearing a lifejacket and knowing swim survival skills."
About The Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch
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The Lifesaving Society - Canada's lifeguarding expert - is a charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its training programs, Water Smart® public education, water-incident research, safety management services and lifesaving sport. Annually, more than 1,000,000 Canadians participate in the Society's swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership training courses.

www.lifesaving.org

Tags: advice, Dads, kids, Moms, Safety

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