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​PROCLAMATION

National Drowning Prevention Week

July 17-23


​WHEREAS:

The Lifesaving Society Canada’s mission is to prevent drowning throughout the country – even one drowning in is one too many; and

WHEREAS:

Most drownings are preventable in a Water Smart community, and through Water Smart education and a healthy 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; and

WHEREAS:

The Lifesaving Society urges Canadians and residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury to supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to wear a Personal Flotation Device or lifejacket at all times when boating; and

​WHEREAS:

The United Nations General Assembly passed the UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention (A/75/L.76) and named July 25 of each year as World Drowning Prevention Day; and

WHEREAS:

Lifesaving Society Canada has declared July 17th - 23rd, 2022 National Drowning Prevention Week to focus on the drowning problem and the hundreds of lives that could be saved this year.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim July 17-23, 2022, as NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and do commend its thoughtful recognition to all citizens.


​PLEASE JOIN US FOR Special NDPW Activities

The BWG Leisure Centre's Bradford Lions Aquatics Centre is hosting special daily activities throughout National Drowning Prevention Week (July 17 – 23) in the pool and on social media. Every day has had a different theme geared towards increasing awareness of water safety and drowning prevention.

For details, visit bwgleisurecentre.ca/ndpw/ or call 905-775-PLAY (7529).