Aquatic Special Events

National Drowning Prevention Week
July 21-27, 2019
New activities every day!
Learn about WATER SMART messages and how to be safe in and around water.
Enter to win prizes:
Grand Prize – Free Group Swimming Lessons (any age)
Regular admission fees apply.
Admission Policy must be maintained.
Aquatic Staff will be selling ducks during Leisure Swim times from 2:15-4:00pm to raise funds for drowning prevention.
Follow us on Facebook to participate in a contest each day.

Activities every day during Leisure Swim!
Sunday 1:30-3:00pm
Monday-Friday 2:15-4:00pm
Saturday 1:30-3:00pm

Daily Themes & Water Safety Messages

  • Sunday: Drowning is Preventable. Approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one too many.
  • Monday: Watch me, not your phone. Always directly supervise children around the water – if you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far.
  • Tuesday: Be Boat Smart – Wear a Lifejacket. Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket or PFD when in a boat.
  • Wednesday: Learn to Swim to Survive. In most drownings, the victim never intended to go in the water and was often close to safety – could you survive a sudden and unexpected fall into the water?
  • Thursday: Swim with a buddy. Make smart choices before going into or out on the water.
  • Friday: Know your limits. Alcohol consumption is a factor in almost 40% of boating-related fatalities. Both alcohol and cannabis use impairs judgment, reflexes and balance. Stay sober when in, on or around the water.
  • Saturday: Be Water Smart all year round. You can save a life, yours and someone else’s. Take a learn-to-swim, lifesaving or first aid class today.

Annual Summer Water Games
Friday, August 16, 2019
BWG Leisure Centre
2:15-4:00pm
Family activities, learn how to choose and wear a lifejacket, compete to win prizes!
Admission Policy must be maintained.

Location 471 West Park Ave. Phone 9057757529 Hours Mon-Thurs: 6am-10pm Fri 6am-8pm Sat & Sun: 7:30am-4pm
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