National Drowning Prevention Week
July 19-25, 2020
National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) is the Lifesaving Society’s annual drowning prevention awareness event. With over 400 Canadians drowning in preventable water-related incidents annually, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death among Canadians under 60+ years of age. Even one drowning is one too many. The BWG Leisure Centre will be promoting awareness to increase safety in, on and around the water and help reduce preventable deaths.
To help reduce drowning, all Canadians are encouraged to:
- Ensure that children are under the direct supervision of an adult when around barrier-free bodies of water.
- Wear a properly fitted lifejacket or PFD when out on a boat.
- Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities.
The BWG Leisure Centre will be sharing water safety messages on social media. Every day has had a different theme all geared towards increasing awareness of water safety and drowning prevention.