2019 Provincial Aquatic Conference

The Lifesaving Society is proud to host the

Provincial Aquatic Conference

April 5-7, 2019 in Regina, SK

Ramada Plaza Downtown Regina

The Lifesaving Society’s annual Provincial Aquatic Conference provides networking and engaging professional development opportunities for participants. Get ready for the summer pool season by attending and seeing what’s new, how to have a safe season, and how to grow your programs and operations!

The Lifesaving Society’s Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers will take place on Saturday April 6th during the conference luncheon.

Who should attend?

Recreation Directors, Pool Board Members, Aquatic or Recreation Programmers, Swimming Pool Owners and Operators, Lifeguards, and Swimming Instructors.

Event and Session Details

Lifesaving Society Affiliate Meeting

Location: Northwest Leisure Centre – 1127 Arnason St Street Regina, SK

The Lifesaving Society Affiliate meeting is open to registered Society Affiliates. Traditionally, this meeting is attended by Recreation Directors, Pool Managers, and Head/Lead Guards. This meeting is free to attend. This gathering of community-based aquatic leaders includes updates on our programs and services as well as round-table discussions on issues, trends and success stories. Participants are welcome to bring facility brochures, etc. to hand out to other meeting participants. Agenda items will be confirmed closer to the event date.

Drop Drownings

Location: Ramada Plaza – 1818 Victoria Avenue Regina, SK

Drop Drownings is a fun-filled and informative event on the Friday night of the Lifesaving Society’s Provincial Aquatic Conference. It is designed to bring awareness to drowning and aquatic injury prevention.

There will be activities, guest speakers, music, and food. Our guest speakers will discuss topics relating to enjoying your recreational time around water, but also making sure that you’re safe at the end of the day.

This event is for anyone interested in becoming more Water Smart in their everyday lives.

Professional Development Day

Location: Ramada Plaza – 1818 Victoria Avenue Regina, SK

Professional Development sessions take place all day Saturday. There will be three main sessions led by some amazing guest speakers!

Session 1: Inclusion and Reconciliation in Aquatic Recreation

Session 2: Problem Solving and Effective Customer Relations

Session 3: Aquatic Stories from Around the Province

Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Location: Ramada Plaza – 1818 Victoria Avenue Regina, SK

The AGM Luncheon will take place from 11:45 – 1:15pm at the Ramada Plaza. The Board and membership will review the audited financial statements, elect the 2019/2020 Board of Directors, and take a look at the Branch’s past year’s activities.

First Aid and National Lifeguard Instructor Recertification

Location: Administration Centre for Sport, Culture, and Recreation – 2205 Victoria Avenue Regina, SK

In 2017, the Lifesaving Society Saskatchewan Branch implemented in-person re-certifications for instructors at the National Lifeguard and Lifesaving First Aid level. This eliminated the professional development credit system for those instructor levels. Based on participant's feedback, the Branch will continue to deliver this in- person re-certification method.

The morning of the recertification will focus on any changes and updates in information that all instructors need to be aware of. The afternoon will continue with a Standard First Aid recertification.

Schedule of Events

Lifesaving Society Affiliate Meeting

Friday April 5th 1:00pm-4:00pm

Drop Drowning Engagement Event

Friday April 5th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Professional Development Day

Saturday April 6th 9:00am-4:00pm AGM Luncheon 11:45am – 1:15pm

National Lifeguard & First Aid Instructor Recertification

Sunday April 7th 9:00am-5:00pm

Conference Registration Fees

Free – Lifesaving Society Affiliate Meeting

$20.00 – Drop Drowning (Friday night only)

$110.00 – Early Bird Conference Registration (includes Drop Drowning and Professional Development Day sessions)

$120.00 – Conference Registration (includes Drop Drowning and Professional Development Day sessions)

Saturday AGM Luncheon is included in the Conference Registration fee.

$90.00 – National Lifeguard & First Aid Instructor Recertification ($60.00 for National Lifeguard Instructor only)

Early Bird Deadline – March 8, 2019 Registration Closes – March 30, 2019

Conference Hotel

Ramada Plaza Downtown Regina

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Plaza Downtown Regina. This hotel is a short walk from the Cornwall Shopping Centre, Casino Regina, as well as many downtown bars and restaurants. Room cost is $114.00 plus applicable taxes. The deadline to book these queen bed single and double occupancy rooms is March 8th, 2019. To book, see below:

Address: 1818 Victoria Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0R1Block Booking Name: Lifesaving Society / CGLSCM
Contact: 1-306-569-1666 (www.ramadaregina.ca)