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Family activities for National Lifejacket Day

National Lifejacket Day is on Thursday, May 14, and you're invited to celebrate with us!

A little girl swimming in a lifejacketWhile National Lifejacket Day might look different this year, there are a number of ways you and your family can participate, share knowledge, and help spread the word about lifejacket safety.

We encourage everyone to follow your provincial government's guidelines related to recreational activities, like swimming and other water activities such as fishing, boat launches, travelling to cottages, public beaches, etc. Every province has their own plan to reopen in phases, so each may differ in what they allow and when.


Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Tips for Families

Canadian Red Cross is hosting a series of 15-minute online sessions, called Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Tips for Families.

Families are invited to join Canadian Red Cross volunteers for virtual, interactive, game-based learning sessions highlighting the importance of first aid and water safety knowledge.​
Help us celebrate National Lifejacket Day on May 14 and join us for one of these family-fun learning sessions. Click on your preferred time slot to register online through ClickMeeting. See you there!

Date Time – click on the chosen time to register through ClickMeeting Session Description
Thursday, May 14 11:00 AM EST Join the Canadian Red Cross on National Lifejacket Day to learn about Lifejackets, PFDs and how to stay safe in, on, and around the water this summer. If you have a PFD or lifejacket, bring it to the session as we will walk you through how to make sure it's the right size and in good working condition.
Thursday, May 14 1:00 PM EST
Thursday, May 14 3:00 PM EST
Thursday, May 14 5:00 PM EST
Thursday, May 14 7:00 PM EST
A full schedule of additional virtual sessions is in development and will be shared shortly through our blog.

Find more swimming and water safety tips & resources here.

Stay safe in, on, and around the water this summer season!
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