Mayor Proclaims Water Safety Week

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Moose Jaw, SK – An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life. Learning water safety is key to preventing an emergency in or on the water, and also teaches what to do if you find yourself in an emergency situation. The Red Cross Swim program teaches both swimming skills, and water safety knowledge and skills – the most effective combination in preventing water–related injuries and fatalities.

June 6-12, 2021,  is Water Safety Week, an annual campaign to educate Canadians on how to stay safe around water and prevent drowning incidents. Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie’s official Proclamation is below, and for water safety tips from the Red Cross, click here.