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The original item was published from 7/19/2021 10:38:00 AM to 10/4/2021 11:47:21 AM.
Posted on: July 18, 2021
[ARCHIVED] National Drowning Prevention Week: Drowning is Preventable
Introduction to National Drowning Prevention Week - Drowning is preventable
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 age groups with the highest risk of drowning are young adults 20-34 years of age, adults 50-64 years of age and seniors over 65 years of age. Children under the age of 5 are also at risk. Most commonly victims of drowning are male, especially those between 20-34 years of age.
At the July 6, 2021 Regular Council Meeting Mayor Marcel Michaels proclaimed the week of July 18-24, 2021 National Drowning Prevention Week in the Town of Hinton.
To watch the Mayor's proclamation at 3:00:00 CLICK HERE!
Come down to the Pool today to take the Safe Swimmers Pledge and to pick up your copy of the Drowning Trivia Challenge. By taking the Safe Swimmers Pledge and/or completing and returning the Drowning Trivia Challenge to the Front Desk you will be entered in our draw for awesome prizes at the end of the week!