Oakville’s lifesaving skills program earns fourth consecutive award


Published April 17, 2024 at 11:49 am

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Oakville’s efforts to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn basic water safety skills has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year.

The Town has received Lifesaving Society Ontario’s David W. Pretty Cup, which recognizes a municipal affiliate with the largest lifesaving program in a community with a population between 100,000 and 250,000.

Oakville has the sixth largest lifesaving program in Ontario.

“Our Town of Oakville staff are dedicated to delivering great programs and services for our community every day,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

“This award underscores our commitment to water safety. Council and I would like to thank staff for their contributions to making Oakville a vibrant and livable community for all.”

The town offers a variety of aquatic programs, including learn to swim, leadership courses and recertification, and swim to survive school programs.

“It is with great pride the town accepts the 2023 David W. Pretty Cup, a recognition we are receiving for the fourth year in a row,” said Julie Mitchell, director of Recreation and Culture.

“Credit goes to our incredible aquatics team who are deeply committed to providing quality, accessible and fun programs and services that enrich the lives of our residents.”

To learn more about the aquatics programs the town offers, visit their webpage.

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