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Did you hear? On January 12, the Canadian Red Cross announced that they were winding down their learn-to-swim and lifeguard programs in order to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas. The Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society Canada have worked together for many years toward the common goal of preventing drowning and water-related injury. That collaboration will continue in easing the transition of the learn-to-swim and lifeguard programs from the Red Cross to the Lifesaving Society. Join us to learn everything you wanted to know about the swim transition but were afraid to ask!

To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocOqgrT8oGN3ktOuFQBnqg_6GKH2nM4fG
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time: 12:00–12:45 p.m. ET

The Lunch ‘n Learn will be in English only

Presenters:

Lesley Anderson
Manager, Swimming and Water Safety, Canadian Red Cross

With experience in recreation, leadership management, instructional design, as well as working as a professional facilitator, Lesley has guided and created successful and resilient teams – both virtual and non-virtual. These experiences have ideally positioned Lesley to support the Canadian Red Cross’s Mission of helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience, over her 22 years as staff with the organization.

Wendy Schultenkamper
Director of Operations, Lifesaving Society Canada

Wendy has been involved in aquatics for over 35 years and has an extensive background in managing and operating aquatic facilities, training, and program development. In addition to being a Lifesaving Lifeguard and First Aid Instructor Trainer, Wendy also spent 15 years as a paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service before joining the BC/Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society as the Education Director. After nine years with the branch, Wendy joined the national office in 2016 in the role of Director of Operations.

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