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August 20, 2008
Media Advisory: The City of Toronto to host the 2008 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships
  
From August 22-24, the City of Toronto will host participants from across Canada as they demonstrate their skills and compete in the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships. Developed by the Lifesaving Society, this competition is for professional lifesavers, such as lifeguards, who have demonstrated a commitment to lifesaving.

The event will feature competitors aged 15 and older, as they take part in events that simulate real lifesaving rescues - Beach Flags, Beach Sprint, Beach Run, Ski Race, Surf Race, Beach Relay and Lifesaving Pentathlon.

Date: August 22-24
Time: Opening ceremonies, Friday, August 22- 9 a.m.
(Events will take place all weekend from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please note that most participants will compete on Saturday.)
Location: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.

A copy of the event calendar and descriptions of the events is available at: http://www.lifesavingsociety.com/default.asp?PageId=145

The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning and water-related injury. The Society is a national volunteer organization and registered charity composed of tens of thousands of individual members, and over 2,000 affiliated swimming pools, waterfront, schools and clubs.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726, pfrmediahotline@toronto.ca
Lorraine Wilson-Saliba, Lifesaving Sports Director, 416-490-8844, LorraineW@lifeguarding.com


 

 

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