Promoting water safety: As part of National Drowning Prevention Week July 15 to 21, the Ponoka Aquaplex hosted a colouring contest and a free swim event. (L-R) Servus Credit Union’s Pam Baron presents Aquaplex operator Charlotte Williams with a $500 donation to help pay some of the expenses as Aquaplex staff Anita Balogh and Brianna Engerdahl hold up the winning entries from Theresa Bull, Melanie Overeem and Kevan Thompson, who are holding their new personal floatation devices courtesy Servus Credit Union. Other sponsors of the free swim included No Frills, Ponoka Kinettes and IGA. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTO: Aquaplex colouring contest winners

Ponoka’s Aquaplex awarded the National Drowning Prevention Week winners with their prizes

By Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s Aquaplex awarded the National Drowning Prevention Week winners with their prizes

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