(Black Press file photo)

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Ponoka Aquaplex will host activities for National Drowning Prevention Week

The Ponoka Aquaplex will host a variety of activities in recognition of National Drowning Prevention Week from July 18 to 24.

Over 400 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents every year. National Drowning Prevention Week helps build skills and awareness about these incidents in an effort to prevent them.

The activities planned at the Aquaplex this week include:

– A daily ‘Swim to Survive’ skills challenge from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day from Monday to Saturday. Participants who complete the challenge will receive a Canadian Swim to Survive certificate and bracelet.

– A Toonie Swim on Wednesday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

– A colouring contest that will be held until Saturday, July 24. Safety colouring sheets will be available on the Town website at www.ponoka.ca starting on Monday, July 19.

Click ‘Aquaplex’ under ‘Popular Pages,’ then click ‘Safety Colouring Sheets.’ Colouring sheets can also be picked up from the Aquaplex.

Completed colouring sheets should be handed in at the Aquaplex by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Completed colouring sheets must include the age of the participant, their name and a contact phone number written on

the back of the sheet to be eligible for the colouring contest.

Three lucky winners, one from each age category, will be contacted to win a prize.

If you have questions, please phone the Aquaplex at 403-783-0131. For more information about National Drowning Prevention Week, please visit www.ponoka.ca under ‘Recent News.’

– Submitted by the Town of Ponoka

Town of Ponoka