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Archived - Backyard Pool Safety Media Event

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June 13, 2019
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The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes many City stakeholders, is hosting an event to mark the beginning of the summer season and to remind residents about backyard pool safety. Updated drowning statistics and key water safety messages will be addressed. The Coalition is pleased to announce that the City of Ottawa’s Building Code Services Branch has joined our group and an overview of the current Pool Enclosure By-Law (2013-39) will be presented. Join us!  

Guest speakers will include Barbara Byers, Public Education Director – Ontario Lifesaving Society; Wendy Schultenkamper, Technical Director – Lifesaving Society Canada; and Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervising Coroner.  

Date:  Friday, June 14th
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.  
Location: Dovercourt Recreation Association, located at 411 Dovercourt Ave.  

The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition is made up of representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa; Accora Village; Dovercourt Recreation Centre; The Ottawa Hospital; Canadian Red Cross; CHEO; Lifesaving Society; Ottawa Public Health; Ottawa Police Service; Ottawa Paramedic Service; Ottawa Fire Services; Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Ottawa Building Code Services; Ontario Provincial Police; Service de sécurité incendie de Gatineau; Service de la culture, loisirs, sports et vie communautaire de Gatineau as well as the National Capital Commission. 

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