Many affiliates, businesses and friends of the Society host special events throughout the year to raise funds for the Lifesaving Society's Water Smart® drowning prevention campaign. Fundraising events create awareness and get people involved in their communities.
Lifesaving Society April Pools Day (April 1-30)
Our spring fundraising event in which families and others go to their local pool and get prepared for seasonal water-related activities. The goal is to educate as many families as possible across the province.
Lifesaving Society 500 Metre Swim for 500 Lives (Third Saturday in July)
The Lifesaving Society invites all aquatic staff across the province to participate in a special fundraising event during National Drowning Prevention Week dedicated to the 500 Canadians that lose their lives each year by drowning.
Ice Awareness Month (November)
During Ice Safety Awareness Month, families and others visit their local pools to get prepared for seasonal water-related activities. The goal is to educate as many families as possible across the province.
Host an event of your own
Got an idea? Want to fundraise for us in your own unique way? We can't wait to hear what you're planning.
As an affiliate, whatever fundraising event(s) you decide to host, register your event(s) in advance with the Lifesaving Society so we can provide you with our Event Planning Tool Kit. We'll post your event on our website and provide you with a press release.
To register, please print and complete the Event Registration Form and fax it to 416-490-8766.
Examples of events our volunteers have organized in the past include: slide-a-thons, tread-a-thons, water games, car washes, sponsor a lifeguard, private swim lessons, pie-in-the-face contests, garage sales, afternoon garden tea parties, bake sales, volleyball matches, lifeguard team competitions, swim marathons and underwater photo events.
If you would like to Host a Fundraising Event contact the
for event tips!
If you are not an affiliate, but you are interested in organizing a fundraising event for the Lifesaving Society, please print and complete the Third-Party Fundraising Event Proposal and fax it to 416-490-8766.
The Lifesaving Society is very grateful to those who wish to fundraise to bring awareness to drowning prevention. To protect the Lifesaving Society's good name and to protect those who support the Lifesaving Society, if you wish to raise money you must agree to and comply with the Terms and Conditions for Fundraising.
Event Planning Tool Kit
Whatever fundraising event(s) you decide upon, the event planning tool kit helps with planning. The Event-in-a-Box is a container full of materials intended to make organizing a community fundraising event fun and easy.
The box contains items such as:
- "How-to" guide with step-by-step instructions
- Banners and balloons - and even a balloon blower
- Disposable camera to capture the magic moments of the event
- "Thank you" goodies for participants
- Media releases to promote the event; and much more!
The tool kit (the "event-in-a-box" for more than 60 or more participants, and "event-in-an-envelope" for 30-60 participants) holds everything you need to run a successful event. If you are an affiliate, call us today at 416-490-8844 to book your tool kit.
The Lifesaving Society is very grateful to those who wish to fundraise to bring awareness to drowning prevention. To protect the Lifesaving Society's good name and to protect those who support the Lifesaving Society, you must agree to and comply with the Terms and Conditions for Fundraising.
For more information, please email
or call 416-490-8844 or fax 416-490-8766.
Our mailing address is:
400 Consumers Road
Toronto, Ontario M2J 1P8