Wearing a lifejacket can save your life

In conjunction with the Canadian Red Cross’ annual National Lifejacket Day, Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) aquatics staff welcome you to join in on a fun event which encourages and promotes the use of lifejackets and personal floatation devices (PFD) among boaters and other recreational enthusiasts who like to spend time near or on the water.

Have some family fun while learning valuable safety skills on Friday, May 19 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the CVRD Aquatic Centre.   The whole family can take part in a number of fun PFD games, contests and relays. Get your lifejacket or PFD inspected by one of our aquatics staff for free. There will be two for one admission for anyone brining a lifejacket from home.

“This is an ideal time to refresh or learn important safety information when it comes to being out on the water,” said CVRD Recreation Services Manager Susan Bullock. “We enourage residents of our community to feel comfortable around water and be able to enjoy some safe, summer fun.” 


A big part of water safety is knowing about the proper size and fit of a lifejacket.

For more information about the CVRD Sports and Aquatic Centre programs and schedules, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rec.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contacts:
Susan Bullock
Manager of Recreation Services
250-334-2527 ext. 302

Robyn Butler
Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250-703-3924