Date: December 14, 2017

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Lifejacket Challenge

Date & Time: Jun. 5, 2017 8:00 AM - Aug. 31, 2017 4:30 PM


Challenge #2

Instead of making up a reason not to wear a lifejacket, Water Wise challenges everyone to share positive reasons 'Why I Will' wear a personal flotation device (PFD) or lifejacket.

Non-use of a lifejacket is among the leading causes of drowning related deaths in Canada, including Lambton County.

Post an image to social media that promotes why you will wear a PFD or lifejacket and use the hashtag:


Social conversation reminders to family, friends and community neighbours can make a difference. Wearing a lifejacket or PFD does reduce the risk of drowning.

Free Lifejacket Lending Program Locations

lifejacket loaning program ad with locations and hours of operation

Pinery Beach:
Hours: 8:45 am - 7:45pm
Location: Rental Building
Details: Lifejackets for the family for use at river (kayaking, canoeing) and beach

Grand Bend Beach:
Hours: 10 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week (weather permitting)
Details: Lifejackets for youth are available at concession stand

Canatara Beach:
Hours: 11:30 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week (weather permitting)
Details: Lifejackets for youth are available at concession stand (washroom building at side facing beach)

Challenge #1

Congratulations to our #whyiwill winners.

D.K. won the Canadian Tire Gift Card
#whyiwill reason, "To save my life (should things go wrong)."

J.K. won the Wawanosh Watercraft Gift Card
#whyiwill reason, "When I am in the boat fishing."

I.B. won the Outdoorsman Gift Card
#whyiwill reason, "Because accidents happen and can be unexpected."

The Lambton Water Wise "Lifejacket Challenge - Why I Will" encourages boaters and swimmers to reduce the risk of drowning by wearing a lifejacket at all times when in or near the water.

What is Water Wise?

Water Wise is an injury prevention campaign to reduce drowning and other water-related injuries. It does not matter if you are at the beach, on a boat or at a public or backyard pool, make your play around water safe to avoid injuries that can last a lifetime.


This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:55 AM