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The Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon has a variety of funds available along with grants and awards to help research funding, lifeguarding sport competitions and reward members of our community who are making a difference in drowning prevention and our water safety project. For more information on how to apply for funding, application criteria and links to application forms, please read below for specific funds and grants available to members of our community.

George A. Brown Memorial Fund:

Established in 1994 in memory of Branch Governor George A. Brown. Designed to promote youth training in aquatic safety. Medal and $500 presented annually to youth making a heroic rescue.

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Derek Laverty Competition Fund:

Established in 2004 in memory of Derek Laverty, Vancouver’s Director of Aquatics for 38 years and a strong supporter of lifeguard competition as enhanced training. Designed to assist in the development of lifesaving sport participants, officials and clubs.

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President’s Endowment Fund

Established in 2001. Designed to assist development of water incident related research in support of the Society’s programs and public education goals.

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