A local woman is setting out to honor her son's memory by ensuring kids learn the essential skills they need to survive in the water.
A Swim to Survive program will be starting next year at Carstairs Elementary thanks to the local Agricultural Society and the hard work of a local woman.
Jeanette Neave is looking to implement the program in small town community schools so that kids can learn essential skills that will help them survive in the water.
Neave talks about why this program is so important to her.
The Swim to Survive program teaches kids how to fall into deep water, tread
water for 1 minute and swim 50 meters.
It's already being implemented at some pools in Edmonton and Calgary.
Neave will be at Beef and Barley Days in Carstairs this weekend, raising
awareness and funds for the program and reaching out to rural communities.
She will be selling bracelets for $5.00, as well as helium balloons and suckers, and will be taking donations.
If you'd like to help with the fundraising on Saturday or would like more information on the program, call Jeanette at 403-337-3495.