Culture Fest Melfort 2017

Celebrate Culture Days at Culture Fest Melfort!
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kerry Vickar Centre

[Sat, Sept 30]
Dutch Elm Disease Detected in City

Be advised that Dutch elm disease has been detected in the City of Melfort. The City is now undertaking the process of removing infected trees and firewood.

NLP Pool Maintenance Shutdown

The Northern Lights Palace Pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance from Monday, September 11th to Sunday, October 1, 2017, with reopening scheduled for Monday, October 2nd.

[Mon, Sept 11]
Celebrate Canada 150 All Year!

Canada Day may be over, but we are still celebrating Canada 150 all year!  Show your Canadian spirit with a Canada 150 T-Shirt.  Available for $15.00 at the Melfort & District Museum for a limited time only.  Call 306-752-5870 for information.


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Everyone has the right to learn how to swim. All of our lifeguards become instructors so that we can offer as many lessons to the public we can. We offer 3 sessions of swimming lessons during the year: Spring, Summer, & Fall.

Parent & Tot Lessons: Ages 3 years & under.

Preschool Lessons: Ages 3-5. (Preschool 1-4)

Swimming Lessons: Ages 6+. Lessons begin with Swimmer 1-6, focusing on safety and swimming skills such as front crawl, back crawl, and breast stroke. Progressing into the later SWIM Patrol levels, focusing on endurance, self rescue, and techniques to help others if necessary. (Swimmer 1-6, Rookie/Ranger/Star Patrols)

Adult Lessons: Ages16+. Participants learn at their own rates. Offered when interest permits.

Bronze Awards: Being over 100 years old, the Bronze Awards are meant for all ages. Participants welcome a sense of accomplishment completing the fitness, first aid, self rescue aspects, as well as the ability to rescue others in an emergency. Judgment, knowledge, swimming skill and fitness are all benefits you can learn. (Bronze Star/Medallion/Cross)
* Bronze Awards are offered as weekend courses at any time of the year when there is enough interest.

The pool offers the SWIM for Life swimmming lesson program from the Lifesaving Society. The focus of SWIM is on skills and strokes and teaching your children how to be safe in the water. SWIM provides more challenges to kids by not only having them meet the bare minimum, we set a minimum requirement and provide a goal that they can strive for.

More than 70% of people who drown had no intention of going into the water and two-thirds of drowning victims are within 25 metres of safety. Drowning is the 2nd highest risk of accidental death and what’s worse… it’s completely preventable. Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning.

Yet recent studies indicate that 60% of Canadian children don't take swimming lessons. By Swimmer 6 you will have completed the Swim to Survive standard, and the best chance to survive 70% of drownings. Continuing on through the SWIM Patrol and Bronze Awards helps keep you or your children from becoming one of those statistics.

Keep pushing through until you reach your Bronze Cross. Once you reach your Bronze Cross you are a seasoned swimmer, able to save yourself in most situations, as well as family and friends in an aquatic or land based emergency. Build confidence, leadership, and many other life skills. And most or all, swim for life!