125 Years of Drowning Prevention celebrated by Royal Life Saving Australia

To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Life Saving Society, Royal Life Saving Australia hosted a special Celebration in the capital, Canberra on Friday 28th October bringing together members, volunteers and supporters from across Australia.

The celebrations kicked off with the Royal Life Saving Conference, highlighting the key achievements of the Royal Life Saving Society‐Australia and the great work, programmes and activities undertaken with the Commonwealth for 125 years of Drowning Prevention.

The Conference featured a number of speakers presenting thought-provoking papers on the work of Royal Life Saving across Australia and the Commonwealth.

The Patron of Royal Life Saving, His Excellency Governor General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) hosted a formal reception at Government House, honouring the significant contribution and leadership that Royal Life Saving provides to the Australian community. The event also paid tribute to Professor John Pearn AO RFD, RLSSA National Medical Adviser, who has been announced as the recipient of the King Edward VII Cup, the most prestigious Royal Life Saving Society award.

Following the Reception, a formal dinner was held to celebrate the foundation of the Royal Life Saving Society in 1891 in England, in addition to honouring those Australian recipients of the H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent, 125th Anniversary Certificate of Merit.

Pictures from the events can be seen on our Flickr page.

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