People October 16, 2015 | 12:32 pm

Canadian Embassy sponsors 6th lifesaving program in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- The PuntaCana Office of the Canadian Embassy is pleased to announced the sixth AdultLifeguard Program to be held from October 19 to 31 at the Occidental GrandPunta Cana.

To date, thanks tothis program, more than 800 people have been trained nationwide in basic andadvanced techniques of water rescue and first aid, including 16 newly assignedlifesavers to Macao Beach.

The Office of theCanadian Embassy infinitely grateful to the sponsors, without whom this programfree of charge would not be possible: Professional instructors volunteersLifesaving Society of Canada in Nova Scotia, Westjet Vacations, OccidentalGrand Punta Cana, Go Golf Tours, Punta Cana Medical Center, El MacaoSurfadventures, S !, Caribbean Golf Trip and Tours, GB Communication andCaribbean Lifesaving Society.

The Lifeguard Programbegan in 2010 in Puerto Plata, with the support of the honorary Consulate ofCanada in that province. It was then implemented in Punta Cana in 2010 when theneed was identified to train staff from the tourist areas in rescue measuresand first aid to reduce deaths caused by drowning.

Those interested canrequest more information by email: [email protected] address orby calling 809-455-1733.

Office of the Embassyof Canada in Punta Cana

Amstar BusinessCenter, Suite 404

Tel: (809) 455-1733

Email:[email protected]

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