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Legislature recognizes Work of NSLS

November 26th, 2010

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: I'd like to draw the attention of the House to the east gallery, the very back row, where we are joined today by a number of representatives of Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. As I make my introduction, I'd ask each individual to stand and receive the warm welcome of the House: Paul D'Eon, director; Deanna Wilmshurst, former lifeguard and current chairperson; Alanna Robinson, board member; assistant directors Troy MacArthur, Craig Durling and Mike Maguire; lifeguards Cory Barrington and Barrett Thompson; former lifeguard Stacey Durling; and Mike Melenchuk, former assistant director and lifeguard, currently Lifesaving Society board member. Welcome and the warm welcome of members of the House. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Health Promotion and Protection.


HON. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service is a joint project of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, and the Lifesaving Society, Nova Scotia Branch, providing supervision at 22 beaches across our province this summer; and

Whereas the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service has been keeping Nova Scotians safe since 1972, conducting over 3,200 rescues and 1,300 community service projects; and

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Whereas thanks to the well-trained and dedicated staff of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service, there has never been a drowning on a beach during supervised hours;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service on their admirable and often heroic work in keeping Nova Scotians safe, and congratulate them on another successful season.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

[2:30 p.m.]