Strut­ting their stuff

Surf guards at Na­tional Park com­pete in life-sav­ing com­pe­ti­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional Park Surf Guards will be de­mon­strat­ing their life-sav­ing skills in the an­nual Surf Guard Com­pe­ti­tion Satur­day.

The event in­cludes run­ning, swimming, pad­dling, and sim­u­lated res­cues with boards and cans. This year’s com­pe­ti­tion, which be­gins at 7 p.m., will co­in­cide with Na­tional Drown­ing Preven­tion week which runs from July 19–25.

“Here at Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional Park, we are com­mit­ted to visi­tor safety and are proud of the im­por­tant work and ded­i­ca­tion of our surf guards who en­sure that peo­ple can en­joy our beau­ti­ful su­per­vised beaches,” said Karen Jans, su­per­in­ten­dent, Prince Ed­ward Is­land Field Unit

“The Surf Guard Com­pe­ti­tion is a great op­por­tu­nity to show­case the tal­ents and life-sav­ing skills of our surf guards.”

The com­pe­ti­tion will last ap­prox­i­mately 1.5 hours. For the com­pe­ti­tion, surf guards are di­vided up into teams from the “East” and “West” ends of Prince Ed­ward Is­land Na­tional Park.

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