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 ====== Special Events ====== ====== Special Events ======
-Here is where your imagination can run wild.  Special events are a great way to involve the pool staff and other summer recreation staff. ​ They are young and full of energy. ​ The events that we list here are one-time activities or a series of activities. ​ Fun is paramount, but you can include lots of learning, too.  Some ideas include: 
  
-  ​* Special days such as Bring a Friend Day, Bring Your Grandparent Day +Here is where your imagination can run wild. Special events are a great way to involve the pool staff and other summer recreation staff. They are young and full of energy. The events that we list here are one-time activities or a series of activities. Fun is the main goal, but you can include lots of learning, too. 
-  * Fun deck activities such as blowing bubbles or sprinkler  +  ​* Special days such as Bring a Friend Day, Bring Your Grandparent Day. 
-  * Crazy days such as Love Your Goldfish Day, National Ice Cream Day (Google special days for ideas or just make them up yourselves) +  * Fun deck activities such as blowing bubbles or sprinkler. 
-  * Have a PFD fashion show on Drowning Prevention Day +  * Crazy days such as Love Your Goldfish Day, National Ice Cream Day. 
-  * Celebrate ​Water Safety Week with a different safety ​information ​event each day +  * Lifejacket ​fashion show on Drowning Prevention Day. 
-  * Have fun races and relays such as egg and spoon (use a ping pong ball), cracker and whistle, three-armed,​ and wheelbarrow (use a flutterboard) races +  * Water Safety Week celebration ​with a different safety event each day. 
-  * Have a special ​swim for holidays ​like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Canada Day, Christmas in July +  * Fun races and relays such as egg and spoon (use a ping pong ball), cracker and whistle, three-armed,​ and wheelbarrow (use a flutter board) races. 
-  * Run a tournament for water sports such as underwater hockey or water volleyball +  * Special ​swim for holidays ​such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Canada Day, Christmas in July. 
-  * Borrow ​an inflatable boat or kayak and have a boating day +  * Water sports ​tournament ​such as underwater hockey or water volleyball. 
- +  * Boating day with an inflatable boat or kayak (borrow the boat if needed). 
 More special event ideas: More special event ideas:
 +  * Body painting after a fun swim, with a hose available, outside, for wash up.
 +  * Colouring contest.
 +  * Movie night.
 +  * Contest to find a pool mascot. If you already have a mascot, have a contest to name it.
  
-  * Following a fun swim, offer body painting outside (have a hose available to wash up afterwards) +For more ideas, check the Lifeguard Club program ​of the Lifesaving Society ​and the links at the end of this manual.
-  * Have a coloring contest +
-  * Movie night +
-  * Have a contest for a pool mascot, or if you have one, a mascot naming contest ​  +
-  * Check out ideas from the Junior ​Lifeguard Club program ​offered by the Lifesaving Society+
  
-Check links [[list_of_websites|resources page]] at the end of this manual for more ideas.+Share your special event ideas so other pools can try them. Email them to [[admin@nwtrpa.org]] 
  
-Share your special event ideas so other pools can try them.\\ Email them to [[admin@nwtrpa.org]] ​ 
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