Megan Pilla has been recognized by the Royal Lifesaving Society. Photo: Jennifer Small

Megan Pilla has been recognized by the Royal Lifesaving Society. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar woman recognized for service to Royal Lifesaving Society

Local lifeguard Megan Pilla honoured for hard work and dedication

Castlegar resident Megan Pilla has been recognized by the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLS) for her hard work and dedication.

RLS presented her a Certificate of Thanks during their Commonwealth Honour and Rescue Ceremony held on May 26.

Pilla has been an instructor for the Lifesaving Society since 2008. But she was given the award for her volunteer work as a National Trainer for B.C. for the past three years and her work two years of service on the program advisory group.

“Truthfully, I felt very honored,” said Pilla.

“I really enjoy being an advocate for the Kootenay region, and inspiring individuals who step into the recreation/aquatic fields to do the same and grow as leaders.”

Many people will recognize Pilla for her 14 years of work with Special Olympics and as the head lifeguard at the Castlegar Community Complex.

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