Across Canada, four individuals, five organizations and one municipality stand out for their efforts in 2013 in support of recreational boating safety and environmental stewardship. And now the Canadian Safe Boating Council has recognized them with awards for their heroism, dedication and outstanding accomplishments.
The Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) are like the Golden Globe Awards of safe boating. On January 12th, the Canadian Safe Boating Council hosted the annual CASBA gala to recognize the efforts of the general public, volunteers, professionals, companies, agencies and organizations that have distinguished themselves in the fields of boating safety and environmental stewardship during the 2013 boating season. The winners were selected from a host of nominations received from the public at large, covering boating safety stories from British Columbia to Quebec. The safety and enjoyment of some 15 million Canadians on our waterways every year is due in large part to individuals and organizations like these who display their dedication and heroism on a daily basis. Recognizing them is important, and telling their stories will inspire others. To see the recipients of this year’s CASBA awards, which span a number of categories, continue reading here.
Left to right: Luc Bemuy, Trisha Henderson, Cindy Toth, Vahé Vassilian, Ksyztoff Izakowski, Chris Mark, Marc Vassilian, Randy Johnson, Sandy Eaton, Ashley Lagg, Joseph Gatfield, Sean Stokes, Marie-Ève Gravel, Chris Cameron, Jean François Rioux, Ken MacDonald
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) received funding from Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program to carry out a comprehensive three-year Canadian Safe Boating Campaign beginning in April 2013 and running until the end of March 2016.
The CSBC Board of Directors has changed up for 2014. Three new directors have been added to the roster, Sandra Inglis from the east coast, Kevin Monahan from the west coast and Chris Edmonston from the United States. Come and meet them.