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Canadian Safe Boating Council



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Safe Boating Awareness Week 2014!

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The excitement is building as we approach North American Safe Boating Awareness Week which runs from May 17th-23th 2014.

Once again, the campaign’s goal is to remind Canada’s 16 million recreational boaters to boat safely this season and to keep top of mind 5 key messages:

  1.  Wear a Lifejacket
  2. Don't Drink & Boat
  3. Take a Boating Course
  4. Be Prepared - Both You and Your Vessel
  5. Be Aware of the Dangers of Cold Water Immersion

Media support and volunteer involvement are essential to getting the “Safe Boating” message out to the recreational boating public.

For media, there are plenty of copyright-free Radio PSAs, updated TV PSAs, timely articles, magazine ads and more that you can use to develop your “Safe Boating” coverage.

Volunteers too can utilize these materials directly through your own organizations and when approaching your local, community level media.

We’re also out to beat last year’s mark of 5,774 PFD inflations with our Ready, Set, Wear It Activity that will kick off the week on Saturday, May 17th. To learn more about how to participate, visit www.readysetwearit.com.

Click here to learn more about the 2013 campaign or contact Ian Gilson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 905-719-5152)

Across Canada, there are 5 major events planned in the following locations:

  • Toronto
  • Halifax
  • Montreal
  • Winnipeg
  • Vancouver

Click here to get additional information on these events.


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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.


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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.



Contact Info

  • Canadian Safe Boating Council
  • 400 Consumers Rd
  • Toronto, ON, CAN, M2J 1P8
  • Tel: (905) 820-4817