June 28, 2016
Discover Boating Media Day on the Water

This week Tracey Hart, Director of Marketing  from NMMA and Discover Boating along with Sara Anghel, Executive Director / Vice President of NMMA Canada and Janet Bauer President And CEO of Boating Ontario, invited several members of the media to enjoy a Day on the water. It was great to see many young faces that make up the new media of bloggers and writers that have a huge impact on younger audiences that are the future of boating.
 
Discover Boating talked about ways to get started in the boating lifestyle and the latest boating trends and stats.  A wakeboarding instructor and expert joined the group to demonstrate waterskiing and wakeboarding and teach firsthand the basics of watersports to media.
 
Yamaha Motor Canada Limited provided both a sport boat and a pontoon boat for the collective media to enjoy their boating experience. Ken Van Noort District Sales Manager Marine and JF Rioux National Manager Marine also gave of their time to skipper the boats. BRP Canada also provided a personal watercraft to enhance the on water excitement.
 
The opportunity was part of Discover Boating’s PR efforts to encourage people to get started in boating and feature positive stories about the boating lifestyle that will appeal to a broad audience. In addition to traditional public relations efforts, this is the first of three media events that will be hosted by Discover Boating in partnership with the regional Marine Trade Associations in Canada.   Discover Boating will co-host a media day on the water in Montreal on June 29th with AMQ, and in Vancouver with Boating BC on August 10th. 

Learn more about Discover Boating here.

Destinations

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The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Lifestyle

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

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DIY & How to

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Marine Products

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