May 10, 2017

Safe Boating Awareness WeekIt’s time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles! North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2017 is on the horizon and it’s time to get busy! Once again, we need you to join the crew.

The May long weekend has traditionally been considered by many as the unofficial start of the Canadian boating season. Since 1992, the Canadian Safe Boating Council has been striving to remind boaters before they head out on the water of the following five key points:

1. Always wear your lifejacket or PFD
2. Don’t drink and boat.
3. Take a boating course
4. Be prepared; both you and your boat
5. Be knowledgeable of the risks of cold water immersion

What’s really gratifying is that we’re making a difference. The statistics reporting boating-related accidents and fatalities is steadily decreasing!

We need you to help us spread this messaging by reaching out to your fellow Canadian boaters both directly through your own organizations and through the media…and it’s easier than you think.

The Safe Boating Awareness Week web pages on the CSBC site contain a wealth of Radio PSAs, TV PSAs, timely articles, magazine ads and more. As they are all copyright free, you can either incorporate into your own internal communications or approach your local Community Television station, Radio station or weekly Community Newspaper

To learn more about this year’s campaign and view the materials that are available copyright free for your use, click here. We also encourage you to spend some time with our Volunteer E-Guide that provides a step-by-step guide to help you with all your volunteer activities.

There’s nothing like the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you’re saving lives, and we have the tools and activities to help you do just that! Register right now as a 2017 campaign volunteer by sending an email with your contact information to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-719-5152. Together we can make the start of this boating season meaningful and fun while promoting boating safety!

BE PART OF SETTING A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LIFEJACKET WEAR!

Join Canada, the U.S. and a host of other countries on May 20th in beating last year’s record of 6,784 Ready, Set, Wear it participants! Get together with one or more of your friends and take a picture of you wearing/inflating your lifejackets. Visit www.readysetwearit.com to learn more and either join an event or register your own!

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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

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