July 11, 2017

Safety Daysby John Gullick, Manager of Government and Special Programs

Members of Langley Power and Sail Squadron hosting a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day.

For 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned and 2 were cancelled for a total of 29 events. All of the events have now taken place. The earliest was on April 1st and the last on June 17th.

All of the Activity Reports have been submitted except for three and all of the Flare Collection Reports have been submitted except two.

Based on the reports received here are the totals:

Number of outdated flares collected: 21,696
Average # of flares collected per event: 748
Total number of attendees: 2054
Total number of attendees handing in flares: 1798
Total number of attendees who were CPS-ECP members: 597
Total number of attendees who asked about the RVCC program: 148
Total number of attendees who were referred to store staff: 332

A few comments from participating Squadrons and Retailers:

  • Great event, very professionally done.
  • A good learning experience, an enjoyable event and very appreciative customers.
  • Continues to be a great PR event for the Squadron and its activities.
  • Many attendees heard about the events from their local Harbour Masters and yacht clubs who were informed by the Squadron and Transport Canada.
  • Great working with CIL/Orion.

This was the third full year of the Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal program, and like the first two years, it was highly successful.   Thank you to Transport Canada, CIL Orion, all of our retail partners and the many squadron and district volunteers who contributed greatly to making this program so successful.  

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