June 10, 2019
Finally the news that we have been waiting for. On May 15th the Minister for Transport Canada approved our funding request to continue the Safety and Flare Return Days program for the next three years.
Squadrons can now begin contacting local marine retailers to see if they wish to participate with them in an event this season.
A Safety and Flare Return days 2019-2021 Squadron and Retailer Request and Information Form has been sent to all Squadron and District Commanders and they have been asked to complete this form with the Squadron’s partner retailer and send the request for an event to my attention, email@example.com with a cc to Mike Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of 35 events across the country will be approved this year which is about the same number as we approved in 2017. In 2020 and 2021 we will be able to hold up to 50 events each year.
We will review the requests, select a good cross section of locations across Canada and then inform Squadrons and provide them with all required information and materials that they will need. CIL Orion will send the necessary shipping cartons and instructions direct to the retailers.
For those of you who held events in the past you will see few, if any, changes to the program.
2019 Dates and locations are available here. Check back often as more dates are added.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Government and Special Programmes Manager