May 15, 2018

Canadian Safe Boating Council LogoThe 2018 North American Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign starts May 19th and we hope your business is ready to support this important initiative. The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) has a detailed explanation of the program and many videos and media materials to help you.

Since 1995, this campaign has been the mainstay of boating safety outreach to the over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters each season. The 2018 campaign will be no exception as we continue to strive to engrain safe and responsible boating practices as second nature on the water.

The purpose of Safe Boating Awareness Week is to provide boaters as they prepare to embark on another boating season of some key reminders that will help to keep them safe on the water throughout the season.

At the core of the 2018 campaign are the 5 key messages that the CSBC has been consistently delivering to the boating community.
• Wear a PFD or Lifejacket
• Don’t Drink & Boat
• Take a Boating Course
• Be Prepared, Both You and Your Vessel
• Be Wary of the Dangers of Cold Water Immersion

Media

The media continues to be the key platform for disseminating boating safety messaging to those who will head out on Canadian waterways in their powerboats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks and personal watercraft this season.
Available on the CSBC website are a variety of readily usable press releases as well as downloadable print, radio and television PSAs to interest your listeners, viewers and readers. For interview purposes, we can also provide access to local volunteers. Simply contact Susanne Simic( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to arrange.

SBAW Kick-off Events (May 17th, 2018)
Toronto - Queens Quay
Winnipeg - The Forks
Dartmouth - Banook Canoe Club
Vancouver - Vanier Park (May 19th)

Boating Safety Outreach Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of the Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign at the local level. The materials that are available on this site are ideal for use in:

• Approaching your local Community Newspaper, Television or Radio stations requesting that the materials be included in their publication or broadcast content. (A Volunteer E-Guide is also available on the CSBC site to guide volunteers every step of the way in their media contact efforts.)
• Incorporating into your organization’s member newsletters, press releases and customer outreach communications.
• Interviews that you may be approached to provide as a local boating safety enthusiast or professional.

With everyone's continued support, the CSBC along with its members and partners can continue to reduce the number of recreational boating incidents and help to save lives.

And finally we want to recognize Transport Canada, Office of Boating Safety, for their confidence and support of this year's Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign.

Have a fun and safe boating season!!!

For more information relating to Safe Boating Awareness Week, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Featured Articles

  • Prev
News Week has just learned that on November 15, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced sudden ...
Ticket sales have opened, and until December 24th prospective visitors can take advantage of ...
The Vancouver International Boat Show has announced that cast-members of the Discovery Channel ...
We have just learned that a technology company called Semcon in Sweden has developed an ...
The 2018 Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine was a fantastic success. With ...
Check out this quick video – Andy Adams of Boating Industry Canada talked to Rob Davidson, Program ...
Delivered through Georgian College at their Midland, Ontario campus, this represents a ...
At the Quebec Job Creator Awards Gala, held on October 24, 2018 at the Quebec City Convention ...
The Rock Aqua Jays water ski team in Janesville, Wisconsin – with triple 300hp Mercury Racing ...
This two-day theoretical course covers legislation and safe operation principles for lifting ...

HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER OF ONTARIO (ECO)

FOCA logoNews Week has just learned that on November 15, 2018, the Ontario Government introduced sudden plans to eliminate the office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). A vote on this was rushed through on December 6. The ECO is our environmental watchdog, supporting public participation through the Environmental Registry, as well as government accountability for decisions that affect our environment, now and into the future.

FOCA (the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association) opposes the elimination of the office of the ECO, and has written to the Premier and party leaders but we feel the marine industry should add our voice.

Read more about ECO...

Marine Products

  • Prev
The Tides Marine SmartSeal® system is designed to detect and warn of various vessel conditions that ...
EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial ...
SmartPlug Systems' new Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter provides boat owners with another ...
Emergency assistance and breakdown firm, River Canal Rescue, has formally launched Bilgeaway – ...
In Canada’s boating industry, we often discuss ways to bring in new boaters. Here’s one we just had ...
Following the success of the Tiwal 3 (nearly 1,000 boats sold), Tiwal will be presenting their ...
The realization that a macerator pump needs servicing leaves many boat owners sighing with despair. ...
Transducers USA, an industry leading supplier of audible signal devices, has announced the ...
You may be familiar with the tremendous advantages of Searchlight Sonar or maybe you ...
Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance underwater LED lighting systems, announced the ...

TIWAL UNVEILS A NEW POCKET SAILER DREAM BIG, PACK SMALL

Tiwal Pocket SailerFollowing the success of the Tiwal 3 (nearly 1,000 boats sold), Tiwal will be presenting their latest little boat at Boot Düsseldorf: Tiwal 2, the inflatable sailing dinghy which is even lighter, more compact, and is ready to sail in 15 minutes. Tiwal intends to make the Tiwal 2 the essential toy aboard cruising boats.

Designed and developed by Marion Excoffon, the Tiwal 2 inflatable sailing boat will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf from 19th to 27th January 2019. This small, inflatable, single-handed 2.80 m dinghy is equipped with a loose-footed sail of 5.6m².

Read more about the pocket sailer...

 

People

  • Prev
West Marine, the world’s largest boating supply retailer, has hired retail executive Ken ...
Groupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four ...
Weems & Plath President Peter Trogdon has announced a “Change of Watch” at the company he ...
North Sails are pleased to announce that Robert Greenhalgh has joined the team. A key hire ...
We are delighted to tell you that Les Sparks is celebrating his 45th anniversary with Mercury ...