Boating Ontario Association’s Annual Discover Ontario Tour

Boating Ontario staff are out on their annual Discover Ontario tour to visit each region in this vast province of Ontario. It is a chance to visit with their members and to learn from them what the key issues are in their specific areas. Ontario has 13 regions from Metro Toronto to Thunder Bay in the far north. Issues will vary from region to region depending on the hot topics of the day.

This year we will be updating our members on:

The environment and the Boating Ontario Clean Marine program
Student training for 2012, including college programs and apprenticeship training
Property taxes and the new water lot lease agreements with MNR
Boater Assist Canada Inc. and the exciting news of our partnership with CAA
New regulations from TSSA re: propane and fuel handling
The exciting program additions for Discover Boating including an Economic Impact Study update and follow up of the new lead system being put in place.
Results of the boat shows throughout the Province.
Highlights of Ontario’s attempt at creating Tourism Regions with the Province.
Reviewing the outlook for insurance coverage and rates for 2012.
Discussion about topics to be covered at the Annual Conference and Trade Show this year being held in London.

The main benefit of hosting these meetings to the staff and to the Boating Ontario members is the chance to discuss the issues that really matter.

Here is a list of the Boating Ontario Association 2012 Regional Meetings:

Region 1:
St. Lawrence & 1000 Islands – Wednesday April 4

Region 2:
Rideau & Ottawa River – Wednesday April 11

Region 3:
Lake Ontario – Thursday April 5

Region 4:
TSW – Kawarthas – Tuesday April 3

Region 5:
TSW – Lake Simcoe & Couchiching – Thursday March 29

Region 6:
Muskoka & Haliburton – Wednesday March 28

Region 7 & 11:
Georgian Bay & North Eastern Ontario – Tuesday March 20

Region 8, 9 & 10:
Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair & Detroit River & Lake Huron – Thursday March 15

Region 12:
North Channel – Friday April 13 & Saturday April 14

Region 13:
Lake Superior, North Shore, Lake of the Woods, Rainy River – Tuesday April 10

For more information contact Boating Ontario at 705-549-1667

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