Boating BC receives Transport Canada Boating Safety funding

Boating BC

June 1, 2021

Boating BC, the not-for-profit industry association dedicated to enhancing boater safety on all British Columbia’s waterways, is pleased with the announcement from Transport Canada that the organization will receive two grants under Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program.
The grants, totalling $375,000 will allow Boating BC to enhance boating safety education and outreach campaigns across the province over the next several years.

“The Federal Government’s investment into improving both recreational and commercial boater safety is welcome news to our organization,” says Boating BC President Don Prittie. “This announcement comes during Safe Boating Week in Canada, a time when industry and government unite to remind boaters of the importance of safety on the water; regardless of size of vessel or if you are working or recreating on British Columbia’s world-renowned rivers, lakes or ocean. We are seeing record numbers of new boaters entering the recreational boating sector, so the timing of this announcement couldn’t be better.”

Funding provided by Transport Canada includes $300,000 over three years for a BC specific Boating Education and Awareness Campaign targeted at recreational boaters. Boating BC was awarded an additional $75,000 for a one-year Small Vessel Safety Campaign educating recreational boaters as well as small commercial operators about safe navigation around large commercial vessels.

Both campaigns will be created under Boating BC’s Boat Safe BC program, which will be rolled out across the province next month.

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