Time is growing very short to nominate an individual or organization in your area to receive a Canadian Safe Boating Award at this January’s CASBA event.  Nominations close on November 7th, 2014. Please do your part TODAY to properly recognize those individuals and organizations you know who are so deserving for the work that they do or products/initiatives that they have created to make recreational boating safer for you and me.

 The CASBA awards span a number of categories including:

 “Rescue of the Year”

“Marine Professional of the Year”

“Top Volunteer Dedicated to Safe Boating”

“Ontario Power Generation Best Boating Safety Initiative”

“Safeguarding the Environment”

“Marine Industry”

“Visible PFD Wear in Advertising”

“Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety”

Click on the “Events” tab at  for more information about the CASBAs and to obtain a nomination form. Please submit your form by e-mail to or by post to:

 Canadian Safe Boating Council

400 Consumers Rd

Toronto, ON, CAN, M2J 1P8


Don’t forget to submit your nomination before the deadline.




For those who will be in the area for the Toronto International Boat Show, we would love to have you join us at the gala event itself which will take place at 6:00p.m. at the Toronto Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St. W.) on January 11th, 2015 in Toronto.   We guarantee it will be a fun evening and it’s a great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.   Just click here to register.  You’ll want to make it an annual event on your post-Christmas calendar! 


Please make sure to register before December 31, 2014.


 For further information, please e-mail us at  




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