CASBAS Winners

Feb 4, 2020

The 2019 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) were held Sunday, Jan 19th in Toronto, at the National Yacht Club. At this gala event, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), its members and stakeholders in recreational boating safety assembled to honour the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, and to keep the environment clean.

The CSBC is proud to announce the following winners of this year’s 9 CASBA Awards.  

Marine Professional 
Deborah Lineberry as owner operator of Paris Marine Ltd., who focuses significant personal and company energy to boating safety and education, especially to the women in her community.

Top Volunteer Dedicated to Boating Safety
Jason Rodgers / André Bastille for the incredible number of hours they individually donate to boating safety with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Safeguarding the Environment
Canot Kayak Québec for the development of sustainable activities and projects and the delivery of environmental awareness outreach.

Marine Industry
SeeArch Inc for creating a personal safety device that helps significantly in locating someone in the water, but also assist with their reboarding.

Stearns Rescue of the Year
For the rescue of 5 individuals on Lake Erie on July 15, 2019.
Jeff Anderson                          Laura Ferriss                            Rick Malott

Best Boating Safety Initiative
Sail Nelson for creating the Nelson Safe Boating event to support Safe Boating Week and promote water safety in the Kootenays.

Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety
Cam Woolley for his invaluable support of the water safety community through his broadcast platform in the GTA.

Special Recognition
Calgary Police Marine Unit for their dedication in keeping the Bow River waterway around the City of Calgary safe through both patrols and the promoting of safe boating.

Special Recognition
Chad Buchner, Parks Canada for his leadership and stewardship of boating safety for his employees and boaters who use the Trent Severn Waterway

The CASBA Gala recognizes the efforts of the public, volunteers, professionals, agencies and organizations who have distinguished themselves in the fields of boating safety and environmental stewardship. Each CASBA event has shared amazing stories of bravery, innovation, passion and dedication.

The CSBC would like to thank our sponsors, without whom the CASBAs would not be possible:

• Presenting Sponsor – Stearns
• Gold Sponsor – Ontario Power Generation
• Silver Sponsor – Salus Marine
• Silver Sponsor – Yamaha
• Silver Sponsor – Mustang Survival
• Silver Sponsor – Playsafe Productions
• Bronze Sponsor – SiriusXM Marine
For additional information on the 2019 CASBAs winners, future events and boating safety information, please visit www.csbc.ca.

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