Nominations open for the Boating Ontario President’s Awards

Boating Ontario


Sept 29, 2016

Boating Ontario is pleased to announce nominations for Boating Ontario President’s Awards. These prestigious awards are a celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those who have made ignificant contributions to Ontario’s recreational boating industry. Winners are announced at the 2016 President’s Dinner and Awards Gala on November 28, 2016, as part of the Boating Ontario Annual Conference program.


“The Awards Program has long been a way for the association to recognize significant contributions from individuals or companies within recreational boating industry. We all know people or businesses that go above and beyond to advance recreational boating in Ontario, this is an opportunity for peer-to-peers recognition for the hard work they do all year long” stated Janet Bauer, CEO of the Boating Ontario Association.


There are four distinct Boating Ontario President’s Awards of Excellence:


W. J. Robertson Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution and has expressed appreciation for the Boating Ontario Association.


Gord Blake Visionary Award recognizes an individual or business who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of innovation or successfully leveraged an opportunity for visionary leadership within the boating industry.


Robert Eaton Environmental Award celebrates individuals and businesses dedicated to environmental responsibility and stewardship while contributing their time and effort to advancing their efforts in the Boating Ontario Clean Marine program.


President’s Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to long-term impact on the boating industry.


To nominate an individual or business for the Boating Ontario President’s Awards, please visit Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016.


Boating Ontario represents marina operators, boat dealers, brokers, and suppliers in Ontario’s diverse recreational boating industry. As the largest recreational marine trade association in Canada, we represent over 600 participating members. Boating Ontario a ctivity advocates and promotes the benefits and joy of recreational boating, we support our members through marketing initiatives and programs across the province. Founder of the Clean Marine – EcoRating Program, Boating Ontario has been a recognized world leader in environmental “Best Management Practices” for over 20 years. To learn more about us go to


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