North American Safe Boating Awareness Week May 20 – 26, 2023


Apr 18, 2023

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 20 to May 26, 2023. The purpose of this initiative, managed by the CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) and its partners, is to promote safe and responsible boating practices.

In Canada, 16 million people enjoy recreational boating. That number has been going up, driven in the past few years by Covid-19. Marine dealers across North America continue to experience buying pressure and product challenges including for boating safety gear as many people new to boating, continue their plans for taking to the water for the first time.

Although this ‘new’ to boating group has made boating safety information more critical than ever before, boating safety is still an important issue. We as an industry can help with communications about boating safety to make boaters more aware of their roles and responsibilities to themselves, their passengers, other boaters and those on shore.

There are five key boating safety messages directed towards the most common boating related accidents. They include:

1. Wear a lifejacket
2. Boat sober.
3. Be prepared; both you and your boat.
4. Take a boating course
5. Be aware of cold water risks.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council has a wealth of resources and information you can access to help you take part in the coming North American Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 20 – 26, 2023. This is a very good thing for your business to support and it’s a great way to promote your own business too. All the materials you can use from the CSBC website are copyright-free.

As well, you’ll find more great boat safety information at  or

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