Group Members

Gallagher 'Skippers' Plan Andrew Robertson
Atlantic Marine Trades Pat Nelder
B.C. Sailing Association Nancy Chow
Boating B.C. Association Lisa Geddes
Boating Ontario Rick Layzell
BOATsmart! Canada Cameron Taylor
Canadian Coast Guard (DFO) Daniel Breton
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary NL Winston Pitcher

Canadian Forces Cadets Brenda Reeve
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons TBD
Canadian Red Cross Clara Reinhardt
Cook-Rees Memorial Fund Loreena McKennitt
Cottage Life Media Michelle Kelly
Experts Conseils Claude Lefrançois
Federation of Ontario Cottagers (FOCA) Terry Rees
Georgian Bay Association Rupert Kindersley
Georgian College Bradley Moore
International Yacht Training Mark Fry
Lifesaving Society - Ontario Barbara Byers
MD Marine Insurance Katie Edwards
Muskoka Lakes Association Frances Carmichael
Mustang Survival Corp. Rick Cassels
National Safe Boating Council Stu Gilfillen
Nautisme Québec Sylvain Deschenes
NMMA Canada Sara Anghel
Ontario Power Generation Kim McLennan
Ontario Provincial Police David Moffatt
Paddle Canada Michelle McShane
Play Safe Productions Ted Rankine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Bob Chabot
Safe and Quiet Lakes Diana Piquette
Sail Canada Genevieve Manning
Salus Marine Wear Steve Wagner
Stearns (A Division of Coleman Canada) Dawn Whiteside
Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety Honey Walsh
Transportation Safety Board Canada Sylvie Delisle
Yamaha Motor Company Timothy Kennedy
SeeArch Inc. Michael Homer

Individual Members

Edward Dougall Ted Fortuna Joe Gatfield Ian Gilson John Gullick
Dale Miller Ron Kroeker John McMullen Jean Murray Brenda Reeve
Shyldon Safruk Denis Vallée Michael Vollmer Al Will Lawrence Jacobs
Jake Mellett Mal Blann Bob Minielly George Will Peter Heard
Anuska de Silva Walimuni Doreen Hinksman      

In-Kind Supporters

3rd Ranger Patrol Group    
5th Ranger Patrol Group    
Air Inuit    
Air North    
BC Ferries    
Boating BC Lisa Geddes
Boating Ontario Rick Layzell
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Arctic Region    
Canadian North (previously First Air)    
Canadian Tire Nigel Manson-Hing
Cook-Rees Memorial Fund Loreena McKennitt
I Market Marine Brad Funk
Mustang Survival Rick Cassels
Ontario Power Generation Kim McLennan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police    
Salus Marine Wear Steve Wagner
Stearns (Division of Coleman Canada) Dawn Whiteside
Titanium Storage    
SiriusXM Marine Ricky Lima
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Jason Krott
Yamaha Motor Canada Tim Kennedy



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5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law now requires that anyone driving a motorized boat must have a pleasure-craft operator card. It’s for your own safety and that of your passengers. Don’t get caught without one. Take a course and get your license!

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Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

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Be Cold Water Safe

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.