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Arthur J.Gallagher Andrew Robertson
Atlantic Marine Trades Pat Nelder
Boat Dealers CA Chris Perera
BC Sailing Association Nancy Chow
Boating BC Bruce Hayne
Boating Ontario Rick Layzell
BOATsmart! Canada Cameron Taylor
Canadian Coast Guard (DFO) Peter Garapick
Canadian Forces Cadets Brenda Reeve
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Mal Blann
Canadian Red Cross Clara Reinhardt
Cook-Rees Memorial Fund Loreena McKennitt
Cottage Life Michelle Kelly
Experts Conseils Claude Lefrançois
Federation of Ontario Cottagers (FOCA) Terry Rees
Georgian Bay Association Rupert Kindersley
Georgian College Carol Record
International Yacht Training Mark Fry
Lifesaving Society - Ontario Barbara Byers
MD Marine Insurance Kimberly Thompson
Muskoka Lakes Association Frances Carmichael
Mustang Survival Corp. Rick Cassels
National Safe Boating Council Chris Stec
Nautisme Québec Alain Roy
NMMA Canada Sara Anghel
Ontario Power Generation Eric McGoey
Ontario Provincial Police David Moffatt
Pacific Yachting Mark Collett
Paddle Canada Jay Morrison
Play Safe Productions Ted Rankine
RCMP Marine South Island Integrated Lawrence Jacobs
Safe and Quiet Lakes Frances Carmichael
Sail Canada Genevieve Manning
Salus Marine Wear Steve Wagner
Stearns (A Division of Coleman Canada) Dawn Whiteside
Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety Ian Campbell
Transportation Safety Board Canada Mélanie Comte
Yamaha Motor Company Timothy Kennedy

Individual Members

Mike Dean Edward Dougall Ted Fortuna Joe Gatfield Ian Gilson
William Griswold John Gullick Dale Miller Ron Kroeker John McMullen
Jean Murray Brenda Reeve Shyldon Safruk John E.C. Savage Denis Vallée
Michael Vollmer Al Will Lawrence Jacobs Alain Roy Jake Mellett

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Boating BC Lisa Geddes
Boating Ontario Rick Layzell
Canadian Tire Nigel Manson-Hing
Cook-Rees Memorial Fund Loreena McKennitt
I Market Marine Brad Funk
Mustang Survival Rick Cassels
Ontario Power Generation Eric McGoey
Port of Metro Vancouver Natalie Anderson
Salus Marine Wear Steve Wagner
Stearns (Division of Coleman) Dawn Whiteside
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.