Group Members

April Marine Sophia Alachouzos
Atlantic Marine Trades Tara Mills
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit Dr. Ian Pike
B.C. Sailing Association Nancy Chow
Boating B.C. Association Bruce Hayne
Boating Ontario Rick Layzell
BOATsmart! Canada Cameron Taylor
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) Sonia Molina
Canadian Coast Guard (DFO) Sean Arbour
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary NL Kelly Doody
Canadian Forces Cadets Lisa Desnoyers
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Mal Blann
Canadian Red Cross Donna McKean
Cook-Rees Memorial Fund Loreena McKennitt
Cottage Life Media Michelle Kelly
Federation of Ontario Cottagers (FOCA) Terry Rees
Fédération Québécoise de Kite Sebastien Gilbert-Corlay James Steeves
Georgian Bay Association Rupert Kindersley
Georgian College Bradley Moore
Lifesaving Society - Ontario Barbara Byers
Marine Surveys & Services Ltd. Darren Kennedy
Mustang Survival Corp. Lili Colby
My Boat Card Aiden Hough
National Safe Boating Council Stu Gilfillen
Nautisme Québec Josée Côté
NMMA Canada Jim Wielgosz
Not Your Child Julia Matthews
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Angelo Lombardo
Ontario Power Generation Kim McLennan
Ontario Provincial Police Marine Unit David Moffatt
Paddle Adventure Club Jenna Kornishyna
Paddle Canada Michelle McShane
Peel Regional Police Greg Teague
PlaySafe Productions Ted Rankine
RCMsar Jineane Eason
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Lawrence Jacobs
Safe and Quiet Lakes Diana Piquette
Sail Canada Genevieve Manning
Salus Marine Wear Steve Wagner
SeeArch Inc. Michael Homer
Service de Police de la Ville de Gatineau Karl Sauvé
Gallagher Skippers’ Plan Michael Hewett
Stearns (A Division of Coleman Canada) Dawn Whiteside
Sûreté du Québec Nicolas Voyer
Toronto Police Marine Unit Stacy Kellough
Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety Honey Walsh
Transportation Safety Board Canada Sylvie Delisle
Virtual Marine Frocy Labrador
Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. Amanda Comission
York Regional Police Marine Unit Aaron Busby

Individual Members

Malcolm Blann
Michael Brown
Ian Campbell
Anuska de Silva Walimuni
Mike Dean
Edward Dougall
Ray Duma
Ted Fortuna
Joe Gatfield
Ian Gilson
William Griswold
John Gullick
Peter Heard
Doreen Hinksman
Lawrence Jacobs
Cathy & Don Jaques
Ron Kroeker
Jack Lord
John McMullen
Jake Mellett
Jean-Marc Michaud
Dale Miller
Bob Minielly
Kevin Monahan
Jean Murray
George Puccia
Brenda Reeve
Tom Shumka
Denis Vallée
Michael Vollmer
Al Will
George Will
Neil Burrell
JP Seyffarth

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 requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.

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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.