You Are the Eyes and Ears of the CASBAS!

We depend on YOU to make us aware of the goings on across Canada that warrant special recognition in the fields of recreational boating safety and environmental stewardship. And it’s simple too! Just fill in the nomination form below and provide as many details as possible including any newspaper clippings, photos, web site addresses, etc. Unfortunately, nominations submitted without appropriate details cannot be accepted.


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  • Rescue of the Year

  • Top Volunteer Dedicated to Boating Safety

  • Safeguarding the Environment

  • Marine Professional of the Year

  • Visible PFD/Lifejacket Wear in Advertising

  • Marine Industry Award

  • Best Boating Safety Initiative

  • Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety

  • Special Recognition Award

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.