Canadian Safe Boating CouncilSummer (July) 2012 Newsletter 

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CSBC Annual Symposium and Cold Water Boot Camp


As always, we look forward to another excellent Symposium this year, where friends - both old and new - will meet to discuss boating safety issues. This September 23rd to the 25th, we gather in Gravenhurst, in the heart 


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Women as Game Changers


It's certainly not news that women have significant influence when it comes to major family decisions and purchases. But they also hold sway over their loved ones when it comes to raising their awareness of safety, too. The CSBC and the Lifesaving Society decided to tap into women's influence to increase the number of lifejackets worn by boaters.


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About CSBC 

The Canadian Safe Boating Council is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada. 
Key messages for the Canadian Safe Boating Council Safe Boating Awareness programs:
* Wear Your Lifejacket
* Don't Drink & Boat
* Take a Boating Course
* Be Prepared - You and Your   Vessel
* Cold Water Immersion 
Jean Murray

 Greetings from the Chair 

 This is the time of year we have been  waiting for - sun and summer breezes,  long daylight hours, and, for many  Canadians, the chance to get out on the  water. It's not all relaxation, of course; for those in the boating industry this is the busiest time of the year. And at the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), we are in high gear as we put the final arrangements in place for the CSBC Symposium, to be held in Gravenhurst, Ontario from September 23 - 25, 2012. After our very successful Montreal and St. John's symposiums, you might think that this year's symposium couldn't be any better, but we`re working hard to make sure it will be! Already, we know there will be:


Safe Boating Awareness Week 2012 - Highlights

he quintessential Canadian summer activity - boating - is launched with Safe Boating Awareness Week (SBAW) every year on the long May weekend. Nothing says 'summer' like SBAW!


And, if you didn't get a chance to participate in SBAW activities in your community, the Canadian Safe Boating Council asks that you simply remember and practise these life-saving messages throughout the boating season:


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NMMA Canada's Day on Parliament Hill


The first-ever Recreational Boating Day on the Hill took place in Ottawa on May 29th, where members of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada met with a dozen Members of Parliament, as well as Transport Canada and other federal policy officials. The purpose was to advocate on behalf of the industry's more than 100,000 Canadian marine industry workers and Canada's 10 million recreational boaters (NMMA estimate).      

Left to right: Michael Szwez, VP, Dock Edge, Sara Anghel, NMMA, David Tilson, MP for Dufferin-Caledon with intern from his office. (Photo courtesy of Boating Business Magazine)

CASBA Nominations


There's no better time of year than the boating season to think about the folks in your community whose contribution to boating safety and environmental stewardship stands out. It's because of people like them that the rest of us can look back on a life filled with memorable boating seasons, and that our children will one day be able to do the same.


Nominate an individual or business in your community to receive a Canadian Safe Boating Award (a CASBA). 


SARscene 2012 Toronto, Ontario - November 2012:  Call for Presenters


The National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) in conjunction with its co-hosts is putting together a vibrant conference program which it hopes will be of great interest to all full and part time frontline SAR, emergency management and prevention outreach professionals as well as policy/decision makers in the areas of aviation, maritime, ground and urban SAR.