Canadian Safe Boating CouncilSpring (April) 2013 Newsletter 
 


CANADIAN SAFE BOATING AWARDS SHOWCASE
CANADIANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CASBA Winners
2012 CASBA Winners
Each spring draws millions of Canadians to the shores of our rivers, lakes and oceans to enjoy their bounty for a precious few months. Each January, the CSBC's Canadian Safe Boating Awards, the "CASBAs," draw boating enthusiasts and members of the boating industry to Toronto. Why? Well, over the course of each boating season, accidents happen to a number of those millions...

SPRING 2013 NATIONAL CANADIAN MARINE ADVISORY COUNCIL (CMAC) MEETING 

APRIL 23 TO 25

 

Transport Canada's upcoming Spring 2013 CMAC meeting will take place at the "Old City Hall" located at 111 Sussex Drive in Ottawa from April 23 to 25, 2013.

  

The Recreational Boating Standing Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The Standing Committee is co-chaired by John Murray, Transport Canada and John Gullick, Canadian Safe Boating Council.

 

Please note there is no registration fee to attend the National CMAC meeting.  For more information and to register, click here to visit their website. 

 

THE NATIONAL SAR SECRETARIAT IS CALLING FOR AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS!

 
If you know somebody who is deserving of recognition, the National Search and Rescue Secretariat encourages you to find out more about the National SAR Awards of Excellence.  The Awards are open to both volunteers and paid employees whose contributions in activities such as boating and water safety have resulted in improving SAR response or reducing the number or severity of SAR incidents.
 

CANADIAN INJURY PREVENTION AND SAFETY PROMOTION CONFERENCE AND AWARDS THIS FALL IN MONTREAL

 

The Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference (CIPSPC), sponsored by Parachute and the Canadian Red Cross, is taking place in Montreal from November 5 to 7, 2013.  The conference will honour deserving individuals and groups that work to prevent injury with CIPSPC Awards. Awards are open to individuals and groups working in the community, as well as those who work in provincial, territorial and national governmental and non-governmental organizations and in research and evaluation.  If you are fortunate to point to someone in your circle of friends and family that works in the field of injury prevention, consider submitting a nomination. The deadline for doing so is September 15, 2013.

 

The conference will be held at the luxurious downtown Hilton Bonaventure, from November 5 to 7. Book early and save up to $100.

 

Click here for more information about award categories and Conference registration. 



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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 
GREETINGS FROM THE CHAIR 
Jean Murray - CSBC Chair
At the CASBAs January 2013
 
This year's International Boating and Water Safety Summit and associated meetings were held in San Antonio in late March. I am on the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) Board and Joyce Shaw, NSBC Chair is on the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) Board. In addition, Barbara Byers, a former CSBC Chair and current member of the CSBC Executive, represents the Lifesaving Society on the National Water Safety Congress Board.  While the Canadians at the Summit are always outnumbered by our U.S. colleagues, we play an active role, and among the Canadian presentations this year was one by Barbara and Ted Rankine on our very successful Women as the Influencer/Fire Alarm Campaign last summer. The Summit is a great learning and networking event, and I really appreciate our collaboration. This year the CSBC won third place in the Media Contest for our Fire Alarm Poster! Congratulations to Barbara for her great work on this.
 
Also on the international front, the CSBC has been invited to present at the Marine 13 Conference in Sydney, Australia in late April, and to participate in a lifejacket forum at which we will sign an international agreement on collaboration in promoting lifejacket wear. We started discussions on this agreement at the CSBC Symposium in Gravenhurst last year, and it is being referred to as  the 'Muskoka Principles'. I'm looking...

NEW TIMING FOR THE CSBC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: MAY 11, 2013

The timing of the CSBC Annual General Meeting (AGM) is changing.  Consistent with new federal legislation dealing with federally incorporated Not-for-Profit groups, the CSBC must hold its AGM within six months of its year end of December 31.  The next AGM will be held on May 11, 2013 in Toronto.  The formal notice is reflected below. Should you plan to attend, please advise the CSBC Secretary at [email protected].


Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Safe Boating Council, Saturday, May 11, 2013

 

Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Safe Boating Council will be held at Delta Toronto Airport West, 5444 Dixie Rd, Mississauga ON L4W 2L2.  The meeting will commence at 1:00 pm for the following purposes:

a) Accepting the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held September 25, 2012
b) Receiving the Annual Report of the Chairperson and the Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, together with the Auditor's Report in respect thereto
c) Receiving Reports of Directors
d) Election of the Board of Directors and Officers of the Council for the ensuing year
e) Appointing the Auditors of the Council for the ensuing year
f) Transacting such further business as may properly come before the meeting of any adjournment thereof.

Dated at Owen Sound Ontario this twenty-seventh day of February, two-thousand and thirteen.

                                                        

Signed W. F. Taylor, Secretary

CSBC SYMPOSIUM SEPTEMBER 23 to 25, 2013 - JOIN US IN WHISTLER!

 

It seems these annual get-togethers just keep getting better and better! And the 2013 CSBC Symposium - being held in world-renowned and picturesque Whistler, British Columbia from September 23 to 25 - promises to be no exception. 

Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler Conference Centre

Join us in this spectacular mountain setting for a great three-day learning experience. There will be presentations and discussions on boating safety topics from international and Canadian experts, on-water learning opportunities, and networking (not to mention the opportunity to renew old acquaintances).

 

Lodgings for Symposium 2013 participants have been arranged at the beautiful Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, nestled within Whistler Village. Registration for both the Symposium and lodgings must be completed by August 15 to avoid disappointment.

 

We look forward to welcoming you there this September! 

CSBC'S COLD WATER WORKSHOPS THIS FALL IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER

Cold Water Workshop
Demonstrating a Cold Water Rescue

Capitalizing on the overwhelmingly positive response from the first responder Cold Water Workshops held in conjunction with our recent annual Symposiums, the CSBC is planning two new workshops for this fall:  one in the Toronto area and one in the Vancouver area.  Concurrent with the workshops, we will also be offering cold water instructor courses just in advance, so that the  instructors in training will have a chance to put what they learned to the test... teaching students during the workshops. All of the sessions will be conducted by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht.


The dates for the two Cold Water Workshops are September 21 for Vancouver and November 9 for Toronto.  The two-day instructor programs will run September 19 to 20 for Vancouver and November 7 to 8 for Toronto.  For more information contact

Ted Rankine for details.

SAFE BOATING AWARENESS WEEK 

MAY 18-24, 2013


It's back! Time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles! North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2013 runs from May 18 to 24 and we need to get busy! We're kicking off the week once again with Ready Set Wear It events - which in 2012 saw 3,993 people participate, 1,092 of whom inflated their lifejackets and 2,901 who wore their inherently buoyant pfds! Why not join in the fun in 2013?  The CSBC is planning kick-off events in Vancouver and Toronto. The Conseil qu�b�cois du nautisme  plans an event in Montreal. Get a few friends together and register an event by going to www.readysetwearit.com. If you do it before April 15, we'll even send you some replacement CO2 cylinders for participating.


And, if you'd like to help us get the Safe Boating Awareness Week messaging out to boaters in your area as a campaign volunteer, click
here right now to learn more! Check out the Radio Public Service Announcements, TV Public Service Announcements, timely articles, magazine ads and more, that all help us reach out to our fellow Canadian boaters both directly and through the media. We also encourage you to visit our new Volunteer E-Guide that provides a step-by-step guide to all your volunteer activities.

Volunteer Contact:  Ian Gilson