On behalf of the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) in partnership with the Lifesaving Society Ontario, we would like to ask the MPOA to join our upcoming initiative Hooked on Lifejackets.
-Runs July 1st to July 9th 2017 during National Fishing Week
Every year over 16 million Canadians take part in recreational boating. In Ontario alone, 35 people drowned due to boating accidents in 2013. 88% of these individuals were not wearing a personal floatation device, and 40% of the accidents were related to alcohol consumption. The CSBC would like to remind boaters at the start of their season to follow safe boating practices; wear a lifejacket and leave alcohol until they return to the dock.
Canadian Safe Boating Council