Nominations for the 25th Annual CASBAs Are Now Open!

We need YOU to share the stories of those who should be recognized for their contributions to boating safety in Canada. We are now accepting nominations in the following categories for the 2023 Canadian Safe Boating Awards:

  • 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

If you have someone you would like to nominate, please visit our website for nomination forms. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2023. Nomination Form (
The next CASBAs awards ceremony will be held on 21 January 2024 at the National Yacht Club in Toronto, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be the 25th anniversary of the CASBAs! Do join us in celebrating excellence in boating safety and environmental stewardship.

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