Flare Disposal Cancelled, Free Safety Checks On

Courtesy Check

June 13, 2024

The Safety Education and Flare Disposal Program will no longer be offered. CanBoat (Formerly Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons) have learned that Transport Canada through it’s Boating Safety Contribution Program, will no long be funding this program. So, as of now we will not be setting up or supporting any events that involve the collection of outdated flares.

The funding was used to cover the cost of flare shipping and disposal, insurance and other related expenses.

Special thanks to  CIL Orion Explosives out of Lachute Quebec for their long-time support of this program and their contribution to the disposal costs.  We also want to thank our volunteers and host retailers who collected 250,000 flares and educated boaters during this program.

Unfortunately, we have no suggestions for the disposal of outdated flares as there are currently no alternatives.

The Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check program will continue to be offered.

A successful check provides reassurance that your boat complies with Transport Canada’s safety standards. It ensures that in case of an emergency, you will have the required equipment onboard to help save lives or provide assistance.


Upcoming 2024 Courtesy Checks:

June 1 – Reed Point Marina, Port Moody, BC

June 15- Collins Bay Marina, Kingston, ON

June 15 – Mimico Cruising Club, Etobicoke, ON

June 15, Marina Grandes Milles, Grandes-Piles, QC

June 16, Marina St Jean des Piles, Shawinigan, QC

July 18 Marine Mr B, Saint-François-du-Lac, QC

Additional dates and locations will be posted here.

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