The Canadian Safe Boating Council Wants You To Nominate Your Local Boating Heroes Today


Oct 24, 2016

As the 2016 boating season winds down, now is the time to have your own local boating safety advocate or hero recognized for their outstanding or life-saving efforts in the field of boating safety and environmental stewardship. They may have pulled someone to safety from a capsized boat, taught school children about the importance of always wearing a lifejacket, or helped to keep the waterways clean and free of pollutants and debris. Whatever they have contributed to the boating community, we want you to nominate them!

The Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs), which will take place in Toronto on January 22nd, 2017, are like the People’s Choice Awards of Safe Boating. An annual awards ceremony and dinner takes place every January to recognize the efforts of the general public, volunteers, professionals, agencies and organizations that have distinguished themselves in the fields of boating safety and environmental stewardship. Perhaps you or the company you work for has developed a product that enhances boating safety or maybe you or someone you know was walking along the beach, heard someone calling for help and decided to react. The CASBA awards span a number of categories, including:

“Rescue of the Year”
“Marine Professional of the Year”
“Top Volunteer Dedicated to Safe Boating”
“Best Boating Safety Initiative”
“Safeguarding the Environment”
“Marine Industry”
“Visible PFD Wear in Advertising”
“Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety”

What makes the CASBAs so very special is that nominations come from people like YOU! No matter where you live – from Victoria to St. John’s – it’s important that you keep your eyes and ears open, and submit your nomination(s).

Help the Canadian Safe Boating Council say ‘thank you’ to deserving Canadians for their boating safety efforts and let them know that their contribution is greatly appreciated. Click on the “Events” tab at for more information about the CASBAs and to obtain a nomination form. Please submit your form by e-mail to or by post to:
Canadian Safe Boating Council
400 Consumers Rd
Toronto, ON, CAN, M2J 1P8

Registrations to attend the CASBAs can also be made through the CSBC website


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