Ahead of the Canada Day long weekend, the Canadian Safe Boating Council is reminding people about boat safety and the importance of wearing lifejackets.
They are launching their “Hooked on Lifejackets” campaign on June 30th, coinciding with National Fishing Week to remind anglers about boating safety and the different types of life jackets available to them.
Director of the Canadian Safe Boating Council, Ian Gilson with two main tips to remember when on the water.
CSBC says 80 percent of recreational boaters who drown each year in Canada were not wearing lifejackets or personal floatation devices (PFD’s), and the majority are males between the ages of 19 and 35 who were out fishing.
For more information on the “Hooked on Lifejackets” campaign, or to learn about safe boating practices and tips before heading out, you can go to the Canadian Safe Boating Council website at csbc.ca to watch videos and read print material.