The media continues to be the key platform for disseminating boating safety messaging to those who will head out on Canadian waterways in their powerboats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks and personal watercraft this season. Available on the CSBC website is a variety of readily usable press releases as well as downloadable print, radio and television PSAs to interest your listeners, viewers and readers. For interview purposes, we can also provide access to local volunteers. Simply contact Ian Gilson to arrange.

For more information relating to Safe Boating Awareness Week, please e-mail

Click on video to view a message from a regional representative. You may reach out to these provincial representatives at the contact information given, for more on safe boating information in that region.

Videos can be downloaded for education, media use or sharing on social media.

Aaron Harnden
Marine Safety Specialist Volunteer and Station Leader RCMSAR Station 10-Richmond BC
Aaron Harnden grew up on the west coast of Canada and has been boating his entire life including on lakes, in coastal waters and offshore. Aaron joined RCMSAR in 2012 and has been directly involved in providing assistance to mariners for more than 150 SAR incidents.
Ralph Mohrmann
Director of Readiness RCMSAR
Dale Miller
Executive Director BC / Yukon Branch Lifesaving Society
Dale Miller has worked in the BC aquatic recreation field since 1974 and for the past 28 years, he has been Executive Director for the B.C. & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society.
Lifesaving Society - BC & Yukon Branch
#112-3989 Henning Drive Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5
604.299.5450 ext.104 | @LifesavingBCYK
Jeff Desson
Boating Safety Officer,Transport Canada - Pacific Region
Jeff Desson is a Boating Safety Officer with Transport Canada, Pacific Region. Jeff has 5 years of experience doing Search and Rescue with the Canadian Coast Guard. He is currently working on Transport Canada’s Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check Program along with several other outreach activities.
Transport Canada
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Let the Weather To Boat app help you this season.

This free App from the CSBC will be your one stop shop for boating. In addition to up-to-date marine and local weather forecasts, it also provides lots of information that will help you enjoy your boating experience even more. File an electronic trip plan with emergency contact alerting, check on the safety equipment required for your vessel, enhance your boating knowledge with boating safety tips and videos, find geo-referenced marinas and boat launches close to you and much more. Let the new Weather to Boat App help you decide whether to boat and keep tabs on the weather while you are out.