Kick−off to Safe Boating Awareness Week and Media Day,
Ontario Place, Brigantine Cove
Broadcast time: 08:00
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
On Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at Ontario Place, Brigantine Cove, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will host the media to kick-off Safe Boating Awareness Week 2019.
The event's itinerary include:
• Opening Remarks from CSBC and the OPP @ 10:00 a.m.
• Launch of Ontario wide Boat Sober Campaign with CSBC
• On-board police boat demonstrations for boating safety
• Hands-on participation of re-boarding devices and inflatable lifejackets
• Impaired boating simulations and cold-water demos
• Interview opportunities with CSBC, Toronto Police, and OPP
• On-water demonstrations from other on-water partners
• Interviews and B-roll/photo opportunities
Parking is located beside Lake Shore Boulevard West, east of the main entrance of Ontario Place.
This year, the focus is Prevention Partners With Enforcement. Together, boating safety stakeholders, enforcement and media can make a significant difference on the water, making it safer for all Canadians. CSBC will unveil their Ontario-wide Smoke Safe Campaign. Along with local and regional police, they will discuss and emphasize the importance of NOT consuming ANY alcohol, cannabis or prescription drugs before or while boating.
The Victoria Day long weekend is considered by many as the unofficial start of summer. The goal of this event and Safe Boating Awareness Week is to decrease the number of boating fatalities by educating the public as they begin their boating season with the knowledge and key boating safety tips to help ensure that every trip is a round trip.
Please contact Cheryl Gallagher or Richard Baker to pre-schedule your attendance as best you can to facilitate individual attention:
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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Richard Baker, Marine Unit