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Quebec Safe Boating Awareness Week

Quebec Safe Boating Awareness Week

ON THE WATER, I THINK OF OTHERS TOO!

From June 16th to 22nd, 2021, as part of Quebec Safe Boating Awareness Week, the Quebec Lifesaving Society, the Quebec Sailing Federation, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec), the Union des municipalités du Québec and Transport Canada, as well as several partners, are joining forces to advise water sports enthusiasts, boaters and fishermen to enjoy the water in complete safety and with respect for other users. This summer promises to be exceptional, sharing the waterways is everyone’s responsibility!

Consult the list of activities.

Below you will find more information on each of the week’s themes. We also invite you to consult and download the Safe Boating Guide from Transport Canada.

The Quebec Safe Boating Awareness Week is made possible through the involvement of organizing committee and partners.

What is the best flotation device? The one you are wearing!

Wednesday June 16th

Plan before heading out!

Thursday June 17th

On the water, alcohol can capsize your day!

Friday June 18th

Don’t be a Cowboy, it doesn’t stop on a dime.

Saturday June 19th

Rules for safe navigation – Speed limits – Proper lookout – Wake – Swimmers in waterways, Ace Boater

If you want your children to be able to enjoy it for a long time, respect the environment.

Sunday June 20th

Traffic is not just on the road…think about being respectful and courteous.

Monday June 21th

 

Having the right knowledge helps avoid many consequences!

Tuesday June 22th

A LONG WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES

Awareness activities near the water, on the dock, and on the water as well as courtesy checks.

Friday, June 18th in the afternoon

  • Parks Canada in collaboration with the SPVM and the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec) (Locking Through Safely)
    Courtesy checks at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
  • Inshore Rescue Boat Service – CCG – Student
    Prevention kiosk at the Saurel marina

Saturday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th

  • Canot Kayak Quebec and Vérendrye Park
    Awareness-raising for Canot Camping La Vérendrye clients.
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec)
    About twenty units throughout the province will conduct courtesy checks.
  • Inshore Rescue Boat Service – Canadian Coast Guard – Student Program
    6 teams located at the Vaudreuil, Longueuil, Trois-Rivières, Beaconsfield, St-Zotique and Sorel Lifeboat Stations will conduct courtesy checks.
  • Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
    Approximately 30 teams across the province will be conducting courtesy checks.
  • Valleyfield RCMP in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec)
    Recreational boater awareness.
  • Parks Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Quebec) (Locking Through Safely)
    Courtesy checks at the Lachine Canal, Saint-Ours Canal, entrance and exit of the Chambly Canal.
  • SPVM
    Saturday: courtesy checks in the upper part of the Port of Montreal and at the Alexandra Basin.
    Sunday: courtesy checks near the Lachine marina.
  • Parks Canada in collaboration with the Inshore Rescue Boat Service – CCG – Student Program (Locking Through Safely)
    Saturday: courtesy checks at the Lachine Canal (lock #5).
    Sunday: courtesy checks at the Lachine Canal (lock #1).
  • Parks Canada in collaboration with the SPVM (Locking Through Safely)
    Saturday: courtesy checks at the Lachine Canal (lock #1).
    Sunday: courtesy checks at the Lachine Canal (lock #5).

 

Organizing committee and partners