"Take a Boating Course" a Core Message of 2013 National Safe Boating Week

Taking an online boating course can help boaters stay safe and comply with the law

OTTAWA, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Online boating educator BOATERexam.com will join boating organizations across Canada in raising awareness during National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 18th until the 24th. One of the key messages of the week is the importance of taking an approved boating safety course, a message supported by the Canadian Safe Boating Council.

For this year's National Safe Boating Week, BOATERexam.com and the Canadian Safe Boating Council are communicating five key messages to the 16 million boaters who take to Canada's rivers, lakes and oceans each year:

  • Wear a Lifejacket
  • Don't Drink & Boat
  • Take a Boating Course
  • Be Prepared, Both You and Your Vessel
  • Be Wary of the Dangers of Cold Water Immersion

"All Canadian powerboat operators are now required by law to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by completing a Transport Canada approved course," says Brent McNamee of BOATERexam.com. "But more than the law, it's just the right thing to do if you want to make sure you, and your friends and family on board, stay safe while boating this summer."

To help spread the boating safety message before summer boating season, BOATERexam.com has created a series of web "posters" that review key safety tips. Boaters are encouraged to share the links on Twitter or Facebook during the upcoming safety week.

"These posters show the kind of information we cover in our online course," says McNamee. "We present the information in a fun, memorable way, so you're prepared for any situation that happens on the water."

Boaters can take an online safety course to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card at www.boaterexam.com. National Safe Boating Week runs from May 18th until the 24th, 2013.

BOATERexam.com is a Transport Canada approved course provider and Canada's most trusted provider of boating safety courses and exams. More Canadians - over 1 million of them - have chosen BOATERexam.com to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.


For further information:

Robert Dupel - Robert@boaterexam.com

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