Media Advisory - Learn how to get started in boating with Discover Boating

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - The May long weekend kicked off the unofficial start to summer and with it, boating season! Boating offers lifestyle benefits that can easily and affordably improve quality of life for Canadians who enjoy its many activities. Jump the waves, fish for the big one, just get away from it all, de-stress, get closer to nature and more importantly, closer to family, friends and loved ones. Discover Boating, the recreational boating industry's national awareness program, is hosting an event to officially kick-off the boating season by introducing newbies to the fun of boating and educating veteran boaters on new activities.

Discover Boating will bring the advice found on onto the water with a "Get Started in Boating" event. Experts will showcase boats and equipment to bring to life the fun and accessibility boating can offer Canadians nationwide.

    WHAT...      Join boating experts for fun and great food out on the
                 water, while experiencing what boating in Canada has to
                 offer and discover why so many Canadians believe life is
                 better on a boat.

                 Learn water safety, how to choose the right boat type,
                 fishing, sailing, water sports and more - everything
                 Canadians need to know to start boating this summer!

    WHEN...      Thursday, June 3, 2010*
                 9:45 a.m. - Media registration
                 10:00 a.m. - Introduction to Discover Boating and
                 interactive stations
                 11:00 a.m. - Boat leaves the marina for lunch
                 12:30 p.m. - Boat returns to marina
                 1:00 p.m. - Event ends
                 *Rainout date is June 4, 2010 (if needed)

    WHO...       Discover Boating's Tracey Hart will discuss the benefits of
                 boating, especially in Canada, and how the average Canadian
                 can get started.

                 Once a popular water sport for the younger generation,
                 wakeboarding has become a fun activity for boaters of all
                 ages. Scott Duke, camp director at Basecamp, will answer
                 questions and during lunch on the water his riders will
                 showcase the latest wakeboarding tricks.

                 David Chong, one of Canada's top tournament anglers, will
                 share his passion for fishing, tips/techniques, as well as
                 his top fishing secrets.

                 John Horemans, from Humber Sailing and Powerboating Centre,
                 is a retired elementary school teacher who now teaches
                 Torontonians of all ages how to sail, and will instruct on
                 how to rig a boat, hoist a jib and more!

                 Cameron Taylor, president of BOATSmart! Canada, will speak
                 about boating safety and how Canadians can be safe and
                 conscientious boaters.

    WHERE...     Ontario Place Marina
                 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

    Space is limited - please RSVP by Monday, May 31 to reserve a spot.

Accredited media will be asked to present a business card and photo identification.


For further information: For further information: Kayla Rochkin, Hill & Knowlton Canada - (416) 413-4767,

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