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 DiscoverBoating.ca 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
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
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.
SOURCE DISCOVER BOATING
For further information: For further information: Kayla Rochkin, Hill & Knowlton Canada - (416) 413-4767, firstname.lastname@example.org