BOATING SAFETY FOR NEWCOMERS
The Lifesaving Society has launched an online boating safety program targeted to new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be trying recreational boating for the first time.
“Start Boating” is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills. The program will launch in English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese, followed by Hindi and Tagalog in August.
The program consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water.
While suitable for all boaters, the program was developed with Canada’s growing immigrant population, especially newcomer families, in mind. The website can be found at www.startboating.ca.