The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.start­boat­

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