Canadian Safe Boating Council Seeks CASBA Nominations

As the 2010 boating season comes to a close, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is requesting that industry members suggest persons or organizations that deserve nomination for 2010 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAS). Nominations close on November 7, 2010.

Each year, stakeholders in recreational boating safety assemble at the CASBAS awards reception to honour the people, programs, organizations and marinas that enhance Canadian boating safety or help to keep the environment clean.

The awards reception will be held at the Sheraton Centre (Essex Ballroom) in Toronto on January 9.  The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and provides an opportunity to network with key individuals from every facet of the industry, government and others. Dinner and the awards ceremony follow the reception. Tickets are $150 per person and can be ordered by emailing Those purchasing tickets will receive a CSBC charitable donation receipt for $25.

Nominations can be submitted by visiting the CSBC website

2010 Categories include:

“Rescue of the Year”
An award to recognize a heroic deed or rescue executed on the water in Canada

“Marine Professional of the Year”
An award to recognize an outstanding act of boating safety by a marine organization professional.

“Top Volunteer Dedicated to Safe Boating”
An award to recognize an individual who consistently practices and promotes safe boating in Canada.

“Best Boating Safety Initiative”
This award honours a successful safe boating initiative that was conducted in Canada in 2010

“Safeguarding the Environment”
Awarded to the company that has introduced to Canada a boating product or campaign that reduces marine pollution and makes the sport of boating more environmentally friendly.

“Marine Industry”
Awarded to a company or individual who has introduced to Canada a boating product or technology improving boating safety.

“Green Marina Environmental Award”
This award honours the marina demonstrating the best environmental practices.

“Visible PFD Wear in Advertising”
Awarded to an advertiser that consistently or innovatively promotes visible PFD wear.

“Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety”
Awarded to a media representative that promotes boating safety in some fashion.

“Special Recognition”
Awarded at the discretion of the CASBA Nominations Review Committee for special recognition.