NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Nominations Due October 15


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada Hall of Fame. The due date for nominations is October 15, 2016.

Inductees for the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry.

The 2017 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at the Toronto International Boat Show (running from January 20 to 29).

“The NMMA Canada Hall of Fame is the Association’s highest honour and a way to recognize the significant contributions to recreational boating by one of our industry leaders,” says Sara Anghel, Executive Director of NMMA Canada. “Marine manufacturing plays a significant role in Canadian recreation and our national economy-we are proud to be able to showcase the dedication and innovation of one of our members each year and put a spotlight on our industry.”

To nominate an individual for the 2017 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame, please fill out the nomination form here and email it to Sara Anghel at sanghel@nmma.org. The nomination form includes listing specific reasons why the candidate should be considered, as well as any supporting materials or endorsement detail.

To be eligible to submit a nomination, one must be an active member of NMMA.

This past January, Rick Cassels, formerly of Mustang Survival, was inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame during the NMMA Canada Recreational Boating Industry Session at the Toronto International Boat Show at the Enercare Centre.

A few highlights from Cassels’ career include being part of the team that pioneered inflatable PFDs in Canada as well as creating stronger relationships with associations such as the Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP).

The NMMA Hall of Fame is the Canadian Association’s highest honour. It was established in 1988 and recognizes individuals who have, or continue to generate, substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry.