July 3rd – 11th is National Fishing Week and the Canadian Safe Boating Council’s Hooked on Lifejackets campaign.
This annual CSBC initiative focuses “on promoting the most basic of safe boating behaviours and one that has the greatest potential to save lives…wearing a lifejacket.”
Powered and non-powered boating, including small vessels used for fishing account for an average of 103 drownings per year in Canada and is the second most frequent activity associated with drowning fatalities.
Have fun, stay safe and remember to wear your lifejacket or PFD.
Change the law. Save a life.