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Canadian Safe Boating Council

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Safe Boating Awareness Week launch - Halifax Event

The launch in Halifax was equally successful. Other than a bit of wind and overcast skies, the rain held off and media was in strong attendance. A big feature and crowd please was a ‘flashmob’ of 45 line dancers all wearing Stearns inflatable lifejackets. The highlight at the end of the dance was a mass inflation.

Another focus was on cold water immersion and Lyse Boyce, an expert in cold water survival set up a tank for the public and media to try their ‘hand’ at cold water immersion. This challenge opened up the conversations about the 1-10-1 principle, with most people trying the demo and being surprised at how difficult it was to simply keep you hand in cold water for a short time. (imagine your whole body being it there !....Point Made !! ))   Other presentations were set up by MADD Canada, Lifesaving Society, CPS, GSAR, Red Cross and CRC. Similar to Winnipeg, this week was designated Safe Boating Awareness Week in Dartmouth / Halifax by the deputy mayor.