Canadian Safe Boating Council

Annual Symposium

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2012 Annual Symposium

Gravenhurst, Ontario– September 23rd to 25th, 2012

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is hosting its annual Symposium in Gravenhurst, Ontario from September 23rd to the 25th, and it promises to be a great event and an important way to promote the CSBC mission.

Join us for

  • Professional development and learning for boating safety enthusiasts;
  • Sharing new safe boating research and innovative ideas;
  • Connecting with boating safety organizations to exchange information and resources.

Gravenhurst is a perfect venue for the 2012 Symposium, with a rich fresh-water marine history set among a backdrop of the beautiful Muskoka lakes. The host hotel, the Marriott Residence Inn overlooks the Gravenhurst harbour, hoem to the Muskoka Wharf & Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre.

This year's Symposium highlights include:

•  Two full day workshops, one prior to and the other concurrent with the main programme, led by Dr. Gordon
    Giesbrecht and focusing on “Cold Water Response” for those keen on hands- on
•   A visit to the renowned Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre;
•  On-water activites including a 'peek over the transom' at one of the cold water workshops in progress, and
   on-water presentations by the Ontario Provincial Police and Canadian Rangers.

•  Boating safety insights from near and far with presentations from Howard Glenn, Maritime Operations                Manager, NSW Australia, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, U.K., Donald Roussel, Transport Canada          and boating safety research;
•  A panel on the Future of Boating;

This event builds on the great 2011 Symposium in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

This is what we heard last year.

•   It was wonderful to meet so many passionate, likeminded boating safety people.
•  Best conference I've attended so far. Excellent speakers and quality topics.
•  The Cold Water Boot Camp session was one of the best I have ever attended. Excellent job!
•  Exceeded my expectations. Good international discussion to help others map out the way ahead.

If past participant experiences are an indication, the 2012 Symposium will be the boating safety ‘event of the year’.

Make sure you are part of it!

HOTEL  - Make your own reservation NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15, 2012

The Residence Inn by Marriott, Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf will serve as the site for the 2012 Canadian Safe Boating Council Symposium. Individuals are responsible for making their own room reservations directly with Residence Inn by Marriott no later than Aug. 15, 2012. Reservations must be made directly by calling their local number at 1-705-687-6600.
Reference the “Canadian Safe Boating Council Symposium” to receive the Symposium rate and fullfill the CSBC conference requirements. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

Symposium room rates are:
Single or Shared Occupancy $155 / night (plus taxes)


Contact the Residence In by Marriott at:

                                Downloadable Registration Form                                                        On-line Registration