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NMMA Canada Receives Funding for Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

New On-Water Boating Clinics to be introduced at Montreal In-Water, Toronto and Vancouver Boat Shows


Bolton, ON (May 15, 2014) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada announced today it has received $87,225 in funding from Transport Canada to support the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training program for three years, a national program designed to educate Canadians to become confident and safe boaters. The funding stems from Transport Canada’s boating safety Contribution Program (BSCP), which aims to increase the number of boaters who follow safe Boating practices.

The Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training program will provide both new and experienced boaters the opportunity to get behind the helm and receive on-water training on safe boat handling at the Montreal In-Water Boat Show, the Toronto International Boat Show and the Vancouver International Boat Show from 2014-2016. The program has been successfully offered by NMMA at dozens of boat shows throughout the United States and has trained thousands of boaters.

“NMMA strongly supports and encourages boater education. An educated boater is a safe boater.” said Sara Anghel, executive director/vice-president government relations NMMA Canada. “On-water training is one of the best ways for new boaters to learn the skills needed to boat safely and with confidence, and we are pleased to receive support from Transport Canada.”

The Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training program has been adapted for Canada in both official languages and will feature instruction by Boating experts on a variety of Boating curriculum at the above mentioned Canadian boat shows.


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational Boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the Boating lifestyle. For more information visit http://www.nmma.org or http://www.nmma.ca.

Discover Boating Canada is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational Boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational Boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability and accessibility of the Boating lifestyle while helping to educate potential boaters and offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on the water in a boat. For more information, please visit http://www.DiscoverBoating.ca.


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