CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers to undertake a project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.
Have Your Flares Expired?
For the boating season of 2016, if your flares have a manufacture date of 2012 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can’t light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them. In fact, in Canada there is no formal solution to the issue of date expired flares and it’s been an ongoing topic of discussion for years.
Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
The following list of locations will host safety equipment days and accept expired flares on the dates noted below.
370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2
|April 16||Xtreme Marine||1978 Westchester Bourne, Nilestown, ON, N6M 1H6|
|April 22-24||The Rigging Shoppe||44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9|
|April 23||All Bay Marine||2240 Harbour Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 2P6|
|April 23||Lake’s Marine Supply||5968 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6C8|
|April 23||Driftwood Auto and Marine||4605 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1|
|April 23||C.A.S. Power Marine||2564 Cedar Creek Road, Ayr, ON, N0B 1E0|
|April 23-24||Marina Gosselin||116, 1ere rue, Saint-Paul de l’Ile aux Noix, Qc, J0J 1G0|
|May 7||Steveston Marine and Hardware||3560 Moncton St, Richmond, BC, V7E 3A2|
|May 7||Steveston Marine and Hardware||1667 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1N5|
|May 14||Steveston Marine and Hardware||201-19700 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC, V3A 7B1|
|May 14||Wills Marine||1797 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 3L9|
|May 21||The Bitter End Boaters Exchange||1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7|
|May 21||Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park||3 Allen St, Mitchell’s Bay, ON, N0P 1L0|
|May 21||Sandy Cove Marine||2858 25th Side Rd, Innisfil, ON L9S 3T6|
|May 21-22||Fogh Boat Supplies||1 Port St. East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4N1|
|May 28||Boulet et Lemelin Yacht||1125, boul Champlain, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 0A2|
|May 28||Nat’s Marine||590 Liverpool Rd, Pickering, ON L1W 1P9|
|May 28||Bridge Yachts||49 Harbour St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0|
|May 28||L’entrepot Marine||379 Boul Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, J7V 7W1|
|May 28||Port Whitby Marine Supplies||1636 Charles St, Whitby, ON L1N 1B9|
|May 28||Barry J’s Rainbow Marine||12340 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 2H1|
|May 28||Millidgeville Marine||1022 Millidge Ave, Saint John, NB, E2K 2P6|
|May 28-29||Fogh Boat Supplies||1 Port St. East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4N1|
|June 4||The Yacht Shop||3514 Joseph Howe Dr, Halifax, NS B3L 4H7|
|June 4||Inlet Marine||850 Barnett Hwy, Port Moody, BC V3H 1V6|
|June 4||Marine Source||22 McCarville St, Charlottetown, PE C1E 2A6|
|June 4||Fogh Marine||901 Oxford Street, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5T1|
|June 4||Kincardine Canadian Tire||811 Durham St. Kincardine, ON N2Z 3B8|
|June 10-11||The Chandlery||367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5T8|
|June 11||Lefroy Harbour Marina||Lefroy Harbour Resorts, 727 Harbour St, PO Box 1, Lefroy, ON, L0L 1W0|
|June 18||Marina del Ray||4130 Bayview Ave, Ramara, ON, L3V 0S2|
|June 24||Krate’s Marina||290 The Queensway S, Keswick, ON L4P 4H3|
|June 24-25||Paris Marine||2980 Lakefield Rd, Lakefield, ON K9J 6X5|
|July 9||Canadian Tire Baie Comeau||650 Parfondeval, Baie Comeau, QC, G5C 3R3|
|August 13||Marina Shores||520 Hwy 50 Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0|
|Check back often for more dates|
Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day in 2016? Send John Gullick an email.
In accordance with Transport Canada requirements, flares are approved for four years from the date of manufacture. Typically, this means that you need to replace your flares every third or fourth boating season. If they have expired or will expire during this boating season, you must replace them… it’s the law!