Sail BC has won a national award for its boating safety event. Photo submitted

Sail Nelson wins national award for safety event

The local organization was honoured by the Canadian Safe Boating Council

Sail Nelson has received a national award for its Nelson Safe Boating Event.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council awards the Best Boating Safety Initiative award to an organization that creates an event or a new initiative promoting safe boating practices in Canada.

The event in Nelson on May 25, 2019, included several local and provincial organizations such as Nelson Search and Rescue, Nelson Fire Rescue Services, Osprey Foundation, Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association, Nelson Paddling Club, Nelson Rowing Club, the Nelson Police Foundation and BC Sailing, who nominated Sail Nelson for the award.

Sail Nelson has joined the ranks of some very high-level safety organizations who have won this award in the past. Past winners include Canadian Red Cross, ICOM Canada, Canadian Power Squadron, Kids Don’t Float, and the Lifesaving Society of Alberta.

“We also could not have made this event possible without the help, determination and support of our key volunteers including Graham Toews, Kim Green, Ginger Lester, Leanna Andrews and Will Halleran,” said organizer Penny Caldwell. “There were many other people behind the scenes as well, so thank you to you all!“

This is just the beginning for Sail Nelson. The next annual Nelson Safe Boating Event will be May 23 at Lakeside Park.

Further information can be found at the event Facebook page, Sail Nelson’s website, or by contacting Caldwell at sailnelson@outlook.com.

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