CanBoat / NautiSavoir names Water Ways TV host Steven Bull as National Ambassador

Bull to help promote all aspects of Boating Safety including CanBoat / NautiSavoir’s long-time commitment to educating boaters for increased confidence and enjoyment on the water.

Monday, June 24, 2024

[TORONTO, ON]: Today, CanBoat / NautiSavoir announces that Steven Bull will serve as National Ambassador. The Producer and Host of both Water Ways TV and, new-in-2024, Water Ways: Ontario has a deep connection with the boating world and, in particular, with regards to boating safety.

CanBoat / NautiSavoir National Managing Director Kelly Symons says, “Steven Bull, as the host of Water Ways TV, has consistently demonstrated a passion for boating and education that aligns perfectly with our mission. His dedication to promoting safe and enjoyable boating practices makes him an ideal National Ambassador for our organization. We are thrilled to have Steven on board to help spread our message and encourage more people to embrace the joys of boating, safely.”

Originally founded in 1938 by three members of the Windsor Yacht Club and growing into the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP), the organization rebranded in May 2024. Under the new name, the organization remains an educational boating authority in Canada. Their courses include and are not limited to the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and the Maritime Radio Course to obtain VHF Radio Certification. Its CanBoat.ca website offers the above certifications and links to its numerous other courses. These build from the basic courses required by law to more advanced material for boaters who would like to cross the ocean.

“The first thing my wife and I did after signing the papers on our first boat 11-years ago was to sign up for a Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons course,” said Steven Bull. “I am honoured to be named National Ambassador for the organization and am eager to help bring newly rebranded CanBoat / NautiSavoir to new levels. It’s only fun on the water if you return from the water!”

As Bull travels the country to shoot episodes for his shows, he will visit squadrons and capture member profiles and regional stories for CanBoat / NautiSavoir’s social media channels and the popular member magazine, “Port Hole”. In addition, he will serve as a media spokesperson and record a series of safety tips for both CanBoat / NautiSavoir’s website but also for inclusion on Water Ways TV – which was awarded “Best Media Contribution to Safety” at the 25th annual Canadian Safe Boating Awards.

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For further information, media inquiries, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Ron Zeeman
General Manager – Bullitage Media Inc.
Producers of Water Ways TV + Water Ways: Ontario
647-298-4244, ron@bullitage.com

Vanessa Schmidt
Marketing and Graphics Manager
CanBoat / NautiSavoir
647-726-1061, vschmidt@cps-ecp.ca

ABOUT WATER WAYS TV

www.waterways.show

Water Ways TV is produced by Bullitage Media Inc., producers of “The Forgotten Festival” (www.forgottenfestival.com). Created and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Steven Bull (RTDNA – CBC Radio “Excellence in Sports Reporting”, and Sports Host of Canadian Screen Award-winning CBC Morning Live with Heather Hiscox), Water Ways celebrates the best of life in, on and around the water. The multi-platform boat show explores everything from new ways to explore the waters in your backyard, to international destinations and affordable bareboat charters, to careers on the water from racers to rescuers. Whether it be stand-up paddle boarding, sailing on a century-old yacht, or going 750-nautical miles from Toronto to New York in a year old pocket cruiser, if you’re floating you’re boating. Season 2 debuted on Global TV in Canada in Fall 2023, is available on America’s Boating Channel and is currently airing on Sportsman Channel Canada.

ABOUT CANBOAT / NAUTISAVOIR

www.canboat.ca

CanBoat / NautiSavoir, operated by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP), is a national, non-profit boating organization offering courses for recreational boaters. They provide certifications like the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and VHF Radio Certification. The PCOC is the only Canadian-issued card accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Courses are available online, via virtual classes, or in classrooms. Since 1938, volunteers have shared their knowledge with boaters, preparing them for everyday and emergency situations. Membership offers discounts on insurance, courses, marine products, and more. Annual dues support CanBoat / NautiSavoir’s programs and services.