Recreation Vessel Courtesy Check (RVCC)

Would you bet $200?

That’s the cost of a fine for not having the required safety equipment in good working order on your boat. Let our volunteers help you beat the odds.

We will check your boat for free… and if you have everything you need, you’ll get a Safety Inspection Sticker*.

If you don’t have everything… we will explain exactly what you should have on board so you can be sure to win that bet.

And once you are boating safely, you’re not just saving $200 - you could be saving your life.

Date Club/Marina Location
May 26 Union Steamship Marina Bowen Island, BC
June 1 Reed Point Marina Port Moody, BC
June 15 Collins Bay Marina Kingston, ON
June 15 Mimico Cruising Club Etobicoke, ON
June 15 Marina Grandes Milles Grandes-Piles, QC
June 16 Marina St Jean des Piles Shawinigan, QC
June 29
Lakeview Park Marina Windsor, ON
June 29
Stop 26 Windsor, ON
July 18 Marina Mr B Saint-François-du-Lac, QC


Upcoming RVCC Dates and Locations

A successful RVCC gives you peace of mind knowing that your boat meets Transport Canada’s safety standards and that in an emergency you will have necessary equipment aboard to assist in saving lives or summoning help.

**This sticker won’t guarantee that enforcement officers won’t ask to see your safety equipment, but as long as you don’t take anything off the boat that was there when it was checked – you should be confident that you are in compliance and won’t get a fine for safety equipment violations. If you wish to volunteer to become a specialist, please contact your regional coordinator.

  • National Volunteer Coordinator
    Jerry Powers
  • National Office Coordinator
    John Gullick
  • Ontario Region Region Volunteer Coordinator
    Hans Etzel
  • Marie Dosso
  • Région du Québec; coordonateur et formation
    Gaétan Léveillé
  • Maritime Region Volunteer Coordinator and Training
    Mary Ridgewell
  • Marcel Simard
  • Pacific Region Volunteer Coordinator and Training
    Jerry Powers
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