Safety Equipment and Flare Disposal Days

Safety Equipment and Flare Disposal Days

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?

If your flares have a manufacture date of 2017 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.

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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated marine flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.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.

Please check back often as events may be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Starport Marina -3952 McCrae Point Park Road, Orillia, ON L3V 6H7
Orillia Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Sound Marine Services - 103-1797 Comox Ave, Comox BC V9M 3L9
Cape lazo Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Cabela's - 6902 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1P6
Nanaimo Power and Sail Squadron

Sudbury Hearth and Home - 827 Barrydowne Rd Sudbury, ON P3A 3T6
Sudbury Power and Sail Squadron

Thursday, October 7, 2021
The Rigging Shoppe - 44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9
Toronto Power and Sail Squadron

Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day?


Contact: John Guillick by 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!