Safety Equipment Education 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 2018 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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated marine flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.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 in early Spring for more 2022 dates and locations.

May 21
Lakes Marine Supply
5968 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC, V9L 6C8
Cowichan Power and Sail Squadron

Robinson Home Hardware
138 Penetanguishene Rd, Barrie, ON L4M 7C3
Barrie Power and Sail Squadron

May 28
Bitter End Boat Exchange
1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7
Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron

L'Entrepot Marine
379 boul. Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec J7V 7W1
St Lawrence District

Wye Heritage Marina
3282 Ogdens Beach Rd, Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Penetanguishene Power and Sail Squadron

June 4
Port Whitby Marine Supplies
1636 Charles St #2, Whitby, ON L1N 1B9
Oshawa Power and Sail Squadron

Bay Port Marina
156 Marina Park Ave, Midland, ON L4R 4P4
Midland Power and Sail Squadron

Hully Gully Marine
1705 Wharncliffe Rd S London, ON N6L 1J9
London Power and Sail Squadron

Canadian Tire Matane
145 Rue Piuze, Matane, Quebec G4W 0H7
Estuaire St-Laurent

Alberni Industrial Marine Supply
3149 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3B2
Port Alberni Power and Sail Squadron

June 11
Marina Del Ray
4130 Bayview Ave, Ramara, ON L3V 0S2
Orillia Power and Sail Squadron

Collins Bay Marina
1270 Coverdale Dr, Kingston, ON K7M 8X7
Kingston Power and Sail Squadron

Paris Marine
2980 Lakefield Rd. Selwyn Twp, ON K9J 6X5
Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Millidgeville Marine
1022 Millidge Ave Saint John, NB E2K 2P6
Kennebecasis Power and Sail Squadron

Bridgeview Marine Services
1 Marina Rd, Point Edward, ON N7T 7J7
Sarina Power and Sail Squadron

Georgian Shores Marina
195 24th St W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
Owen Sound Power and Sail Squadron

Comox Marine and Woodworking
1766 Ryan Rd E, Comox, BC V9M 4C9
Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron

June 18
Beacon Bay Marina
1-37 Champlain Rd, Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1S1
Penetanguishene Power and Sail Squadron

Buckeye Marine
3396 County Rd 36 Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0
Kawartha Lake Power and Sail Squadron

Starport Marina
2688 Kellys Rd, Port Severn, ON L0K 1S0
Orillia Power and Sail Squadron

June 25
Shinning Waters Marina
148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, NS B3Z 2P3
Halifax/Alderney Power and Sail Squadron

July 2
Beacon Marine
60 S Shore Rd, Pointe au Baril, ON P0G 1K0
Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron

July 9
Niagara Regional Police
5700 Valley Way Niagara Falls L2E 1X8
Niagara District

St Catherine's Fish and Game Boat Launch
61 Lighthouse Dr. St Catherines, ON L2N 7P4
Niagara District

Sugarloaf Harbour Marina
3 Marina Dr, Port Colborne, ON L3K 6C6
Niagara District

Bridge Yachts Ltd
49 Harbour St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
Port Dover Power and Sail Squadron

August 6
Marina Shores
529 Hwy 59 South RR 3 Long Point Beach Point Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
Tillsonburg Power and Sail Squadron

September 17
Sudbury Hearth and Home
827 Barry Downe Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1L3
Sudbury Power and Sail Squadron

October 6-8
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!