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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated marine flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.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 for more 2023 dates and locations.
529 Hwy 59 South RR 3 Long Point Beach Point Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
Tillsonburg Power and Sail Squadron
Sudbury Hearth and Home
827 Barry Downe Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1L3
Sudbury Power and Sail Squadron
The Rigging Shoppe
44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9
Toronto Power and Sail Squadron
51 Clyde Ave, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 4S2
Avalon Power and Sail Squadron
Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day?
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!