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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.

View list of acceptable flares (pdf)

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.

Friday, May 14, 2021
ESL Marine - 51 Clyde Ave Mount Pearl A1N 4S2
Avalon Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Lighthouse Marine - #4 - 5964 Wharf Rd PO Box 137 Scheldt, BC  V0N 3A0
Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron

The Chandlery - 367 Poulin St Ottawa, ON K2B 5V2
Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron

Sunday, May 22, 2021
Lakes Marine - 5968 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC, V9L 6C8
Cowichan Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Paris Marine - 2980 Lakefield Rd. Selwyn Twp, ON K9J 6X5
Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Boulet Lemelin Yacht - 1125 Boul Champlain Quebec, QC G1R 0H2
Quebec Power and Sail Squadron

Port Whitby Marine Supplies - 1636 Charles St Whitby, ON L1N 1B9
Oshawa Power and Sail Squadron

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

Friday June 4, 2021
Chandlery Marine Supplies - 367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5V2
Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Alberni Industrial Marine Supply - 3149 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni,
BC V9Y 3B2
Port Alberni Power and Sail Squadron

Chandlery Marine Supplies - 367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5V2
Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron

Friday, June 11, 2021
Le Marin - 149 Napoleon Sept Iles, QC G4R 3L8
Sept-Iles Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Pices Marine Ltd - 441 Wyecroft Rd Oakville, ON L6K 2H2
Oakville Power and Sail Squadron

Canadian Tire - 1655 Leckie Rd Kelowna. BC V1X 6E4
Okanagan Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Lefroy Yacht Harbour - 727 Harbour St, PO Box 1 Lefroy, ON L0L 1W0
Barrie Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, July 3, 2021
Brechin Dry Dock Marine - 150 Laguna Pkwy, Brechin, ON L0K 1B0
Orillia Power and Sail Squadron

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Marina Shores - 529 Hwy 59 South RR 3 Long Point Beach Point Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
Tillsonburg 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

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Cabela's - 6902 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1P6
Nanaimo 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!