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Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days

CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with 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 2014 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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
The following list of locations will host safety equipment days and accept expired flares on the dates noted below.
April 7 Trotac Marine 370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2
April 19-22 Rigging Shoppe 44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9
April 21 Stones Boatyard 1840 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E6
April 28 Stevestons Marine and Hardware 1667 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N5
April 28-29 Marina Gosselin 116 1re Rue, Île-aux-Noix, QC J0J 1G0
May 11-12 The Chandlery 367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5V2
May 12 Pices Marine 441 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON L6K 2H2
May 26
MacDonald Turkey Point Marina
92 Clubhouse Rd, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0
June 2 Canadian Tire Roberval 1056 Boulevard Olivier Vien, Roberval, QC G8H 3G3
June 9 The Yacht Shop 3514 Joseph Howe Dr, Halifax, NS B3L 4H7
June 9 Dan's Nautical Shop 12237 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N8N 1A1
June 9-10 Port Whitby Marine Supplies 1636 Charles St, Whitby, ON L1N 1B9
June 16 Lefroy Yacht Harbour 727 Harbour St, Lefroy, ON L0L 1W0
Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day in 2019? Send an 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!

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