Just in time for National Lifejacket Day on May 19, wearalifejacket.com is launching a new look with expanded content and a focus on letting folks know about the wide range of comfortable, cool and stylish lifejackets and PFDs that are now available for every boating activity. Paddlers, anglers and cottagers will find a device that has been designed with their needs in mind.
wearalifejacket.com is a project of the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund which was established by singer and composer Loreena McKennitt after the loss of her fiancé, Ron Rees his brother Richard and friend Greg Cook in a tragic sailing incident in 1998 in Georgian Bay.
Red Cross National Lifejacket Day serves to remind us all that a lifejacket or personal flotation device needs to be worn to work. Learn more and a chance to win free life lifejackets for the entire family: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=18251&tid=001
Spring is in full swing and the opening of boating season is right around the corner. Boaters are checking out their equipment and making plans for a summer of fun, friends and adventure on the water. North American Safe Boating Week begins next week to remind everyone to prepare carefully and to review safety precautions and equipment checklists. The most important safety measure is to ensure that everyone on board a boat has a lifejacket that fits comfortably, so that it can be worn at all times. This is absolutely vital in small boats and particularly now when the water is still shockingly cold.