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River Safety Day

River Safety Day, May 5, 2018

There is tremendous awareness of the beautiful Meewasin Valley through Saskatoon and the incredible access to the river we can all enjoy.  Over recent years there has been growing use of the river with ongoing promotion that keeps our community’s focus on all it has to offer.  With increasing traffic, all river users – powered and unpowered, recreational and commercial – need to make sure we all operate safely and with courtesy.

A group of River Users have gotten together to create some activities on May 5, viewable from River Landing.  Join us for:

Displays on at River Landing Amphitheatre  11 am - 3 pm
Saskatoon Police Service Flyover Video
Saskatoon Search and Rescue Command Centre
Transport Canada Boating Safety Office

River On Water Demonstrations 11 am - 3 pm
Life Raft Launch & Deployment @ 11 am
Man Overboat Response @ 12 pm
Communications Tools @ 1 pm
Hypothermia Discussion @ 1:30 pm
Multiple Vessel Capsizings @ 2:00 pm

All times are approximate and subject to change.

Displays onboard The Prairie Lily 12 pm - 4 pm

Inland Marine Technololgies will be offering rides to The Prairie Lily from the Boat Launch behind the Vimy Memorial.  This is a first come, first serve opportunity.  We will welcome as many guests and time and capacity allow.  There is no charge for this service.  All passengers are required to listen to our short, Transport Canada mandate safety presentation and wear a life jacket.  Life jackets will be available.  Join us for:

Dragon Boat Festival Display
Dragon Boat Club Sign up
Back 40 First Aid Hypothermia Demo
Transport Canada Safety Information
Various Information and Guests