Kids don’t float program

Coast Guard Auxiliary launches safety program for children

  • May. 23, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Station 37 (Sooke) of the Coast Guard Auxiliary have began to roll out a  “Kids Don’t Float” program.

At the new public boat launch on the water at the Prestige Hotel in Sooke you will find an information board and a selection of children’s PFD’s (personal floatation devices) just hanging around on hooks.

The Kids Don’t Float loaner program is easy to use. Boaters and swimmers may borrow appropriate size lifejackets for children who are with them, free of charge. Upon completion of their marine activity, they simply return the  lifejackets to the display board.

“We will be extending this program to any other interested marina’s in the area in the hope that no child will ever be on the water without a correctly fitting life jacket,” said Rob Roe, Station Leader for Unit 37.

 

Just Posted

Sooke Potholes viewing area likely to remain closed

Report says that more rockslides likely in the area

Suspended B.C. legislature officers accused of ‘flagrant overspending’

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Ousted legislature officials say report released to further blacken their reputations

James and Lenz say release was ‘Contrary to all principles of fairness and decent treatment’

Loud repairs of navy vessel in James Bay peak today

Asterix undergoing repairs at Ogden Point

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Pioneering Telegraph Cove whale watching company cast adrift after 38 years

Stubbs Island Whale Watching announced it is ceasing operation

Giant ice disk equipped with webcam after surviving storm

Westbrook official Tina Radel says the livestream was requested by Brown University

River Rats beat the odds in game against Cowichan

The Sooke River Rats came up big against a formidable foe on… Continue reading

B.C. animators land Oscar nominations

‘Animal Behaviour’ by Vancouver’s David Fine and Alison Snowden among several Canadians on the short list

B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

One-third of pregnant women think cannabis won’t harm their baby: UBC

Review of six U.S. studies found doctors didn’t communicate health risks of pot use

Most Read