A Reminder to all Boaters this Summer
I work in a rental location, loaning out canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and rowboats. So far, I have had to perform four rescues from large, 6-person canoes. In every instance alcohol was involved (not on my end). In one instance, the family lost all their credit cards, drivers licenses and cash.
I no longer allow anyone to rent a boat if they are the least bit tipsy or have even an unopened beer with them. Boating laws in Canada prohibit the use of drugs or alcohol while on watercraft, and operation of a watercraft while under the influence is also illegal.
Do yourself a favour and enjoy your summer responsibly, not like idiots. Alcohol and water do not mix in any fun way. I would also like to remind readers that consuming alcohol in provincial parks is prohibited unless within the confines of your campground.
Thank you, enjoy your summer!
Colin Stepney, Boat Rental Agent