Toronto Harbour's Cherry Beach and Outer Harbour are home to 8,000+ water users.
Here's what you need to know about the safety equipment, directions of travel, sight-lines, visibility, ability to stop and turn, safety vulnerabilities and how you can help each group.
Windsurfers, Swimmers, Kiters, Sailors, Stand Up Paddleboarders, Wingfoilers, Windfoilers, Kayakers, Rowers and Dragonboaters at Cherry Beach and Outer Harbour were asked nine (9) safety questions to help educate each other and the general public about their sport and safety.
Watch the Safety Sessions from Sunday October 17th, 2022 below. Thank you Simon Rickard, Paul Howard, PC Stacy Kellough (Toronto Police Service, Marine Unit), Stephanie Todd, Jessica Campbell, Andrew Andrade, Anna Hoad, Harold Murray, Felipe Melo, TWC Volunteers and Jennifer Penney.
How to read the wind and weather in Outer Harbour. 30 mins.
What to check before going out, what to wear, areas to avoid and self-rescue. 24 mins.
Things you should know about Swimmers. 11 mins
What distressed kiteboaders look like. Ice and extreme weather safety including what to have ready when you are back on land. Don't assume the car will start! 12 mins
Jessica (Swimming), Anna (Paddling), Harold (Rowing) and Andrew (Kiteboarding).
PC Stacy Kellough - Call 911 for an emergency first, specify your location and tell the dispatcher you need the Marine Unit. Give phone# and name in case they lose connection. 1 hour
Basic First Aid and how to use an AED Defibrillator. 41 mins
We are a coalition of clubs and groups with thousands of amateur aquatic-recreation enthusiasts of motorless water-sports based in Toronto’s Outer Harbour (Sailors, Rowers, Paddlers, Swimmers, Windsurfers, Kiters, Wingers etc.)
To promote the preservation and improvement of safe and enjoyable motorless aquatic recreation in Toronto’s Outer Harbour while maintaining its ‘cottage in the city’ atmosphere.
That the Outer Harbour and Cherry Beach provide a natural haven for world class, year-round non-motorized recreation that is clean, safe and accessible for all. Using a ‘light touch on nature’ they will be conserved, preserved and improved for generations.
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Jessica Campbell, Jane Anderson, Steve Hulford, Julia McNally, Mike Tindall, Mark Matheson, Chuck Tatham, Anna Hoad and Jennifer Penney
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