Tri-State Boating Safety Fair kicks off National Safe Boating Week

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April 23rd, 2009

Officials to emphasize the enjoyment of safe and responsible boating on May 16

“Go Boating Safely!” is the new theme for Colorado River’s Tri-State Boating Safety Fair. The event will take place May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge Beach Park, along the Bridgewater Channel at 1340 McCulloch Blvd.

This sixth annual fun-filled family affair will kick-off National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22) by a group of state, local and federal boating agencies that want to encourage boaters to hit the water this summer, but safely and responsibly.

Organizers will be talking about challenges that boaters face while boating on the Colorado River and about general boating safety. Families will be given the opportunity to bring in one outgrown or unsafe life jacket to trade in for a brand new one (while supplies last), and boating safety bags filled with promotional items and information about boating laws in strategic areas of the Colorado River will be distributed. Also, boaters will get a free vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary before launching.

The Tri-State Boating Safety Fair is free and the public is encouraged to stay the entire day to picnic, swim, fish and partake in the action. For more information about the boating safety fair, call Arizona Game and Fish Department at (623) 236-7377.

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