Record year for Canada as nine marinas and twenty-seven beaches awarded the prestigious Blue Flag

This year Canada welcomes its first ever coastal beach to the eco-certification program, proving Canada’s coastline to be a world-class destination for holidaymakers

Toronto, Ont. — After a long winter, 27 beaches and nine marinas across Canada are welcoming the upcoming beach and boating season by raising their prestigious Blue Flag eco-certification.  The Blue Flag represents the internationally recognised gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety, and amenities.

This year, a record number of beaches and marinas across the country have earned the Blue Flag, including Canada’s first ever coastal flag, flying at Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé, NB.  Ontario also welcomes the addition of two new Blue Flags, at Trent Port Marina in the Bay of Quinte, and Port Burwell East Beach in the Municipality of Bayham.

“Millions of tourists around the world look for a Blue Flag when choosing a beach or marina to visit. And there’s a good reason for that,” said Kelsey Scarfone, Blue Flag Program Manager with Environmental Defence. “When you see a Blue Flag raised at a beach or marina, you know that it’s clean, sustainably managed and a safe place to swim. Great family vacations start with finding a Blue Flag.”

The Blue Flag is administered in Canada by Environmental Defence and is managed internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). More than 4,000 beaches and marinas in 45 countries fly the Blue Flag.

https://environmentaldefence.ca/2018/05/15/record-year-canada-nine-marinas-twenty-seven-beaches-awarded-prestigious-blue-flag/

Trent Port Marina receives prestigious Blue Flag eco-certification
The official raising of the prestigious Blue Flag will happen at the Trent Port Marina this Thursday. The Blue Flag represents the internationally recognised gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety, and amenities. The Trent Port Marina is one of only nine Canadian marinas to receive this award in 2018. Mayor Jim Harrison will be present along with Marina Manager Kathy Lammers and representatives from Environmental Defence, the Canadian Operator of the Blue Flag Program.

Where:
Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Dr., Trenton

Who:
Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, members of City Council
Kathy Lammers, Trent Port Marina Manager
Kelsey Scarfone, Blue Flag Program Manager

When:
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
2:00 pm