March 2, 2022

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is this Friday, May 15, 2020! (Yes, it's a real thing.)

Hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, this annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles just prior to the official launch of the Safe Boating Campaign. Anyone can join in this fun event! Wear your life jacket to work, snap a picture while at work and share on social media.

Historically, most people haven't been able to participate in the WYLJWD because: (a) they didn’t know about it, and (b) It's not considered proper work attire. 

Now that a lot of us are working from home, we can wear whatever we want (some of us don’t even have to wear pants!).

We kayakers and canoeists were social distancing long before we were instructed to do so. Now, a lot of our friends are feeling isolated and bored, and they need our help. Many of our friends, who would ordinarily be going to baseball games and concerts this summer will be looking for other activities. This could be an opportunity for us to help introduce those people to activities that don't involve crowds.

Those new boaters will have questions about places to go, about safety, and about gear, but they may not know who to ask.

Wearing your life jacket at work could be like a big sign saying “Ask me about kayaking!”

So, is this something you might be interested in helping with?

If so, please participate in WYLJWD and take a photo of you wearing your PFD at "work" this Friday, May 15.

Want to participate?

If you share your photo on Instagram or Twitter, use the hashtag: #PerrySaysWearYourPFD
If you share on Facebook, make sure you tag @alpineshop in the post.

Need a PFD to participate? (I think we may know a place you can get one!)

The Naiad features women's specific floating foam panels to help keep you comfortable and moving freely.
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