Cheema Aquatic Club

A globally recognized canoe and kayak club providing opportunities for youth to achieve success at every level as athletes and in life.

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Cheema offers a wide range of programs for all ages. If you are new to the sport, returning or have years of experience we have something for you.

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Best. Summer. Ever.

Join Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley Nova Scotia, at the tip of scenic Lake Thomas. Register for one of Cheema's programs now.


Who We Are

From early morning till dusk for over 40 years, our paddlers have earned their way onto the international sprint racing scene.

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What's New?

Clothing order has been organized!!!  Orders need to be submitted to Tall Ships by July 31st.  Please see the attached PDF and Excel version of the order form, depending on how you will be submitting your order.  This order is guaranteed to be available for pickup on August 23rd, just in time for Nationals!

All information on submitting your order is on the order form.

Posted on July 26th, 2018

Cheema Aquatic Club will be offering an After School Program starting September 2018. The program will run from 2:00pm until 5:30pm Monday to Friday, also offering Full Day PD days. Cheema is well established in our community with close to 50 years experience in building our Canadian youth. Our program will take full advantage of our beautiful secluded 20 acre property, infrastructure and equipment, as well as the MacDonald Sports Parks that is adjacent to Cheema and are connected through our walking trails.

For more information on the program click here.

Posted on July 25th, 2018

2018 Paddle-A-Thon is just around the corner!  This year, paddlers will hit the water on August 14, 2018 to raise funds for Cheema's summer program.  Our goal is a lofty one...$15,000!!! Money raised will help fund our safety and summer program boat and equipment purchases and a NEW Lean To slated to be built this the Fall.

Participant pledge packages will be distributed on July 25 by the coaches of each program group.  If your child did not receive one, please contact Nadine.

Check out this year's fundraising incentives (there are both individual and team incentives) and some tips for fundraising success.  

Posted on July 24th, 2018

We will be having a send-off BBQ for our National Athletes who are going to Worlds on August 1st.  Michelle Russell, Craig Spence and Marshall Hughes will all be traveling to Portugal to compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships from August 21st -25th.  Please join us on August 1 to wish these guys good luck!  We will be sparking up the BBQ with burgers and sausages.  We are asking members if they could contribute salads, sweets, and drinks for the event.  BBQ will start at 5pm.

Posted on July 24th, 2018

In late June, Sawyer Capes (High Performance), Matthew Casey (PaddleAll) and Elle MacKenzie (Summer Program) made a pitch to Jim Mills, President and CEO of Office Interiors Group to purchase some new Cheema branded tents . Mr. Mills, who had no direct connection to Cheema, agreed purchased three brand new 10 x 10 tents for Cheema, a contribution valued at $2,500.  The sponsorship pitch team made a GREAT impression and the tents are already on order. Keep an eye out for them at competitions later this summer. Thank you to Mr. Mills and Office Interiors Group for their support of our paddlers.

Posted on July 24th, 2018