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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Our Programs

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?

Cheema is currently hiring summer staff. We have postings for a Lifeguard, Canteen Coordinator, Caretaker, Lead Coaches, and Support Coaches. Please check out the job descriptions below if you are interested in any of these positions. Application deadline is April 1, 2020.
Posted on February 24th, 2020
Happy New Year! Christmas 2019 is but a distant memory and it's all over but the crying (over the credit card bills that is). We can help you make that VISA credit card balance a memory too. Purchase 50/50 tickets on-line to support our Spring Camp athletes and you could win half the jackpot. It currently sits at $2980 AND there's still six weeks to go! Get your tickets by visiting
Posted on January 6th, 2020


For those who were unable to attend the AGM on October 29, you can access both the Commodore's report and Treasurer's report below.

Posted on October 30th, 2019


Our AGM is coming up on Oct 29th. The nomination forms of those who have put their names forward to be on the 2019-2020 Board can be viewed using the link below.

There are a few positions for which we have not receive any nominations;  Summer Program Chair, Fundraising Chair and Logistics Chair.  If you are interested in one of these positions, please talk to any of our current board members to find out more information.


Posted on October 15th, 2019
In honour of our 50th anniversary, we’re turning up the ‘heat’ for our annual rib fest competition. Start perfecting your secret sauces and smoking techniques NOW!
What you need to know!
There are two competitive categories this year. Both are taking place on Saturday, September 7, 2019: 
  • Real McCoy ‘Smoked Ribs’: contestants must put ribs on the ‘heat’ at Cheema from a raw state. No pre-cooking permitted.
  • Texas Cheatum ‘Ribs’: (some shade being thrown here me thinks!) contestants can pre-cook Ribs in oven and then heat up at Cheema.
Each category will have cash prizes of 1st place $200 and 2nd place $100.
  • must provide their own source of ‘heat’ 
  • have ribs ready for judges by 4:30 pm 
  • will be provided with (and expected to cook) 4 racks of ribs at no cost. 1/2 rack will go to the judges and 3 1/2 racks will be served to those in attendance
  • can pick up their ribs at Cheema on Monday, September 2 between 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Please submit your name, which category you want to compete in & any questions to
Sponsored by our AMAZING FRIENDS at McDonalds Mainland Halifax and Tantallon.


Posted on August 13th, 2019