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.

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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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Our annual auction is coming fast!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 10th.  It will be held again this year at Brewsters in Bedford.  Paddles go on sale at 4:30pm, auction starts at 6pm.

If you are helping out with auction items, please see the attached donation letter to help you secure a donation.

Hope to see you there!!

Posted on October 14th, 2018

The Cheema Annual General Meeting is coming up on Oct 30th. One of the purposes of the AGM is to elect a new Board for the 2018-2019 year. As per the club by-laws, all positions must be filled using a nomination process. The nomination form is below.

All positions are open and we are accepting nominations now. Many positions have current board members offering to return, but there are some positions that are currently “vacant” and in need of someone to fill it. Those “vacant” positions include High Performance Chair, Logistics Chair, Facilities Chair and Communications Chair.

To submit your name for a position, you must complete the nomination form, have someone move and second the nomination, and submit it to the club Secretary, Janie MacKinnon.  You must also sign the Cheema Board Member Code of Conduct. The deadline for nominations is 8:00 PM on 16 October 2018.

If you have any questions on the duties and responsibilities of any of the board positions, please feel free to reach out to the person currently filling that position. You can also reach out to Andrew Koch.

Posted on September 15th, 2018

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