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 to suit your needs.

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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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Posted on July 21st, 2017

We are putting in a clothing order!  Check out the attached files for the great items available!  Order is going in July 5th.  If you have any questions regarding the order please contact Deanna.

Posted on July 1st, 2017


We had the unveiling of our new singlet tonight with a kick off to summer BBQ!  Go Cheema Go!!

Posted on June 30th, 2017

Cheema Racing is accepting applications for Coaching positions for the upcoming 2017 Summer Program. This year’s program will run from July 3rd to August 25th. Salary will commensurate with experience.   Expectations of Cheema Summer Program Coaches:

  • Support the vision of the head coach in implementing the summer training program
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for summer athletes
  • Promote and support a climate of respect for athletes, coaches, officials, and parents
  • Support and develop the technical skills and fitness of Cheema paddlers
  • Be a positive role model for our young athletes and represent Cheema Racing in a positive manner

If this interests you, please forward a resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on April 21, 2017.

Posted on April 2nd, 2017

Never paddled before?  Interested in improving your paddling skills?  Paddled years ago and want to get back on the water?  Want a change from your normal fitness routine?  Come join the Cheema Masters program.  We offer a paddling program that focuses on physical fitness, skills development, and fun!  We provide instruction and training in spring kayak, canoe, and war canoe.  In this program you set your own goals in a community that supports you in achieving them.  You may wish to take part in the Masters regattas to test yourself against others or you may wish to just enjoy the beauty of Lake Thomas in the summer.  Whatever your goal, it's a great way to meet people and to stay active.

Give us a try - we'd love to have you!

Posted on February 21st, 2017