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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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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What's New?

With the completion of the Frank Garner Boat House project, it is now time to turn our thoughts to the future! We will be developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide us for the next three to five years.

To do this, Cheema must fully understand the environment in which we operate and how to strengthen the organization to meet current and future challenges.

We have engaged the services of Brenda Fair (Previous Cheema Commodore) of Fairwinds Training and Development to assist us in this strategic planning process. We would be very interested to hear your thoughts on the current and future direction for the club.

Please click on the link which will take you to a brief online survey which kicks off the consultative process.  All responses will be anonymous. The survey will only be live until May 7th, 2018.

Click here to complete the survey

The feedback gathered here will be very valuable for us as we move forward, and we very much appreciate your time and consideration.


Andrew Koch


Posted on April 23rd, 2018

We will be holding another in-person registration.  It will be held on May 26th from 9:30-11:30 at the club.  Registration is still ongoing online.

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Are you looking to be more active at the club? We have a board position open; the Director at Large position has become vacant. If you are interested in the position please contact Andrew Koch or Janie MacKinnon . They would be more than happy to tell you about the responsibilities of this postion.

Posted on April 11th, 2018

We are happy to announce that we have found a Club Coordinator!  Vanessa Robertson is joining us!  Vanessa graduated from Acadia University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Kinesiology and will be graduating in June with a Masters in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa.  Vanessa will be providing year-round organization and administrative support to the club.  She will also be a contact point for members of the club and the community.  As Vanessa gets orientated in her new role, her contact information will be shared via the website.

Please join us in welcoming her to our great club!

Posted on March 27th, 2018

Cheema Aquatic Club is accepting applications for Summer Supervisor for the upcoming 2018 Summer Program.

This position will run from May 21 to September 28.

Please see the attachment for more details on the position.

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

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on April 20, 2018.  No late applications will be considered.

Posted on March 4th, 2018