50th Anniversary of 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.

Cheema is celebrating its 50th year in a big way with a Homecoming Weekend event including Live Music, Rib Fest, our own Hall of Fame and more!

50th Anniversary Details

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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?

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.
 
Contestants: 
  • 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 dave.murray@post.mcdonalds.ca
 
Sponsored by our AMAZING FRIENDS at McDonalds Mainland Halifax and Tantallon.
 

 

Posted on August 13th, 2019

Our 50th anniversary store is now open online. Order your commemorative clothing today with a couple clicks of your mouse. Visit https://cheema-50th-anniversary.myshopify.com to see what we have to offer.

All net proceeds from clothing sales go to the Cheema Aquatic Club 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund.

Posted on August 13th, 2019

Now is the time to gear up and show your Cheema pride. Get $10 off your purchase over $40 from now until July 27th using promo code CHEEMA10 at cheema.entripyshops.com

Posted on June 25th, 2019

We're looking to fill these two positions:

  • Summer Supervisor
  • Boat Maintenance/Custodian.

See the attachmented PDFs for more details.

Posted on May 10th, 2019

Download the Cheema Hall of Fame Guidelines pdf here! The package includes:

  • Hall of Fame Eligibility
  • Nomination Form-Athlete
  • Nomination Form-Team
  • Nomination Form-Builder
  • Nomination Form-Corporate Citizen
Posted on May 6th, 2019