About Us

Cheema Aquatic Club was founded in 1969 in Waverley to provide aquatic sports opportunities to the youth in our area. We are primarily a sprint canoe and kayak racing club. We also offer 2 week introductory camps each summer.

Cheema has a long history highlighted by our National, International and Olympic success.

Cheema is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported through membership fees and the fundraising efforts of our membership, combined with the kind generosity of local businesses and patrons.

Our club's facilities include a large boathouse which houses the athlete's personal race boats and the club's boats and paddles.  The separate two story clubhouse has office space, changing rooms, weight room, washrooms and a large meeting room.

Come down to Lake Thomas in Waverley and see what we're up to!

Coaches & Staff

Head Coach
High Performance
Erin Donovan
Josh Nowen
Alana Kerrivan
Active After School Program

Board of Directors

Andrew Koch
Andrew Pickrem
Vice Commodore
Joan Smith
Janie MacKinnon
Darlene Sampson
Past Commodore
Shawn Amirault
High Performance Chair
Communications Chair
Chris Wheatley
Facilities Chair
Fundraising Chair
Ed Wark
Masters Rep
Scott Smith
Summer Program Chair
Rob Sampson
Paddling Logistics Chair
Dale Brown
Chris Brown
Director at Large