What's New?

Job Posting - Club Coordinator

January 17th, 2018

Cheema is looking for a Club Coordinator.  The coordinator position is to provide consistent year-round organization and administrative support to the club.  The position will have a strong focus on the preparation and implementation of the summer program, as well as the planning of various other competitive events, training events and training camps.  The coordinator position will also serve as a contact point for members and the community. 

If you are interesting in applying for the position, please contact Angela Fitzgerald.  Competition closes on January 31.

Please see the attached for the full description of the position.

Summer Registration

January 15th, 2018

Summer Registration is now open!  Registration forms are available here, as well registration can be done online.

We will be holding an in-person registration day on Saturday, March 10 from 1pm-3pm at the Fall River Fire Hall.

Don't miss out, register early!

Finbar's Booster Night

January 14th, 2018

Come join us on Monday, February 19th starting at 5pm at Finbar's (Bedford location).  Finbar's will donate 15% of the evening's sales back to Cheema.  Funds raised will go towards funding a NEW outboard motor for the safety boat.

Spread the word and most importantly join us!

Clothing Order

November 2nd, 2017

There will be an order going in for Cheema clothing.  Orders must be received by November 15th, no later, no exceptions.  These orders will be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

Frank Garner Boat House

October 25th, 2017

It is our great pleasure to announce that the operating loan for the construction of the Frank Garner Boat House has been paid off in full!!!  In 2011 the planning began, in 2013 the construction started and now in 2017 it has been paid for. 

Thank you to all sponsors, big and small, we thank you for your generous gift to Cheema!

Please see the attached letter from the Frank Garner Boathouse Committee and the updated and expanded list of all campaign contributors.

Annual General Meeting

October 23rd, 2017

Our AGM will be held on October 24th at 7pm.  Please see the attached documents that will be presented at the meeting.

Annual Auction

October 21st, 2017

Rib Fest/Cheema Family Celebration

October 17th, 2017

Candidates for 2017/2018 Board

October 11th, 2017

Nominations have been received for the 2017/2018 board.  AGM will be held on October 24 at 7pm at the club.

2017/2018 Candidates

Annual General Meeting

September 19th, 2017

Cheema's Annual General Meeting will be held on October 24th, at 7pm, at the club.  Elections will be held for all positions on the Board.

Many of our board members will be resubmitting their names for their current positions, however we foresee vacancies in the following positions: Equipment Chair, Fundraising Chair, Summer Programming Chair, Facilities Chair and Vice Commodore.  Please consider if you think you could fill one of those positions.  In order to submit your nomination for a position, please complete the nomination form and have it endorsed by 2 supporters.

Feel free to ask existing board members if you have any questions about duties and roles.

Special Board Meeting

September 5th, 2017

We will be holding a special meeting prior to our regular board meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 7pm.  Please see the attached for the proposed by-law changes that will be discussed at the meeting.

Celebration BBQ

July 21st, 2017

Clothing Order

July 1st, 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.

Introducing our new singlet!

June 30th, 2017


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

Summer Job Opportunities

April 2nd, 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 perrinj@halifax.ca.

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

Masters Programs 2017

February 21st, 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!

Summer Registration

January 16th, 2017

Have you started thinking about summer?  If you are interesting in hearing about our program, we will be holding an information session on February 25th, from 1pm to 3pm at the Fall River Fire Hall (843 Fall River Road).  Come and hear about our exciting program!

Registration forms and information about the programs can also be found on the website, www.cheema.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Need financial assistance, please check out these opportunities:

Canadian Tire Jump Start Program


Annual General Meeting

October 22nd, 2016

Cheema's AGM will be held on Tuesday, October  25 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held upstairs in the clubhouse at Cheema. 

Come and hear all that we have accomplished this year and help us elect our new board members.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cheema's Annual Auction

October 12th, 2016

Cheema's Annual Auction

September 18th, 2016

Save the Date, Friday, November 11th for Cheema's Annual Auction.  Auction will run from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, with viewing 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

We appreciate and honor those who have served Canada in times of war, armed conflict and peace.  We remember and respect the sacrifices they have made for Canada on this and every Remembrance Day.