What's New?

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.


September 10th, 2016


August 16th, 2016

For the past two years, Cheema has hosted the Alumni BBQ & Rib Fest, completely funded and operated by our generous Alumni.  In keeping with hosting this alumni sponsored season end celebration, the 'Senior Paddlers' of Cheema presents FUNFEST2016 on Saturday, Sept 17th.  This season ending celebration will be held at Cheema immediately following the Cheema Awards Banquet.

Starting at 5:30pm, FunFest2016 will comprise of games for children, a beer garden, live music by none other than SLOWCOASTER, an amazing BBQ featuring Championship Ribs; bbq grilled chicken, world famous lobster chowder and a Create Your Own 1/3lb BBQ burgers!

Paddler, Neil Lang says he can’t wait to hear SlowCoaster live. This Maritime, East Coast Music Award winning band has toured the world; has had many hit songs played on the radio the last several years and really knows how to ‘rock the place’! They will perform their new hit song “Falling Satellites” along with many others. They sell out where ever they go and just recently were the head liners closing Stanfest. Neil says ‘I can’t imagine they’re playing for us here at Cheema and we’re really looking forward to a great show!”

The BBQ will feature our Annual Rib Fest competitors as they ‘smoke it out’ for bragging rights crowned by a select panel of judges.

Senior paddler, Kady Leard, one of the organizers says “ticket prices include both dinner and entertainment. Those that are 19 & over can attend the beer garden area while all others can enjoy the music from ‘outside the ropes’. Bring your favorite lawn chair and reserve your space early."

Tickets go on sale starting Saturday Aug 20th. They can be purchased from any of the senior paddlers.

Senior Hunter Morrissey, says, “ ticket prices were set so that they are very reasonable and affordable. It’s more about getting the Cheema Family out for a fun year end celebration.”

Prices are: 19 & over $20; 13 to 18 are $15 and 12 & under are only $10! Hunter’s brother Kingston says “we want this to be a Cheema Family event and we know it will sell out. So we’re not going to the public to sell tickets until Sept. 1st. So get your tickets soon so you don’t miss out. Bring some friends and help us ‘show off’ Cheema."

Senior Tom Hall says “as paddlers we are all very appreciative of the sacrifices and commitments our parents and coaches have made for us during the year and this is a way we can say thank you to all of them!”

Please contact any of our senior paddlers for more information:
Kady Keard, Tom Hall, Sammy Hall, Michelle Russell, Mike Sampson, Craig Spence, Peter Korisanszky, Peter Lakner, Hunter Morrissey, Kingston Morrissey, Josh Nowen, Mark Wiseman & Marshall Hughes.

Summer Clothing Order

July 24th, 2016

The clothing order deadline is August 1st in order to have it back in time for Nationals.  The order forms can be printed off or ordered online directly thru Tall Ships or by calling the shop during business hours.

**** Cheema is currently looking for a volunteer to take over the clothing orders (April, August and November).  With the current format Tall Ships does most of the work for Cheema.  If you would like to volunteer and help your club with clothing orders please contact Janie.

12th Annual Paddle-a-Thon

June 19th, 2016

Cheema will be holding their 12th Annual Paddle-a-Thon on July 27, 2016.  This summer, all money raised will used to purchase new boats and paddles for our summer program kids. 

Thank you for your support of Cheema, all contributions are greatly appreciated.

ADCKC June Newsletter

June 3rd, 2016

See the attached to view the June 2016 Newsletter.  Interesting information on Regatta Schedule, Safety Boat Schedule for Regattas, Upcoming and events and more.

Summer Calendar of Events

May 29th, 2016

See the attached calendar for all events for the 2016 paddling season.  The calendar includes Cheema events, CKC, Atlantic Division and World Sprint Events.