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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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 for you.

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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.


Who We Are

From early morning till dusk for over 40 years, our paddlers have earned their way onto the international sprint racing scene.

About Us

What's New?

Cheema's Annual General Meeting was held on November 30th, 2023. 


The following slate of officers were elected by the membership to serve on Cheema's Board of Directors for the FY 2023-2024.



Nadine Lamontagne - Commodore

Jeff Keizer- Vice-Commodore

Alana Patterson - Secretary



Tania Arruda

Bill Casey
Angela Fitzgerald
Denise MacKenzie
Janie MacKinnon

Marie Organ

Kim Thompson


Committee Chairs will be determined at the first board meeting of 2024.

Please consider volunteering for a committee once information is shared in the new year.


Posted on December 1st, 2023

Please take notice that the Annual Meeting of the Members* of Cheema Aquatic Club will be held as follows: 

DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2023 

TIME: 6:30 pm 

LOCATION: Cheema Aquatic Club, Upstairs in the Multi-Purpose Room 

The purpose of the meeting is to: 

  1. Approve the minutes of the 2022 Annual General Meeting; 
  1. Consider the annual report of directors for the year 2022-2023 
  1. Receive the Financial report for the 2022-2023 fiscal year; 
  1. Appoint the accounting firm for the 2023-2024 fiscal year; and 
  1. Elect directors. 

*Who is a member?

A Racing Member** who is at least 18 years old; one parent or guardian of a Racing Member who is younger than 18 years old, but if there is more than one parent or guardian of the Racing Member and they cannot agree on which parent of guardian will vote, then no parent or guardian shall vote in respect of that Racing Member; 

A Board Member who is not a Racing Member or the parent or guardian of a Racing Member who is younger than 18 years old. 

** To be a Racing Member, a person must: 

  1. be registered in a program offered by the Club that has been designated by the Board of Directors as a program for the development or training of competitive paddlers; and
  2. pay all fees for the program.


Join our Board of Directors!

We need you! Be part of a dynamic group of volunteers "Building Canadian Youth" through the exciting sport of paddling. Serving on the Board of Directors of Cheema Aquatic Club enables you to be at the forefront of club growth and development through strategic work in an array of vital volunteer positions. There is bound to be a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and meets Cheema's needs. 

Complete the nomination form (Board of Directors Nomination Form) before 6:30 pm on November 16th and return it to the attention of We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Cheema Board of Directors team. 

If you have questions about serving on the Board or the position that might work for you, please do not hesitate to contact Nadine Lamontagne at

Please note: Positions where the current volunteer is re-offering are noted on the nomination form. This does not preclude you from putting your name forward for any position. It is simply meant to easily identify where our volunteer gaps and needs lie. 


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Check out the posting for an After School Program Assistant at Come join our team!


Posted on August 20th, 2023