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.

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We are hiring for our summer program.  Please send resume's to  Have these submitted by April 1st to be considered for these positions.  Looking forward to another great summer at Cheema!

Posted on February 24th, 2021

Have you ever given any real thought to the power of single raffle ticket purchase? Seems insignificant right? Did you know that something so simple in your life has the power to fuel dreams and light a competitive spark for so many young people? 

Picture the young paddler finally able to stay upright in a kayak after tipping 100 times, the child with autism who crosses the finish line in their first 200m race ever or the athlete who has the Olympic rings in their sight. The simple act of purchasing a 50/50 ticket no longer seems so inconsequential anymore. 

Purchase your tickets today and support programming and equipment purchases that allow Cheema Aquatic Club to help Nova Scotian youth set goals and succeed on and off the water. What an investment you're making. #wearecheema #blackandgoldforever

Posted on February 8th, 2021
Thinking about summer yet? It's that time of year already! Our online registration for our summer programs will open on February 1st at 7am.
We are only offering full summer programs again this year, from July 5th to August 27th.
Mark this date in your calendar so your kids don't miss out on another amazing summer at Cheema.


Posted on January 18th, 2021
Does making a difference and impact for youth and your community make you tick? Well, have we got the opportunity for you! The time has never been better to join Cheema's Board of Directors. We are posed for some awesome growth and development in the next couple of years and you know you want to be a part of it. I am attaching Board of Directors nomination forms. It's a simple process. Fill out the documents, ask two members to move and second your nomination and then send the form off to the Secretary of the Board of Directors - In addition to the five Executive Committee Members, we are seeking to elect eight additional board members as Directors-at-Large. Your current Executive are committed to serve another year in their positions. COVID-19 took their plans for Cheema in an unexpected direction and many goals for the 2019-2020 fiscal year were pushed to the wayside. Let's just say we feel like there's unfinished business for us in our roles. However, we must submit nomination forms and put forth our names for election just like new, potential Board members. The membership will ultimately determine who they wish to have serve them for the next twelve months. I am available anytime to talk about the board, the committees we are looking to put in place and our plans for the future. Trust me, there are great things in our immediate future. Be part of the magic! Please do not hesitate to contact me at or by telephone at 902-240-1336 to get more information. I'm excited to chat. Thanks for considering! Nadine
Posted on November 27th, 2020
Cheema's annual meeting is an important annual exercise in accountability and transparency for our organization. Your participation is important. Emails have been sent to registered members with a link to RSVP so that we know if we will have a quorum for the meeting. Many thanks in advance.
Posted on November 26th, 2020