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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Our Programs

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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What's New?

Posted on May 7th, 2024

Attention Coaches: Coaching NS offers free e-learning opportunities of NCCP Modules required for CanoeKids, ELCC, and Comp Dev coaching certifications.  The website can be found here:


Posted on April 30th, 2024
Two new programs for your paddling pleasure
Cheema Alumni Paddling Program
Dragon Boat (revamped - take a look!)
Register now or email with any questions you might have!
Posted on April 25th, 2024
Cheema is proud to be offering a world class workshop as part of our Canoe U curriculum. Registration is open to community coaches and the cost is $30.
If you are a coach in a sport in our community this is a great opportunity.

Registration details can be found here



Posted on April 8th, 2024
A message from Marley:
My name is Marley Fraser, and I am a university student studying psychology and neuroscience. I work between 5 different aquatic centres year-round as a certified lifeguard and instructor. I'm absolutely thrilled to step into the role of Senior Aquatics Lead this summer at Cheema. Having spent years immersed in the world of aquatics, I'm excited to bring my passion for swimming and water safety to the forefront. Whether it's teaching swimming lessons, organizing open swims, or ensuring everyone's safety and enjoyment in the water, I'm committed to creating a fun and supportive aquatic environment for all.
Please join us in giving Marley a warm Cheema welcome.
If you have questions about the swimming lessions being offered at Cheema this summer, please reach out to or our Registrar Sharon at


Posted on March 30th, 2024