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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Summer registration will open on February 1st.  Please check back next week for more details.

Posted on January 7th, 2022
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 one or more volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and meets Cheema's needs.
Complete the nomination form today 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 and committees 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 or committee chair. It is simply meant to easily identify where our volunteer gaps and needs lie.
Posted on November 3rd, 2021

Take notice that the Anuual Meeting of the Members of  Cheema Aquatic Club will be held as follows:

DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2021
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Cheema Aquatic Club, Upstairs in the Club House
The purpose of the meeting is to:
  1. approve the minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting;
  2. consider the annual report of directors for the year 2020-2021
  3. receive the Financial report for 2020-2021 fiscal year;
  4. appoint the accounting firm for the 2021-2022 fiscal year;
  5. 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:**
a. 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
b. pay all fees for the program.


Posted on November 3rd, 2021
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” —Mia Hamm, gold-medal soccer player

It's time to light the match Sloan MacKenzie, Craig Spence and Michelle Russell. 
Watch our Cheema athletes leave it all on the water starting on Thursday, March 11. Access live streaming and draw information at
Posted on March 10th, 2021

In August 2022, Dartmouth, NS will host the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (“Canoe ’22” or the “Championships”).  Approximately 1500 athletes from over 80 countries are expected to participate in the Championships.  This builds off of Dartmouth successfully hosting the Sprint World Championships in 2009 and 1997, as well as the Junior World Championships in 1989.   

The Board of Directors for Canoe ’22 (the “Board”) is responsible for ensuring a successful Championships that delivers an exceptional experience for the athletes, volunteers and community stakeholders.  The Board is currently looking to hire a General Manager who would oversee all aspects of the event, including leading a team of employees as well as community volunteers.   

A overview of the employment opportunity is attached to this email, including the key roles, responsibilities and ideal qualifications of the General Manager. 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position. Please note that only those applicants being evaluated for, or selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted. 

Apply in confidence by sending a cover letter and resume to by March 17, 2021.

Posted on March 5th, 2021