About Us

Cheema Aquatic Club was founded in 1969 in Waverley to provide aquatic sports opportunities to the youth in our area. We are primarily a sprint canoe and kayak racing club. We also offer 2 week introductory camps each summer.

Cheema has a long history highlighted by our National, International and Olympic success.

Cheema is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported through membership fees and the fundraising efforts of our membership, combined with the kind generosity of local businesses and patrons.

Our club's facilities include a large boathouse which houses the athlete's personal race boats and the club's boats and paddles.  The separate two story clubhouse has office space, changing rooms, weight room, washrooms and a large meeting room.

Come down to Lake Thomas in Waverley and see what we're up to!

Coaches & Staff

Erin Donovan
Alana Kerrivan
Active After School Program
Head Coach
Josh Nowen
Learn To Train
High Performance
Nick Lamontagne

Board of Directors

Connie Hetzler
Andrew Pickrem
Director at Large
Ed Wark
Krista Dicks
PaddleALL Rep
Kelly LeVasseur
Communications Chair
Shawn Amirault
High Performance Chair
Janie MacKinnon
Vice Commodore
Facilities Chair
Fundraising Chair
Denise MacKenzie
Masters Rep
Jeff MacMillan
Paddling Logistics Chair
Monique Gray
Summer Program Chair
Laura MacKinnon
Athlete Rep
Chris Brown
Past Commodore
Nadine Lamontagne
Dale Brown