What's New?

Summer Yoga at Cheema

May 7th, 2024

Coaching NS Free E-Learning Courses

April 30th, 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: https://www.coachingns.com/nccp-online-virtual-learning


Two New Programs Open for Registration

April 25th, 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!

Cheema Canoe U offering Neurodiversity Coaching Clinic

April 8th, 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



Cheema Welcomes Marley Fraser as Summer Senior Aquatics Lead

March 30th, 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 marley.fraser@cheema.ca or our Registrar Sharon at registrar@cheema.ca


April 4 PD Day Camp Full

March 26th, 2024

Time to order racing singlets for Summer 2024

March 25th, 2024

Registration open for April 4 PD Day Camp

March 24th, 2024

Emma Zoldy Joins Cheema Coaching Team

March 18th, 2024

I’m excited to announce that Emma Zoldy will be joining the Cheema coaching staff this summer as the Assistant Kayak Discipline Coach starting April 8th. 

Emma started paddling at the Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club and was part of the club’s first cohort of competitive sprint canoe/kayak athletes. After a few years of racing with the Ontario Team, she decided to make the move to Richmond Hill Canoe Club to join their High-Performance program.  

Emma coached youth and adult programs part-time while competing as an athlete, but in 2022, she decided to commit to coaching full-time. Most recently, Emma held the position of Assistant Head Coach at Carleton Place Canoe Club where she worked closely with both canoe and kayak athletes in the High-Performance program.  

Emma is a NCCP certified coach and a Registered Kinesiologist currently pursuing certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Emma is passionate about taking a holistic, athlete-centered approach to coaching by empowering athletes with skills and knowledge to improve their own performance.  

Emma tells me she is thrilled to begin this exciting new chapter at Cheema. We are equally thrilled and are looking forward to her contributing to our elite kayak programs and mentoring our summer coaches.  Her positivity and enthusiasm are hallmarks of her coaching style and a great fit for the Cheema Culture.  

Please welcome Emma to our community! 

Scott Logan, Cheema Executive Director 


Additional Program Registration Now Open!

March 1st, 2024

New Partnership with Beaverbank Physiotherapy

February 1st, 2024

Book your appointment with Anita today!

Facilities Committee Seeking Volunteers - Fill Out Our Survey

January 30th, 2024

Please complete the survey. Thank you for your support!

Active March Break Programs Now Open for Registration

January 29th, 2024

Find out more about the program plan here OR head right to registration here.

NOW HIRING - Join our crew for the Summer of 2024!

January 26th, 2024

Mark Your Calendars - Summer Registration Opens February 3

January 26th, 2024

Annual General Meeting Update

December 1st, 2023

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.


**Notice of Annual General Meeting **

October 31st, 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 alana.patterson@cheema.ca. 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 nadine.lamontagne@cheema.ca

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. 


Dragon Boat for Beginners

September 21st, 2023

Fall Registration Now Open

August 20th, 2023

We're hiring! Check out the posting for an After School Program Assistant

August 20th, 2023

Check out the posting for an After School Program Assistant at https://shorturl.at/hoY26 Come join our team!