Annual Wine Tasting and Auction

When:
Saturday April 13th, 2019 @ Banook
Tastings between 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

You’re invited to come celebrate spring with a selection of Old World Wines, Whiskeys, and Craft Beers! We’ll also be serving delicious appetizers to enjoy while you mingle in the clubhouse.

The evening also includes a silent auction of donated items and services from local businesses.

All profits will help to fund facility upgrades.

Tickets:
Members: $30 or $55 per couple
Non-Members: $35 or $65 per couple
Buy online today, only 150 sold

Banook Athletes to Travel to Portugal

In the weeks ahead, Head Coach Toshko, 13 athletes and 10 parents will travel to Portugal for this year’s winter training. Team Banook will be staying at the 5 Star Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort & Spa. The all inclusive nature of the resort allows the athletes and parents to focus on the reason they are there – training hard and having fun (plus keeping up with school work) in a dedicated training facility with all meals being looked after. They will also be planning weekly day trips to enjoy the sights and culture of Portugal (and a little shopping).  One of the main attractions for the paddlers will be a tour of the new Nelo factory just outside of Porto. 

A big thank you goes out to all the club members who have supported our team through volunteering to support fund raising and attending the trip as chaperones and of course cold hard cash to make these training trips possible for our athletes

Special AGM – Feb 28

There will be a Special General Meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Hall, where two significant topics will be Membership Fees and the Financial Report. All members are encouraged to attend.

Fall Water Safety 

Our cold water policy is now in effect, all paddlers must wear an approved PFD in accordance with the CKC Code of Safety.

 Also, morning paddling practices should have ALL athletes wearing PFDs and ALL boats with a red light on the front and a white light on the back.

NO EXCEPTIONS

Thanks Dartmouth!

On Nov 6, Banook Canoe Club was successful in securing $5000 in capital funds from the Participatory Budgeting by District 5 Councillor Sam Austin. Participatory budgeting allows residents to have a direct say in how money is spent.

This funding will help to replace the gym exit fire escape stairwell and upgrade old gym equipment and weights for our athletes and members.

Banook U15, U19 & Masters Fall and Winter Training

  Our fall and winter off-season training is now open for registration. Check out the program details and sign-up through the web site.

Canadian Sprint Canoe-Kayak Championships

We are excited that nine Banook athletes received a medal at the Nationals in Sherbrooke. More info….

News from Banook

Vacant Board Positions
Since our AGM in September, we had two position become vacant that we are looking to fill for the next
Read more.
Canadian Sprint Canoe-Kayak Championships
We are excited that nine Banook athletes received a medal at the Nationals in Sherbrooke. In total, our athletes won  6
Read more.
Paddling & Blue-Green Algae
UPDATE: This week’s U15/U13 Championships will still take place on Lake Banook regardless of the outcome of the water tests.
Read more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Work off your pre-paid volunteer fee by volunteering during upcoming events and opportunities this season (1 hour = $10 credit). Our list of volunteer opportunities is listed on-line.

Members interesting to volunteer with boat repairs can contact Ron Hill, and those wishing to volunteer with minor facility repairs should contact Phil Brown.

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