Banook Canoe Club is the oldest non-profit paddling organization located on historic Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS. We blend high-performance training with recreational programs aimed at developing life-long athletes in the sport. With a long history of Olympians and National team members coming from within our ranks, Banook Canoe Club is committed to continuing this legacy into the future.

We offer excellent programs to our community in sprint canoe and kayaks, war canoe, dragon boat, kiddie canoe, canoe polo, summer camps and swim programs. The club is also open year round, with a grand hall and recently renovated gymnasium providing recreation and social activities for all ages.

What’s New

Our Annual Spring Open House

Join us for registration, information and tours!

  • Saturday, April 28 (10am – 1pm)
  • Saturday, May 26 (10am – 1pm)
  • Saturday, June 16 (10am – 1pm)

 

News from Banook

April 2018 Newsletter
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 10:00AM TO 1:00PM Come join us this Saturday from 10am to 1pm during our
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Florida Spring Training – Update #2
Happy St Patrick’s day from Florida… We started today with green pancakes followed by a nice long paddle with bright
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Florida Spring Training – Day 1
Hello from sunny Florida, Banook’s spring training camp is now in full swing. The athletes have been racking up the
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CKC & ADCKC Fees for 2018
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) & Atlantic Division Canoe & Kayak Canada (ADCKC) Individual Fees Each paddler must pay CKC &
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Members Only Day Camps
 We are super excited to continue offering our babysitting services this summer under the new title of our Members Only
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1st Annual Banook Kid’s Christmas Party
Sunday December 17th 1:00pm to 3:00pm Join us next weekend for our first annual Kid’s Christmas Party at the Banook
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Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
 Banook Canoe Club is holding its Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale on  Sunday, December 2 Saturday, December 3 Saturday,
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We Won! – Vote to help the Paddling Clubs on Lake Banook Secure Funds
UPDATE Dec 9, 2017 –Thank you District 5 residences who supported our project proposal on Nov 7th. Because of your
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9 hours ago

Come join us this Saturday from 10am to 1pm for
our spring OPEN HOUSE. We invite you to tour our facility, renew your membership and register for our summer programs. We’ll have our gym open too so the kids can play while you register!
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2 weeks ago

#FLASHBACK Friday!

Back on August 30th, 2016 I announced an $86,000 investment in four of our amazing paddling clubs through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. I'm happy to see this funding making a difference at the clubs in our community!

Senobe Aquatic Club:
$40,000 non-repayable contribution to Senobe Aquatic Club supported the installation of new windows and siding; replacing the facility’s roof; installing ventilation in the boat bays; and exterior painting on the boat bays and shed.

Banook Canoe Club:
$20,500 non-repayable contribution to Banook Canoe Club—one of the oldest paddling clubs in Canada—is helping preserve the organization’s historic clubhouse. The upgrades included: repairing and re-shingling the roof; replacing a retaining wall; fixing water damage; improving the wheelchair access ramp; and conducting exterior painting to the building.

Mic Mac AAC (real club account):
$20,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club to purchase and install an energy efficient heating system. The new system is expected to lower the Club’s overall operating costs.

Abenaki Aquatic Club:
$5,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Abenaki Aquatic Club to make upgrades to its clubhouse including: replacing a beach wall; and making repairs to the grounds, walkways, and basketball bleachers.
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