Mid-June News!

We’re less than 2 weeks away from our exciting summer season – it’s going to be a great summer filled with a lifetime of memories for so many. Until then, let’s get up to speed with all the goings-on!
 
 
CLUB RENOVATIONS
 
Did you now we’re making ALLOT of facility upgrades this month? The siding, soffit and fascia are being replaced on the Hall, our wooden railing on the deck near the gym are being replaced, three boat storage room doors will be having their trim replaced, our Hall and Senior Room are having a major refurbishing, our two new docks are being installed, and we’re having the window and frame replaced in the lifeguard room. All these and several other smaller projects will be keeping us on our toes and we ask you to be ‘extra-careful’ when you’re at the club. We apologize for any inconvenience any of these upgrades may cause you, an after they’re completed, our facility will be so much better!
 
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
 
Some of you have registered and not paid as of yet, and we really need you to take care of this ‘oversight’ as soon as you can. And for anyone who hasn’t registered yet, please get it done today! Payment is easy with so many methods of payment. Many are choosing e-transfer, while others have paid by EFT’s, cheques and credit cards. To avoid problems for your children on July 3, please ensure you’re fully registered and paid/payment by June 22.
 
NEW EQUIPMENT
 
Our May 27th yard sale was a huge success, raising approx. $4100 which helped to purchase three kayaks! A big thanks to everyone who donated goods and volunteered their time to make this a success.
 
PAN-AMERICAN GAMES
 
Banook Canoe Club will be the venue for the ATHLETE’S VILLAGE during the Pan-Am Games in September (9-16). It’s a real honour and an opportunity to show many countries what a great facility we have. We’ll share more as we get closer to the competition.
 
VOLUNTEER
 
There are SO MANY private events happening at our club this year, including 15 wedding receptions with many of those including actual weddings! Our largest event is the BLUE GOOSE DINNER happening on Friday, June 22. To ensure it’s a big success, we need lots of volunteers so we’re asking you to go to the volunteer site at http://banookcanoeclub.com/volunteer-sign-up/ and sign up to help.
 
AWARDS DINNER & AGM DATES
 
Two Banook Canoe Club events you should put on your calendar are the Athlete’s Award Dinner (September 23) and the Annual General Meeting (September 26). At our AGM, we’ll elect our Board members for 2018/2019, so if you’d like to either nominate a person or stand for a position, please keep that date in mind. Board meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm in the Banook Hall.  All currently registered members are welcome to attend.
 
NEW RULES FOR PFD’s
 
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is phasing in rules changes to personal flotation to become compliant with the Canadian Shipping Act.  Effective immediately, all U15 age class competitors and younger must wear a Certified PFD (non inflatable) at all inter Divisional Regattas for the 2018 season. This means that our U15 and younger athletes that currently wear lifebelts are only allowed to wear them here at Divisional regattas for the 2018 season.  They will NOT be allowed to wear them at National Team Trials 3 or at Nationals in Sherbrooke. At these events they will be required to wear a certified PFD.
 
Starting in 2019, all U15 and younger athletes will be required to wear a Certified PFD at all times while on the water. The rule change also affects coaches. Effective immediately, all coaches must wear a Certified PFD in the manner it was intended while on the water at all times.
 
Banook does not have sufficient PFD’s in the correct size for every athlete.  We are asking parents to provide an appropriate PFD for their child.  Banook will have a supply of PFD’s available if you are unable to provide one for your athlete.  If this is the case, please let us know so we can ensure we have the correct size.
 
CANOE POLO
 
Canoe polo is a fast and fun activity played in white water kayaks.  It involves passing and blocking a ball in an effort to score on the other team’s net.   Check out the cool pics on Facebook of Team Canada at the world championships.   https://www.facebook.com/canoepolocanada/.  
 
The Banook program will run for 8 weeks from June 25th to August 17th for two evenings per week from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.   
 
 The registration is open for participants 15 years of age and older.   
 Cost to members: $80 + tax
Cost to non-members: $100 + tax
 
BOAT STORAGE
 
Unfortunately, there are boats in Banook’s storage that have not been registered or storage fees paid.  Our bylaws clearly outline that payment of storage fees is due May 1 and our bylaws also state If a member does not pay membership dues and fees for the current year, the Club will give notice to the former member to remove the boat. Failure to remove the boat after 30 days will result in the boat becoming property of the Club.” Please ensure you have paid your fees to avoid issues for all concerned.
 

Become a Donor

The Banook Canoe Club is a non-profit organization, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. At BCC, we stress a family recreational atmosphere and a competitive canoeing and kayaking environment. Banook takes pride in its historic clubhouse and encourages members to take part in the preservation of the facility and the stewardship of the lake. Banook will issue charitable receipts for cash donations through the National Sport Trust Fund. If you wish to make a donation, please complete the Donation Form or contact the Club Manager.

Spring 2018 – We are currently raising funds in support of the general boat fund. 
Click to download the Donation Form.

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