NationalsThe Banook Canoe Club, in the heart of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is one of the premier paddling clubs in Canada. Members of the club have enjoyed great success in the sport locally, nationally and at World Championships and the Olympics. Lake Banook was the site of the World Junior Canoe Championships in 1989, the first time the event was held outside Europe. In 1997 and, in 2009, Lake Banook hosted the Senior World Championship, and in 2001, the World Marathon Championship. Banook Canoe Club placed 1st at Nationals in 1992 and in 2008. The club placed 2nd in 2009 and 2010. Banook’s athletes have had great success at the national level. Currently, 8 of Banook’s paddlers are Nationally carded athletes.

Andrew Russell represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games finishing 5th and 6th in the Mens C2 and Jason McCoombs represented Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games finishing 13th in the Mens C1.

Ben Russell and Jason McCoombs represented Canada at the 2013 Senior World Championships and both came home with a Bronze in the Mens C1 Relay.  Jason added a Silver Medal for Canada in the Mens C1 at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

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Just a reminder of placing your singlet order if you need one by tomorrow morning. If you plan on sharing one, this will not work well for crew boats if you are in the same boat and will not work for war canoe.

ADCKC/CKC regulations require those who are 11 years old as of January 1st, 2018 and older to wear a designated club singlet. You will need one for the U13/U15 Championships August 23-25.

All those UNDER 11 years old DO NOT need a Banook singlet but must wear a red t-shirt at regattas. If you are under 11 and still want one then please do order one.

For the next month while you wait for your singlet, please wear a red t-shirt to regattas if you do not have the singlet pictured below as we have permission from ADCKC. There are no exceptions at National events, you must wear one of these when racing.

Banook has a few of these, but I don’t think we have enough for everyone. This year we are not going to make a large expensive order and end up not having enough of the right size and many of the wrong sizes. We are asking you to go onto this google document link and enter your name, phone number and put a big “X” in the square matching the size of the singlet your child requires.

Please keep in mind it is NOT a requirement for U11’s to wear singlets, they can wear a red T-shirt on their competitions days. If you are under 11 and still want one then please do order one.

Prices: Youth $42 and Women/Men $44. Please make payments to the Banook office. It will take 4 weeks from the time we place the order.

We are in a bit of a time crunch for you to purchase one of these singlets and need you to enter this data by tomorrow, July 16th at 1200. After this we will assume you already have one or do not need one. If your athlete is unsure of what size they require then please see me or Tiaro in the office and they can try on the different sizes we do have tomorrow morning.

Coaches will be following up with the athletes on Monday to remind everyone to enter their information if a singlet is needed.

As always if you have any questions please come see me or Tiaro in the Banook Office or send us an email.

Thank you,

Stephen Pottie
General Manager
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