Accomplishments

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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Banook Canoe Club (BCC) is a non-profit organization, established in 1903 and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

This year many positions will be opening as members have been on the board for two or more years. We are seeking new board members to continue our success and take BCC to new heights.

The responsibilities of the board members are:

· Attend the monthly board meeting. 2.5 hrs. The board acts both in a functional & governance manner.
· Board members assist with projects relevant to their area of responsibility.
· Manage sub committees if required and report back to the board.
· The board works towards achieving the vision statement while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

The positions that are opening this year are:

· President
· Vice President
· Paddling Chair
· Fundraising Chair
· Membership Chair
· Accounting Chair

Please contact our Club Manager Michelle at banook@banookcanoeclub.com if you would like to learn more about moving BCC forward. Our AGM is September 21, 2017, so don’t wait, contact us now to find out more.
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