Club News

July 11 – Club News

Summer at the Banook Canoe Club is in full swing, and it looks like we’re off to a great start.

Children and adults alike are taking advantage of our canteen (open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm). After the first week, we made some minor adjustments based on demand, and we’ll be able to serve you even better.

Thursday’s BBQ
Our Thursday night BBQ (5pm to 7pm) is expected to be busy with another sunny forecast.  We are also extending the invitation to our non-member Day Camp families too! Tomorrow, our athletes will be fundraising by selling a tasty dessert at our BBQ – so save room for it!

We’ll also have lifeguards on duty, cash bar, and open wharf for those members wanting to try a boat or kiddie canoe.  
$10 Combo meals – hamburger or hotdog, salad, drink, and dessert!

Bottle Drive 
And speaking of Banook athletes, our high-performance athletes will be having a bottle drive this Saturday, July 14, 8:30 – 12:30. They’ll be using the Banook parking lot to coordinate the bottles/ sort etc. Members can drop off bottles that morning at the club if they have any to contribute.

U15 Dance 
And another event the high-performance athletes are running is a U15 Dance on Thursday, July 19 from 7pm to 9:30pm. Banook athletes, Emily P and Carys M, are organizing it. Cost is $5 for Banook members and $7 for non-Banook members, who MUST be signed in by a Banook member. The doors open at 7pm and entry will be closed at 8pm. They’ll have a canteen and a great playlist, so if you’re U15, plan on being there.

New Lost and Found Policy
 With so many people around, Banook’s Lost and Found pile grows rapidly over the summer. Please label everything your child brings to Banook and please make sure you check the Lost and Found regularly for items your child may have left behind.  Unclaimed clothing items that do not have name labels are washed and will be sold at Banook’s BBQ’s on August 2 and August 23.  Proceeds from this sale go to supporting the athletes who will travel to Nationals in Quebec at the end of the summer.  July 26 will be the last date to claim items prior to the August 2 sale and August 16 is the last date to claim prior to the August 23 sale.   Any leftover items after the sales will be donated to Value Village.

Canoe Polo 
Canoe polo is up and running and it looks like a lot of fun. It involves passing and blocking a ball in an effort to score on the other team’s net. The Banook program will run 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.   

Be a Volunteer 
Please go to our website to register for upcoming events. You’ll reduce your membership dues, feel good about volunteering and meet other members, too.

 http://banookcanoeclub.com/volunteer-sign-up/

 The Banook Canoe Club is the place to be this summer – we look forward to seeing you at our ‘cottage in the city’.

Banook Weekly Update – July 6, 2018

Banook Canoe Club is wrapping up its first week of summer activity and it’s been a GREAT week! Our Camps have been full, with each child enjoying lots of opportunity to have fun paddling, swimming, meeting new friends, sampling our treats at the canteen, and making memories that will last a lifetime!

Our camps are full of smiles – the children are so excited and really valuing their experiences at the lake. It’s wonderful to see them learning new things and making new friends after only a few days. The camp counselors, the coaches and the lifeguards are all part of Banook summer team doing their all to make each child create positive memories of summer 2018.

Our canteen opened on Tuesday to rave reviews. We’ve lowered some prices from last year, and many people have established ‘tabs’ to make it easier to use the canteen throughout the week. It’s open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Check out our daily specials!

Last night, our first Thursday Night Family Barbeque was very well attended. We still have lots of yummy food for more members to join us next Thursday (July 12) from 5pm to 7pm. There will be lifeguards on duty and Open Wharf for children to use the boats under the supervision of our coaches. We encourage all our members and also our camp families to drop by and enjoy an opportunity to mingle.

Weddings, Weddings, and more Weddings!

In July, we’ve bookings every weekend, including a weekend triple-header – a Friday wedding and reception, a Saturday wedding and reception, and wrapping up with a wedding reception on Sunday.

Pan-Am Championships

Lake Banook will be the site for the Pan-Am Sprint Canoe Championships from September 13-16, 2018, and we’re excited that Banook Canoe Club will be the venue for the ATHLETE’S VILLAGE!

In newly-refurbished Hall, we’ll be feeding as many as 350 athletes and their support crews (coaches, administrators, etc.) for five days – Wednesday to Sunday. Our gym will be used for Health Services such as Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy for the athletes. Some boat bays will be used to store the boats from the competing countries. We’ll need volunteers to assist with serving the buffet-style lunches, which will be a great way to experience the moment. All in all, it’s going to be an exciting time on Lake Banook!!

Annual General Meeting + Awards Dinner

Two Banook Canoe Club events you should put on your calendar are the Athlete’s Award Dinner (September 23) and the AGM (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 contact Charlene Moore (BCC Board Memeber) charlene.moore@nslegalaid.ca. Board meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm in the Banook Hall. All currently registered members are welcome to attend.

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.

The Banook Canoe Club is the place to be this summer – I look forward to seeing you at our ‘cottage in the city’.

June 29 – Club News

To the new members of Banook, Welcome! For those returning members, Welcome back for another wonderful season. Just a few important reminders.

  1. To those who still have outstanding payments if you have not fully paid by July 6th or have set up Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF) payments with the office we will unfortunately have to turn your child away on Monday July 9th. Please email or call the office to avoid this from happening.
  2. For members who have children in the coached paddling program, just a reminder that PFDs are now required and the use of life belts has been permitted. It would be preferred if each child had their own PFD becuase the club does not have enough to go around for everybody.
  3. On Monday the 2nd of July we will have swim and tip tests going on from 1pm-3pm, please do make sure those involved in either swimming or paddling programs do attend.
  4. We are looking for Bartenders to hire for our upcoming events, wages are $11/hr plus tips made. Call the office at 9024641740 if you are interested.
  5. Lastly, the Canteen will be open on Tuesday at 10am-3pm. Make sure to start your tab on Tuesday. The use of cash and credit card is available.

Lets all make this a summer to remember!!

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.

Switch Dartmouth

Attention Dartmouth Families – Join us on Sunday during Dartmouth SWITCH!

Members and non-members are invited!

Here’s a sneak peak of what we have planned:

  • Our giant BBQ will be cooking yummy hamburgers and hotdogs on the sundeck
  • Take a canoe/kayak for a paddle. We also have kiddie canoes available (ages 4+)
  • Indoor gym will be open
  • Our lifeguards will be on duty for swimmers
  • Banook staff will be on hand to answer questions about our summer programs, memberships and to assist to registration.

See you Sunday!

May 2018 Newsletter

Here we are, just a few short weeks from our busiest two months of the year, and the Club is already going full tilt! We’re in full hiring mode with lifeguards, camp counsellors and coaches now hired, and we’re not finished yet! This is promising to be an exciting summer, and the team we’ve hired so far are talented, skillful and all around excellent people – I’m looking forward to seeing the magic they create.

Our summer Assistant Manager Tariro will be starting next week, and I know she’ll be a great asset to the Club. Tariro is going into her third year of Finance at St. Mary’s University, and she’ll learn lots of carry-over skills from her time with us. Please drop by the office and say ‘hello’.

We’ve many facility improvement projects on the go – there are two new docks arriving soon that will, by all reports, outlast all of us. And more, we are having the fascia and soffit replaced on the Hall side of our facility, and we’re also going to be replacing the siding on the hall in keeping with our Heritage Property designation

Once again, our ANNUAL PLANT and YARD SALE will be happening on Saturday morning, May 26, on the Green Space at the bottom of Sinclair St. and Prince Albert Road. For those that have attended in the past, you know we always have great items at fair prices, so make sure you find time to attend!

Upcoming Events

  • There are lots of other happenings and event coming in the near future, and we’ve highlighted some of them here:
  •  the PAN-AM Sprint Canoe Championships are coming September 13-16, 2018 and we’ll need lots of volunteers – there will be more information on this event in the next newsletter, but keep the dates in mind.
  •  OPEN HOUSE #2 – Sunday, June 3 (noon to 4pm) – come talk to us about the value of being a member of the Club, and our event coincides with Switch Dartmouth, a great opportunity to combine getting to experience our Club and the community around it. For more information on the Switch Dartmouth event, go to: http://www.downtowndartmouth.ca/. For an opportunity to volunteer at the OPEN HOUSE, go to: http://bcc.ivolunteer.com/volunteers_001
  • OPEN HOUSE #3 – Saturday, June 16 (10am to 2pm) – it’s another opportunity to speak with us about joining the club. For an opportunity to volunteer at the OPEN HOUSE, go to: http://bcc.ivolunteer.com/volunteers_002
  • The BLUE GOOSE event at our club is an annual event which really showcases what and who we are to a large audience. It happens on Friday, June 22 and we’ll need plenty of volunteers to make this event go smoothly, so check with IVolunteer to sign up as soon as that event is posted!
  • Other volunteer opportunities include helping out with our boat repairs. For a chance to put some hours into this activity, please contact Ron Hill. Ron is also looking for a donation of a drill press to be used in the boat repairs so let him know if you can help. And to play a role in keeping our facility looking good and operating smoothly by involving yourself in minor facility repairs, please contact Phil Brown. Phil would also be interested in hearing of anybody with an unwanted self-propelled gas mower to use on our hilly grassy are.

Regattas

  • The regattas have started and here is a link to them: http://adckc.ca/Regattas/Regatta-Schedule/
  • Wherever you see ‘BA’, that’s when we need to find volunteers to staff the Officials Boats. It’s a great opportunity to see a different side of racing and also gives you an opportunity to earn some volunteer hours.
  • • Check out the iVolunteer link at: http://bcc.ivolunteer.com/event_002. We’ll have a link for every race that we have a need for officials.

ADCKC Officials News

Regatta availability: Please fill out the form on availability for the summer if you haven’t done so already. https://sites.google.com/view/adckcofficials/home

Officials Meeting – Tuesday May 29th at 7:30pm at the ADCKC.

Officials Clinic – TBD but it is looking like it will be June 13th. https://sites.google.com/view/adckcofficials/clinics

Membership Report

Things are ramping up on the membership front. We’ve held an open houses last month and had a good turnout, including brand new families and adult individual members registering. Keep up the good work promoting the club!

The next open house will coincide with Dartmouth Switch Open Street event on Sunday June 3rd from 12-4pm. For the first year Banook is going to be an official stop on the event map! We are hoping to get enough volunteers to run a BBQ fundraiser for the club and offer some fun activities for families dropping in. Please go to i-volunteer to sign up if you are interested in helping out with this event. We will be updating activities Banook will be offering as the event draws nearer.

Also, please don’t forget to register and pay for your membership and programs. Our ‘not-for-profit’ Club works hard to give you a great product and your full support is needed… AND appreciated!

I have started entering paddlers into PacTrac for CKC racing this summer. As paddlers and families register I will update the list.

Masters Report

Practices have been underway since mid-April

Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6:30. Saturday morning at 9:00.

It has been a slow start this year with the program due to the weather but we are looking forward to a great season and are very happy to have some good coaching this year. Peter, Toshko, and Tim Schauss will be heading the program.

Thursday Night BBQ’s

And when the season starts in July, so will our Thursday night barbeques, which are always a popular way to get to know your children’s friends, your fellow members, your volunteer Board and the staff. Make sure you pencil these into your schedule now so ensure you take advantage!

The Board, led by President Geoff Bennett, along with all the staff, want 2018 to be a year to remember. Come on out and be part of things – you’ll never regret a minute of helping your club be all that it can be. Visit our website (www.banookcanoeclub.com) or email us at Banook@banookcanoe club.com if you would like more information. See you at the Club, your ‘cottage in the city’.

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 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!

New members always welcome!

Banook Canoe Club summer clothing will also be available for purchase! Our year ‘officially’ starts on May 1, so register soon before programs get booked up!

Can’t make it this Saturday? Join us next time… May 26 and June 16 (10am – 1pm)

Around the Club

Wow, the warm Spring weather is finally starting to arrive and it’s an exciting time at the Banook Canoe Club these days! Our Spring Training Program is in full swing, with almost 40 athletes training indoors and out – Coach Toshko has his hands full!

Our club membership continues to grow each day, and that’s a testament to our history of being a top-notch family facility that can cater to so many interests – there’s room for everyone at the club, and that includes both recreational and competitive paddlers.

The number of our facility bookings increases every day – it’s amazing how many wedding couples choose our Club to exchange their wedding vows in, and there are also many receptions, birthday and anniversary parties, business events, and so on.

We’re in the midst of hiring lifeguards, coaches, our Camp staff, and a few other staff and I want to let you know that we have a VERY impressive group of applicants.

The facility is getting a few improvements this Spring, most notably two new docks to replace two older and failing docks – these new docks are better constructed, are lower to the water for ease of entry into boats, and the best thing is that they will not likely ever need to be replaced!

Some items to keep in mind

  • Masters paddlers will be getting together soon for spring cleaning of our kitchen and our trophy case – volunteer credits and pizza are involved, so stay tuned for a date to be announced!
  • We have a wonderful volunteer crew that do fantastic work to keep all our boats in top shape, and they do this year-round! So thank you to this unsung group of Banook supporters. Recently, they mentioned that would love to get their hands on a donated drill press, which would be VERY handy item to have in our repair bay. Let us know if you can help.

Paddling Committee Updates

Canoe Polo Program
• The club has secured coaching
• Two evenings each week for the general public
• Friday afternoons for the U14 and younger

Learn to Paddle Program
• It will be a 6 week program offered twice in the summer and focus on dragon boat and kayak.
• We are still looking for a coach for this program.

Boat Equipment Purchase
• We received partial funding for the purchase of two stable boats. The paddling committee is investigating options.
• A new grant application will be submitted April 15 for new program equipment.
• With the PANAM Championships there is the opportunity to get boats at a discounted price after the competition through a grant submitted by ADCKC.

Volunteers Needed! – Dock Installation

Earn your volunteer credits early this year by help us install the docks this Sunday (April 29) at noon after the athletes have finished practice (weather permitting). We need 20 volunteers!

Swim Chair Report

  • Our swim team program continues to be a success!
  • There will be no swim practice on May 20th due to a swim meet. Alternate times were offered, but we opted to cancel. because of the Bluenose Marathon. Many of our swimmers will be participating in the run; encouraged all to participate.
  • Summer hiring is on-going. A head guard has been hired. Still looking for applicants for the lifeguard positions.
  • There will be no summer swim team, due to Sportsplex being closed. We will resume the team next summer.
    Finding lifeguards is proving to be more challenging this year. We’ve had fewer applicants this year compared to years past, and those I’ve offered to have declined because they’ve accepted other work. I’ve resent the posting to Swim NS, Dartmouth Crusaders, NSLS, and the Aquatics Supervisor at Sportsplex. If anyone members knows people who are qualified to guard or instruct, please ask them to apply! http://banookcanoeclub.com/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Registration for our spring and summer programming is now open!

 Spring Cleaning?

Donate it to the Banook Canoe Club’s 4th Annual Yard and Plant Sale.
When: Saturday May 26th 8 am – noon. NEW DATE
Where: Corner of Prince Albert Road and Sinclair Street, Dartmouth

Ideas for Donations and popular yard sale items:
• Sports and camping equipment
• Tools and gardening equipment
• Electronics (No old Computers/printers please)
• Kitchen items/Houseware and office supplies
• Clothing
• Puzzles/games/toys
• Linens/Blankets/Drapery
• Artwork/picture frames, lamps, rugs, Christmas decorations
• For the plant sale – any perennial flower, vegetables, small shrubs

Please contact maureenwoodrow@eastlink.ca to arrange a time to drop off items.

Members Only Day Camps

Members Only Day Camp

WeekCost
July 3rd-6th$70
July 9th–13th$80
July 16th–20th$80
July 23rd–27th$80
July 30th–Aug 3rd$80
Aug 7th–10th$70
Aug 13th–17th$80
Aug 20th–24th$80
Aug 27th-24th$80

 We are super excited to continue offering our babysitting services this summer under the new title of our Members Only Day Camp!

Available to any kids between the ages of 6 – 12 who are preferably  enrolled in the paddling program above. But, there are some 6 and 7 year olds who are just not ready for the hustle and bustle of a paddling program until they are 8 years old so they can register for the member only day camps and enjoy the free kiddie canoe program for members for 4+ year olds and/or register for a swimming lesson below

Child Care tax receipts will be available upon request  

Our ratio of Camp Child Supervisor to number of children will be 8 children to 1 Child Supervisor.  If we reach our limit of 24, and have enough on the waitlist to hire another Child Supervisor then we will.

No more picking up baby sitters and extra organizing, leave it to us!! Simply select the weeks needed while you are filling out your membership registration. Sign up early to ensure your spot.

Details

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Camps Run from July 3 – August 31, 2018
  • $70-80/week
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm

Activities

  • Try out Kayaking, Canoeing and Dragon Boat!
  • Play sports like Soccer and Swimming
  • Play Games and have lots of fun!

Registration: Register online when you renew your Banook Membership.

Camp Participants: Up to 18 children per week

We also offer extended child care for camp participants only: Drop off starts at 8:00am and pick up by 5:00pm. Add an extra $35/week

Bring your own lunch, or get a warm lunch at our canteen – weekly meal plans available! 

Refunds

All Refunds are subject to a $50 administration fee.  No Refunds after July 15th, 2018.  Refunds up to this date will be pro-rated.  Only medical reasons will be considered after July 15th, 2018.

 

Sample Members Only Day Camp Schedule
Time Ages 6-8 Ages 9-11
8:00 AM Drop – Off
9:00 AM
9:15 AM Swimming* Small Boats
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM Sunscreen
10:15 AM Free Time/Snack Sunscreen
10:30 AM Free Time/Snack
10:45 AM
11:00 AM War Canoe
11:15 AM Swimming*
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM Sunscreen
12:15 PM Lunch Sunscreen
12:30 PM Lunch
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM Small Boats
1:30 PM War Canoe
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM Sunscreen
2:30 PM Free Time or Park visit
2:45 PM Sunscreen
3:00 PM Free Time or Park visit
4:00 PM Pick Up
5:00 PM

 

*Daily swimming lessons are available for the cost of $40/3 week session

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 Hall.

Great way for the kids to see Banook friends from the summer! 

  • Craft Table
  • Cookie Decoration
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Christmas Music
  • Gift Wrapping
  • Snacks
  • and more!

Parents can drop-off or stay for the fun!

We are also looking for volunteers to help with party – one of the last opportunities to earn credits! 

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 support we were able to secure the full project amount of $10,000.  We hope to begin work on the exterior building repairs before the end of December and start upgrading our interior lightning in January 2018.

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Tomorrow night we need your vote to help the three paddling clubs on Lake Banook receive $10,000 for much needed building improvements and equipment purchases!

Each resident of District 5 (adults and children) can vote for 5 projects that are seeking capital funds from Councilor Sam Austin.

You can help make paddle stronger on Lake Banook by casting 1 vote for each club (Banook, Senobe and MicMac).  The paddling community is stronger when we work together.  The members of MicMac and Senobe are being encouraged to support our project too!

Vote Night

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Conrad Room, Findlay Community Centre (26 Elliot St, Dartmouth)

All AGES in District 5 can vote!

Get your kids out and show them the power of voting!!

 Details Below:
Supporters can attend and vote any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.  You can vote for up to 5 different projects. There is $50,000 up for grabs.  The 5 projects with the most votes can receive up to $10,000 each

Banook Canoe Club needs $10,000 for urgent exterior building repairs and new gym lights to improve safety.

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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. http://adckc.ca/Regattas/Regatta-Schedule/

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.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mI2qsCdv7NRMJuwmrjL8BPDYl14ysFDLD45nHoeBMjk/edit?usp=sharing

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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