Florida Trip 2018

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 sunshine and no wind on the canals.

Of course it is not all paddling. We also have a great spot for doing core exercises and going running.

This afternoon we hit Sanibel Beach for some fun in the sun.

Meal time continues to be a hit with lots of great food for all. 

Tomorrow is our off day so we are off to Bush Gardens for some amusement park fun!!!

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 KM’s each day pushing each other to really excel here in Florida.
We left snow in Halifax and landed in sunshine in Florida. Temperatures have been in the mid 20’s and weather forecast is looking awesome for the next 2 weeks.

Coach Toshko thought we may be exaggerating about alligators but at our first gas stop we got up and close to the real deal – we were not sure what constituted “molesting” an alligator but kept our distance just in case.

The canals are really great for paddling and a couple of our paddlers have sighted a manatee and we have heard of recent sighting of dolphins as well.

The accommodation are very nice with swimming pool, pool table, foosball, and table tennis – plus great homework area 🙂

Meals have been a highlight with great home cooked meals and no shortage of things to fill in between.
We get our first break tomorrow – road trip to the outlet mall !!!

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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.


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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