Membership & Registration

For 2018-2019 Memberships

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Located in the heart of Dartmouth, membership includes access to the club facilities, activities, and beach, along with both club membership fees and the paddling fees for the stated number of children.  Family memberships offer the freedom for the entire family to come down and enjoy the club regardless of age.

Membership also includes the following benefits:

  • Access to World Class Canoe and Kayak facility and World Class Coaching
  • No rainy days at Banook with its large gym and hall!
  • Lots of shelter outside from the sun
  • Large upper deck with the best view of Lake Banook
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted Member Only Day Camps 
  • 2 Passes to Bring a Friend
  • Lifeguarded Beach during July and August (8am – 5pm)
  • “Open Wharf” (go for a paddle with coaches help) during Thursday Evening BBQ
  • Discounted Program Fees
  • Discounted Event Prices
  • Discounted Facility Rentals
  • Discounted Registration Fees for Larger Families

New members are always welcome!

Register online for this season. Please contact us for any questions.

Registration Fee Options

Individual Ages 13-24$640*  
Family: 1 ChildFamily membership + paddling fees for 1 kid + Volunteer fee$800* 
Family: 2 ChildrenFamily membership + paddling fees for 2 kids + Volunteer fee$1050*      
Family: 3 Children or moreFamily membership + paddling fees for 3 kids or more + Volunteer fee$1100*
Ages 20+
Individual Membership + paddling fees for 1 from May 1st to October 31st + Volunteer fee$400-440*
Ages 65+
Seniors membership + paddling fees for 1 from May 1st to October 31st + Volunteer fee$280-320*

* HST not included on Individual/Family/Masters/Senior memberships fees and paddling fees for ages 15+

* Add CKC/ADCKC Competition fee for all paddlers registered in a paddling program.

Addtional Options

Para Canoe/Kayak - Paddle All TBD
Continued again this year! Members Only Day Camp! 8 weeks

(Child Care for Ages 6-12 in paddling programs)
 $70-$80 per week
Boat Storage (members only) $50 - $100
Summer Swimming Lessons, Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross $40 /up
Adult Learn to Paddle Program Returns! (Ages 20+) $60 /up
NEW! Canoe POLO! (Ages 15+)$80 /up

Social memberships

Includes access to the building, beach and social gatherings.  Best for families who want to introduce their children to the club prior to being of paddling age or for adult members who want access to the club without signing the whole family up.  The Family social membership also includes the Kiddie Canoe program for children.

Family Social$350*
Adult Social (19+)$50*

*HST not included on Social Membership registration fees.

Volunteer Credits

All registrations include a club volunteer fee of $50 (individual/masters/senior/social memberships) or $100 (Family memberships).

By volunteering only 5 hours over the year, you can reduce your individual/masters/senior/social membership by $50 and only 10 hours over the year can reduce your family membership by $100. Choose your options when registering.


Financial Assistance

Banook Canoe Club is a member of KidSport™ and qualifies for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program.

KidSport™ is a national children’s program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.

Jumpstart Funds kids who want to get active. Kids who want to learn a new sport or activity. Kids who want to keep up a sport or activity they already enjoy. Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.

New for 2018/2019 – More Payment Options!

  1. Pay in full with Visa or MasterCard
  2. Email transfer *- If you wish to send an e-transfer to pay for the registration fee please complete the registration online as usual. You will need to tick the paying by cheque box to complete the registration process. Then send and email to Stephen Pottie (General Manager) at to advise that you are sending an e-transfer and include the password for the transfer at that time.
  3. EFT (electronic fund transfers) *- If you wish to have 4 regular payments withdrawn from your account on May 15th, June 15th, July 15th and August 15th, please email a picture of a void cheque to Stephen Pottie (General Manager) at

*Both 2 & 3 require you to select the “cheque” box when you get to payment section.

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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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