Michael Sharpe

I live in the Southdale area of Dartmouth with my partner Maureen and two sons Kieran and Rylan.  We joined Banook as a family 7 years ago and both boys agreed it was there best summer ever.  Seven years later both boys are still paddling and Maureen and I have joined the Masters Group.  We train and or paddle with Banook year round and enjoy the social aspect as much as the physical workout.

 This year I have offered my time as Paddling Chair.  This has been a steep learning curve, and I have been grateful for the support of a strong paddling committee, the board and the past chair.

For the past 9 years, I have volunteered with CADS, teaching individuals with disabilities to downhill ski.  When not volunteering, I am self-employed as an Industrial Audiologist.


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Back on August 30th, 2016 I announced an $86,000 investment in four of our amazing paddling clubs through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. I'm happy to see this funding making a difference at the clubs in our community!

Senobe Aquatic Club:
$40,000 non-repayable contribution to Senobe Aquatic Club supported the installation of new windows and siding; replacing the facility’s roof; installing ventilation in the boat bays; and exterior painting on the boat bays and shed.

Banook Canoe Club:
$20,500 non-repayable contribution to Banook Canoe Club—one of the oldest paddling clubs in Canada—is helping preserve the organization’s historic clubhouse. The upgrades included: repairing and re-shingling the roof; replacing a retaining wall; fixing water damage; improving the wheelchair access ramp; and conducting exterior painting to the building.

Mic Mac AAC (real club account):
$20,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club to purchase and install an energy efficient heating system. The new system is expected to lower the Club’s overall operating costs.

Abenaki Aquatic Club:
$5,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Abenaki Aquatic Club to make upgrades to its clubhouse including: replacing a beach wall; and making repairs to the grounds, walkways, and basketball bleachers.
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