Newsletter November 2019

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It has been awhile since we have updated our members – but there has been LOTS going on – read on and see what we have been up to! Welcome Home In late October, two of Banook’s high-performance athletes spent two weeks in Berlin at a fall training camp. Ian Gaudet and Cole Parsons were […]

Thank You Dartmouth

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UPDATED – Many thanks to our incredible Members and incredible Dartmouth community for your support at the District 5 Participatory funding vote. We were successful in reaching our goal! Participatory Vote for District 5  Banook Canoe Club is again competing for HRM capital funds from the Participatory Budgeting by District 5 Councillor Sam Austin. Participatory budgeting allows […]

Congratulations Athletes

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I hope you and your families all enjoyed the best cottage in the heart of Dartmouth this summer!  What a great season for Banook Paddlers!  Banook is extremely proud of your accomplishments.  You should all be very pleased with your efforts and results this summer.  This summer may have been your first summer participating in […]

Natal Day 2019

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Banook Canoe Club has had a long tradition of celebrating Dartmouth Natal Day! This year we were very excited to see so many members and families join us on the deck for the fireworks display over Lake Banook. With our bar open, we had a chance to socialize and relax! Our Dragon boat had an […]

U12 / U14 Regatta #2 – Aug 2019

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Our younger athletes gathered on the docks at Lake Banook on Aug 10&11 for the second U12/ U14 regatta of the summer. We had 2 days with lots of exciting races and great performances of the next gen of high performance athletes at Banook! But most of all? We had some great fun making memories […]

Banook’s Fall Programming

Online registration for 2019 Banook Fall Swim Program
and “Off-season Training for the Youth and Masters is now open.  

Banook’s PaddleAll Program

O Our program focuses on introducing athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities to the sport of CanoeKayak. All aged 12+ are welcome at no cost. No experience is necessary. Please contact Lucy Traves if you are interested or have any questions about the program: ​lucytraves21@gmail.com

Our program runs Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm-7:15/7:30pm throughout the year. We provide land training (weights, circuit training, ergometer workouts) and on water kayaking (when weather allows).

We are looking for volunteers to help coach our PaddleALL program! We are working on growing the program and with more athletes we need more coaches! If anyone is interested we will teach you what to do and how the practices work. Every bit counts, even if you’re only available one night of the summer! 

Please email Lucy Traves and add your availably to this google document.

Important Safety Change

Regardless of weather conditions,  any paddler U16 and under now must wear an approved PFD (life jacket) at all times while on water in training, or participating in Banook, ADCKC, or its member clubs programs.

Also, any paddler, of any age, who is unable to prove swimming proficiency as required under the Canoe Kayak Canada Code of Safety must wear a PFD at all times while on water in training, or participating in the programs of Banook, the ADCKC or its member clubs.

NO EXCEPTIONS

Volunteer Opportunities

Work off your pre-paid volunteer fee by volunteering during upcoming events and opportunities this season (1 hour = $10 credit). Our list of volunteer opportunities is listed on-line.

Members interesting to volunteer with boat repairs can contact Ron Hill, and those wishing to volunteer with minor facility repairs should contact Phil Brown.

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