November 2018 Newsletter

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 The ADCKC Annual Athlete Awards will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Mic Mac AAC.
 There will be awards from Top Male and Female in U13 and up (more details to follow).


Once again, it is time for the Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale. We have a large group of athletes working towards a winter training camp in Portugal and this is a great fundraiser to support their efforts. You can order a tree or wreath from one of our paddlers, who will be canvasing the community over the next few weeks or you can email

Banook athletes will also be operating a tree lot for two weekends; December8/9 and 15/16, from 10am-5pm each day at Banook Canoe Club. For those of you who are not familiar with the sale, you pre-order and pay for your tree or wreath–then come to the lot to pick out your tree. You can take it home yourself or we will deliver it for you.  
Also, you can choose which of the two weekends you would like to select your tree. Our trees are balsam fir and are grown locally on the Eastern Shore. Our wreaths are also balsam, very full and undecorated and are made in New Germany, NS.
 This year we have added a few different sizes of wreaths

Trees – 6 to 9 feet – $40 (delivery included)


14” ring – $20 (this is the size that we have had for the past few years)

16” ring – $25

18” ring – $30

24” ring – $40


Every Dec, Feb and April.
Choose from California Oranges (88 per case) – $54;
Florida Grapefruit (36 per case) – $54;
or Medium Clementines, Spain (about 90 per case) – $54.
The December order is due December 2nd, for delivery Dec 7th. $10from every case goes to the athlete. 
Other fundraisers in the planning stages include a bottle Drive, Grocery Bagging, Mother’s Day flowers, a Wine Survivor event, and a Pie Sale, so staytuned for more on these!!

Other fundraisers in the planning stages include a bottle Drive, Grocery Bagging, Mother’s Day flowers, a Wine Survivor event, and a Pie Sale, so stay tuned for more on these!!


We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Banook Kids Christmas Party is set for Sunday December 22 from 1 to 3pm. FREE FOR MEMBERS!
Last year’s event was a huge success with even Santa stopping by for a visit.
Parents are invited to drop-off their children or stay for the fun.
Check our web site for more details in the days ahead.  


Are you….
– 25 years or older?
– Wondering how to stay active despite the winter weather?
– Interested in learning a new skill? 
– Accompanying your athlete on the spring training trip to Portugal?  
– Often think why should the kids have all the fun?

Whatever the reason, now is the time to develop those paddling skills. 
Take advantage of the adult winter training opportunity at Banook. Multiple sessions are offered. Coach Toshko sets a balanced program each week and coaches individuals of all skill and fitness levels.  
Come try it for a week for free and after you hooked you can register on our web site.

The Winter Training fees will be prorated for the number of months remaining in the season.  

If you have any questions, please contact Michael at


Please be advised the winter swim team program will begin on Sunday, January 6th at Centennial Pool.We have secured lanes at Centennial until Sportsplex reopens, likely some time in March. Once Sportsplex reopens, we will continue our programming there; however,we still don’t have a day/time confirmed with Sportsplex.  We will share more information as soon as it becomes available. Registration will open onZone4 in the coming weeks. 
Please contact if you have any questions.