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Sneak Peak of the War Canoe!

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Check out Banook’s new War Canoe before it’s transported to the club later this month. It’s builder – Bear Mountain – was featured in the local Peterborough news, so great to hear they’ll still be making boats in their new location!

Hello from Portugal – Week 2

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The second week was very similar to the first, however the weather cooled off with Thursday morning being the coldest at around 5c. Our big outing the second week was a trip to Lisbon where we had a lunch of mixed tapas including squid, octopus, and a few things we never really figured out but […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 6

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Another beautiful day in Portugal the athletes were going to have a short practice in the morning so we would have a little extra time for sight seeing but the conditions were so nice it was more than 2 and a half hours before they got off the water and then the guys wanted to […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 4 & 5

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As the week progresses the weather just keeps getting better, cool mornings and around 25C in the afternoons. Pedro explained that the bit of wind we experienced the first day was extremely unusual. The water is typically flat and if there is a slight breeze there are so many sheltered places along the river you […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 3

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Day 3 of training and it’s a short one. After a bit of a sleep in, the athletes hit the pool for practice then had the rest of the day off and a tour of the Nelo factory. We had to rent a second car to accommodate everyone. It was an hour and half drive […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 2

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Day 2 started with a run through the forest followed by a good paddle. The wind had picked up a little with few whitecaps but didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. The wind had died for the afternoon paddling session and with the sun shining and 22C is was pretty much ideal conditions on the water. Michael […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 1

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Team Banook landed in sunny Portugal around noon on Sunday. The driver from the resort picked us up and headed out on to the highway. After a bit more than an hour the highway turned into smaller roads and we twisted and turned up into the mountains through a series of switch backs and small […]

War Canoe Fundraising Kickoff

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Banook is happy to announce that we will be setting up a fundraising project with the National Sport Trust Fund to raise funds for the purchase of a brand new Bear Mountain C15 (War Canoe). Donations of $20 or more made through the National Sport Trust Fund will receive a charitable tax receipt.  Funds raised […]

Presidents Message – January 2017

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Lake Banook during Nationals 2016
Happy New Year!   A lot has happened this past year and I thought it would be good to provide an overview of some of last year’s accomplishments and review the priorities for the upcoming year.  I am very encouraged by the work we have done over the past year. As we work to continue […]