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Hello from Welland – Nationals Day 1

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Tuesday Morning – August 22 Just a quick update from Welland, Ontario. First I hope everyone is aware that despite many of the coaches competing here at the Nationals programs are still running at the club this week including kiddie canoe for our youngest athletes. The trip with the boats was long 1900 km in […]

Good luck to our athletes competing at the Nationals in Welland!

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Banook is excited to be represented by such a strong group of paddlers at this year’s Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships in Welland, Ontario.  We hope everyone has a personal best time during their races this week! Follow the race results online: http://canoekayak.ca/event/canadian-sprint-canoe-kayak-championships Jacob O’Hearn Ryan Parsons Emily Parsons Cole Parsons Matthew Pyle Liam Ring Evan […]

We’re looking for some great members to help us

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The Club House
This season is off to a fantastic start! Families are enjoying beach, the weekly camps are in full swing, our paddling programs are full of enthusiastic athletes, hundreds attended the new war canoe celebration, our new staff are doing an amazing, and recent club improvements like the new front steps has improved accessibility and safety […]

Important Note for Summer Paddlers

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Please note if you have not yet registered for programs – time is running out!   https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=15215&lan=1&cartlevel=1  Orientation is this Thursday June 29th at 10:00 AM for all paddlers in the  U13 and U15/17 programs. Orientation will include a swim test, tip test, rules/safety review for both the beach area and the boats and boat bays. […]

Interested in Helping With Club Repairs?

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Andy, our facilities chair, is looking for some help extra this summer with keeping the clubhouse maintained. Lots of projects to choose from, contact Banook@banookcanoeclub.com to get in touch with him. Volunteer as much, or as little you like! Here’s the project list: Gymside railing Painting picnic tables Dock board replacement.  Interior stair edging Old […]

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 […]