Masters Program

For further information on the Masters programming, please contact [email protected].

Masters Collage

Banook Canoe Club is a competitive sprint canoe and kayak club.

All members ( Family, Senior, or Individual) can access boats during scheduled “Try a Boat” sessions.

New since 2023

Exciting news for Masters! This year our Masters have coaching with Karen Furneaux. Karen is a world-renowned athlete and coach who has dedicated her career to the sport of paddling. If you are a member 25 years and older (Masters age), you may participate in Masters' War Canoe practice at no additional cost. If you decide you want to race, you will need to register for a Masters paddling program (i.e., coached or uncoached) which includes the ADCKC fee. If you enjoy paddling and want to train in team boats/other boats, please join the Coached Masters group.

This year Nationals and hence CanMas will be held here on Lake Banook! That means we will have three C15 practices per week:

C15 practices:
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 8:30-9:30am

Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 8:30-9:30am

Team boats, singles:
Thursday 6:00am - 7:00am

Friday evening we get together for Bike and Beverage or perhaps some other activity.

For those interested in becoming part of the Masters group and paddling more regularly, the options are Coached or Un-coached; the differences are outlined below.

If you have no experience with sprint canoe/kayak: follow us on social media for updates on "Learn To Paddle” sessions or visit the Learn to Paddle page to see if sessions are available!

Coached Masters

These paddlers have varying levels of experience – from beginners to seasoned experts. There are scheduled coached times with a specific focus on different days. If you own your boat, you can access it whenever the club is open.

The below membership fees include HST and the annual Banook Improvement fee

Annual Individual Membership -$368.00
Annual Family Membership - $583.75
Annual Seniors Membership - $212.75

Spring May -June
$80 + $12= $92

Summer July -August
$150 + $22.50 HST+ $101 ADCKC fees = $273.50

Fall September- December
see RAMP for details

Winter January -April
see RAMP for details

Masters Training

Coached Sessions:

We are on the water from May to late October, depending on the weather. Off season, November to April, we are in the gym/weight room/paddling ergs/Bikes.

When we are on the water:

War Canoe (C15)-Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm- 7:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-9:30am -

Small boats, team boats (K1, K2, K4, C1 C2, C4)-Tuesday, Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Through July and Aug: Assistant Head Coach Karen Furneaux will coach Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6:00-7:00am and Saturday mornings that aren’t a regatta day.

Sunday 9:00am-10:00am - singles, crew boats - no coach/safety boat.

Evening Masters Coach summer 2023- Aaron White

Friday evenings on our own - maybe join us on a "Bike and Beverage"!

Un-coached Masters

This tends to be experienced paddlers, comfortable going out on their own without a coach boat and able to self-rescue should they tip. For those people that own a boat, they can access their boat during regular club hours.

There are 2 informal un-coached groups that tend to go out at 5:30am and 7:00/7:30am.

Club boats can be used weekday mornings until 8:30 am; evenings 5:00 pm - 7:30pm

Saturday 9:00am-10:30am


Membership fee + program fee
Program fee Spring- $57.50
Summer $57.50

Masters Paddling