Upcoming Events

Athletes Awards Banquet – On Friday September 27, Banook will hold their ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET where we will recognize all our athletes for their efforts and accomplishments of the past year. More details coming soon.

Annual General Meeting – Sunday September 29. 10am to Noon. More details available here….

Banook’s Fall Programming

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

Annual Wine Tasting and Auction

Saturday October 19, 2019 @ Banook
Tastings between 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

You’re invited to come celebrate spring with a selection of Old World Wines, Whiskeys, and Craft Beers! We’ll also be serving delicious appetizers to enjoy while you mingle in the clubhouse.

The evening also includes a silent auction of donated items and services from local businesses.
All profits will help to fund facility upgrades.

Members: $30 or $55 per couple
Non-Members: $35 or $65 per couple
Click here to purchase online

News from Banook

Summer 2019 – Week 1
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Our summer programming begins on Tuesday, July 2, and our staff are ready and waiting for you! We have Paddling
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CKC & ADCKC Fees for 2019
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) & Atlantic Division Canoe & Kayak Canada (ADCKC) Individual Fees Each paddler must pay CKC &
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Banook Membership Childcare
 We are super excited to continue offering our babysitting services this summer at a discounted rate for members! Available to
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Vacant Board Positions
Since our AGM in September, we had two position become vacant that we are looking to fill for the next
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November 2018 Newsletter
ADCKC ATHLETE AWARDS  The ADCKC Annual Athlete Awards will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Mic Mac
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Canadian Sprint Canoe-Kayak Championships
We are excited that nine Banook athletes received a medal at the Nationals in Sherbrooke. In total, our athletes won  6
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Paddling & Blue-Green Algae
UPDATE: This week’s U15/U13 Championships will still take place on Lake Banook regardless of the outcome of the water tests.
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Congratulations Ian Gaudet!

On June 1, 2019, Ian Gaudet won the overall Junior Male Athlete of the Year at the Sport Nova Scotia Support 4 Sports Awards. Last season, Ian won a gold and two silver medals at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Poland and is a two-time Canadian Champion. 

Sport Nova Scotia represents 55 Provincial Sport Organizations in Nova Scotia and each had the opportunity to select one junior and senior male and female athlete. He was nominated as the Junior Male Athlete of the Year for Canoe Kayak by the ADCKC. 

Canoe Kayak (ADCKC) was the only sport organization with a top 3 finalist in every major award category!

Also congratulations to other winners and finalists from ADCKC
(L-R) Erin Schaus, Banook Canoe Club, Top 3 finalist for Official of the Year
Julia Lilley Osende, MicMac Amateur Athletic Club, winner Top Junior Female Athlete
Hannah MacIntosh, Senobe Aquatic Club, Top 3 finalist Senior Female Athlete of the Year. 
Ian Gaudet, Banook Canoe Club, winner Overall Top Junior Male Athlete of the Year. 

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.

Banook Athletes to Travel to Portugal

March 13, 2019 – Bannok athletes visit the Nelo factory in Portugal

This week, Head Coach Toshko, 13 athletes and 10 parents have travelled to Portugal for this year’s winter training. Team Banook is staying at the 5 Star Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort & Spa. The all inclusive nature of the resort allows the athletes and parents to focus on the reason they are there – training hard and having fun (plus keeping up with school work) in a dedicated training facility with all meals being looked after. One of the main attractions so far has been the tour of the new Nelo factory just outside of Porto. 

A big thank you goes out to all the club members who have supported our team through volunteering to support fund raising and attending the trip as chaperones and of course cold hard cash to make these training trips possible for our athletes

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.


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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