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 […]

Banook’s Fall Programming

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

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.

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.

NO EXCEPTIONS

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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