2019 Summer Registration

Our registration is now open! Renew your membership for 2019, become a member for the first time, or sign-up for summer programming. Use the buttons on the right to make your choice!

Congratulations to Banook’s 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

Our program focuses on introducing athletes with physical or intellectual disabilities to the sport of CanoeKayak. All ages 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 and Thursdays 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).

Annual Wine Tasting and Auction

When:
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.

Tickets:
Members: $30 or $55 per couple
Non-Members: $35 or $65 per couple

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.

Spring Water Safety 

Our cold water policy is now in effect, all paddlers must wear an approved PFD in accordance with the CKC Code of Safety.

 Also, morning paddling practices should have ALL athletes wearing PFDs and ALL boats with a red light on the front and a white light on the back.

NO EXCEPTIONS

Banook U15, U19 & Masters Spring Training

  Our Spring off-season training is now open for registration. Check out the program details and sign-up through the web site.

Canadian Sprint Canoe-Kayak Championships

We are excited that nine Banook athletes received a medal at the Nationals in Sherbrooke. More info….

News from Banook

New $25K war canoe gives Banook paddlers edge in ‘very Canadian’ sport
‘It’s really a point of pride to win a war canoe race,’ says paddler Hannah Vaughan By Nina Corfu, CBC News
Read more.
Sneak Peak of the War Canoe!
Check out Banook’s new War Canoe before it’s transported to the club later this month. It’s builder – Bear Mountain –
Read more.
Hello from Portugal – Week 2
The second week was very similar to the first, however the weather cooled off with Thursday morning being the coldest
Read more.
Hello from Portugal – Day 6
Another beautiful day in Portugal the athletes were going to have a short practice in the morning so we would
Read more.

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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