Hello from Portugal – Day 2

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Day 2 started with a run through the forest followed by a good paddle. The wind had picked up a little with few whitecaps but didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. The wind had died for the afternoon paddling session and with the sun shining and 22C is was pretty much ideal conditions on the water. Michael […]

Hello from Portugal – Day 1

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Team Banook landed in sunny Portugal around noon on Sunday. The driver from the resort picked us up and headed out on to the highway. After a bit more than an hour the highway turned into smaller roads and we twisted and turned up into the mountains through a series of switch backs and small […]

War Canoe Fundraising Kickoff

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Banook is happy to announce that we will be setting up a fundraising project with the National Sport Trust Fund to raise funds for the purchase of a brand new Bear Mountain C15 (War Canoe). Donations of $20 or more made through the National Sport Trust Fund will receive a charitable tax receipt.  Funds raised […]

Presidents Message – January 2017

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Lake Banook during Nationals 2016
Happy New Year!   A lot has happened this past year and I thought it would be good to provide an overview of some of last year’s accomplishments and review the priorities for the upcoming year.  I am very encouraged by the work we have done over the past year. As we work to continue […]

Dobre doshal! to Toshko!

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Dobre doshal! to Toshko! The day is finally here. We would like to welcome Coach Toshko Kalpakov to our Banook family.  Toshko has arrived via Scotland and will be familiarizing himself with our Banook programs, athletes and families over the next few weeks. He was already even on the docks lending a hand first thing […]

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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