2019 Summer Registration

March 18 – 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!

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.

Annual Wine Tasting and Auction

When:
Saturday April 13th, 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
Buy online today, only 150 sold

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 Fall and Winter Training

  Our fall and winter 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

Hello from Portugal – Day 4 & 5
As the week progresses the weather just keeps getting better, cool mornings and around 25C in the afternoons. Pedro explained
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Hello from Portugal – Day 3
Day 3 of training and it’s a short one. After a bit of a sleep in, the athletes hit the
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Hello from Portugal – Day 2
Day 2 started with a run through the forest followed by a good paddle. The wind had picked up a
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Hello from Portugal – Day 1
Team Banook landed in sunny Portugal around noon on Sunday. The driver from the resort picked us up and headed
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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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