Cheema Aquatic Club

A globally recognized canoe and kayak club providing opportunities for youth to achieve success at every level as athletes and in life.

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Our Programs

Cheema offers a wide range of programs for all ages. If you are new to the sport, returning or have years of experience we have something to suit your needs.

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Best. Summer. Ever.

Join Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley Nova Scotia, at the tip of scenic Lake Thomas. Register for one of Cheema's programs now.

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Who We Are

From early morning till dusk for over 40 years, our paddlers have earned their way onto the international sprint racing scene.

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What's New?

Are you looking to be more active at the club? We have a board position open; the Director at Large position has become vacant. If you are interested in the position please contact Andrew Koch or Janie MacKinnon . They would be more than happy to tell you about the responsibilities of this postion.

Posted on April 11th, 2018

We are happy to announce that we have found a Club Coordinator!  Vanessa Robertson is joining us!  Vanessa graduated from Acadia University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Kinesiology and will be graduating in June with a Masters in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa.  Vanessa will be providing year-round organization and administrative support to the club.  She will also be a contact point for members of the club and the community.  As Vanessa gets orientated in her new role, her contact information will be shared via the website.

Please join us in welcoming her to our great club!

Posted on March 27th, 2018

Cheema Aquatic Club is accepting applications for Summer Supervisor for the upcoming 2018 Summer Program.

This position will run from May 21 to September 28.

Please see the attachment for more details on the position.

If this interests you, please forward a resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on April 20, 2018.  No late applications will be considered.

Posted on March 4th, 2018

Cheema Aquatic Club is accepting applications for Coaching positions for the upcoming 2018 Summer Program.

The program will run from Tuesday, July 3rd to Friday, August 24th (8 weeks). Salary will commensurate with experience.

Cheema summer program coaches will:

  • support the vision of the head coach in implementing the summer training program
  • provide a safe and fun environment for summer athletes
  • promote a climate of respect for athletes, coaches, summer supervisor, officials and parents
  • support and develop the technical skills and fitness of Cheema paddlers
  • be a positive role model for athletes and represent Cheema Aquatic Club in a positive manner
  • provide weekly communications/updates (email) to athlete families

If this interests you, please forward a resume and cover letter to

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on April 27, 2018 – No Late Applications Will Be Considered

Posted on March 4th, 2018

Summer Registration is now open!  Registration forms are available here, as well registration can be done online.

We will be holding an in-person registration day on Saturday, March 10 from 1pm-3pm at the Fall River Fire Hall.

Don't miss out, register early!

Posted on January 21st, 2018