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Orenda Canoe Club is a non-profit, parent run organization, with a membership of approximately 150. One full-time coach is employed along with summer coaches. The Club is situated 15 kilometers east of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the community of Lake Echo.
Since the formation of the Club in 1977, the mandate and objectives have changed little. The Club started out to provide a much needed facility within the growing community of Lake Echo; a place children and youth could look upon as their own. It has now expanded to include participants from the communities of Lawrencetown, Porters Lake, Oyster Pond and Dartmouth.
The Club aims to provide a facility where participants can achieve their own personal best in an atmosphere that is physically challenging but stresses the value of mutual support, companionship, enjoyment and fair play.
Orenda, as a Club, works with the community to give participants a sense of their own potential and self worth. Many communities suffer from vandalism and negative behavior that all too frequently stems from misdirected youthful energy. Our young people have so much potential, which given a positive, healthy alternative, can benefit both the community and the individual.
To find out more about Orenda Canoe Club, click on Club History.
For everything you ever wanted to know about paddling and Orenda, but were afraid to ask, click on the link to the Orientation Package which will download as a PDF file.
Would you like to know who sits on the volunteer committee? Find out by clicking on Executive.