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Family Memberships are now sold out for 2024

Opening Weekend Hours: June 28, 29 & 30 (1-6pm), July 1 (11am-6pm)
Programs/Regular hours begin: July 2 (9am-8pm)

Programs end: TBD

Closing Day: August 31 

Regular Club Hours-Monday to Friday: 9am-8pm
Weekend/Holiday Hours: 11am-6pm

Abenaki Bell Lake Paddling


We are a competitive and recreational paddling club located on beautiful Bell Lake in Dartmouth. 

We offer paddling lessons on a lake that you won't have to share with anyone else!  Our coaching staff offer the best training on and off the water.

Lifeguards watch over our wonderful swimming area. Royal Life Swim Lessons are also offered throughout the summer, and won't interfere with your paddling!

A friendly reminder that we do not have day camps or provide babysitters.

meet the staff


Rachel is returning for her sixth summer here at Abenaki, where she has worked in the canteen and had taken on a lead role for the past two summers. She previously paddled at Abenaki for three summers, while beginning a part time role in the canteen. This year, Rachel will be moving into a management role, operating both canteen and property works. You will always see Rachel with a smile on her face and available to answer any questions regarding canteen and property!

Rachel Bourgeois

Property/Canteen Manager

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Bio to come

Head Coach

Emily Parsons


Jenna is returning for her fifth summer at Abenaki as our Aquatic Supervisor.  She is an experienced swim and lifesaving instructor and has a background in competitive swimming...


Aquatics Coordinator

Jenna Lewis


Whether it's competitive or recreational, our coaches are here to share their love for the sport while having fun along the way,

Coaching Staff


These are our friendly lifeguards  that will be keeping our waters safe this summer.

Swim Staff

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Abenaki has a team keeping our property clean and our belly's full. Canteen is open weekdays from 10am - 4pm. 

Canteen and Property Team




PO Box 2033 Stn East, Dartmouth, NS  B2W 3X8

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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone is welcome. 

Abenaki is a place of inclusion and does not discriminate against anyone based on race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 


We work with the governing bodies of our sport to remove barriers and create a safe environment for all to enjoy. We recognize that our sport has much work to be done and we are committed to continuing our efforts to welcome everyone through our gates.


We all have a role to play and we encourage open collaboration and communication with our members and our community. Our members and employees are held to a high standard of compassion and acceptance. Any acts that do not support the statements above will not be tolerated and may result in loss of membership.

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