kids regatta fun

MEMBERSHIP

HRM BY-LAW:

  • As stated by HRM by-laws, children must be 12 years old on or before July 1st in order to be left unsupervised at the club, otherwise they must be supervised by an adult and/or sitter age 12+.  

  • If being supervised by a sibling, that sibling MUST be over the age of 12 and must NOT be attending programs themselves while their sibling is under their supervision.  

  • If attending a specific Program, children over the age of 8 may arrive for their program time and leave immediately following, without requiring their own supervision during their lesson time.



GATE CHECKS:

  • There will be an Abenaki Staff Member on the gate daily. All members entering through the main gate will be asked to verify their membership information and may be asked to produce photo ID where necessary.  

  • ONLY registered members (including sitters) will be permitted on club property. This has become necessary to ensure the safety and security of our registered members and to ensure that only members and their guests are enjoying our club and its facilities. We appreciate your cooperation. 



MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES:

  • Anyone accessing the club must be a registered member or registered guest.  

  • Lifeguards are on duty daily, during open hours.

  • Members will have access to select recreational boats during non-programming times, Monday to Friday, 5pm-7:30pm and Weekends/holidays.  A staff member will be on hand at the boathouse to retrieve boats/paddles. Members using the club's recreational boats/paddle boards are required to provide and wear their own CSA approved life jacket and to remain within the 200m marker. 

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP

  • Includes one individual, age 12 or over as of July 1st of the current year.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

  • Includes any parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and immediate family members living within the same household, at the same address. Up to 2 sitters, who are not immediate family members, may be registered under a Family Membership at no additional cost. 

 

SUPERVISED SINGLE MEMBERSHIP

  • Includes one child under 12 years of age who is joining as an addition to an existing Family Membership. This is intended to allow a child, who does not reside in the same household as the member family, to join the club with full membership privileges while under their supervision.  

  • This membership includes full membership privileges.

 

SITTERS/CAREGIVERS

  • All sitters/caregivers MUST be registered with the club on the appropriate Family Membership. Any sitter not registered will not be permitted entry onto the club premises-NO EXCEPTIONS.  

  • Each Family Membership can register up to 2 sitters at no additional cost.  

  • Sitters do not have membership privileges and may not participate in programming.  

  • Registered sitters will be granted access to the club only while accompanying the children for whom they are caring.

  • Sitters may not invite unregistered guests to the club under the Family Membership to which they are registered nor may they bring guests to the club under the member's Guest Pass.                                                                                        

  • Sitters are expected to be adults or responsible young adults (age 12+) and are considered to be representative of your family while at the club and are therefore expected to adhere to the same Codes of Conduct, otherwise the same disciplinary measures will apply.   

 

PAYMENT

  • Payment will be accepted by e-Transfer only. 

  • No person with any amount unpaid after June 15th will be permitted to enter the premises and/or participate in programming until such time as their balance is paid in full.  

  • Payment Option 1: Full e-Transfer payment at the time of registration.   

  • Payment Option 2: Up to 4 equal monthly e-Transfers (March/April 15/May 15/June 15). The first equal payment is due at time of registration, with equal monthly payments to follow. 

 

REFUNDS

  • After July 10th there will be NO REFUNDS issued, without exception. Up to & including July 10th, a refund will be issued, upon withdrawal of membership for any reason, by e-Transfer within 5 business days. The refund will be in the original amount less a $75 Administration Fee and any CKC Fees paid, if applicable. 

  • If a registrant withdraws for medical reasons at any point during the season, a physician’s note must be provided and each case will be subject to the approval of the Abenaki Board of Directors. 

  • Should the club not be able to proceed with programming/memberships as advertised, a full refund of all monies paid will be issued via e-Transfer within 7-10 business days. 

GUEST PASSES

  • Each Single Membership will receive 1 complimentary Guest Pass.  

  • Each Family Membership will receive 3 complimentary Guest Passes.  

  • Guest Passes will also be available for purchase by members. The same guest may be signed in up to 7 times. Cost: $15/Individual; $20/Family.  It is preferred that Guest Passes be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance with our new Online Google Form (paid by e-Transfer) or at the Gate. 

  • Members must be present at the club to meet their registered guests at the gate & accompany them onto the premises. Members are responsible for their guests at all times and must remain on the property with them at all times.

  • All guests are required to respect the rules and regulations of the club as stated in our policies and procedures. If a guest is found to be in violation of club rules, they will lose their guest privilege and be asked to leave the property.  

 

CANTEEN

  • The Abenaki Canteen is open during the week, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Cash will be accepted at the canteen but only for placement on a tab-no change will be provided on site.  

  • Please note that no credit will be extended if a tab runs out.

  • Cash will not be issued from a child/family’s tab.  

 

SPONSORSHIP​

  • Abenaki would love to see your company name on our club banner and/or boats! Further program details are available via abenakiaquatic@gmail.com.   

 

FUNDRAISING

  • We will be relying on our members to assist us with much needed fundraising opportunities this season! If fundraising is your forte or you have ideas, suggestions and/or connections to assist in this regard we would love to hear from you!  abenakiaquatic@gmail.com. We enjoyed tremendous success with our online 50/50 Raffle last season and hope to do so again this season!

 

VALUABLES​

  • While we do our best to keep our club safe, we are not responsible for any items lost or stolen on our property. We recommend leaving valuables at home. We suggest labelling your child’s belongings. 

 

PARKING

  • Please adhere to parking signage both on and off our property. There is no unauthorised parking, turning or drop offs/pick ups  in the driveway. The driveway must remain clear for quick access to the club by emergency vehicles if needed. Please refrain from using nearby driveways to turn around and/or wait. Nobody wants to end a great day at the lake with a parking ticket or vehicle tow!