Cheema gets support from Streatch

Councillor Steve Streatch presents Cheema Commodore Andrew Koch with a cheque for $10,000 to pay for the purchase of the new four-person K4 kayak that is in front of them. Also pictured are some of the athletes that were on hand on May 26 for the presentation. Streatch was given a tour of Cheema and work they hope to begin in the future of making the facility even better. (Healey photo)

WAVERLEY: Under overcast skies on May 26, athletes at Cheema Aquatic Club got some bright news thanks to the local councillor.

Two Cheema athletes pose with their oars. (Healey photo)

Steve Streatch, the representative on HRM Regional Council for Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley, was on hand at the Waverley-based club to make a cheque presentation to Andrew Koch, the Commodore of the club located near McDonald Sports Park.

Close to 50 athletes from the club were also on hand.

The money, said Koch, was going to be used to purchase a new boat for racers with the club. They also took Streatch and his assistant Stephanie Brown on a tour of the facility, showing them what they’d like to do in the future.

Cheema representatives told the two they would be calling on them for their support and funding on those endeavours down the road.

Streatch presented the club $10,000 for the purchase of a new-to-them K4, which was on display for all to see.

Steve Streatch cuts the cake with two young Cheema athletes. (Healey photo)

Cheema is currently doing a GoFundMe campaign #Bucks4Boats to help it reach it’s goal of raising $40,000 to purchase top calibre boats at significantly reduced prices. To help them out, check out the campaign at: