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What's in a Name?
The mascot of the 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton was called Keyano. The Games organizers told us that Keyano means friendship or togetherness in Cree. The club was granted permission to use the name if Keyano was spelled with a "C" and an "a."
Promote the safe use of canoes and kayaks using modern techniques on varying water conditions.
Advocate on behalf of Club members and their interests.
Develop certified instructors and capable Club members to foster safe, enjoyable and interesting on-water activities.
Demonstrate the Club's family orientation through on- and off-water social opportunities.
Liaise with local, provincial and national paddling organizations.
Explore waterways while recognizing the inherent beauty and need for preserving the environment.
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Incorporated in 1978, Ceyana Canoe Club is the largest canoe club in Edmonton. We have 200 member paddlers of all ages. Ceyana offers a mix of family-oriented canoeing and kayaking programs, including:
The club has been instrumental in the past with: the Klondike Days Canoe Regatta, the development of Dragon Boat Racing in Edmonton, the Edmonton Paddling Centres Association and the Rundle Park Paddling Centre, and the 2008 David Thompson Brigade and later brigades. Ceyana is a major supporter of Paddle Alberta - our provincial recreational paddling association.