Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Recreation News

Recreation Update
September 22, 2014

Babysitter Course
This course will be offered by St. John’s Ambulance First Aid and MODG Recreation Department. Please call or email Christina Connolly ( 533-3705 ext. 238) to register. A pizza lunch will be provided. Pack snacks and water, bring pencil and paper.
Two Options:
When: October 4th
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Ages: 11 to 15
Cost: $20.00 a participant
Location: Guysborough Municipal Building in Court Room

When: October 25th   
Time: 9 am to 4 pm   
Ages: 11 to 15
Cost: $20.00
Location: Canso Library

Family Intramural Night – Guysborough, Chedabucto Place
This is a great opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time together and become more physically active. Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Intramural Night – Hazel Hill, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy
Great opportunity to spend time with the family while being active. Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with a recreation adult supervisor present. There will be outside games set up 
New Opportunity: Beginner Ballroom Dancing
Would you like to move like they do on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’
Step up to a new challenge this fall and start the Ballroom beginner’s course with Angelika and Dietmar. Dancing is fun, great exercise and a way to meet new people. Adults of all skill levels are welcome. You will learn Viennese Waltz, Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Jive, rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Disco Fox. Please register by calling Christina Connolly at the Recreation Department - 533-3705 ext. 238.

Instructors: Angelika and Dietmar Liedy Where: Queensport Fire Fall
When: Tuesday evenings starting October 7th to December 16th (No class Nov 11th)
Cost: $100.00 per couple for 10 weeks
Quilters Group
Meet Thursday evenings at Boylston Community Centre at 7:00 pm. An instructor will be present at the meetings to teach beginners and challenge advanced quilters!
Scrapbooking Classes
Classes ongoing in Boylston Community Centre at 7:00 pm. Come out and practice your hobby and preserve memories in an unique and creative way!
Community Basketball Night
All ages are welcome to come out and get exercise by playing recreational basketball at Chedabucto Place. When: Monday Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Free.
Drop In Soccer
When: Tuesday evenings Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Chedabucto Place
Drop In Volleyball Night
When: Thursday evenings Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Chedabucto Place gymnasium
Highland Dance Classes
Instructor Janet Smith welcomes new dancers on Wednesday evenings at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre. Starts September 27th to December 17th Cost: $60.00 payable to MODG.
Ladies Night Osprey Golf Resort
When: Thursday evenings Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $10.00 drop in fee

Fitness Bootcamp
With Certified Personal Trainer Jeffrey Myers! All are welcome to join this new exercise group. Exercises include; tire flipping, farmer’s walks, sled pushing, battling ropes and more.
When: Thursday evenings starting September 18th Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 drop in fee for non-members

Running Group – Couch to 5K
Time: Tuesday mornings 6:15 am Instructor: Christina Connolly
Where: All runners meet at Guysborough Waterfront and walk/jog the shoreline trail

Resistance Class – Sweatin’ for the Weddin’
Time: Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm to 7: 30 pm Cost: $2.00 drop in fee
Light weight and cardio fitness class for beginners! September 24th to October 8th

Starting Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm with instructor Pam O’Neil at Chedabucto Place
Cost: $30.00 for 5 classes

Ground Hockey – Drop in After School Program Little Dover
Location: Little Dover multi use facility
When: Wednesday’s starting September 24th to October 29th
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm with Aaron Long

Pathways Yoga Classes 
All classes starts week of sept 15th still space available
Early Bird Moderate Yoga
When: Monday mornings Time: 7:00 - 8:00 AM JOST Waterfront Building
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Teen Yoga
When: Monday afternoons Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Centre.
Cost $40 for 8 weeks
Tuesday Yoga - After Work Gentle Flow Yoga
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Centre (all levels).
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Wednesday Yoga - Chair Yoga (Gentle Yoga for Challenged Bodies)
Time: 6:30 pm -7:30 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Center.
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Thursday - Children's Yoga
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Chedabucto Place Room TBA .
Cost: $30 for 8 weeks

Thursday - Adult Level 2
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm JOST Waterfront Building.
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Come Home Week 2014

July 18, 2014

The 42nd Annual Guysborough Come Home Week Kicks off on July 18th! There are plenty of events scheduled over the next 10 days which will appeal to all ages! 
Lots of activities for the kids each day, the ever growing Guysborough Triathalon, the always popular Hoedown on the Hill, the Billy Kennedy Memorial Ball Tournament, fun for the adults at the Adult Dance, the annual Street Parade and the 5 Mile Road Race, Poker Rally & Boat Parade!
See the full schedule below!!
Come Home Week Schedule 2014.pdf


Recreation Spring/Summer Programming Update:
June 9, 2014 

Guysborough and Canso Minor Soccer
The 2014 youth minor soccer season has started up full swing in Guysborough and Canso. The Recreation Department is happy to announce that we have about two hundred students age 4 to 14 enrolled in this free popular program. The program began in May and wraps up on June 28th with a year-end tournament in Mulgrave. Guysborough recently hosted its tournament this past weekend. The Tournaments are special events because it is a day where the players can show off their skills for many fans while being physically active and interact with other teams and families. The Recreation Department would like to thank all the volunteers in Canso and Guysborough who make this program a success.
If anyone has any pictures they would like to send in from recent minor soccer games please feel free to post them on the MODG Facebook page. 
Sailing and Kayaking school 
The youth mobile sailing school is coming back this summer to the Guysborough Waterfront. This program has been a big success in previous years. The program is run by two qualified instructors and introduces youth aged 7-14 to the basics of sailing. The program is set to run from July 14-18 and registration will begin Monday, June-09-14.
Lightning’s Strike: Canoe and Kayak program will be held from July 8-10 at the Guysborough Waterfront. Participants will be instructed by a qualified coach on water and small craft safety, canoe and kayak basics, an intro to racing and much more. The program will be for youth aged 7-13. Again, registration will begin on June 9, 2014. 
Summer Mobile Day Camp program
Once again we will be offering our annual Mobile Day Camp for children ages 4-12. We are looking forward to an action packed summer and hope to see many new faces at our various locations.
Equipped with great summer student staff and an agenda packed full of activities, we hope to provide a fun and safe summer for all. This program gives children the opportunity to meet new friends while participating in low organized games, sports, arts and crafts. The mobile Day Camp travels to several different communities once a week, running from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, beginning on July 2, 2014. Registration is free and will occur on the first day of camp in each Recreation Department at 533-3508 ext: 240.
Day camp schedule (tentative to change)
Monday: Boylston-Lincolnville-Hadleyville
Tuesday: Intervale-Hazel Hill
Wednesday: Larry’s River-New Harbour-Queensport
Thursday: Canso-Country Harbour
Friday: Guysborough 
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MODG Hiking Group
The Recreation Department is collecting names of adults who would like to join a hiking group will consist of members from each district who are willing to give tours of the hiking trails in their communities. We have so many beautiful trails within our Municipality it is time to show these off and get walking! If you would like to hike different routes and be part of our new local hiking team please call Christina Connolly at 533-3705 ext. 238 – she will be taking the group on a hike in beautiful Guysborough Intervale to show off the trails in her own community. Call now and make a date to show Christina and the group your favorite hiking location. 
Fitness Bootcamp
This summer Certified Personal Trainer Jeff Myers will be leading a bootcamp theme exercise group. All are welcome to join the group. Exercises will include tire flipping, farmers walks, sled pushing, battling ropes and more. This will be a great way to stay fit over the summer months, while also getting to try out some new exercises and enjoy the outdoors. The program will be tailored to individual fitness levels and will be great for athletes or anyone else looking to get in shape. 
The program will start sometime in June and will take place 1-2 times per week in Guysborough. Anyone interested in joining the group please contact Jeff Myers at 533-3705 ext 240 or
Seniors Fun day / Older Adult Games
The Guysborough Recreation Department is glad to announce that Seniors’ Fun Days will once again be returning to communities throughout Guysborough County. Fun Days are a great event which features card games, board games, carpet bowling, and other activities. Lunch and snacks are provided. 
The Dates for the next Seniors Fun Day’s are:
Where: Erinville Fire Hall
When: Tuesday, June 24th
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Where: Guysborough Legion
When: Tuesday, July 22nd
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm 

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