Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Recreation News

Provincial Volunteer Recognition 
April 7, 2015


The 41st Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday, April 7th in Halifax. Elizabeth Connolly was nominated to represent the Municipality of the District of Guysborough.  

In 2004 Elizabeth became a member of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and by 2005 she was elected President and remains President to this day. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Foundation. Last spring Elizabeth was one of three co-chairs who successfully raised the community portion of fundraising for the expansion project for the Hospital. In 2005 she became a volunteer and board member of the Guysborough and Area Food Bank. Elizabeth organizes the Annual Turkey Drive to purchase turkeys for families in need. She is active in St. Ann’s Parish, is presently secretary for the Parish Council and serves on the Cluster Pastoral Council for five parishes in the Guysborough area. For the past four years Elizabeth has held the position as Coordinator for the Protocol for Responsible Ministry in these five parishes. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Guysborough and Area Home Support for ten years and has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Guysborough Adult Learning Association for four years. Thank you Elizabeth, for the many contributions you have made and continue to make to your community.


Elizabeth focuses most of her volunteer efforts on the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. She co-chaired the fundraising committee which resulted in a successful campaign, raising $700,000 for the expansion to the hospital.
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District 1 Councilor Miles MacDonald, Volunteer Elizabeth Connolly, Miles Connolly, Warden Vernon Pitts and Recreation Director Angie Tavares.

Recreation Update


Spring Reminder to be BOATsmart!

Please follow the link to get your Pleasure Craft Operators Card to be compliant with the Federal Law which came into effect on September 1, 2009.

New MODG Promotional Program.

MODG is moving forward with a program aimed at promoting local businesses, services and events.
Please click on the link to view the press release.
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Quad County Star Search

Partnering with non-profit groups to better serve our residents is a successful way to offer exciting events and deliver services to our communities. The MODG’s recreation department is excited to partner with the Chedabucto Place Association as they announce the Quad County Star Search! 

The Chedabucto Place Association, with the support of 101.5 The Hawk, Kbay Music Production, & The Municipality of the District of Guysborough, is very pleased to announce an exciting amateur talent contest open to residents of the Quad County.

To enter the competition, simply email your registration form (found on our Facebook Fan Page ( to Kevin Gorwill ( and upload your song entry by mp3 or video to this Facebook page before Friday, April 17th at 4:30pm. We are looking for solo artists only, but participants can be accompanied by one other musician or use a track with background music. 

After the closing date for submissions, finalists will be selected and they will perform in a concert at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre on Saturday, May 30th, 2015, to entertain an audience and show the Quad Counties why they are the next star! The contestants will be judged by a panel of judges, and the audience will also take part in the judging. One contestant will be selected as the contest winner and the artist will make a recording with Kbay Music Production. The top three artists will be given the opportunity to take part in their own paid concert at Chedabucto Place Performance Centre in Fall 2015. You must be 15 years of age on or before May 30th, 2015 to participate in the Quad County Star Search. Check out our Facebook Page - and upload your video now. 
Ongoing Recreation Programming

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, Fridays

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 
Quilters Group
Meet Thursday evenings at Boylston Community Centre at 6:30 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
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

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

Pathways Yoga Classes 
Men's Yoga
When: Tuesdays Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM Chedabucto Place (Performance Centre Stage)
Cost $60 for 8 weeks
Wednesday Yoga - Moderate (After Work) Yoga
Time: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm Chedabucto Place
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 Intermediate
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Chedabucto Place
Cost $60 for 8 weeks


Click the following link to see MODG's Facebook for more updates
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