Municipality of the District of Guysborough

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Open House-Chedabucto Lifestyles Complex


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Provincial Volunteer Recognition

Isabelle Williams was this years Municipal representative to attend the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax on Monday, April 4.
Isabelle found a great sense of community through her volunteer work 12 years ago. Now she regularly volunteers with St. James Church in Halfway Cove, Chedabucto Volunteer Fire Department, and offers alot of time on her own.
She serves at funeral receptions, makes sweets for weekly card games, helps with the annual Mackerel Derby, and holds fundraisers for different organizations.
A highlight for her is seeing the community come together for the Annual Kids Christmas Party. She helps fundraise to purchase enough gifts for Santa to give a toy to each child who attends. If there is something going on in her community, Isabel is there to help.  Thank you Isabel!
Isabel's community wanted to thank her for her dedicated volunteer work in their community by surprising her with a return plane ticket to visit her brother in Vancouver.
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Chedabucto Lifestyles Complex Revealed
February 11, 2016

The Council of the municipality of the district of Guysborough has approved the design and engineering of a new recreational facility located at the campus of the Chedabucto Education Center in Guysborough. The idea for an indoor arena project that was proposed nearly ten years ago has been replaced with the “Chedabucto Lifestyles Complex” which will better serve all generations and all demographics. 

The facility will complement the existing recreational infrastructure (outdoor swimming pool, baseball field, tennis courts and existing playgrounds) by providing a more community-centric campus. 

The new complex will consist of a regulation size artificial turf soccer field with a four lane running track and new seating area. A new building will be constructed which will house the Chedabucto Fitness Center, community meeting/event space, Recreation Department office space, an elementary-sized gymnasium and most importantly a new home for the GOALS organization and their students. 

Attached to the building will be a shinny rink with removable boards which can be used for countless skating/hockey purposes and a refrigerated skating loop which will measure almost a kilometer in length. The skating loop can be used in off-season months for roller blading, walking etc. 

This group of facilities will serve not only residents of MODG but those outside of the Municipality who wish to access it. 

Please see the visuals below for a closer look at all this great facility has to offer not only our youth but people of all ages!


You can also view a video of the proposed complex on our Facebook page
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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.

Ongoing Recreation Programming


Family Intramural Night – Guysborough, Chedabucto Place - beginning September and ongoing!!
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 - beginning September and ongoing!!
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.
Chedabucto Bay Quilters
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! New Members are welcome to join.
Scrapbooking Classes
Classes ongoing on Tuesday evenings in Boylston Community Centre at 7:00 pm. Come out and practice your hobby and preserve memories in a 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
For ages 13 and up. When: Thursday evenings Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Chedabucto Place
Pathways Yoga Classes-Spring Sessions beginning April 3rd!!
Gentle Stretch 'After Work'-all levels welcome
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM Chedabucto Place Room TBA
Cost $60 for 8 weeks
Children's Yoga
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Chedabucto Place Room TBA
Cost: $30 for 8 weeks

Thursday - Adult Moderate
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm TBA
Cost $60 for 8 weeks


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