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.
visitguys march 2015 PR.pdf


Ongoing Recreation Programming

Family Intramural Night – Guysborough, Chedabucto Place - Resuming in September!!
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 - Resuming in September!!
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! Resuming September 17, 2015!!
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-Resuming in September!!
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-Resuming in September!!
When: Tuesday evenings Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Chedabucto Place
Drop In Volleyball Night-Resuming in September!!
When: Thursday evenings Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Chedabucto Place gymnasium
Running Group – Couch to 5K
Time: Tuesday mornings 6:15 am Instructor: Olivia Hendsbee
Where: All runners meet at Guysborough Waterfront and walk/jog the shoreline trail

Pathways Yoga Classes-Resuming in September!!
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


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