Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Recreation News

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!
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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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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
Running Group – Learn to Run 5K
Time: Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm Instructor: Olivia Hendsbee
Where: All runners meet at Guysborough Waterfront and walk/jog the shoreline trail

Pathways Yoga Classes-Fall Sessions!!
After Work Gentle Flow-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 (Level 2)
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jost Waterfront Building
Cost $60 for 8 weeks


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