Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Recreation News

2016 Come Home Week Festivities!

Come Home Week runs from July 22nd-31st.
To see the full Come Home Week schedule click the link below.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable week!

2016 Come Home Week Schedule.pdf



Recreation Update

Summer Events 2016!

MODG Summer Mobile Day Camp 

July 4th - August 26th 

Time: 10 am - 3 pm 

Free  & for ages: 4 - 12 


Monday - Boylston Community Centre, Queensport Fire Hall, & Lincolnville Community Centre 

Tuesday - Chedabucto Place, Guysborough 

Wednesday - St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Guysborough Intervale & Harbourview Community Centre, New Harbour (July) switching to Larry's River Communities Along the Bay (August)

Thursday - St. Francis Harbour Hall, Canso Arena and Country Harbour Community Centre

Friday - Chedabucto Place, Guysborough 

Pack water, a lunch and be sun safe! Pack swimming clothes for Chedabucto Place and Canso Arena days. 

Ages 0 - 3 can drop into any of our mobile day camp programs (with exception of Chedabucto Place) with a parent 10am - 12pm 


2016 Festivals 


Guysborough Come Home Days July 22nd  – July 30th 


Little Dover Days July 29 – July 31st 


Charlos Cove Picnic – July 29th – August 1st


Larry’s River Festival Savalette August 4 – August 7th  


Erinville Come Home Days August 12th  - August 14th  


Harbourview Days August 12th  – August 14th  


Whitehead Days – August 5th – August 13th


Canso Regatta August 13th  - August 21st 


Larry’s River Picnic – September 2nd – September 5th


Mobile Day Camp Special Events


Contact Jennifer Wittmann at 533-3705 ext. 238 for registration forms and information on bus pick up and locations for all special events!


New Glasgow Fun Day

When: Tuesday, July 12th 

Ages: 4-13

Description: Come out and enjoy a tour of the Museum of industry and a pizza lunch. 

Cost: $10 per person or $25 for family of 3 

Deadline: July 8th, 2016


Sherbrooke Fun Day

When: Tuesday, August 2nd 

Ages: 4-13

Description: Come out and enjoy a hands on tour of Sherbrooke Village. Please pack a lunch. 

Cost: $10.00 per person or $25.00 for family of 3 

Deadline: Friday, July 15th 


Antigonish Fun Day 

When: Tuesday, August 15th 

Description: Come out and enjoy a play of classic Robert Munsch stories, a pizza lunch and play time in Columbus field. 

Ages 4 – 13 

Price: $10 per person & $25.00 for family of 3 or more

Deadline is Friday, August 5th, 2016


MODG & St. Francis Xavier Soccer Camp


Dates: July 9th – July 22nd 

Full Day Camp  $90.00 Time: 9 am to 4 pm for children born 1998 to 2005 

Half Day Camp $40.00 Time: 9 am to 12 pm for children born 2006 to 2009 

Registration forms can be picked up at the Recreation Department, 33 Pleasant Street. 

Cheques can be made payable to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. 


Outdoor Adventure Camp 


Dates: August 10th – August 11th 

Ages: 9 to 14 

Cost: $25.00 per camper

Time: 8:45 am 3:00 pm 

Location: Campers will meet at Upper Boylston Park on August 10th and at the Guysborough Fire Department on August 11th

Description: This camp will include biking, beach picnic, hiking, canoeing and shelter building. Registration forms can be picked up at the Recreation Department, 33 Pleasant Street. 


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/Summer 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 Summer Recreation Programming


Family Intramural Night – Guysborough, Chedabucto Place - beginning September and ongoing!!  FREE
This is a great opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time together and become more physically active. Friday evening Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Fridays

Family Intramural Night – Hazel Hill, Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy - beginning September and ongoing!!  FREE
Great opportunity to spend time with the family while being active. Thursday evenings Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with a recreation adult supervisor present. There will be outside games set up.
Chedabucto Bay Quilters
Are currently on summer break.  The 3rd Annual Quilt show is scheduled for Sunday, July 31st at Wesley United Church Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Admission by donation to Wesley United Church. Classes will start again on Thursday,  September 15th 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: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Chedabucto Place
Pathways Yoga Classes-Stay Tuned for dates for the Fall Sessions!!
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


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