Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Recreation News

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

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. 

Snowshoe and Ski Rental 
MODG recreation department is here to help you embrace the winter months and get active! Skis and snowshoes will be available for rent during the winter months at Chedabucto and Fanning Fitness Centre for FREE! Sign out a pair at your local fitness centre simply by signing a waiver.  Recreation’s fitness centre clerk Susan McKeough and historian John David are hosting a snowshoe clinic on Saturday, February 21st at 1:00 pm on Highway 316 #5 Radar Base Gazebo. The clinic will be about two hours and the hike is a total of four kilometers return trip. There are interpretive panels on site describing the history of the Base #5 Radar and John David (#5 Radar Base historian) will be our guide.  All are welcome! Please call Fanning Fitness Centre to pre-register at 902-366-2924. 

March Break Events 2015      
We have a full line up of free March Beak events for children and teens including outdoor hockey, family free skates, teen nights, family activities and don’t miss out on the yoga circus camp. Our events are free of charge and supervised by trained and friendly recreation leaders. Check out our agenda below.

Sunday, March 15th
Free Family Skate - Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Canso and Area Arena - Free Family Skate 

Monday, March 16th
Tumblekids- Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Chedabucto gymnasium. Ages: 3 to 5. Children can enjoy getting active with their friends while learning fundamental movement skills with instructors Christina Bowie and Jeffrey Myers. Please bring indoor sneakers and bring your child into the gymnasium to sign in and out. Please use Community entrance of Chedabucto Place. Free Program.

Outdoor Hockey Country Harbour Outdoor Ice Surface - Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ages 10 and up. Join Physical Activity Coordinator Jeffrey Myers for some fun on the ice! Students are asked to wear a helmet, dress warm and bring your own hockey stick. 

Free Family Movie Night - Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre

Tuesday, March 17th
Chedabucto March Break Fun Day - Schools Plus and Recreation are teaming up for a fun day of activities! Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Chedabucto Place for Grades Primary to Grade 8. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration form and more details can be found on our MODG Facebook Page or email 
Drop in Soccer - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Chedabucto Gymnasium 

Wednesday, March 18th
Fanning March Break Fun Day - Schools Plus and Recreation are teaming up for a fun day of activities! Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Fanning Education Centre Canso Academy for Grades Primary to Grade 8. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration form and more details can be found on our MODG Facebook Page or email 

Cyril Ward Memorial Library, Guysborough – 10:30 am to 11:30 am Activity led by librarian staff. Call 902-533-3586
Family Board Game Night – board games, music and AJ’s pizza at Fanning Education Centre/ Canso Academy.  Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please pre-register with Christina Bowie at or by calling 533-3705 ext. 238 so we have enough pizza for all families. 
Thursday, March 19th
Pathways Circus Yoga - The circle of community yoga meets the circle of exploring your creative gifts. Students can explore creative dance, scarf juggling, etc. Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Ages: 5 to 10 years old. Registration is required for this workshop. Please email or stop by the Chedabucto Fitness Centre for a registration form.  Wear comfortable clothes and pack indoor sneakers. 

Outdoor Hockey Little Dover Outdoor Ice Surface - Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ages 10 and up. Join Physical Activity Coordinator Jeffrey Myers for some fun on the ice! Students are asked to wear a helmet, dress warm and bring your own hockey stick.

Teen Night – Join recreation leaders for a Ping Pong Tournament, pizza, & board games at Chedabucto Place Gymnasium and Youth Health Centre. Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please pre-register by emailing Christina Bowie at or calling 533-3705 ext. 238.

Friday, March 20th
Storytime - Ages 1 to 5 are welcome at the Cyril Memorial Library in Guysborough for stories, music and a craft. Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am. 

Family Night- Time 6:00 pm at the Chedabucto Gymnasium. Families have the opportunity to get active together. All equipment is provided. 

Any questions regarding programming in MODG please feel free to contact me at 533-3705 ext. 238 or email  Please check out and like our Facebook Fan Page at 


Recreation Update
September 22, 2014
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 
New Opportunity: Beginner Ballroom Dancing
Would you like to move like they do on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’
Step up to a new challenge this fall and start the Ballroom beginner’s course with Angelika and Dietmar. Dancing is fun, great exercise and a way to meet new people. Adults of all skill levels are welcome. You will learn Viennese Waltz, Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Jive, rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Disco Fox. Please register by calling Christina Connolly at the Recreation Department - 533-3705 ext. 238.

Instructors: Angelika and Dietmar Liedy Where: Queensport Fire Fall
When: Tuesday evenings starting October 7th to December 16th (No class Nov 11th)
Cost: $100.00 per couple for 10 weeks
Quilters Group
Meet Thursday evenings at Boylston Community Centre at 7:00 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
Highland Dance Classes
Instructor Janet Smith welcomes new dancers on Wednesday evenings at the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre. Starts September 27th to December 17th Cost: $60.00 payable to MODG.
Ladies Night Osprey Golf Resort
When: Thursday evenings Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $10.00 drop in fee

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

Resistance Class – Sweatin’ for the Weddin’
Time: Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm to 7: 30 pm Cost: $2.00 drop in fee
Light weight and cardio fitness class for beginners! September 24th to October 8th

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

Ground Hockey – Drop in After School Program Little Dover
Location: Little Dover multi use facility
When: Wednesday’s starting September 24th to October 29th
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm with Aaron Long

Pathways Yoga Classes 
All classes starts week of sept 15th still space available
Early Bird Moderate Yoga
When: Monday mornings Time: 7:00 - 8:00 AM JOST Waterfront Building
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Teen Yoga
When: Monday afternoons Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Centre.
Cost $40 for 8 weeks
Tuesday Yoga - After Work Gentle Flow Yoga
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Centre (all levels).
Cost $60 for 8 weeks

Wednesday Yoga - Chair Yoga (Gentle Yoga for Challenged Bodies)
Time: 6:30 pm -7:30 pm Chedabucto Place Performance Center.
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 Level 2
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm JOST Waterfront Building.
Cost $60 for 8 weeks


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