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The Guysborough Municipal Recreation Department's mandate is to achieve results in the following areas:
- Access & equity of access to recreational opportunities
- Level of participation in recreational activities
- Impact on healthy lifestyles & individual/family/community wellness
- Safety of public & participants in our programs and facilities
- Highest quality of facilities, equipment and parks
- Customer satisfaction with our services
- Community satisfaction with recreational services
Relationships with other organizations and agencies
Our facilities include:
Pools are now closed. Will be reopening in July 2017.
MODG has two seasonal outdoor heated pools. One is located at Chedabucto Place and the other outside the Canso arena. Various swimming programs are coordinated by the Recreation Department during the summer months. Onsite change and washroom facilities are available. For more information call the Chedabucto Fitness Centre Office at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.
Chedabucto Fitness Centre (Guysborough)
The Chedabucto Fitness Centre is a complete fitness centre with a variety of cardiovascular and weight-training machines. It is located on the lower floor of Chedabucto Place Family of Schools. The fitness centre is equipped with air conditioning, private change facilities and individual shower and lockers. Various membership options are available. For more information call the Chedabucto Fitness Centre Office at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.
Chedabucto Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
6:00 am to 8:30 am
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
2:30 pm to 9:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
11:00 am to 3:00pm
Fanning Fitness Centre (Hazel Hill)
The Fanning Fitness Centre has been open since October 2006 in the Fanning Education Centre, Hazel Hill. Modern equipment and knowledgeable staff welcome users. Various membership options are available. For more information call the Fanning Fitness Centre Office at 902-366-2924 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.
Fanning Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Community Fitness Centres
Community Fitness Centres are run by a team of local volunteers and feature a variety of state of the art fitness equipment owned by the Municipality. Equipment includes treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, machine and free weights. Community Fitness Centres are located in:
Isaac's Harbour Medical Centre
Whitehead (at the old Fire Hall)
New Harbour Community Centre
Queensport Fire Hall
Two lighted outdoor tennis courts are located near the Chedabucto Place. For more information call the Chedabucto Fitness Centre Office at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.
Outdoor Multi-Purpose Facilities consist of two tennis courts, two basketball courts, street hockey, outdoor Green Gym fitness equipment and outdoor ice skating during the winter months. There are lights located at the facilities for night-time use. There is no charge for participants to use these recreational amenities. Multi-Purpose Facilities are located in:
Larry's River (behind the Community Centre)
Little Dover (by the ballfield)
Country Harbour (by Community Centre)
St. Francis Harbour
Guysborough Intervale (www.intervale.rec.ca)
For more information, please contact the Municipal Recreation Department at 902-533-3705.
The Municipality offers a number of opportunities to skate both indoors and out during winter months. The Canso & Area Arena offers the opportunity to be involved in organized sports such as Minor Hockey and Figure Skating, and this winter the Municipality will be constructing 5 outdoor skating surfaces during the winter months. Surfaces will be located at:
Guysborough (old Lions Club)
Queensport (street hockey pad)
Little Dover Multi-Purpose Facility
Larry's River Multi-Purpose Facility
Country Harbour Multi-Purpose Facility
Chedabucto Place Performance Centre
The Chedabucto Place Performance Centre was officially opened on July 20, 2007. It represents an important addition to the cultural, educational and economic life of our region. For more information on the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, please visit their website.
Director of Recreation/Special Projects
Tel: 902-533-3705 ext. 223
Recreation Programmer/Facility Manager
Tel: 902-533-3705 ext. 239
Physical Activity Coordinator
Tel: 902-533-3705 ext. 240