The Municipality has a wonderful array of recreation and fitness facilities, soon to be enhanced greatly with the addition of the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex.
There are two fitness centres in the District:
Chedabucto Fitness Centre
The Chedabucto Fitness Centre is a complete fitness centre with a variety of cardiovascular and weight-training machines. It’s located on the lower floor of Chedabucto Place, Guysborough. The fitness centre is air conditioned, has private change facilities and individual showers and lockers. Various membership options are available at reasonable prices. For more information call the Chedabucto Fitness Centre Office at 902-533-2088 or contact the Municipal Recreation Department.
Chedabucto Winter 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
The Fanning Fitness Centre in the Fanning Education Centre, Hazel Hill offers modern equipment and knowledgeable staff to welcome all 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 Winter Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
3:30 pm to 8:30 pm
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
MODG has two seasonal, outdoor heated pools; one at Chedabucto Place and the other in Canso, adjacent 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.
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 provided 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, 32 Green Street,Guysborough. 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 at most 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 6202 Larry’s River Highway 316 (behind the Community Centre)
- Little Dover 1408 Dover Road (by the ballfield)
- Country Harbour 17846 Highway 316 Country Harbour Crossroads (by Community Centre)
- St. Francis Harbour 3170 Highway 344, St. Francis Harbour
- Guysborough Intervale (www.intervale.rec.ca) 434 North Riverside Road
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, with volunteer support, the Municipality offers five outdoor skating surfaces during the winter months, 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
*when the Chedabucto Lifestyle Centre is in operation, this rink will be discontinued.
Chedabucto Place Performance Centre
The Chedabucto Place Performance Centre offers a priceless asset to the cultural, educational and economic life of our region. The performance centre celebrates the cultural heritage of Guysborough County, with particular emphasis on our founding and diverse cultures. It enhances learning opportunities for students and adults in the performing arts, the visual arts, stage and multi-media production, and cultural entrepreneurship. It attracts world class entertainment to our area and provides a venue for local performers to display their talent.
For more information on the Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, please visit their website. http://chedabuctoplacetheatre.com/