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Community Education / Community Use
John Diefenbaker Senior School
181 7th St., Hanover, ON

Beginner Driver Education
John Diefenbaker Senior School
2018 - 2019
Instruction provided by: Blue Water Driving Academy


  • A comprehensive program approved by the Ministry of Transportation
  • Interactive classroom instruction - 20 hours
  • Behind the wheel instruction - minimum of 10 hours
  • Independent learning or homework component - minimum of 10 hours
  • Ministry of Transportation certified Instructors
  • Excellent student success rates

DID YOU KNOW..........

Upon successful completion of our program, graduates may become eligible for auto insurance discounts and can book their G2 road test 4 months earlier!!




2018 - 2019 COURSE DATES

 John Diefenbaker Senoir School

JDSS—Room Career Centre

Session #1
November 3 - 24, 2018
(November 3, 10, 17 & 24)

9:00am - 3:00pm

4 Classes
Session #2
May 1 - 29, 2019
Mondays and Wednesdays
(May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27 & 29)
***No class on May 20, 2018 STAT Holiday***

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes


Mail forms to:  
                     Bluewater District School Board  
                     Attn:  Driver Education
                     PO Box 190 - 351 1st Ave N
                     Chesley ON  N0G 1L0


 fax:      519-370-2974
Registration sessions will be held in school prior to course start dates.  Students should listen to announcements for dates and times.  Please ensure both Student and Parent/Guardian signatures have been completed on both forms.

What happens on a Snow Day? ~ If buses are cancelled so will the in-class portion of Beginner Driver Education for that day.  Students are to show up to the next scheduled class at which point their instructor will notify them when the make-up class will take place.

Community School Membership Fees (CSMF)
Recreation groups and community organizations under a volunteer leader may use facilities regularly.
For more information contact:   
        Kris Klages
        519-363-2014, Ext 2007

Badminton for Adults
Fun and exercise. Instruction available. Play doubles as the court becomes available. Please bring your own racquet.
For more information contact:
        Rainer Schroeder
Time:Thursdays 7:00-10:30pm
Start Date: September 20, 2018
Adult CSMF $35, Association Fee $40

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Hanover Youth Basketball
Youth Basketball League for boys and girls age 10 to 16yrs.
For more information contact:
        Eric Cudney
Time: Fridays 5-10:00 pm
Start Date: September 28, 2018
Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario, Association Fee $65

Air Cadets
Air Cadets is a national organization directed at youth between 12 and 18 years years of age.  The program promotes physical fitness, leadership and community service while offering instruction in aeornautics, drill, wilderness survival and military traditions.  It develops and interests in aviation and the Candian Forces.
For more information contact:
        Capt. Richard Henry
Time: Mondays 6:15-9pm
Start Date: September 17, 2018
Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario

Hanover Ladies Volleyball
Ladies Volleyball League with 30 teams.
For more information contact:
        Leisa Ahrens
Time: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays times vary 7-10pm
Start Date: October 2, 2018
Cost: Team fee - contact Lesia for more information


If you are interested in sharing a hobby or skill, or know someone who is, please contact:
Kris Klages at 1-800-661-7509 ext 2007

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