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Community Education / Community Use
Saugeen District Secondary School
780 Gustavus St., Port Elgin, ON

Beginner Driver Education
Saugeen District Secondary 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

 Saugeen District Secondary School

SDSS—Room # 104

Session #1
September 17, 2018 - October 15, 2018
Mondays & Wednesdays
(September 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 10 & 15)
*** No Class October 8, 2018 STAT Holiday ***

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #2
November 20, 2018 - December 13, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(November 20, 22, 27, 29, December 4, 6, 11 & 13)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #3
March 25, 2019 - April 17, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays
(March 25, 27, April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #4
May 21, 2019 - June 13, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(May 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11 & 13)

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

Port Elgin Beach Volleyball Club
For more information or to register contact:
        Richard Harris
Time: Thursdays 6:30-10:00pm (late in the season access time chages to 8:30-10pm)
Start Date: September 20, 2018 - March 28, 2019

Port Elgin Badminton Club
Port Elgin Badminton Club is a recreational badminton club for all skill levels and ages.  Come out and ejoy learning and playing badminton with everyone.  We have 6 courts available for 3 hours every Wednesday between 7pm and 10pm.  Birdies and nets are provided by the club, you only need to bring your own racquet to enjoy the sport.  
For more information contact:
        Priyank Patel
Time: Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm
Start Date: September 19, 2018to June 12, 2019
Adult CSMF $35 + Association Fee $40/year


Port Elgin Air Cadets
The Air Cadet program is a national program for boys and girls. You must be 12 years old to join the program and you will age out at 19. Air Cadets will develop the physical, social, organizational and leadership skills of each person. Cadets will participate in 'drill', target practice with air rifles, outdoor survival training, principles of aeronautics, flight simulators and radio controlled planes. If they qualify, cadets will go to summer camp at no cost to the cadets, and may even earn their pilots license. Cadets will also have an opportunity 2 times a year to go gliding with qualified pilots and instructors (although this is not mandatory). there are no fees whatsoever for participating in cadets. Tuesday nights are our usual training night but we also meet regularly for additional training at our Southampton training facility. All of our leaders and volunteers go through a Vulnerable Sector Search and Police Records Check.
For more information contact:
        Steve Pellow
Time:Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Start Date: September 18, 2018 to June 11, 2019
Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario


Men's Basketball
Men's basketball is an informal drop-in basketball open to all players of all ages, but tends to be adults out of school.
For more information contact:
        Paul Bolton
Time: Tuesdays 8:30-10:15pm
Start Date: September 18, 2018 to June 11, 2019
Adult CSMF $35

Saugeen Track and Field Club
The Saugeen Track and Field Club provides training and competitive opportunities for motivated elementary and high school aged athletes.  Sprints and hurdles, jumps, middle and long distance running and throws are all covered by an experienced STFC coaching staff.  STFC enjoys recognition and success at the provincial, national, and international level. School gymnasiums are used for training sessions in the winter.
For more information contact:
        Randy Millar
Time: Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Start Date: November 6, 2018 - April 20, 2019
Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario, Adult CSMF $35


Minor Basketball
For more information contact:
        Tim Smith
Time: Mondays and/or Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm
Start Date: March 26/29 to May 13/16, 2019
Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario


Ladies Competitive Volleyball
Ladies competitive volleyball evening.
For more information or to register contact:
        Susanne Latimer
Time: Mondays 8:30-10:00pm
Start Date: September 17, 2018 to May 27, 2019
Adult CSMF $35


Port Elgin Community Band
Port Elgin Community Band provides an educational and artistic experience to all students and adult members.  Band income is used to support BWDSB music programs through donations of new sheet music, band instruments, and other contributions.
For more information or to register contact:
        Bob Burns
Time: Thursdays from 6-8:30pm
Start Date: September 20, 2018 to May 16, 2019
Fee charged to Participants: $150
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Summer Music Camp
Summer Music is an annual music education experience that takes place in Saugeen Shores for 5 days during the last full week of July.  Programs cater to participants from beginner to advanced and ages from 4 to 84 or more!  A wide range of instruments is included as well as vocal and beginning music education.  The 2019 camp will run from July 22nd to 26th with registraiton opening in January.  
For more information contact:
        Kim Lake or Don Burns
Time: Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Start Date: July 22 -26, 2019
Fees: Approximately $225

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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