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Community Education / Community Use
Peninsula Shores District School
115 Moore St., Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0

Beginner Driver Education
Peninsula Shores District School
2019 - 2020
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!!



2019 - 2020 COURSE DATES

 Peninsula Shores District School

PSDS—Room # 2012

Session #1
October 22, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(October 22, 24, 29, 31, November 5, 7, 12 & 14)

4:00pm - 6:40pm
(we have changed the times)
8 Classes
Session #2
March 16 - 19, 2020
Monday thru Thursday
(March 16, 17, 18 & 19)

9:00am - 3:00pm

4 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

Wiarton Children's Chorus

For more information please contact:

Time: Tuesdays 6:00pm to 6:45 pm
Start Date: September 17, 2019 - December 10, 2019
Cost: Cost: Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario


Indoor Walking

Looking for a safe place to walk indoors?  Please sign in with the monitor when you arrive at the school.  Bring indoor shoes.

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Start Date: September 17/19, 2019 - June 9/11, 2020
Cost: CSMF Adult $35


Peninsula Shores Camera Club

Club of photography enthusiasts in the South Bruce Peninsula area - for people of all experience levels.  We have regular meetings, field trips, workshops, and guest speakers.

For more information, see the club website:  
Sandy Richardson

Time: Every 3rd Thursday (except in December) 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Date: September 19, 2019 - May 21, 2020
Cost: Youth $10   Adult $30
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The Phoenix Fitness Room

The Phoenix Fitness Room is available at no charge to the public as a fitness/weight room.  Equipment includes a treadmill, two elliptical machines, an exercise bike, a bow flex machine, free weights, stability balls and medicine balls.  

If you are interested in using the weight room, please contact:
         Kris Klages
         519-363-2014 ext. 2007

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00pm to 10:00 pm
Start Date: September 17/19, 201 - June 16/18, 2020
Cost: CSMF Adult $35
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Register at Town Hall, 315 George Street, Wiatron.  Contact Recreation Programmer for further information 519-534-1400 ext 132 or email tsbpprogrammer@bmts.

Ryusei Karate-Do is a traditional style of karate that combines the punches, kicks, strikes and blocks typical of karate as well as throws, joint locks and pressure point tactics. ~Focus on self-defense and realizing individual potential in martial arts.
Offered in partnership with South Bruce Peninsula

For more information contact:
        Karen Neerhof
        519-534-1400, ext. 132

Cost: Additional fees apply, contact Recreation Programmer for information
Instructors: Peter Zehr, 5th degree black belt, Shihan (Master Instructor) and Matt Mannerow, 5th degree black belt, Shihan (Master Instructor).  Both have travelled to Japan to train directly udner Sakamoto Sensei, head of Ryusei Karate-Do International.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes (i.e. track pants, t-shirt), bare feet (no socks or shoes).  Speak to the instructor if you are interested in purchasing a gi (karate uniform).
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We have 3 sessions a year but all our classes are pro-rated and you can join anytime

• September 19th to December 19th 2019

• January 9th to March 12th 2020

• March 26th to June 11th 2020

Age Categories and Times

Children (ages 6 to 12):Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Teens and Adults: Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Brown and Black Belt:Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm

McLaren Pipes and Drums

The McLaren Pipes and Drums offers lessons in bag pipes, snare drum, bass and tenor drumming for ages 10 and up.  Starting cost is $100 for the purchase of a chanter kit or drum sticks and pad.  Lessons are Thursday nights at no cost.

For more information contact:
Cherie Jacob

Time:Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Date: September 5, 2019 - August 27, 2020
Cost: CSMF $0 (Youth 16yrs and under), Adult $35


Adult/Youth Co-Ed Soccer

Indoor Soccer for adults & youth!

For more information contact:
              Rick Stahlbaum

Time: Mondays 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Start Date: September 23, 2019 - June 8, 2020
Cost: CSMF $0 (Youth 16yrs and under), Adult $35


Wiarton Willie Groundhog Jog

5 km run/walk with prizes and snacks!

For more information:
                  Leigh Grigg

Time: 6am to noon
Start Date: TBA
Cost: contact group 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.

Other Events at Peninsula Shores District School

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Guitar, Ukulele and Vocal Lessons.

For more information please contact:
        Karen McCulloch

Time: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Start Date: September 2019 - May 2020
Cost: $22 per lesson

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EarlyOn Programs

A variety of programs are run out of Peninsula Shores District School. Please go to:  for a full program guide.
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Wiarton Concert Choir

Our Community Choir practices in the music room at PSDS every Tuesday during fall term to the first week of December and during the spring term to the last Tuesday in April.  We are an amateur choir that comprises
members of all ages including students from Grade 9-12.  This is teh Chioirs 50th anniversary year!
 For more information please contact:
                Dorothy Livsey

Time: Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Start Date: September 17, 2019 - April 28, 2020
Cost: $25/Adult non-Board fee charged to participants.

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