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

Beginner Driver Education
Saugeen District Senior 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

 Saugeen District Senior School

SDSS—Room # 104

Session #1
September 16, 2019 - October 9, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays
(September 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, October 2, 7 & 9)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #2
November 19, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(November 19, 21, 26, 28, December 3, 5, 10 & 12)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #3
March 23, 2020 - April 20, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays
(March 23, 25, 30, April 1, 6, 8, 15 & 20)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #4
May 19, 2020 - June 11, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(May 19, 21, 26, 28, June 2, 4, 9 & 11)

3:30pm - 6:10pm

8 Classes
Session #5
July 29, 2020 - August 6, 2020
Wednesdays and Thursdays
(July 29, 30, August 5 & 6)

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

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 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Date: September 18, 2019 - June 10, 2020
Cost: Adult CSMF $35 + Association Fee $5/year

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Youth Basketball Development

Basketball youth development programs all year long for ages 5-16. Locations in Kincardine, Port Elgin and Walkerton.

For more information contact:
                Branko Veljovic
        Visit the, create a free family account~ and follow facebook page "Kincardine Power Basketball"

Time: Please visit website
Start Date: Please visit website
Cost: Youth CSMF $0 cost - subsidized by BWDSB and the Province of Ontario - membership fees may apply.


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.
There are limited spaces available for high school students.

For more information contact:
        Paul Bolton

Time: Tuesdays 8:30pm to 10:15pm
Start Date: September 17, 2019 - June 9, 2020
Cost: Adult CSMF $35

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 8:00am to 4:30pm
Start Date: TBA

Cost: 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.

Other Events at Saugeen District Senior School
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 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Start Date: September 19, 2019 - May 7, 2020
Cost: $150
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Under 17 girls volleyball clinic. Every other Sunday till Christmas. Working on skills and drills. Followed by a few games.

For more information please contact:
        Rob Fawcett

Time: Every other Sunday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Start Date: September 29, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Cost: determined on the number of clinics you attend.


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