In honour of the late Dwight Jones, the Town of Amherst will proclaim Wednesday August 9th Dwight Jones Day. Events across the community August 9th include the Junior Golf Invitational at the Amherst Golf Club, Music in Victoria Square, First Baptist Church BBQ, and official dedication of the Dwight Jones Field at the Robb Complex followed by a fireworks show over the marsh at dusk. Follow the Town of Amherst Facebook page for event updates, more details to come.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Amherst, Easter Seals Nova Scotia hosts and operates Camp Tidnish, a barrier-free and fully accessible summer camp for children, youth, and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Camp Tidnish along with Canada’s 150th birthday on July 29th!
In the last five years, fewer kids are active through sports, due in part to early, single-sport specialization. Multisport participation can lead to better overall skills and ability, smarter and more creative players, less burnout and overuse injuries, more lifelong enjoyment in sport and most importantly, IT'S MORE FUN!
The Neighbourhood Improvement Initiative’s overall purpose is to support a community revitalization's effort in a designated area, with the long term outcome of building a foundation for a healthy and vibrant community.