The Town of Amherst is pleased to continue the NO Fee Youth Ice Rental Pilot Project into the 2017-18 ice season. Believed to be the first initiative of its kind in Nova Scotia, the project aims to increase participation, physical activity and affordability in youth programs such as Figure Skating, Minor Hockey and Public Skating by reducing barriers through reduced registration and user fees.
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 following are the noted highlights of the Town of Amherst Regular Council Meeting held June 26, 2017.