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Lots to do during March Break

We are almost half way through March! 

As we enter the last month of winter, experts suggest practising self-care. Here are some simple tips you many want to consider:

  • Snuggle up with a warm blanket, make some popcorn and plan a movie night.
  • Create a playlist of songs that lift you up.
  • Turn off your phone and focus on yourself.
  • Hangout with people that make you smile and laugh.
  • Start a journal.

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International Women's Day to be celebrated on March 9

More daylight means more opportunities to get outside, enjoy nature and get active! We hope you are enjoying the longer daylight hours as much as we are!

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day will be celebrated this year on March 8, 2020. This year’s theme is an equal world is an enabled world.

How will you help forge a gender-equal world? Celebrate women's achievement? Raise awareness against bias? Take action for equality?

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Skate Canada Nova Scotia Championships coming to Amherst

The Skate Canada Nova Scotia Championships are coming to Amherst! 

Come out and watch skaters compete on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. Everyone is welcome and the admission is free!

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Learn 2 Lead workshops coming to Cumberland Region

The Town of Amherst is teaming up with the Municipality of Cumberland and the Town of Oxford to offer a series of Learn 2 Lead workshops during the next few months.

The workshops are designed to give additional training to leaders in our community. They are open to anyone – volunteers, parents, leaders, coaches, youth – who want to better themselves as a leader. Everyone is welcome.

The first workshop – Show Me the Money – will be held in Oxford on Feb. 27. It will look at how volunteers and community organizations can make the most of the resources they have and how they can find new revenue to help them accomplish their goals.

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Family fun packed into winter carnival

Join us while we celebrate our sixth annual winter carnival! 

Activities and events from our community partners and businesses have filled up our schedule. The festival, which began on Feb. 11 and ends on Feb. 17, is packed with fun, active and healthy activities the whole family can enjoy!

We are hosting a mesmerizing experience with Mentalist Kevin Robart on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre. Tickets are $15. They can be purchased at Amherst town hall, the Amherst Stadium and eventbrite.ca.

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