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July 20: Stay active, visit a park, take in an outdoor movie

Have you been out enjoying these beautiful summer days?

 Stay active this summer by visiting one of our many parks or take part in a Summer Family First activity. Our family first summer program can be found online at Amherst.ca.

Take advantage of some of the many events and activities happening this summer. Activities include trail walks, tennis, active family fun activities, park days, outdoor movies, free swims and tours. Join us for Movin’ on Mondays where we walk and tour buildings around town including the Police Station, Fire Station, Post Office, and Library.  Stay cool at the Dickey Park splash pad, open daily.

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June 22: Summer Kick-off, Kite Display, Bike Park

Start summer off with some family fun! Kicking off this weekend is the A Team’s Summer Kick off at Dickey Park Friday evening along with a Kite Display and a Trail Flow Portable Bike Park. Bring your bike and helmet to test out the jumps and bumps this cool course has to offer. Join the Family First Program Leaders in some Hawaiian fun with a luau dance party, sparkle tattoos, crafts & more!

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May 18: Culture, Events & Marketing Coordinator

Hi everyone, my name is Jennifer Bickerton and I am the new Culture, Events & Marketing Coordinator for the Town of Amherst. I was born and raised in Amherst and love where I live. I feel very privileged to be working for my hometown. Some of the things I have and will be working on in my position will be organizing our Town Events. I have been meeting and collaborating with other organizations to help plan and promote all the great activities and culture Amherst has to offer. If you are an organization out there planning an upcoming event, please give me a call, I would love to sit and chat with you to see how we can work together.

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June 6: Our Summer "A" Team is on the Job!

June is here and summer is right around the corner and Amherst Recreation is gearing up for a busy and beautiful summer ahead! Our Family First student leaders are out and about on bikes going from park to park and event to event to make sure you have lots to do around Amherst this summer. Our beautification and Robb Complex student leaders are working hard to help keep Amherst clean and tidy through daily litter pick-up, turf maintenance of public spaces, and flower bed maintenance throughout the Town.

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May 25, 2018: Start digging for worms!

Start digging for worms… the ‘A’ Family Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Pumping Station Pond.  There will be prizes for youth categories.  Some of our Family First Summer events will start mid-June including Active Family Fun Wednesdays and our Multicultural Summer Kick off Luau party!  Visit Amherst.ca and follow us on Facebook @Amherst Recreation for full event and schedule details. We are excited to offer an active fun filled family summer program, as part of our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.

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