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Let's get out and get active in 2020

Happy New Year! 

It’s our sincere wish that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season surrounded by family and friends.

Thank you for joining us at our annual Family First New Year’s Eve Celebration and making it a tremendous success as we bid goodbye to 2019 and welcomed 2020 together!

A new year marks a new beginning, new people to meet, new adventures to enjoy and new memories to create. From our homes to yours, we extend our very best wishes for a successful, happy and healthy new year.

Let’s get active

The Recreation Department prides itself in offering a wide variety of community activities to promote social, mental and physical well-being. Along with our many events, weskating fun 2 a C really just want you to get out and get active.

Have you heard about our snowshoe lending program? This program encourages you to stay active, even in the chilly winter months. It’s a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the snow, fresh air and our beautiful trails. We have snowshoes available to sign out, free of charge, at the Amherst Stadium, the YMCA and Four Fathers Memorial Library.

Have you had a chance to try out our outdoor skating surface? 

Our dedicated town crew has been working hard to keep the ice surface, located at Victoria Street and Maple Avenue, ready for you to enjoy. It’s another great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter.  Grab your skates and enjoy a weekday skate during your lunch break or make it a family skate date on the weekend!  Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, weather permitting.

Winter Carnival

Mark your calendars for the winter carnival!

The Town of Amherst invites local organizations and businesses to get involved in the sixth annual Amherst Winter Carnival that is being held from Feb. 11, 2020, to Feb 17, 2020.
Here are two ways you can help make this the biggest and best winter carnival ever:

1) Many organizations and businesses organize events during the carnival that relate to our theme, "heart, culture, and play." We would be happy to include them in our brochure and promotional activities. Send us the details of your event before Jan. 15, 2020, so we can be sure to have it included. 

2)  We are planning a series of events in the conference room at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Center. If you would like to discuss running a workshop or event that connects to our theme of "heart, culture and play," please contact us.

Not sure what your organization might do to be involved? Here are some ideas to get you started:snowshoe

  • host a pancake breakfast, chowder lunch or potluck
  • organize a musical or cultural event
  • run a fundraising event
  • present a workshop, lunch ‘n’ learn or information session

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions by emailing @amherstrecreation.ca

Stay tuned for more details.

Volunteer nominations

Did you know we are now accepting Provincial and Town of Amherst volunteer nominations?

There is no better way to show your appreciation to your volunteers than by taking a few minutes and clicking the link to forward your nomination.  You can find the link here: https://amherst.ca/submit-a-request-form.html

Provincial volunteer nominations are due no later than Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Town of Amherst nominations will be accepted until March 20, 2020.

Our town has so much to offer and we want you to take full advantage of all the great things going on in our community. Be sure to follow us on social media, check our website and browse through our community calendar or sign up for the Weekly Skinny to find out what is happening in our community!