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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.

If you feel like getting out for a walk and enjoying some fresh air, check out one of the community’s walking tracks. The Dickey Park walking track is lit at night with washroom facilities available.  Just 1.5 times around the track equals 1 kilometre. The Splash pad is schedule to open in June. The Rotary Park walking track offers outdoor fitness equipment spread around the track for use at your leisure with 2.5 laps equals 1 kilometre. Washroom facilities are open daily.  New last year, the Lion’s Park track loops the beautiful new Tennis courts. A washroom facility is to be constructed in the fall as part of the 5 year development plan of the park.  Future plans include a splash pad, basketball courts and a standing shelter.  On those rainy days check out the indoor walking track at the Amherst stadium.  5 times around equals 1 kilometer.  Visit Amherst.ca and social media outlets for the Amherst Stadium indoor walking track spring hours as well as park washroom facility hours.  For maintenance issues, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tennis NS is hosting a day of Tennis at the Amherst Lion’s Park on Saturday, June 2.  The Roger’s Rally Tennis Tour will start the morning off as invited guests compete in a round robin rally.  A free Come Try Tennis for kids will run from 11am-12pm, with the adult Come Try Tennis from 12pm-1pm.  Are you interested in volunteering or teaching Tennis?  Tennis NS will be hosting a Community Training Workshop from 1pm-4pm.  Cost is $35, registration is required.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or for more information.  We will be offering free Youth Tennis lesson as part of our family first summer program In July and August.  Follow @Amherst Recreation on Facebook for updates. 

Tickets are now on sale at Amherst Town Hall for a bus trip to the Royal International Tattoo Trip to Halifax.  Join the ‘A’ team on Friday, June 29 for a day in the big city.  Show time is as 2pm.  Tickets are $85 and include transportation and admission into the show. 

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

  • Family Fishing Derby
  • Seniors Mixed Slow Pitch
  • Pickleball
  • Amherst Farmer’s Market
  • Rotary Maritime Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting