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More opportunity to get active outdoors with better weather

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!

March Break is upon us and there are plenty of opportunities going on throughout Amherst to help keep you active.

March Break

Are you looking for something to do on your March Break?swim 1B

There are plenty of activities planned throughout the whole week in Amherst to help keep you active and busy. A big thank you goes out to our partners for the extra opportunities for students to have some fun. From movies to curling to crafts, to skating and swimming, we have it all.

Visit the town's website for a full schedule of events.

Earth hour

Did you know that Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 30 from 8:30p.m,-9:30 p.m.?

Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. We hope you will participate and join in by making your contribution to helping limit the demand we place daily on our environment.

You may not think turning your lights off for one hour would make a dramatic impact on our environment, but when you think of all those around the entire world making that same effort to turn their lights off, the impact is huge.

For more information on how you can take part and sign up please visit: https://www.earthhour.org

Council meeting

The next regular council meeting will be held on Monday, March 25. All are welcome to attend.

Attending council meetings is a great way to stay informed. If you are unable to attend, the sessions are live-streamed.

Fred Page Cup

We are counting down the days to the 2019 Fred Page Cup.Fred page hockey puck D

Amherst is proud to host this event, held from May 1 to May 5 at the Amherst Stadium. Tickets are available at the Rambler Toonie Office, 26 Industrial Dr., or you can call 902-661-2202. 

This is sure to be an exciting and busy time for our community, as Amherst welcomes all visitors to town for some exciting hockey action. Please join with us in making them feel welcome and show your support.

What's happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing or by following 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:

  • Stick Curling - Amherst Curling Club - Thursday, March 21- 10 a.m.
  • Free Open Gym - Cumberland Cheer - Thursday, March 21- noon-1 p.m.
  • Friday Fun Times - Maggie’s Place - Friday, March 22 - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Youth Friday Night Fun - YMCA - Friday, March 22 - 6-8 p.m. (5-8 years), 8-10 p.m. (9-14 years)