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Opportunities abound to remain active this winter

As we wind down to the end of February, we can certainly say it was a busy month. 

Winter Carnival had so many great events that got people out and active. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our partners for participating this year. Without your support and commitment, we would not have been able to offer more than 100 activities for our community to enjoy!

Even though Winter Carnival is over, and it’s still the winter season, there are still many different ways to get out and get active in your community.

snowshoeOur Adult and Senior Walking Club is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Amherst Stadium. The walking track is designated to you during this time. Come on out and enjoy walking challenges, information sessions, prizes and healthy snacks. To sign up call 902-667-6500. 

We are also still offering our snowshoe-lending program. This program is one way we aim to promote staying active, and it’s a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. We have snowshoes available at the Amherst Stadium, the YMCA and the Four Fathers Memorial Library that can be signed out free of charge.

Our dedicated town crew continues to work hard on our outdoor ice surface, located at Victoria Street West and Maple Avenue. Skating on this natural ice surface is another great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter season. Why not take time during your lunch break today to burn around the ice? Or bring the family for an hour on your Saturday.

Council session 

Our next regular council meeting will be held on March 25. All are welcome to attend. Attending council meetings is a great way to stay informed. If you are unable to attend, our council meetings are streamed live. Visit amherst.ca for more information.

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We are counting down to the 2019 Fred Page Cup. Amherst is proud to host this event that is being held from May 1 to May 5 at the Amherst Stadium. You can pick up your Fred Page Cup tickets at the Rambler Toonie Office, at 26 Industrial Dr., or you can call 902-661-2202. This is sure to be an exciting busy time for our community with lots of athletes and visitors. Let’s make them feel welcome and show our support.

What’s happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also sign up for our Weekly Skinny, and we will send you a weekly listing of events and activities. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

  • Christ Church Pancake Supper - March 1, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
  • Glo Bingo 80’s Edition - March 1 - 7-11:30 p.m., 62 Albion Street
  • Seedy Saturday - March 2, 1 -4 p.m., 150 Church Street
  • Bates Merrill Friendship Tournament - March 9-1, Amherst Stadium