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Remaining active, it's a great way to beat the cold

November is here! The weather may be getting colder, but we still want to encourage you to get out and get active Amherst!  

We hope you all enjoyed some fun activities over Halloween, and what a great Halloween it was, with so many great events for all ages to enjoy. From Spirt Walks to Zombie Walks, what an awesome community we have!

Get Walking

A great way to stay active is to get walking!Walk6 B

Stop by the Amherst Stadium and visit our indoor walking track. It’s a great place to walk as it gets you out of the brisk November weather. On those days when the sun is shinning, don’t forget about our outdoor hiking trails.

Or why not get out for a skate. We offer adult and senior skates, parent and tot skates, open skates and afterschool skates. Visit amherst.ca for a full stadium schedule, and remember you need to wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet while on the ice.

Need a helmet?  We have you covered as we have plenty available for lending. What about skates?  We lend those as well. All free, available for you to use!

 Another way to stay active and connected is to attend the many great events and activities put on by our many community partners and neighbours. Our community calendar and our weekly skinny are updated regularly to keep you informed on what your community has to offer.

Would you like a copy of our weekly skinny emailed to you every week? No problem! We like to share. So please reach out by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will make sure you are informed.  We also want to hear about your event, if you have an event or activity you want us to share, please let us know.

Honour our veterans

On Nov. 11, join us at Victoria Square for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at 11 a.m.

We hope you have noticed, and are enjoying, the beautiful veteran banners that are hanging in the town. They were co-ordinated by the members of Br. 10 Royal Canadian Legion Amherst. What a great way to celebrate and honour our veterans.

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Christmas will be here before you know it, and the Recreation Department is excited to kick off the holidays with our Christmas Light up, Christmas Parade and the Tree for Boston Send off during the Nov. 15-17 weekend.

The Tree for Boston is coming from Pictou County this year. Its owners are Desmond and Corina Waite.  

Be sure to join us as we kick off this wonderful season. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and the town’s website for a full schedule of Christmas events and activities.

Council meeting

Our next regular council meeting will be held at the Amherst town hall on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Attending these meetings is a great way to stay involved in your community. It’s also live-streamed at https://amherst.ca/live-streamed-meetings.html.

What’s happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting 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:

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day ceremony at Victoria Square – 11 a.m.

Nov. 15 – Holiday Light Up at Victoria Square – 6 p.m. (ARHS Band concerts at Baptist Church follows the light up.)

Nov. 16 – Annual Christmas Parade – 6 p.m. Light up the Night Traditional Christmas. (Meet at the Amherst Centre Mall following the parade for parade ceremony and float presentations.)

Nov. 17 – Tree for Boston send off at the Amherst Superstore – 10 a.m.