TD Tree Days will see trees planted Saturday at Lions Park
As summer comes to a close and fall is upon us recreation is ramping up another gear. All recreational facilities and green spaces are open. With nice weather we encourage you to get outside and enjoy our beautiful facilities and be active.
Leaves are changing colour and there’s no better place to view them by walking in our parks and trails. For example, Dickey Park has many amenities for your entire family.
Washrooms are open from 9 a. m. to 7 p . m. as well as the popular splash pad. Beacon Street Park, another busy park that has accessible washrooms, also open also from 9 a. m. to 7 p . m. Our newest park that we are so proud of is the Lions Park featuring national standard tennis courts the avid tennis player can enjoy is open from 9 a. m. to 7 p . m. Lions Park also offers the opportunity to shoot some hoops when tennis courts are free.
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a. m. to noon, Amherst Lions Park between Hickman and Hill Street, will be the site where over 30 native hardwood trees and shrubs will be planted for TD Tree Days.
In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, 2017 will see TD Tree Days join as part of TD’s # TDCommonGround Program, where thousands of volunteers wi l l come together to further enhance their local green spaces by planting trees and shrubs at over 150 sites across Canada.
We are very fortunate to have Amherst Lions Park be chosen as one of those 150 planting sites. We welcome and encourage you to come join in the fun and help to plant trees and shrubs at Amherst Lions Park with TD to help enrich our park. This is a fun and rewarding activity for all ages to be able to participate in a hands- on effort to help beautify and enhance our parks and help to rejuvenate our urban tree canopy. Not only will your efforts aid in our parks’ beautification but they will also have a long- lasting impact on our environment.
Please register for Amherst’s fourth annual TD Tree Days at TDtreedays. com
The stadium is gearing up for another busy and exciting season. The Amherst Ramblers have started their regular season. The Ramblers host the Woodstock Slammers starting at 7 p. m. on Saturday the 23rd.
The Amherst Figure Skating Club is in the middle of their fall session with winter session slated to start after Thanksgiving weekend. Registration is still ongoing.
Cumberland County Minor Hockey is in the middle of their tryouts but there is still time to register for the season. Check out their website at www. ccmha. goalline. ca.
On Sept. 23 and 24, the town would like to welcome Jeff Lewis back to Amherst and his hockey team the Rothesay- Netherwood Riverhawks as they will play two games against Newbridge Academy Under- 18 team.
Game time is Saturday 3 p. m. and Sunday at 10 a. m., both at the Amherst Stadium.
The walking track is open daily at the Amherst Stadium from Monday to Friday 8: 30 a. m. to 9 p. m., Saturday from 8: 30 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Sunday from 8: 30 a. m. to 9 p. m. For daily schedule visit amherst. ca
Robb Complex is gearing down after another good season. There are some times available if you wish to use the complex.
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 amherstrecreation@ amherst. ca or call 902- 667- 6500. Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:
- YMCA Youth Drop In on Thursday and Friday nights from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m.
- Public Skating – Friday, Sept. 22 from 6: 15 to 7: 15 p. m., After School Skating – Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 2: 45 to 3: 45 p. m.