TD Tree Days will see trees planted Satur­day at Li­ons Park

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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.

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