Skating schedule begins at the Amherst Stadium
Colder mornings and colder nights but you can still take advantage of our recreation facilities.
Dickey Park has many amenities for your entire family. Please note that over the next week our splash pad will be closing for the season.
Lions Park has had recent enhancements this year, which now features national standard tennis courts as well as offers basketball nets for multiuse. Washroom facilities at Dickey Park, Beacon Street Park, and the Lions Park are open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Amherst recreation skating schedule is now in full effect. Please check out our website www.amherst.ca or follow us on Facebook for details on our full ice schedule.
The Amherst Jr. A Ramblers are off to a great start for the 20172018 season. We encourage you to come on out and cheer on this great hometown team.
The Ramblers are hosting the Campbellton Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 14 and the Truro Bearcats on Saturday, Oct. 21 with both games starting at 7 p.m.
Cumberland County Minor Hockey is gearing up for their annual Bluenose tournaments. Dates are set for Oct. 20 to 22 and Oct. 27 to 29.
Check out their website at www.ccmha.goalline.ca.
During the weekend of Nov. 3 to 5, in proud partnership with Skate Nova Scotia and the Amherst Figure Skating Club, we will host Skate Canada sectionals for the Maritimes.
Come check out these amazing young skaters. Stay tuned for updates on Amherst.ca or on our Amherst Recreation Facebook page.
Empowering Beyond Barriers is joining forces once again with various community partners, including the county’s community health boards, to host the annual Coats for Cumberland program that will offer gently used winter clothing at several locations in November.
Coats for Cumberland is a program offered in a combined effort to make sure that no one goes without warm winter clothing this winter. Bins have been placed in five communities, conveniently located in Amherst at Sobeys, NSCC and the Amherst Stadium.
New and gently used coats and winter clothing can be placed in the drop off bin and will be made available to those needing winter clothing at Amherst Centre Mall on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Continuing on with our Canada 150 celebrations, the Amherst Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 departing from TD Bank at 6 p.m.
The theme for this year’s parade will be 150 Years of Spirit and Play. Float applications can be picked up at town hall during business hours or found on the Town of Amherst’s website. Deadline for float applications is Thursday, Nov. 16.
The Cumberland Y Service Club sixth annual 5K Pumpkin Run/ Walk will take place at Dickey Park on Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 6 p.m.
Come dressed up in your funniest or scariest costume and have some fun while staying active. “Beware” and watch for surprise along the course.
Register at the Cumberland YMCA or online at www.runningroom.com.
It’s Small Business Week with events running from Oct. 15 to 21.
Small Business week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship where thousands of business people come together to celebrate entrepreneurship, learn and network with each other.
Small Business week is a great way to show support to local business, and to continue to encourage growth and development here in Amherst. The weeklong schedule includes workshops, presentations, a campus open house, fashion show & breakfast and much more!
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 email@example.com or call 902-667-6500.
Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:
Amherst Junior A Rambler Home Game
Small Business Week activities Annual Pumpkin Run YMCA Youth Drop In