Skat­ing sched­ule be­gins at the Amherst Sta­dium

The Amherst News - - COMMUNITY -

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 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

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 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

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 for our free com­mu­nity events list­ing and fol­low us on Face­book and twit­ter.

If you have ques­tions, com­mu­nity events and in­for­ma­tion to share, email amher­strecre­ 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

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