Springhill kicking into summer activity blitz
There’s no time like June to start celebrating summer.
Technically the first day of summer is the 21st, but in Springhill things start on the first day of the month with a community cleanup, barbecue and something special for seniors at Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre.
The community clean up begins at noon, Thursday, June 1, with the centre offering bags and gloves for citizens to use. As an added incentive, there will be a free barbecue at the centre to make sure everyone as lots of energy to get out there and help.
“We’ll be encouraging organizations and business to help, and we have the schools on board,” community centre manager Scott Munro said.
Also running from 1 to 5 p.m. will be the Cumberland County Seniors Safety Program, featuring displays, presentations, wellness clinic and activities.
Moving into the evening from 5 to 6:30 will be a supper, followed by musical entertainment. To register, contact 902667-7484.
June 1 also marks the start of this year’s Farmer’s Market at the community centre, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and will continue every Thursday.
Once the community is looking its best, the department will be ready for its next chapter of summer, with a grand opening of the new BMX track adjacent to the community centre.
Slated for June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. the opening will include a barbecue, a DJ and something not yet seen in the community – Trail Flow Outdoor Adventure will bring their portable bike park to the community.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Richard Calder Arena.
This is a free event, and coincides with Cumberland County’s Bike Week, which runs from June 2 to 11.
On June 13 Springhill will see the Great Benjamins Circus come to the community, using the community centre’s parking lot.
Online ticket information can be found at www.benjaminscircus.com/event/springhill-ns.
Following the circus, a special sort of sport is coming to the community.
Last year the Fundy 55+ Games were hosted in Truro. This year, it’s Springhill’s turn. With events taking place June 21 and 22, the event open to residents 55 and older from the Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants areas.
The games will challenge to seniors to give their best efforts in a trail run, cribbage, shuffleboard, washer toss, golf and more.
Registration is $5 for a single event or $10 for two or more. Golf green fees will be $23 per person or $57 for two people and a cart rental.
For more information, contact active living co-ordinator Rachel Little at the community centre by calling 902-763-3025.
The Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre is pedalling into summer with a community cleanup, barbecue and opening of the community’s new BMX trail, facility manager Scott Munro and active living coordinator Rachel Little report.