Springhill kick­ing into sum­mer ac­tiv­ity blitz

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY - BY CHRISTO­PHER GOOD­ING CIT­I­ZEN-RECORD SPRINGHILL cgood­ing@cit­i­zen­record.ca Twit­ter: @ADNchris

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.

BMX party

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.

Cir­cus

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.

Fundy Games

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.

CHRISTO­PHER GOOD­ING/CIT­I­ZEN-RECORD

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.

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