What’s up, rec?
Amherst is in full swing with holiday spirit with only 20 days until Christmas.
We hope everyone got out to enjoy our Holiday Light up, parade and the tree for Boston sendoff this year. And, with a record number of floats registered, it made for a wonderful parade. “A” big congratulations goes out to all the float winners and a thank you to all who put so much work and time into participating in our Parade this year.
Did you know that the tree for Boston came from our very own Cumberland County this year? And what do you think of the beautiful lights at Victoria Square and throughout the community? Plenty to be proud of.
We know December will be very busy with everyone getting ready for Christmas, but we want to encourage you to still get out and get active. Did you know that exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever? Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries and stress…. and we have lots of activities for you.
The Town of Amherst lends snow shoes and they can be picked up at the Amherst Stadium Recreation Office, Four Fathers Library, and The Cumberland YMCA - free of charge. What a great way to enjoy our outdoor tracks and trails during the winter.
We also have our holiday skates, and swimming at the YMCA. Don’t forget about our outdoor skating surface at the corner of Victoria Street and Maple Avenue, this will be open daily again this winter, weather permitting. We also have our indoor walking track available at the Amherst Stadium. This is a safe and easy way to keep up your walking throughout the cold winter months.
Another way to stay active, is to stay social, and get out to fun events and activities our community has to offer. We are looking forward to our New Year’s Eve Family First Celebration. Ring in the new year with us at the Amherst Stadium Dec. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. We will have live music, ice colouring, horse and wagon rides, and rooftop fireworks. All activities are free of charge and tobacco and alcohol free.
Our next scheduled regular council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Amherst Town Hall. Meeting are open to the public. Attending these meetings is a great way to be involved in your community and to stay informed.
Do you have an event you want us to share? We love to share, so contact us at amherstrecre[email protected] with your information and we will spread the word.
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 amherstrecre[email protected] or call 902-667-6500.
Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst: Art Party “Merry Christmas to All!” - Dec. 6 Santa Pictures for Pooches – Dec. 8 The Nutcracker - Dec. 8 Christmas with Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon - Dec. 8 SLAMherst Metal Night Dec. 8 All is Bright Centrepiece Workshop - Dec. 10
2018 Amherst Cookie Crawl - Dec. 14
Go to the town’s website for more details on these events.