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Holiday season kicking off with light up, parade

With six weeks until Christmas, Amherst will be kicking off the holidays this weekend with craft sales, a downtown holiday light up, a Christmas Parade and shopping! 

The annual downtown Holiday Christmas Light Up is Friday evening, Nov. 15, in Victoria Square. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music by Steve Wells and hot chocolate. Join Mayor David Kogon in counting down the light up at 6:30pm.

Then make your way into the First Baptist Church and sing along with the Amherst Regional High School band starting at 7pm. 

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Remaining active, it's a great way to beat the cold

November is here! The weather may be getting colder, but we still want to encourage you to get out and get active Amherst!  

We hope you all enjoyed some fun activities over Halloween, and what a great Halloween it was, with so many great events for all ages to enjoy. From Spirt Walks to Zombie Walks, what an awesome community we have!

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Physical activity great for good mental health

As the leaves change hue, take some time to enjoy fall’s beautiful colours.

Studies show physical activity is essential for good mental health. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that reduce feelings of pain and increase feelings of pleasure, boosting your mood. Exercise also reduces the amount of stress hormones floating around your body. So, visit one of our outdoor trails or tracks, or simply take a walk to clear your head and enjoy the fresh crisp air!

Recreational skating at the Amherst Stadium has resumed for the season. The Town of Amherst is proud to offer free daily skating as part of our Physical Activity Strategy, which supports an active healthy Amherst.

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Lots to do as the days grow chillier

With a few frosts behind us and more soon to come, the leaves are slowly beginning to fall and the flowers are quickly fading.

 Fall provides us with the perfect temperatures for working outside in the garden, prepping our beds for a long winter’s rest. If you haven’t had the chance to get your bulbs planted, please don’t fret, you still have plenty of time to get your spring bulbs in the ground before the deep frost sets in.

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It's skating time

Happy October Amherst!

You know what October means – time for skating! 

Afterschool skating will be held at the Amherst Stadium on Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:45 p.m.  to 3:45 p.m. We will also have public skating on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and we are offering lunch time skating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.

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