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Oct 17: Get physical and get ready for Halloween, Christmas


Be sure to get outside and take some time to enjoy the beautiful colours of fall.

Studies show physical activity is essential for good mental health. Many citizens are missing out on the mental health benefits of physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that reduce feelings of pain and increases feelings of pleasure, boosting your mood. Exercise also reduces the amount of stress hormones floating around in your body. So, visit one of the 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, offering free daily skates as part of the Town of Amherst’s goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.  Free skates include adult/senior skates, parents & tots skates, after the bell skates & open skates.  For full stadium schedule visit Amherst.ca.

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Oct 3: Recreational skating, walking help keep you active

Happy October Amherst! Did you know that Recreational Skating is offered free of charge as part of the Town of Amherst’s Physical Activity Strategy, which aims to make the town the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia?

Some upcoming skates to take advantage of are happening on Saturday, Oct 13, from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., Sunday Oct 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and October 28 from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Please remember, CSA-approved helmets are mandatory for public skating.

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Sept 19: Basketball kicks off Multisport program

Fall is in the air! Children and teachers are settling in back to school.  Local sport organizations and community groups have begun fall registration and programs.  The Amherst-Cumberland Multisport Program has a full group this year and we're excited to start with Basketball! 

Ten local sport organizations have committed to the program throughout the next 10 months. Basketball is the first sport on the schedule followed by skating, curling, gymnastics, taekwondo, swimming, athletics, soccer, cheer and baseball.

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Sept 26: Keep active outdoors or at the stadium

There’s coolness in the air and the leaves are starting to change colour and fall from the trees. Don’t let that stop you from being active in all our outdoor recreational spaces.  All parks, trails, tennis courts and washrooms are open daily. Please note our washrooms are open daily from dawn to dusk.  

The Amherst Stadium has gone through many changes this summer through our capital projects. Our ice condition plant got an overhaul, two new humidifiers installed, new rink boards, new sound system and Wi-Fi and a new paint job throughout parts of the facility.

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Sept 12: Have fun with "A" Fest!

September is here and it seems everyone is back to their busy schedules of getting ready for school or heading back to participate in their favorite sport. Fall sure seems to be on its way.

That certainly is not going to stop us from having a little fun! We are so excited for our first ‘A' Fest, happening from September 13-16. This event will be sure to please the whole family with so many fun exciting things to participate in.

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