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Amherst to celebrate Canada Day on July 1

Canada Day is fast approaching!

Join the ‘A team on July 1 in your best red and white and come celebrate the big day!

The festivities begin with the opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. You do not want to miss it.

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Rec Department planning some great summer events

It seems the warm weather has finally found us, and as you can see our greenery is back – hooray for that!

Warm weather doesn’t only bring out the greenery though, it also brings out our Summer Student Leaders!

The Amherst Recreation Department is busy working with community organizations to bring some great events for the whole family to enjoy this summer.

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Activities to get you moving abound in Amherst

This is a busy action-packed week for the Town of Amherst!

To start, we have the Fundy 55+ Games, which are open to all Fundy region residents, who are 55 years of age or older. The region includes Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants counties.

Kicking off the events in Amherst is golf, which is being held at the Amherst Golf Club at 11 a.m. on June 5. Next, there will be floor curling at the 50+ Club on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. On Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m., the Amherst Tennis Club will host tennis. Wrapping up the games will be a timed walk, run and wheelchair event in Amherst on Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m.

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Wishing our gre‘A’t leader all the best!

The Recreation Department has some rather sad news to share in this week’s column.

Recreation Director Bill Schurman will be leaving us at the end of the month to return home to Prince Edward Island to be with his family.

Throughout his years with our department and the Town of Amherst, Bill’s presence has certainly made a profound and positive impact on our community. He has accomplished a lot and made great strides in helping improve the culture within Amherst and helping us to #seewhyweloveit.

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ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge kicks off

Kicking off this week is the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge.

Starting on May 31 and going until June 16, the Town of Amherst is going head-to-head against communities from across Canada who, through the “Community Better Challenge,” are seeking to be recognized as Canada’s Most Active Community.

The winner of that title will be awarded $150,000 for local physical activity initiatives.

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