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Fred Page Cup underway, runs to May 5

It is Day 1 of the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Junior A championships hosted at the Amherst Stadium. 

Participating leagues include the Central Canadian Hockey League, Quebec Junior Hockey League, Maritime Hockey League and the host team, the Amherst Ramblers.

 Game times are 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily on May 1, 2, and 3. Amherst Ramblers will be playing the 7:30 p.m. game times.  

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The battle for the Fred Page Cup begins soon

It’s less than a week until the puck drops for Game 1 of the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Junior A Championship, being held at the Amherst Stadium.

Our amazing volunteers along with the Recreation Department are busy getting all the final details together to help make our guests from the Central Canadian Hockey League, the Quebec Hockey and the Maritime Hockey League feel welcome.

The Fred Page Cup Trophy has been on tour in Amherst, visiting our schools, businesses and lots of excited hockey fans. Keep your eyes peeled for the Share ‘A Cup Tour.

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Town to celebrate Earth Day with community cleanup

As town crews begin the spring cleanup of parks and outdoor facilities please join us in helping keep Amherst clean and tidy. 

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. The Town of Amherst and community partners will celebrate Earth Day from April 18 to April 23, with a community cleanup effort on Saturday, April 20.

Bags for litter pick up will be available at the Amherst Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a battery drop-off for used batteries and a compost giveaway, weather permitting.

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Growing season close at hand

Are you in a hurry to clear away any and all signs of winter from your lawn and gardens?

While the left-over plant debris from last year may be an eyesore to you, it is actually a home to many beneficial insects that bury themselves under plant debris to wait out the winter and only begin to emerge once the days begin to warm up.

Waiting an extra week to clean up your gardens may just save these valuable resources that are a key to the success of having a healthy garden. Soon the sun will warm up the earth in our gardens and we’ll be growing once again.

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Volunteers play important role in our community

Each year communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer week to thank and honour individuals who donate their time to help others and support causes in which they believe. This year National Volunteer Week runs from April 7-13. 

The Town of Amherst will honour our nominated local volunteers during the Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, April 9, at the Community Credit Union Business Innovations Center. Individuals will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to our community.

Shelley Carroll was selected as the Volunteer of the Year, while Aaron Froese was named the Youth Volunteer of the Year.

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