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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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Fred Page Cup 2019 a huge success

The Town of Amherst experienced a large turnout each day the tournament was held. The Amherst Ramblers fought extremely hard and made the town proud of their work ethic and dedication.  

On behalf of the Town of Amherst, we would like to thank all our dedicated employees and volunteers who helped make the Fred Page Cup a fantastic event here in Amherst. Take a peek at our Recreation Facebook Page for some albums showcasing the incredible week.

It truly is amazing what we can do when we work together.

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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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May flowers are among us!

We are sure you can agree with us that it is nice to see the sun shining and the temperature rising into the double digits.

The spring rains, followed by a few sunny days sure have greened things up. Lots of trees are in flower, with leaves about to unfurl, and the tulip buds are bursting.

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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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