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April 6, 2018: We Love Volunteers!

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 15-21. We will be honouring our nominated local volunteers at the Town of Amherst Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, April 17. Over 40 individuals will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to our community.

Daren White was selected as the Volunteer of the Year while Rohin Minocha-McKenney was named the Youth Volunteer of the year, and Ben, Lawry, Mary, and Owen MacLeod were named Family of the Year. On Wednesday, April 18 over 50 local Athletes will be recognized for their outstanding athletic achievements at the Athletic Achievers Ceremony held at the CCUBIC, 5 Ratchford Street. These local athletes have competed and won provincial awards in the 2017/18 season. Our little community has much to be proud of, so many ways to #seewhyweloveit.

Are you interested in becoming an active Communities in Bloom member who is involved in making the town you live, work, and play in a better place? Please join us as we discuss what Communities in Bloom is and how having an active committee will greatly impact our community. The first Communities in Bloom committee public meeting will be held at the Community Credit Union Building Innovation Centre at 5 Ratchford St. on Wednesday, April 11 at 6pm.

With the snow and ice continuing to melt, outdoor facilities will be maintained and opened for use in the upcoming weeks. As Town crews are starting to prepare for spring clean-up of parks and outdoor facilities we hope you will join us in helping to keep Amherst clean and tidy. Help us make Amherst ‘A’ beautiful place to live, work & play. This year Earth Day activities include community litter pick up, a student & business challenge to clean up school grounds and work areas, and a compost give away. Bags for litter will be available at the Amherst Stadium on April 21 from 9am-1pm for Community Clean-up day.

The final stadium recreational skating schedule is out for the season. April brings you daily free skates with the end of season final public skate on Saturday April 21. Join us as we finish out the ice season with music, healthy snacks and of course skating! The Amherst Stadium is hosting the Bantam AA Provincial Championships this weekend with 7 teams competing for the provincial title. The Town of Amherst is proud to offer free ice time for the tournament as part of the No Fee Youth Ice Project. As a result of this championship receiving support through the no fee youth ice pilot, there will be no door admission fees charged to watch this event, a condition of the pilot project. To learn more about Amherst’s no fee youth ice time pilot and for full skating schedule, please visit www.amherst.ca.

The final session of Try Ringette is Wednesday April 11 from 5:30pm-6:15pm. Sticks and rings are provided, open to youth ages 5 to 15. Parents are invited to stay for a meeting to discuss future

Ringette opportunities in Amherst. To register for the final session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 694-2161.

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

> Learn 2 Lead Grant Seeking Workshop

> Knights of Columbus Breakfast

> NSCC Spring Market

> Bingo

> Youth Drop in at the YMC