Wow! How are we just about halfway through Summer? Time flies when you’re having fun.
Back by popular demand, we’re walking and touring on Tuesdays again this year. It has been a lot of fun exploring various locations around our wonderful community. So far, we have visited the police station, the fire station, the library and the museum. The tour of town hall is on Aug. 13. On Aug. 20, we are visiting the post office. Meet at the Beacon Street park at 1 p.m.
Did you know Amherst has a trail system throughout our town?
If you are interested in exploring our trails, join us for Tuesday night trail walks, which are partnered with the Amherst and Area Trail Society. On Aug. 13, meet at Victoria Square for our trail walk. On Aug. 20, we are going for a walk at the Amherst Bird Sanctuary.
These walks are a great way to get out, meet new people and enjoy the beauty that Amherst has to offer, all while striving to reach our goal of becoming the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.
The Recreation Department has partnered with the Cumberland YMCA to offer FREE recreational open swims on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until August 23. Children under seven must be accompanied by a swimming adult. Call the YMCA at 902-667-9112 for more details.
The stadium is closed to the public from Aug. 5 until Aug. 25 for mandatory repairs, maintenance, painting and ice making. The walking track will remain closed during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our ‘A Team special activities have been a lot of fun, and they are something you do not want to miss.
On Aug. 13, we are hosting a “make your own instrument” night at Beacon Street Park. On Aug. 15, we are hosting an ‘Amazing Race, also at the Beacon Street Park.
We are busy preparing for our second annual ‘A Fest. We are also in the midst of planning our Family Night on Sept. 13, ending with an outdoor movie on the big screen, and Family Fun Day on Sept 14.
The cancelled Canada Day fireworks show has been rescheduled to after the Amherst Jr. A Ramblers’ home opener on Saturday, Sept. 14. The fireworks will start at 10 p.m. on the marsh by the Robb Complex.