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Learn 2 Lead workshops coming to Cumberland Region

The Town of Amherst is teaming up with the Municipality of Cumberland and the Town of Oxford to offer a series of Learn 2 Lead workshops during the next few months.

The workshops are designed to give additional training to leaders in our community. They are open to anyone – volunteers, parents, leaders, coaches, youth – who want to better themselves as a leader. Everyone is welcome.

The first workshop – Show Me the Money – will be held in Oxford on Feb. 27. It will look at how volunteers and community organizations can make the most of the resources they have and how they can find new revenue to help them accomplish their goals.

Workshops held in Amherst include: Gardening 101 on April 18, Make Ethical Decisions on April 27, Dealing with Difficult People on May 28 and Making Tracks Cycling on June 12. 

There will also be Home Alone and Babysitting courses offered throughout Cumberland County for youth. The Home Alone course is for those aged 9-11 and costs $15. The Babysitting course is for those aged 11-15. It costs $30. 

Registration is required for all sessions. To register for any of the workshops or to find out more information please call 902-763-3000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Skating 1 B  For session details, please follow @L2LCumberland on Facebook.

Snowshoes, skates available

With all the snow we’ve had this winter, snowshoeing has proven to be very popular.

As part of our Equipment Lending Program, snowshoes and walking poles can be signed out, free, at the Amherst Stadium, YMCA, and Four Fathers Memorial Library. We also have skates and helmets to lend at the Amherst Stadium.

We encourage you to take advantage of the free recreational skates offered at the stadium or enjoy outdoor skating on the ice surface located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Victoria Street.

The outdoor rink is open daily – weather permitting – from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring a shovel to help clear off the snow when it’s needed.

Yard Sale 

The 50+ Club is hosting a yard sale and flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 52 Croft St. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. There will be lots of items for everyone! The kitchen will be open, serving chili with a roll and hamburgers. Tea and coffee are always free.

Women’s Curling Club Championship

The Amherst Curling Club is hosting the 2020 NSCA Women’s Curling Club Championship in March.

Twelve teams are vying for the championship and the right to represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Curling Club Championship in November 2020.

Play gets underway in this modified triple-knock-out event on March 5 at 12:30 p.m. Draws continue at 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

On March 6, play is scheduled for 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. On March 7, the games will be at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. On March 8, play continues at 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and possibly at 5 p.m.

Team Trites will represent the Amherst Curling Club in this event. Spectators are welcome. There is no charge for admission.