Fall is in the air! Children and teachers are settling in back to school. Local sport organizations and community groups have begun fall registration and programs. The Amherst-Cumberland Multisport Program has a full group this year and we're excited to start with Basketball!
Ten local sport organizations have committed to the program throughout the next 10 months. Basketball is the first sport on the schedule followed by skating, curling, gymnastics, taekwondo, swimming, athletics, soccer, cheer and baseball.
The Amherst-Cumberland Multisport is focused on the importance of children in the active start stage of long-term athlete development to be exposed to multiple sports, for the best first experience when entering into sport. The vision of the program is to grow children through sport by providing opportunities to develop the skills and confidence to enjoy the positive benefits of a quality, first experience. Multisport participation leads to better overall skills and ability, less burnout and overuse injuries, more lifelong enjoyment in sport and, most importantly, it’s more fun!
Fred Page Cup 2019 is coming to Amherst! Preparations are underway as the Amherst Junior A Ramblers host the best in Eastern Canada, May 1-5, 2019. The host committee is busy planning for the tournament finalizing details. Renovations have been completed at the Amherst Stadium including new rink boards, sound system and WIFI. Stay tuned for this season’s public skating schedule starting Oct. 9. Full stadium schedule can be found at amherst.ca.
Time to get out those records and start planning float ideas! This year’s theme for the Amherst Christmas Parade is “Christmas Songs.” The parade will be held on Saturday Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m., starting from downtown on Victoria Street. Christmas parade float applications can be found online at amherst.ca. You can also pick one up at Amherst town hall or at the Amherst Stadium.
The Town of Amherst is proud to partner with the YMCA of Cumberland to offer Friday Night Fun for ages five to 14. Friday Night Fun starts Oct. 5 and runs Friday evenings for 22 weeks. Participants will enjoy a swim, activities including art, crafts, gym games, cooking and healthy snacks. To sign up in advance call the YMCA at (902)667-9112 the Wednesday before each session.