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Summer was a blast; gearing up for 'A Fest

Happy back to school week everyone! 

Summer has been a blast, and we are reminiscing about all the fun we had with our summer programs that wrapped up last week.

The Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who attended our events and programs and supported our active-living incentives all summer long. Community participation is key for an active, healthy, vibrant community. 

If you have any feedback, or ideas for summer programming that you would be interested in seeing in the future, let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Our summer students have said goodbye as they are returning to school. We want to thank them for all their hard work this summer, everything from keeping our town clean, green and tidy to putting together programs and doing our Friday fitness breaks. It was a pleasure to have them and we are sad to see them go. We wish them the best of luck, wherever their future takes them.

Stadium open

The Amherst stadium ice is ready for another season!A Fest 19 B

The Jr. A Ramblers are back in town and just finishing their training camp. Their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., against the Summerside Western Capitals is part of our ‘A Fest schedule, celebrating active, healthy Amherst.

If you are interested in booking ice times please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6503. There is also a complete Stadium schedule online at www.amherst.ca.

‘A Fest

Our second annual ‘A Fest, celebrating active, healthy Amherst, is just a few days away.

Join us on Friday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m., in Victoria Square for our opening ceremonies or participate in Downtown Date Night on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Bring your four-legged friends to Dickey Park for a Doggie Social or your bike to test out the Amherst Police Department’s Ramps at the Bike Rodeo. 

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a showing of the movie, Secret Life of Pets 2 on the big screen outside in Victoria Square at dusk on Sept. 13.

Saturday, Sept. 14, is Family Fun Day at Dickey Park, where you can enjoy live entertainment, bounce inflatables, petting animals, a walking track trivia, several vendors and much more.

Mark your calendars as it is a weekend you do not want to miss.

For a full festival schedule or if you are looking for more information, check out our Facebook page @Amherst Recreation Department, visit Amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500. Let’s come together to celebrate all Amherst has to offer.

Help keep Amherst clean 

Maintenance staff are continuing working hard to keep our community in tip-top shape.

Please throw your litter into the garbage cans and clean up after your pets.

This is the perfect time to remind everyone of our several dog waste receptacles at various locations around Amherst including at our off-leash dog park and the Rotary Centennial Park.

The off- leash dog park is getting used daily with pet owners being responsible for their pets.  Please note this area is for dogs. We strongly advised keeping children out of the fenced in area so dogs can roam free with out risk. 

If you see maintenance issues at one of our parks or trails, please tell us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500, after hours 902-664-8542. 

What’s happening

Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca, following our social media channels. 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.