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Town to celebrate Earth Day with community cleanup

As town crews begin the spring cleanup of parks and outdoor facilities please join us in helping keep Amherst clean and tidy. 

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. The Town of Amherst and community partners will celebrate Earth Day from April 18 to April 23, with a community cleanup effort on Saturday, April 20.

Bags for litter pick up will be available at the Amherst Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a battery drop-off for used batteries and a compost giveaway, weather permitting.

All are encouraged to do their part in keeping Amherst clean by putting trash in the garbage, picking up after your pets and picking up litter when you see it.Ben1 B

There are prizes and giveaways for participants, and businesses have been challenged to pick up litter around their workplace.

The school cleanup day will take place on April 18. We encourage all staff and students to pick up litter and keep their playground clean.

Students joining ‘A’ team    

Students will soon be joining the ‘A’ team for the summer months. They will help us reach our goal of being the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.

Summer student employment will include recreation programmers, who will be active in helping to develop and co-ordinate family-first, alcohol-and-tobacco-free programs and events. They will also help us promote tourism, recreation, arts and culture throughout Amherst.

The duties of students hired to perform grounds maintenance include enhancement of green spaces, turf and trail maintenance, planting and maintaining floral displays, and overall beautification of the town. 

Communities in Bloom

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?

The purpose of the Amherst Communities in Bloom Committee is to promote and enhance the general betterment and positive self-image of our community. Through active community participation and a strong focus on environmental awareness, this committee works to improve the tidiness and overall beautification of the town, while helping preserve Amherst’s heritage and culture. 

If you are interested in joining this team, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The next meeting will be in May.

Skating

The April recreation skating schedule offers free daily skates until Wednesday, April 24, the last day of the season.

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Town staff, volunteers and Junior A players are gearing up for the Fred Page Cup 2019, running from May 1 to May 5 at the Amherst Stadium. 

The Amherst Junior A Ramblers were honored to be named the host team last May.

There will be two games each day at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., during the first three days of the tournament. The semifinal will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. and the championship game will be played on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m.

For full tournament details, schedule, and ticket information, please visit http://fredpagecup.cjhl.hockeytech.com/

This is the first time Amherst has hosted the Fred Page Cup, one of Junior A hockey’s biggest spotlights.  Let’s get behind our team and fill the Amherst Stadium.

What’s happening

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.