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Walking and skating a great way to stay active

Its hard to believe November is here.

 The weather may be getting colder, but we want to encourage you to still get out and get active, especially after having maybe too many treats for Halloween. And what a great Halloween it was, with so many great events for all ages to enjoy from Spirt Walks to Zombie Walks. What an amazing community we have!

A great way to stay active, is to get walking! Stop by the Amherst Stadium, the walking track is open Monday to Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Stadium is a great place to get in your walk, out of the brisk November weather, and on those days where the sun is shinning, don’t forget about our trails.

Or why not get out for a skate. Our Adult and Senior skates are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Parent and Tots Skating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. We also have open skates and afterschool skating available.skating 3

Need a Helmet?  We have you covered. We have plenty available for lending if you need. Take a peek at our stadium calendar for a full stadium schedule.

Another way to stay active and connected, is to get out and attend all of the great events and activities put on by our many partners and neighbours throughout our community.  Our community calendar and our weekly skinny are updated regularly to keep you informed on what your community is offering. 

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Remembering our veterans

On Nov. 10, the new North Nova Scotia Highlander mural  will be unveiled at 4 p.m. at Amherst town hall, while the town’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony will becenotaph b held on November 11 at 11 a.m.

This is a very special weekend to honour our Veterans.  We hope you are enjoying the beautiful banners that were co-ordinated by the Amherst Legion. What a great way to celebrate and honour our veterans.

Christmas is around the corner

And what is next… Well, Christmas will be here before you know it, and the Recreation Department is so excited to kick off Christmas the weekend of Nov. 16 -18 with our Christmas Light Up, Christmas Parade and the Tree for Boston Send off.

Be sure to join us as we kick off this wonderful season. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our website for a full schedule of Christmas events and activities.

Council session

Our next scheduled regular council meeting will be held on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Amherst town hall. The meeting is open to the public. Attending council sessions is a great way to stay involved in your community and have your voice heard.

What's happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting 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.

Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

  • Nov. 7 – Christmas Cranberry Sampler & Auction First Baptist Church – 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 10 – North Nova Scotia Highlander mural unveiling at Amherst Town Hall – 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day ceremony at Victoria Square - 11 a.m.
  • November 12-17 – Deck the Halls