Amherst’s family fishing derby on Saturday

Published on May 19, 2017

Another sunny weekend is ahead of us with many things to do to stay active and busy! ‘A’ Family Fishing Derby is back by popular demand and taking place tomorrow, Saturday, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Pumping Station Pond in Brookdale.  

This year we are partnering with Maltby Sports and giving away prizes for the largest fish in three age categories plus a bonus prize for the largest fish caught!
Bait your hooks, bring your lawn chairs and head on down to Brookdale for free family fun tomorrow.
Many other great events are taking place this weekend including YMCA Strong Kids Ball Hockey today until 3 p.m., the Amherst Community Garden Open House Saturday, and the Amherst & Area Trails Society Nature Walk Sunday.
The Amherst Golf Club is also open with all 18 holes so call 667-1911 to book your tee time or online at amherstgolfclub.com.
Next weekend, May 27, Amherst Youth Town Council (AYTC) is holding “150 Minutes of Fun” at the YMCA in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Youth of all ages are encouraged to join AYTC in an afternoon of free fun including Zumba, Crafts, Guided Painting, Yoga, Swimming and Ball Hockey.
For more details and to stay up to date, follow @AmherstYouth on Facebook.
Although there is still maintenance being worked on at the Robb Complex, we’re excited to announce that the Dwight Jones Field and Robb Field 3 are now available for bookings.
Once the ground dries up we will also be installing the safety net on Cecil Small Field and getting the field ready for use.
To book a field please email ccrocker@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6503.
This past week the Town of Amherst was happy to proclaim and celebrate VON Week, May 14 to 20, and acknowledge 120 years of commitment and contribution to the health and well-being of our community.
May 15 to 21 is National Police Week, a week for police to connect with their communities and increase awareness about the services they provide, including the annual police week display at Amherst Centre Mall this past Wednesday.
In early June the Town of Amherst is pleased to offer local opportunities for the public to learn and provide input on active transportation throughout the community. On June 1 the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage are hosting a free full-day workshop in Amherst on walkability and how to make communities more walkable. Register for this neat event by emailing shali.manuel@novascotia.ca by May 25. On June 8 the town is also holding a public meeting on Amherst’s Draft Active Transportation Plan. This is the public’s opportunity to provide input, help set priorities and plan potential routes in Amherst’s Active Transportation Plan, also known as human-powered travel. These free and open meetings are key elements to a prosperous active community and a gateway to reaching Amherst’s goal in being the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia!
The next regular council meeting is this Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Every committee of the whole and council meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Visit amherst.ca to view monthly department reports, meeting agendas, minutes and meeting videos.
Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca and following our Facebook page. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.
Here is a taste of what’s coming up around Amherst:
• Amherst Strider's Run/Walk
• YMCA Youth Center Drop In
• Sexual Violence: Q&A Event
• ARHS Community Room Drop In
• Dick's Jamboree

Karen Brookins is the communications and marketing co-ordinator for the Town of Amherst.