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Dwight Jones Day in Amherst on Aug. 9

This weekend Amherst Athletics are the proud host of the 15U A-provincial qualifier tournament at the Robb Complex.  

Help our Amherst team kick off a great tournament by cheering them on starting at 4 p.m. Friday and again at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with lots of great ball action throughout the weekend.
A schedule of the tournament can be found on, hope to see you there.
Don’t forget after the game on Friday to drop by Victoria Square for The Lego Movie playing on the big screen at dusk!
The upcoming week is another busy week for Amherst with the first of three public meetings, community celebrations and commemorative events.
The first of three off-leash dog park public meetings is Tuesday, Aug. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. (bring your lunch) at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to share their input on the topic.
On Wednesday, Amherst is proclaiming Aug. 9 as Dwight Jones Day. Don’t miss out on the community day including the Dwight Jones Junior Golf Invitational, music in the square, swim at the Y, lawn activities and baseball from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robb Complex and more community-wide events.
The town will officially dedicate the Dwight Jones Field at 8:15 p.m. with family members of the late Mr. Jones and the evening will finish with a fireworks show over the marsh! Join the community for a fun-filled day of recreation and sport in honour of Dwight.
On Thursday, Aug. 10, join the Amherst Legion and community in planting a commemorative 100th anniversary Vimy oak sapling in Memorial Park at 12:15 p.m.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 in northern France is considered one of the defining events in the history of our nation.
Did you know members of the Amherst Lions Club are nominating the new Amherst Lions Park to win $250,000 as part of the Kraft Heinz Project Play? The money could help install a new splash pad, basketball court, senior family park area and more. To make this plan a reality, the Lions are looking for help from the community to nominate the new park – the more entries the better the odds!
Visit to nominate our community and Amherst Lions Park before Aug.18 to be part of the fun, all while helping build Amherst to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia!
Save the weekend of Aug. 24 to 26 to celebrate the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival in Amherst. From wagon rides and ghost stories to Big Blue Swims, Berry Bingo and celebrations in the square, be part of the action.
More information to be released in the coming days!
Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting for our free community events listing and following our Facebook page.
If you have questions, community events and information to share, email or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s coming up around Amherst:
 Yoga in the Park

 Family First Movie Night (at dusk): The Lego Movie
 37th Annual Tidnish Festival
 Cumberland Cheer Athletics Summer Camp
 Tuesday Trail Walks
 The GO Project: Children's Day Camp
 Water Fun Camp

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


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