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The world is coming to Amherst on Friday

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Now is the time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, fir, and pine! Fa la la!

Whatever your choice may be to decorate your homes with, did you know that evergreen boughs also add valuable winter protection to your flower beds? Not only do they help to protect your plants from over exposure to road salt, they also provide a nice blanket for the plants underneath to help limit the amount of freezing and thawing that your garden may see over the winter months.

Protecting your beds over the winter months can help to improve the quality of your beds come spring time. If you happen to have extra boughs, why not use them to spruce up the outside of your home. Try placing them along a railing, or stuff them into your winter hardy pots or planters with some berries to provide seasonal interest outside throughout the winter months. It’s amazing what a little bit of greenery can do to boost your holiday décor.

Did you know that holiday lighting is said to increase your serotonin levels? As you may have noticed the Town of Amherst has worked hard to redesign and improve our winter décor in Victoria Square this year, for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.

We welcome you and your families to come and enjoy the lights and let the brightness of our new lights boost your day. There are so many beautiful holiday displays at homes and businesses throughout the town this season, we encourage you to take an evening stroll to take them all in and feel that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Amherst this holiday season!

An exciting weekend is ahead at Amherst Stadium

The world is coming on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m when the Amherst Stadium will play host to some of the most elite junior A hockey players from around the world.

Team Canada West will take on Team Russia in an exhibition game as part of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. We encourage you to display your Canadian pride through wearing your red and white in support of one of our nation’s teams. 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door for $10 per ticket.

Come join us in celebrating Canada’s National Skating Day at Amherst Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 10  from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family! There will be a free community skating party with music, refreshments and more!

Ongoing maintenance to our parks, green spaces, trails, and walking infrastructure will continue to take place throughout the winter months as per our Recreation Master Plan recommendations.

When the weather gets dreary, please come and enjoy the indoor walking track at Amherst Stadium or take a stroll along the Big Block Walk downtown to help reduce the stress of the holidays. The stadium also offers free recreational skating as part of our goal to become the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia. 

See for full holiday recreational skating schedule.

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