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Hop, hop, hop into Easter.

The Easter bunny is bringing warm weather as well as chocolate eggs. Although there may still be some evidence leftover from the winter season, springtime is finally here and we hope that you will continue to join with us in helping to keep Amherst clean and tidy. Spring welcomes along with it an opportunity for a fresh start and new growth.

We will be forming a Communities in Bloom committee this spring to help us improve upon our community as a whole. A public meeting will be held at the Community Credit Union Building Innovation Centre at 5 Ratchford St. on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of the Communities in Bloom committee, we welcome you to attend.

It’s been a very active winter at the Amherst Stadium. 

Recently we hosted eight Peewee AA teams from across the province. 

The Town of Amherst, under the Free Ice Project, was able to provide 14 hours of free ice time.  We are extremely proud of this project and we are encouraging people who use the ice at the Amherst Stadium and fill out a quick survey. 

Please visit www.amherst.ca and the survey is linked to a story with heading SURVEY: Amherst Stadium No Fee Ice Pilot. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this quick survey.

You want Ringette? You got it! Join us for free beginner ringette skills and drills sessions at the Amherst Stadium on Wednesday, April 4, and April 11 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Skates, gloves and a CSA approved helmet are all that you will need to participate, as sticks and rings will be provided!

These sessions are open to all youth ages 5 to 15. To register, please email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-694-2161.

Do you love tennis and are you interested in community sport development? Join us for a community tennis meeting with Tennis NS and Sport NS to discuss upcoming programs and coaching opportunities.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre at 5 Ratchford St.

For more information, please call 902-667-6500 or email: amherstrecreation@amherst.ca

Next up at the Amherst Stadium is the Bantam AA Provincials, April 5, 6, 7, and 8.

This tournament will feature teams from all over Nova Scotia including our hometown CCMHA Bantam AA Ramblers, users of our free ice policy.

The tournament will start Thursday, April 5 and end with the championship game slated for Sunday, April 8.

For game times, please see visit www.amherst.ca, game times can be found under the Amherst Stadium schedule page.

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 amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

Corey Crocker is the recreation supervisor/facility coordinator/scheduler for the Town of Amherst

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