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The Amherst Recreation Department is busy working with community organizations to bring some great events for all to enjoy this summer.

Indigenous Peoples Day will be held on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an opening ceremony at the Four Fathers Memorial Library and a parade to Victoria Square for a Powwow.  Be sure to check out the amazing celebration.

Our Celebrate Summer Kick off will be held at Dickey Park on Friday, June 22. We will be there with some music, food, dancing, crafts and much more. We will have the Bike Trail Flow Portable Park there and we have also invited the Atlantic Kite Festivals to be there for the evening to show off a beautiful kite Display.

What a great family event, come join us from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate art, culture and play!   Don’t miss it!

We are looking to feature some of our talented youth here in Amherst, so if you sing, dance, draw or paint, please reach out to us! You can email us at culture@amherst.ca for more information!

Here are some great upcoming events!

June. 16 – Autism Walk Event at Amherst Stadium

June. 16 – Kids Fun Run at Dickey Park

June. 16 – Pride Parade

June. 18 – Learn to Lead Series – Making Track at the Amherst Stadium

June. 21 – Indigenous Day

June, 22 – Celebrate Summer Kick off

And let’s not forget about our Celebrate Canada Activities. Join us on Canada Day Sunday, July 1 at Victoria Square from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Family First student leaders are out and about on bikes going from park to park and busy planning events to make sure you have lots to do around Amherst this summer. 

All of our student leaders are working hard to help keep Amherst clean and tidy through daily litter pick-up, turf maintenance of public spaces, and flower bed maintenance throughout the town. They are doing a great job so far! 

As well, our recreation staff is busy in the parks, on the playing fields, in the stadium, and throughout the town, keeping all of our parks and facilities in good shape for all residents to enjoy. 

Hanging Baskets are also set to be out the week of June 18 weather pending.

We will be continuing to work on our walking trails and walking tracks in the coming weeks to repair washouts from recent rains and ask that you bear with us during this time.

If you should happen to notice areas requiring attention please kindly forward your concerns or comments to amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

Should you experience or see maintenance issues during use of town trails, walking tracks or outdoor facilities it is appreciated if you are able to share with amherstrecreation@amherst.ca
Maintenance and program staff regularly do facility checks, however, things can change quickly. On duty after hours/weekend maintenance staff can be reached at 902-664-8774.  

There are so many great opportunities to get outdoors and be active within our community and we hope you will take full advantage of all the great parks, facilities and events!

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.

Jennifer Bickerton is the culture, events and marketing coordinator for the Town of Amherst

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