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With the days getting longer, there is more opportunity to get out for an evening walk!

Staying active during the winter months is very important for your mind, body, and soul. Did you know the town currently provides free public skating, free access to indoor and outdoor walking tracks, funding support to the YMCA for free family swims and subsidized lessons, and free equipment lending including snow shoes, all as part of the town’s overall Municipal Physical Activity Strategy?

Waiving ice rental fees to youth programs and public skating is expected to be one of several methods to motivate and support families. We are extremely proud of this project and are encouraging people who use the ice at the Amherst Stadium to fill out a quick survey. 

Please visit or following this link to find the survey:

Are you a summer student, love where you live, and have a desire to share with others? 

The Town of Amherst is searching for summer students who are energized and passionate for Amherst, that enjoy working with youth and families, and want to enhance the beautification of our community. 

Join the ‘A’ team this summer and help us reach our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia! You must be 16 years or older, be a full time student in 2017/18 and returning to full time studies in September. 

To apply, visit or email

The Come Try It Ringette session was popular last month so we are offering some free sessions!  Starting on March 28 at the Amherst Stadium join us for a Ringette Try-it session for all youth.  Skates and a CSA approved helmet are required.  Sticks and rings will be provided. 

There is free public skating over the weekend at the Amherst Stadium to finish off March Break activities.

Visit for a full schedule.

The March Indoor Walking challenge at the Amherst Stadium to Hawaii is in its second week, almost to the halfway mark of 8,535 kilometres!  Walkers are imagining the sunshine on their faces as they track their laps!

Cumberland County is teaming up and offering a series of Learn 2 Lead workshops designed to give additional training to leaders in our community. 

These workshops are open to the public for anyone that would like to better themselves as a leader including volunteers, parents, youth and coaches! Social Media for Community Organizations and How to Coach Female Athletes are coming up on March 21 and March 26.  Grant Seeking, Risk Workshop, and a Community Youth Development Workshop will be offered in April. 

To register or for more information call 902-763-3000, email, or follow us on Facebook @L2LCumberland. 

The Amherst Junior A Ramblers finished off the regular season tied for second place in the Eastlink South Division. 

The playoff schedule versus the South Shore Lumberjacks includes home games at the Amherst Stadium on March 17, 21 and 25 starting at 7 p.m. 

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email or call 902-667-6500.

Tamara Porter is the active living coordinator for the Town of Amherst

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