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Start digging for worms, the ‘A’ Family Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Pumping Station Pond. There will be prizes for youth categories.

Some of our Family First Summer events will start mid-June including Active Family Fun Wednesdays and our Multicultural Summer Kick off Luau party!

Visit and follow us on Facebook @Amherst Recreation for full event and schedule details. We are excited to offer an active fun-filled family summer program, as part of our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.

If you feel like getting out for a walk and enjoying some fresh air, check out one of the community’s walking tracks.

The Dickey Park walking track is lit at night with washroom facilities available. Just 1.5 times around the track equals one kilometre. The splash pad is scheduled to open in June.

The Rotary Centennial Park walking track offers outdoor fitness equipment spread around the track for use at your leisure with 2.5 laps equals one kilometre. Washroom facilities are open daily. 

New last year, the Lions Park track loops the beautiful new tennis courts. A washroom facility is to be constructed in the fall as part of the five-year development plan of the park. Future plans include a splash pad, basketball courts and a standing shelter. 

On those rainy days check out the indoor walking track at the Amherst stadium. Five times around equals a kilometre. 

Visit and social media outlets for the Amherst Stadium indoor walking track spring hours as well as park washroom facility hours. For maintenance issues, please email

Tennis NS is hosting a day of tennis at the Amherst Lions Park on Saturday, June 2.  The Roger’s Rally Tennis Tour will start the morning off as invited guests compete in a round robin rally. 

A free Come Try Tennis for kids will run from 11 a.m. to noon, with the adult Come Try Tennis from noon to 1 p.m. 

Are you interested in volunteering or teaching tennis?  Tennis NS will be hosting a Community Training Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $35 and registration is required. Email to sign up or for more information.  We will be offering free youth tennis lessons as part of our family first summer program in July and August. 

Follow @Amherst Recreation on Facebook for updates. 

Tickets are now on sale at Amherst town hall for a bus trip to the Royal International Tattoo Trip to Halifax. 

Join the ‘A’ team on Friday, June 29 for a day in the big city. Show time is as 2 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include transportation and admission into the show. 

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 Amherst’s active living coordinator.

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