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Staying active despite cooler weather

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What's up Rec with Jennifer Bickerton

November is here and the weather may be getting colder, but we want to encourage you to still get out and get active Amherst!

We hope you all got out and enjoyed some fun activities over the Halloween season, and what a great Halloween it was, with so many great events for all ages to enjoy from Spirt Walks to Zombie Walks, what an awesome community we have!

A great way to stay active, is to get walking! Stop by the Amherst Stadium and visit our indoor walking track. The stadium is a great place to get in your walk, out of the brisk November weather, and on those days where the sun is shinning, don’t forget about our trails.

Or why not get out for a skate. We offer Adult and Senior skates, Parent and Tots Skating, as well, have open skates and afterschool skating available. Visit for a full stadium schedule.

Need a Helmet? We have you covered. We have plenty available for lending if you need one. What about Skates? We have those to lend as well. All free, available for you to use!

Another way to stay active and connected, is to get out and attend all of the great events and activities put on by our many partners and neighbours throughout our community. Our community calendar and our weekly skinny are updated regularly to keep you informed on what your community has to offer.

Would you like a copy of our Weekly Skinny emailed to you every week? No Problem! We like to share.

Please reach out by sending us an email at: and we will make sure you are informed. We also want to hear about your event, if you have an event or activity you want us to share, please let us know.

On Nov. 11, join us at Victoria Square for the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. We hope you have noticed and are enjoying the beautiful veteran banners that are hanging, that were co-ordinated by the Amherst legion. What a great way to celebrate and honour our veterans.

Christmas will be here before you know it and the Recreation Department is so excited to kick off the holidays the weekend of Nov. 15 to 17, with our Christmas Light up, Christmas Parade and the Tree for Boston Send off. The Tree for Boston this year is coming from Pictou County, Owners are Desmond and Corina Waite. Be sure to join us as we kick off this wondering season. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page and our website for a full schedule of Christmas events and activities.

Our next scheduled regular council meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Amherst town hall. Meetings are open to the public. Attending these meetings is a great way to stay involved in your community and have your voice heard.

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email or call 902-667-6500. Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

Nov.11 – Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victoria Square 11 a.m.

Nov. 15 – Holiday Light Up at Victoria Square 6 p.m., ARHS Band at Baptist Church following light up

Nov. 16 – Annual Christmas Parade 6 p.m. Light up the Night Traditional Christmas

Meet at the Amherst Centre mall following the Parade for parade ceremony & float presentations.

Nov. 17 – Tree for Boston Send off at the Amherst Superstore at 10 a.m.

Jennifer Bickerton is the culture, marketing and events co-ordinator for the Town of Amherst

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