On the Second Day …

Catch 2 falling stars!

Every December, the Earth’s rotation puts it in the path of debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. When that happens, the dust and grit burns up upon contact with the Earth’s atmosphere, creating the most biggest and most vivid annual meteor shower: The Geminids.

With the possible cloud cover and bright full moon, it will be hard to see tonight but if you get lucky and it is clear at 6:30 am, that will be the peak. Meteor showers always have some leftover dust though so keep watching the sky for the next few days.

Each day from December 12 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share/tag us in an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

On the First Day of …

No matter how much or little time you have, you can always pull off a fun scavenger hunt!

Outdoors you can search for natural items, or even sights and sounds like animal prints and bird calls. 

Inside you can set up themed hunts or even get the kids to set up clues for each other! Want the kids entertained away from the screens for a while? Turn off the lights after dark and place Christmas bows around a room and give them each a flashlight to search.

Tell us about your favorite hunts in the comments section or tag us on Instagram or Facebook @Yarmouth Recreation!

The 12 Days of Holiday FUN

The 12 Days of Christmas song is taking a recreation twist in this new contest! Instead of giving such traditional gifts as drummers drumming or geese a laying (because we just don’t have the counter space!) we encourage you to give yourself and those you love the gift of doing something fun together! 

Each day from December 12 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share/tag us in an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Recreation means many different things to different people so we will encourage a variety of leisure activities. We would love to hear if you put your own twist on any activity! The main goal is to have fun. 🙂

43rd Annual Yarmouth County Athletic Awards

We are very excited to announce the special award winners being honored at this year’s Yarmouth County Athletic Awards. Congratulations to all our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and community supporters.

No matter how many years you play, it’s always something new and exciting. It’s sports, you never know what may happen. ~Curtis Joseph

1) 2019 Yarmouth County Coach of the Year Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth

 Presented to: Jeff Gates for time and dedication to Yarmouth County sport teams.

2) 2019 Yarmouth County Coach of the Year Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth

Presented to: Leah Muise for time and dedication to baseball and soccer.

3) 2019 Yarmouth County Official of the Year Sponsored by the Town of Yarmouth

 Presented to: Calvin Smith for time and dedication to local basketball.

4) 2019 Yarmouth County Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Tim Hortons

Presented to: Lindsey Minard for excellence in Hockey.

5) 2019 Yarmouth County Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Tim Hortons

 Presented to: Matt Barron for excellence in Hockey.

6) 2019 Yarmouth County Youth Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Tim Hortons

 Presented to: Blake Newell for excellence in Baseball & Hockey.

7) 2019 Yarmouth County Youth Athlete of the Year Sponsored by Tim Hortons

Presented to: Megan d’Entremont for excellence in various sports.

8) 2019 Yarmouth County Fair Play Award

Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Argyle

 Presented to: Marcel Doucette for demonstrating fair play when coaching hockey.

9) 2019 Yarmouth County Fair Play Award

 Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Argyle

 Presented to: Andrea Doucette for demonstrating fair play when coaching and volunteering with Volleyball.

10) 2019 Yarmouth County Sport Volunteer Award Sponsored by Tusket Sales & Service

 Presented to: Adam Churchill for time and dedication to Yarmouth County Minor Hockey.

11) 2019 Yarmouth County Sport Volunteer Award Sponsored by Tusket Sales & Service

 Presented to: Tina Comeau for your time and dedication to Yarmouth County sports.

Each year since 1976, coaches, athletes, sport volunteers and officials have been recognized for their outstanding achievements at our annual Yarmouth County Athletic Awards. Yarmouth County athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials and teams that have attained a provincial title in a sport or who have distinguished themselves in a specific sport at the University, College, Atlantic, or National level. The 43rd annual Yarmouth County Athletic Awards will be held on November 29th at  École secondaire de Par-en-Bas and is a joint event of Argyle and Yarmouth Recreation.

Yarmouth Tree Lighting

You are all invited to the annual Yarmouth Area Christmas Tree Lighting!

This annual event has been the kick-off to the holiday season in Yarmouth for many years! This joint event of the Town and Municipality of Yarmouth takes place every year on the Friday evening before the Yarmouth Christmas Parade (This year the Yarmouth Candy Cane Festival!) and is a celebration for all!

The Yarmouth Tree Lighting will be held on November 22nd at Yarmouth Town Hall. The ceremony will start at 6 pm with a few words of welcome and hope for a peaceful and happy season. People will take part in caroling, enjoy hot chocolate and stroll through our beautiful Frost Park. We hope you can join us! We may even have a visit from Santa!

Jack O’ Lantern Parade 2019

All parents and children are invited to come to our 15th Annual Jack-o-Lantern Parade on Monday, Oct. 28th,  2019.  This is a walking parade! We will gather at 6:15 pm at the Visitor Info Centre on Main Street. Dress up and bring your flashlights, jack-o-lanterns (non-motorized wagons are permitted) and join us for an evening of fun while getting some physical activity!

Family Prize Packs for MOST SPookTACULAR!!!

Participants will start at the Tourist Bureau and walk down Main Street, to end at the Rodd Grand Hotel. A HUGE thank you to the Grand management and staff for providing an indoor space to celebrate!

Following the parade there will be hot apple cider, treats for children, music and award presentations! Parents must accompany children & we encourage everyone to wear light colored clothes for safety.

The Jack O’ Lantern parade is held rain or shine. Fire Safety Tip: Use battery powered candles in your Jack-O-Lanterns: your pumpkins will last longer and you don’t have to worry about the flame! Never leave a candle unattended!