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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:00 AM

Listen to Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:45 AM

Listen to Oxford Mayor Greg Henley on Morning Talk every Wednesday at 10:45. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:00 AM

Listen to Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, on Morning Talk every Thursday at 9:05. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 7:00 PM

Bingo is held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre every Thursday at 7 PM.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:00 PM

Listen to Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, traditional East Coast Music, with Eric MacEwen, Saturdays at 8 pm. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Join Hope Centre Zoom-in for a live Q&A about the morning message at Hope Centre Online. Zoom-in is held every Sunday at 2 pm. Click HERE to join.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Listen to a replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen, every Sunday at 2 pm on. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Monday, February 26, 2024 8:00 PM

Pickleball and Basketball played every Monday from 8 to 9 pm at the OREC gym in Oxford. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 1:00 PM

The Oxford Seniors Club (31 Ellis Street) will host a Coffee House from 1 to 3 pm every Tuesday. All Are Welcome.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM

Women's Pickle Ball is played every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

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Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena
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Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

The Municipality of Cumberland is contributing to the security and future of the Oxford Arena.

Cumberland contributed $20 thousand to the cause and Mayor Murray Scott said, “It’s in the Town of Oxford, but it supports every one of us.”

The County Mayor congratulated the community committee that stepped in to keep the facility alive through tough times during the pandemic.

“Whether it’s Oxford, Amherst or any other part of Cumberland County we have to support each other,” Scott said. “We’re all neighbours and our council is pleased to able to support the committee.”

The arena is not only frequented by the townspeople, but by many who live in the surrounding area.

The committee’s Jordan Burkhardt says, “This is a foundation for helping us to continue offering services to the whole area.” He added, “The arena is always going to be an arena, but what we’re trying to do is to make the building more inclusive so we can do a lot more things. A lot more programs and a lot more usability for the entire community.”

With the uncertainties swirling around COVID, Oxford Town Council voted to close the arena in 2020-21. A citizens’ committee emerged with an offer to run the arena as volunteers. The struck an agreement with the town early in 2021 and have been busy repairing, improving, and operating the facility ever since.

The Province provided a timely, one-time grant that was a welcome boost and allowed a flurry of recent activity to improve efficiency and offer more to the community. 

Burkhardt hopes the stage is now set for the arena to thrive. He says, “We’ve made progress, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. We want to make this as efficient an operation as possible. When we do something we aim to do something more than patchwork. We want it to have a long-term future.”

Work has also continued on the dressing rooms, the bathrooms, and the canteen, including new equipment. A new ticket booth has also been constructed allowing for easier access.

Burkhardt says, “We want people to walk through here and take pride in what we have in this community. And when I say community, I say Cumberland County.”

The photo shows Jordan Burkhardt of the Oxford arena committee (left) accepting the $20,000 cheque from Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott. Photo courtesy of Darrell Cole.

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