The Legion maintains the Cenotaph and has welcomed islanders since the closing of the Island branch a few years ago. The branch is located on County Road 4 north of Highway 33.
AIMS hold their meetings on the second Saturday of the month unless scheduled at a different date due to conflicts. The calendar on the website will be updated to reflect the correct dates. For additional information, any of the officers listed on www.amsociety.ca/contacts could be phoned.
Opened in 2004, Amherst Island’s Neilson Store Museum highlights artifacts from Island families and Island history since its first settlement in 1789, when it was originally named Isle Tonti. Items in the collection include the MV Amherst Islander’s ship’s wheel, bell, and logs. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, the Museum itself is also an exhibit having once been owned by James S. Neilson, an island grain merchant who opened his first general store in 1873, with the store remaining in the Neilson family for more than one hundred years. Light Refreshments after the talk.
Our seasonal, volunteer-run shop offers fine art and crafts from Island and area artists and artisans at affordable prices. Come find handmade pottery, jewellery, clothing, accessories, fine art and photography, greeting cards, woodcraft, and much more. Non-handmade items are fundraisers for various organizations on the island (Museum, Women’s Institute, ISLE).
We are located in the historic Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre at 5220 Front Road at the east end of the village, and run under their hours:
May long weekend – Thanksgiving: Sat 10am – 4pm Sun 1pm – 4pm
July to Labour Day: Sat 10am – 4pm and Sun-Fri 1pm – 4pm
The Recreation Association coordinates municipal recreation activities for Amherst Island.
AIESA meetings are held at the call of the chair. AIESA membership includes current & past members of the Loyalist Township Emergency Services – Amherst Island Station formerly known as the Amherst Island Fire Department.
AIESA’s mandate is to provide fundraising opportunities and support services to the members of the Amherst Island Station.
Fire Department & Emergency First Response training meetings are held on Thursday nights.
The Amherst Island Station provides fire protection & primary medical care on the Island. The Department has a full-time Chief and approximately 100 Firefighters & EFR personnel of which 14 are on the Island. The headquarters station is located on the mainland in Odessa, Ontario.
WI meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month.
The Amherst Island Women’s Institute is one of the oldest in the federation and was formed in 1900 and currently has 24 members.
ISLE meetings are usually held monthly, call for dates. ISLE volunteers run fundraising activities for the Amherst Island Public School.