The staff at the Nelson Star will be wearing their favourite sports jerseys on Friday to help celebrate Jersey Day and raise funds for KidSport Nelson. All businesses are encouraged to take part.

Friday is Jersey Day in Nelson

This weekend marks Sports Day in Canada and Nelson is celebrating the event for the third year.

This weekend marks Sports Day in Canada and Nelson is celebrating the event for the third year. It will be a two day celebration, beginning on Friday, November 28th with Jersey Day.

You can wear your favourite team jersey at the office, school or at play to show support for sports across the country. Donate $1 to KidSport Nelson while you do it! (Collect the money at your office and deliver it to KidSport at the sports council office).

Wear your jersey to the Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC) and be entered into a draw for a Nelson Leafs jersey.

Also on Friday, the Community Sport Hero Awards are happening at the Adventure Hotel from  6:30 to 9 p.m.

Ten recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated for their outstanding volunteer efforts for their chosen sports.

Vancouver’s ViaSport representative for Canadian Sport for Life will be giving a key note speech.

An NCCP coaching course – Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop — is being offered on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Registration is $15 through

Finally, Saturday is also Try It Day. From 1 to 4 p.m. the indoor soccer facility will host an open house with various sports including soccer, bocce, skipping and dryland Nordic).

Also from 1 to 4 p.m. the Curling Club will host an open house for those who want to throw a rock or two.

The Squash Club open house (above the Royal on Baker) is also running from 1 to 4 p.m.

The NDCC will be open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for people to enjoy a loonie/toonie shinny, skate or swim.

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