LETTER: A positive spin on the sports council

If I have learned anything from my time on the Nelson sports council, it is that there is always a way to put a positive spin on situations.

Re: “Nelson sports council to dissolve”

If I have learned anything from my time on the Nelson Regional Sports Council, it is that there is always a way to put a positive spin on situations. Kim Palfenier our past executive director was very good at teaching this and I think/hope it has rubbed off on me. I have read the media coverage of the recent event with the sports council and I would like to say that I do not see the Civic Centre as an albatross, but more a grand old dame.

I think Nelson is very lucky to have one of the few remaining ice surfaces of its kind in Canada. The nostalgia of the Civic is world renown and it houses one of the few sports museums of its kind. Al May has taken care of running the facility in a professional manner and has kept the aging building in the best shape possible, given its challenges. I hope that the city will recognize the necessity of this venue as they take on running it.

My time on the sports council has been very rewarding and I am honoured and humbled to have worked with the fine people who have served as directors. These people have brought the heart of sports to Nelson through the many tournaments and other sporting events that we have been a part of. We were very lucky to have Kim as our guiding light and I would say in her positive spin: look at the folding of this board as an opportunity for new and fresh people to take over and perhaps breathe new purpose into the sports council.

Our AGM is scheduled for June 29 at the new Chamber of Commerce boardroom in Railtown. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team whose mandate is to provide sporting opportunities to all.

Mari Plamondon, Nelson

 

Just Posted

Touchstones gala celebrates the great outdoors

Breaking Trail will be held June 1

Richard Hill’s bird photographs at the Nelson library

‘Big and Small: Birds Found in the West Kootenay’ is on display through June

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

LETTER: Giveaway items becoming an eyesore

From readers Ron and Diane Baerg

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read