There are many exciting activities to get involved in this season

COLUMN: Fall offers opportunities to get active

The Nelson Regional Sports Council has lost its director, this is a huge loss for our organization and all the citizens of the Kootenays.

As reported earlier, the Nelson Regional Sports Council has lost its executive director.

This is a huge loss for our organization and all the citizens of the Kootenays. Thanks to Kim for all the years of dedication and commitment to sport in this area; we miss you and wish you all the best in the future. As we soldier on without Kim at the helm, the volunteer directors will be stepping up to take on some of the tasks she took care of, including this column.

Selkirk College is reminding people of the plethora of activities scheduled at Mary Hall. Have you heard of parkour? Also known as free running, this organized activity starts Sept. 18. Call 250-354-3266 to register or check out the full offering at selkirk.ca/student-experience/recreation/nelson-facilities/gym-schedule.

Olympian Brent Hayden will be at the Castlegar and District Community Complex hosting a swim camp Sept. 18 to 20 and talking to all athletes about the mental aspect of sport on Friday at 7 p.m. Entry is $5 with a food donation or $10 without.

Thought you were too old for gymnastics? Think again. Glacier Gymnastics offers adult classes as well as baby, parent and tot, teen girls and trampoline! All gymnastic programs began Monday. Visit their website at glaciergymnastics.com for program information and to register. If you have questions, contact info@glaciergymnastics.com or call 250-352-2227.

The Cube Climbing Center is launching its 2015/16 indoor climbing season on Sept. 25. Exciting changes for the year include an expanded schedule, a new slab, warm up mezzanine and eight new routes. Come to Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus and get climbing!

Did you know that Sept. 19 to 27 is National Coaches week? Free courses are on offer for all who are interested! Check out viasport.ca/coachesweek for what’s available in our area. Other opportunities in sport are on offer at:

• Procter Gymnastics Club: Email Janice at janicelder@shaw.ca for details and to register for courses;

• Nelson Tennis Club: join an adult round robin tournament on Sunday, Sept. 27. Register with Elizabeth at elizabeth@zemmels.net;

• Nelson Nordic Ski Club invites all volunteers to join their fall workbee on Sunday, Sept. 27. Contact info@nelsonnordicski.ca for more information and to register. Visit nelsonnordicski.ca to learn more about the club.

Individuals and organizations can support the Nelson Regional Sports Council. Write to nrsc@telus.net. I hope everyone had a great summer and you are keen to jump into the fall season and get active!

Nancy Quackenbush is a director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council and co-president of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Game On appears here every other week.

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