Granite Pointe Golf Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Column: Golfers can tee off for diabetes

If you feel like doing something a little more organized (by someone else preferably) there are plenty of local activities available.

Oh boy! Beach life is very attractive with these temps up in the 30s. I hope you’re taking advantage of it. After all, family life should include some unstructured summer playtime for all. For those other days when you feel like doing something a little more organized (by someone else preferably) there are plenty of local activities available.

Granite Pointe Golf Club is hosting a benefit nine-hole, five- person scramble for the Canadian Diabetes Association on Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m.

This is a great way to have fun with the not-so inclined in the family all for a fair fee and a great cause. So grab yourself a team for a five person shotgun, $20 entry fee, with options of $20 for the after-meal and $10 for a seat in a cart. Players need to register and pay by August 7. Registration form can be found at .

The Nelson and District Youth Center is offering an Arts, Activities, Games, Crafts Summer Camp for ages eight to 12 years old and it runs July 28 to 31 from  9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms can be found at or picked up at the center. The cost is $25 a day or $80 for the four days. For more information call Fitz at 250-352-5656.

Gymnastics Summer Camps run from July 8 to  August 28. Registration is now open. Camps run weekly at a cost of $60 per week. Check out the schedule for themed camps for ages four to six, camps for kids ages six and over  and the new trampoline camps for ages nine and over. Visit the website at for program information or to register, or contact them at or 250-352-2227.

Also check out the NDCC Leisure Guide for a plethora of activities while thinking ahead to the fall programs. A few clubs have registration starting up fairly soon if not already.

The Nelson Leafs Junior hockey main camp is being hosted at the NDCC August 29 to 31.  All participants need to preregister with the $100 fee. Forms can be found at Please email or fax completed form in as space is limited if you have any questions please contact head coach and general manager Matt Hughes at 250-572-4571 or Nelson Leafs season passes will be on sale at the NRSC office starting in August. Call 250-352-3989 for enquires.

Nelson Minor Hockey Association registration is underway for the 2014/15 season. Early bird registration deadline is July 31. Save $50 by registering early. Fees must be paid in full to get savings. (Deduct $50 from the fee. Rep registration deadline is August 15. Registration deadline is August 31. Late registration fees ($75) apply after August 31. Go to the NMHA website for the registration form at

Nelson Minor Hockey Association is now taking applications for secretary, fundraising coordinator and West Kootenay director. To apply or for more information please send an email to info@

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