COLUMN: Keep on enjoying activities

The public feedback at the master plan meetings was also proof of how seriously we take our health, fun and fitness in this region.

Seeing the amount of children, youth and adults using the stunning Lakeside facilities is as reassuring to me as the return of speedy growing grass (and the proverbial mowing, of course)! It is a sign of a vital and vibrant community willing to make things happen.

The public feedback at the master plan meetings was also proof of how seriously we take our health, fun and fitness in this region.

It will be good to see the final recommendations for the Parks and Recreation strategic plan and build upon the existing infrastructure and organizations. In the meantime we keep on enjoying the available activities we have here on land and lake.

q The Nelson Rowing club is wondering if you are a rower but haven’t been out on the water in a while.

Would you like to get back into it? The club is offering former members a 10 per cent discount on their annual membership if they join by June 30. All you have to do is to contact them and set up a time to get re-acquainted with the boathouse and to make sure your rowing skills are still there. For more information, contact

q The Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association, is hosting Pick Up at Lakeside Park every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are lots of friendly players on hand to teach the basics to anyone willing to come out and try something new. Take a pair of cleats and a friend and come out to the field!  The first drop in is free, after that there is a $10 field fee charge.  High school players from LVR, Salmo, Kaslo and Sentinal have been practicing together every Friday at LVR for the last month.  On May 24 and 25 this all-star squad will head to the BC Ultimate Juniors Provincial competition in Vancouver.  Wish them luck.

q Nelson Youth Soccer Association is hosting the annual Terry Walgren Rep Tournament and Jamboree on May 23 to 25 at Lakeside fields. Be prepared to see bus loads of visiting teams during that time.

q That same weekend Clara’s Big Ride is arriving on May 24 into town in aid of mental health awareness. Teams are riding down Baker Street to welcome her and her team into Nelson. Please register your team or singles with Kim at or 250-352-3989.  Hughes will be delivering a keynote speech at the Prestige later that evening. Tickets $25 available at Gericks Cycle and Sacred Ride.

q Glacier Gymnastics Club is showcasing their athletic talent at their year-end show. Doors are open at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday June 17 and Wednesday June 18 for a 6 p.m. performance. Drop down to the gym and see some amazing group routines and tumbling performances; tickets $10. The club is also hosting a Parkour clinic on Saturday afternoon on June 7. For more information on either event contact or (250) 352-2227.

q Nelson and District Youth Center is offering a great program, albeit less strenuous than soccer and such. The sewing program with Deborah from the Stitch Lab is happening at the NDYC on Thursdays. It started on May 15 and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and can have help working on whatever sewing project you like. The program is free and is on a drop in basis until June 15.

Thanks Deborah, where were you when I was 16?