Registration for the Nelson Youth Soccer spring outdoor season is now open with the house league deadline being March 1.

Registration for the Nelson Youth Soccer spring outdoor season is now open with the house league deadline being March 1.

COLUMN: Sports for spring

Registration for the Nelson Youth Soccer spring outdoor season is now open with the house league deadline being March 1.

This time of year usually elicits tales of icy and snowy activities. With these early spring-like days, however, we are already jumping on our bikes and hiking the snow bare trails usually saved for April. Rumour has it locals were actually playing outdoor tennis last week too (an absolute first in Nelson’s recorded history).

As much as I am enjoying the moderate temperatures and sunny days my nervous side is wondering if the current East Coast weather will make its way over to BC for one last hoorah. The almanac says not, so we enjoy this winter reprieve even though some of us would still rather be skiing.

Upcoming spring events are on the schedule.

Registration for the Nelson Youth Soccer spring outdoor season is now open with the house league deadline being March 1. Registration is available online at with all fee info available. You can also call in at the soccer facility 308 Cedar St. Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Email: Phone: 250-551-6974

Registration for the 2015 season for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragonboating is on Saturday, March 14 in the Nelson and District Community Complex multi-purpose room from 10 a.m. to noon. Recreation and competitive participation is offered. For more info contact

Glacier Gymnastics registration for their spring session will be on Monday, March 9, 7 a.m., online. Various programs for everyone ages 20 months to adult. Check out the new trampoline programs for kids ages eight and up. Visit the website at for program information or contact or 250-352-2227.

With registration dates upon us, a reminder that KidSport grants are available locally for families experiencing financial constraints that prevent a child’s participation in a sport. Grants of up to $275 per year per child are available for sport registration fees. Some equipment may also be available upon request. Applications and guidelines can be found at — look for the KidSport logo and click. Applications should be submitted before the season begins.

Kim Palfenier is the executive director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Jessica Ogden, who calls herself a water protector, not a protester, has lost an internal police complaint following several interactions with the RCMP and the legal system in 2019. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kootenay logging blockader loses police complaint, files counterclaim against company

Court actions and police complaints stem from blockades in the Balfour and Argenta areas in 2019

Nelson Amnesty is holding its annual Write for Rights campaign Dec. 12 at the Nelson Public Library. Photo: Submitted
Amnesty International Write for Rights relevant during the pandemic

Nelson Amnesty will host the annual event Dec. 12 at the Nelson Public Library

RNG plant
Construction on ground-breaking RNG plant in Fruitvale set to go in spring 2021

REN Energy partners with Calgary engineering firm for innovative West Kootenay gas plant

Katrine Conroy’s swearing in ceremony. Photo: Kootenay West Katrine Conroy Facebook
Forestry Minister West Kootenay MLA Katrine Conroy talks about her new role

Conroy will also oversee Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Treaty

This picture of Taghum resident Marc Savard was taken in February when he first spoke to the Nelson Star and little was known about the virus that had shut him out of his job in Wuhan, China. Photo: Tyler Harper
VIDEO: Once an outlier, Nelson man’s COVID-19 experience now typical

Savard was living in Wuhan, China, when the pandemic began

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest weekend of COVID-19 pandemic with 46 deaths; more than 2,300 cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides COVID-19 update

Vehicles drive past a display thanking essential workers in Burnaby, B.C. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
B.C. changing COVID-19 case reporting as virus spread continues

Manual counting takes more time, leads to errors

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the co-author of the book Fatty Legs, which has been mentioned amid the controversy of an Abbotsford school assignment on residential schools.
Fatty Legs co-author responds to Abbotsford class assignment on residential schools

Children’s book mentioned amid controversy at W. A. Fraser Middle School

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland listens to a question from a reporter on the phone during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spending too little worse than spending too much, Freeland says as Canada’s deficit tops $381B

‘The risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much’

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009. (RCMP photo)
Human remains found off U.S. coast in 2009 identified as Penticton man

Jim Neufeld, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Penticton Jan. 21, 2009

Most Read