COLUMN:Wear red to Valentine’s ski event

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is hosting its 12th Annual Valentine’s Night Ski on Friday, February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

We hope you all got out and enjoyed some fun snow-filled family day activities this past week. It is so great that there is still so much wintertime fun to be had.

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is hosting its 12th Annual Valentine’s Night Ski on Friday, February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be music by Brian Rosen (Kootenay Music Award Winner 2012) a bonfire, fireworks and wish lanterns, hot apple cider and treats. Please supply your own cups, lighter for the wish lanterns, and donations of a non perishable food item for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Donations of baked goods and fruit or other items would be greatly appreciated for the evening event.

Remember to wear red and to please car pool. This is such a great event, you will not want to miss it.

In just a short time, Nelson will be hosting to two major hockey tournaments. From March 15 to 22 (spring break) the Nelson Minor Hockey Association (NMHA) will host the BC Hockey Tier 3 Championships.

Eleven teams from around the province are competing. The game schedule will be posted on the NMHA website. Single game admission is $2 per person. Single person week admission is $15. Family pass week admission is $20. Check the NMHA website for where tickets can be purchased.

The West Kootenay Minor Hockey playoffs for the divisions Atom Development, Atom B, Peewee House, Bantam House, Bantam Rep, Midget House and Midget Rep begin February 21.

Nelson Minor Hockey hosts their annual year end banquet and awards ceremony at Mary Hall on April 1. Contact for details.

A month later, from April 10 to 13, the Nelson Leafs will be hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the BC Hockey Championship for Junior B Hockey.

The champions from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) along with the host team compete in the tournament. Tickets can be purchased at the Leafs games or by emailing

Looking ahead, rhythmic and artistic gymnasts, dancers, hoopers, acro yogis, and circus performers are encouraged to contact Gisele at or 250-505-1812 regarding participation in the upcoming National Gymnaestrada 2014 in Calgary from June 29 to July 1.

The group is looking for participants of all ages and levels to join the group called the Nelson Community Display Team.

The National Gymnaestrada is a festival of movement involving traditional and non-traditional gymnastics disciplines, dance, acrobatics and more. It is a true celebration of non-competitive Canadian gymnastics that takes place once every four years.

Participation also qualifies the group to attend World Gymnaestrada in Finland in 2015.  The group is a blend of rhythmic and traditional gymnastics and hooping with members from ages nine to adult. We are choreographing an artistic, fun, high energy, Nelson flavoured routine. Looks like fun.

Last but not least, remember Nelson youth soccer registration deadline is March 1. Get registered now and benefit from early fees.

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