Finding a sport for everyone at the Festival of Programs

There was a sport for everyone at the Festival of Programs.

Twenty-nine groups packed into the Nelson and District Community Complex for a busy event Wednesday night.

Visitors could try activities such as synchronized swimming, hip-hop dancing or even a leisurely skate with the Nelson Leafs.

The free festival was meant to spotlight Nelson’s various sports groups and encourage residents to try something new.

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Boxing was one of several sports that could be tried for free during the Festival of Programs at the Nelson and District Community Complex on Wednesday night. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Nelson Blueliners used the festival to scout prospects. Photo: Tyler Harper

Who needs ice? The Nelson Curling Club drew in onlookers with plastic stones. Photo: Tyler Harper

The NDCC ice was cleared for a presentation by the Nelson Figure Skating Club. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Reflections athlete Kaitlyn Fitchett explains how to swim in sync. Photo: Tyler Harper

The NDCC concourse was packed with tables from groups like the Nelson Nordic Club hoping to draw in new athletes. Photo: Tyler Harper

Hip-hop dancing just requires a good beat and a few tight moves. Photo: Tyler Harper

The best part about joining the Nelson Killjoys? You get to come up with your own name. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kilts aren’t necessary when learning Scottish country dancing (but they’re still forever fashion forward). Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs defenceman Michael Bladon helps a young hockey fan learn how to skate. Photo: Tyler Harper

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