While many people are relaxing and enjoying the warm weather Nelson has been receiving, the local facilities/leagues are starting to gear up for the coming sport season.
One exciting activity that begins in September is the return of the Savoy Bowling Alley. Over the summer renovations have been taking place and already a lot of work has been done. With the entire facility receiving a healthy clean and a fresh coat of paint, it’s almost as if it were brand new. Leagues start up the week of September 9 with many other possibilities open for newcomers and new leagues and entertainment. League pre-registration is necessary this year and requires five or six people per team. Many ideas have come forth for new leagues such as: Lebowski, Country, Corporate (banks, post office, city, RDCK), co-ops, schools, etc. If you have another or better idea bring it on!
The Nelson Leafs begin their season soon and season tickets are now available. Tickets can be purchased from the Nelson Regional Sports Council office which is located behind the Visitor Centre, or at any of the Leafs exhibition games. The first exhibition game is on September 3 in the Complex, and the full schedule will be available at nelsonleafs.ca. Come out and support your local team.
Looking for a fun activity that also teaches you many life skills along the way? Taekwondo might be for you. The Kootenay Christian Martial Arts registration for the fall session and new students will be September 5 at 5 p.m. on the corner of Stanley and Silica streets. You can also go to nelsonmartialarts.ca for more information.
Also starting in September is a new project called MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!). It is a provincially funded program run in partnership with the NDCC, BCRPA and the Childhood Obesity Foundation. Geared toward families with children between the ages of 7 and 13, this free program is a fun way to get active while working together to live a healthier lifestyle. For more information contact Cathy Potkins 250-505-4708.
Last weeks second annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament was a great success! There was lots of positive feedback from participants and there will definitely be another one next year. Registration for the coming Ultimate Frisbee season is now open. Games are in the Soccer Quest facility on Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m. and run for 20 weeks. Early bird registration is $170 (tax included) until September 15. New players are welcome. Go to soccerquest.ca to register. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nelson Minor Hockey registration is now open as well. Early bird registration saves $50 and must be paid in full to get savings by August 15. Registration deadline is September 15 and for rep registration, it is August 31. Late registration fees ($75) apply after September 15. Nelson Minor Hockey Association has several sets and partial sets of equipment that are available on a seasonal loan basis.
For more information, please contact Todd Cutler at email@example.com. Financial support available via KIDSPORT and the Hyundai Hockey Helpers fund, application deadline for Nelson is August 15. For application forms go to nelsonsports.ca. Full registration details can be found at nelsonmha.ca/registration.
Andrew Woodward is the Nelson Regional Sports Council’s summer student. Game On appears bi-weekly in the Nelson Star. To have your sport news included in the column, email firstname.lastname@example.org.