The recreation master plan is looking for your input.

Get in on the Nelson Recreation Master Plan

It is evident by the amount of participation in sport and recreation in our community that physical activity is very important us.

It is evident by the amount of participation in sport and recreation in our community that physical activity is very important us. Continued planning is equally vital to ensure facilities, programs and community interests are maximized. To this end our local recreation commission is currently undergoing the Recreation Master Plan process — and they need your input.

You may have already been contacted to complete the phone survey or you may be invited to participate in the community and service provider meetings in June. Please offer your valuable input when asked, you will even be rewarded with the chance to win a prize for your trouble. Survey participants will have their names entered into a draw for one of five gift certificates valued at $200 each. Each gift certificate can be used for a pass, punch card or lessons at the NDCC.

For more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eric Bientjes, NDCC manager at 250-354-4386 ext. 5108 or via email


Kootenay Christian Martial Arts School is hosting their annual in house tournament this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Covenant Church facility (corner of Stanley and Silica Street). All public is welcome to attend to watch and learn about taekwondo.

Check out their website at or call Master Siminoff at 250-354-9749 or Charlotte Bond at 250-551-6760 for more info.


The Nelson Tennis Club is running its junior program starting in July. It runs for six weeks between July 2 and August 8 and is on Mondays and Wednesdays with one hour sessions: 9 a.m. 10 years and under; 10 a.m. 12 years and under; 11 a.m. 13 years and up. Cost is $70 and includes membership to the Nelson Tennis Club.

Participants learn tennis skills such as technical, tactical, physical, mental and sportsmanship in a fun action packed environment! Competitive opportunities including tournaments and team tennis meets for those interested. Please contact Coach West if you have any questions or concerns at  or 250-365-2942.


Email your sports news and events to


Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Trafalgar Thunder take gold in Oliver

The Thunder knocked out the top seed in the semis en route to gold

Patrick Mackle running for mayor of Kaslo

Mackle is taking on incumbent Suzan Hewat and Andy Shadrack

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

B.C. jury finds man guilty of Japanese exchange student’s murder

Natsumi Kogawa was found at empty heritage mansion shortly after she was reported missing in 2016

Most Read