A tot soccer program will start in Harrop/Balfour next month.

One final farewell to winter sport season in Nelson

To finish up the last of the winter season activities the Nelson Figure Skating Club will take you on a journey

To finish up the last of the winter season activities the Nelson Figure Skating Club will take you on a journey “Around the World” when it performs the finale to the 2012-13 season on Saturday, May 4. The family showcase event will consist of group performances with international music and choreography. The event is open to the public for free admission from 2 to 3 p.m. at the NDCC arena.


The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Kootenay Zone Championships competition on Saturday May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at their Civic Centre venue. This event features local and visiting athletes from Trail, Kimberly, Castlegar, Cranbrook and Golden. Boys and girls aged 6 to 18 will be competing at recreational performance, competitive and provincial levels.


The first league soccer balls were kicked around at Lakeside Park this week with much excitement. For those living in the Balfour/Harrop area a Tot Soccer program will start in May at Redfish school. Hosted by the Kootenay Lake Family Network the 45 minute to 1 hour sessions run Saturdays, May 4 to June 30 at 10 a.m. for 3 to 4-year-olds and 5 to 6-year-old groups, fee is $25. Parent participation is required, but fun is guaranteed. To register email Kim at Palfenier@shaw.ca or call 250-229-5646.


Getting out on the lake, the Nelson Rowing Club will be offering three programs this season for novice and experienced rowers.

The Learn to Row (LTR) program is for all ages (13+) and teaches the fundamentals of the sport. It includes six lessons over two weeks for $180. If participants wish to join the club thereafter, there is a $70 upgrade fee to full membership.

The juniors program (ages 13-18) is for youth who have completed the LTR course and wish to continue to row, focusing on teamwork, building strength and balance, and preparing to race. Junior’s season runs from May until August and finishes with the Nelson Sprints Regatta on August 10. Total cost is $180 LTR + $70 upgrade fee + $240 coaching fees = $490 (May to August)

The masters rowing program is for adults 18-plus who have prior experience rowing and wish to get back on the water. This program includes mentoring from other experienced rowers as well as available drop-in times with a coach boat for those looking to gain more confidence in their balance and skill. Total cost is $250 for the season (April-October)


To register go to nelsonrowing.ca or contact Cristina Osadchuk phone/text 250-509-3160 or email coach@nelsonrowing.ca for more information.



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