PHOTOS: Nelson gets fit on World Health Day

It snowed like a mid-winter day, but that didn’t stop Nelson from getting fit Saturday for World Health Day.

Outdoor and indoor activities were held throughout the city including a 10,000-step walk, dance classes and free squash down at the Nelson Squash Club.

The events were co-sponsored by Community First Health Co-Op and the Nelson Star. Scroll down for more photos of the day.

A Zumba class at Mary Hall’s gym was one of many activities promoted Saturday as part of World Health Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
A Zumba class at Mary Hall’s gym was one of many activities promoted Saturday as part of World Health Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets were among the group walking 10,000 steps around downtown to kick off World Health Day. Photo: Tyler Harper
The L.V. Rogers gym was turned into a mini-stick hockey rink Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper
Jack Boyes celebrates a mini-stick goal with panache. Photo: Tyler Harper
A Zumba class taught by Natacha Perez had dancers breaking it down at Selkirk College’s Mary Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Zumba: still the most stylish of exercises. Photo: Tyler Harper

Just Posted

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmore Junction

LETTERS: In support of student climate strikers

From readers Tia Leschke and Sharon Inkpen

Kootenay Musical Theatre Society ready to make a deal with the Devil

The new group will put on an original show in October at the Capitol Theatre

Society plans restoration of historic Kootenay Lake fishing boat

The Merriwake had been submerged in Kootenay Lake near Kaslo before being salvaged two years ago

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Most Read