Planning, playing, appreciation

Before anyone steps on the slopes, ice or field, much planning and preparation is necessary.

Before anyone steps on the slopes, ice or field, much planning and preparation is necessary. Here are a couple groups and events that fit somewhere in that process.


The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society (KLOSPS) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hume Hotel and it is looking for new blood.

The group has been pursuing the construction of an outdoor skatepark for nine years with little change to the executive board and is now recruiting new members to continue the campaign.

Volunteers need not skateboard. A belief and will to bring about a positive change in the community is all that is required.  Land has been allocated for the skatepark and the design almost complete. The main purpose now is to obtain funding for the construction of the park and to see the construction through to the end.

For more information email Rob Levesque at or call 250-505-3615.


It has long been recognized that volunteers are mostly, if not completely, responsible for the success of community sport programs. Celebrating its 11th year, the Sport BC Community Sport Hero Award recognizes coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to amateur sport at the community level.

Since its inception in 2001, 50 provincial sport organizations have honoured 447 sport volunteers in 39 different communities. On April 18, Nelson volunteers will be amongst this year’s list of honourees.  If you know a volunteer who deserves recognition for their efforts please go and check eligibility requirements and nominate them.

Deadline to nominate is March 23.



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