Ride the rapids, hit the ice

Nelson Whitewater Rafting summer schedule is in full swing. The Slocan River Facchina Rapids tour will be running every afternoon Tuesday to Saturday in July and August.

It’s time to sign up for Nelson Minor Hockey’s upcoming season.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting summer schedule is in full swing. The Slocan River Facchina Rapids tour will be running every afternoon Tuesday to Saturday in July and August. Call to book a group of any size on one of these trips. Groups of six or more can book the Facchina Rapids tour any day at any time. The scenic float tour will go out any morning with a group of four or more. Transportation is provided to and from Nelson with pick up and drop off is at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Call 250-505-2689 or see nelsonwhitewaterrafting.com.

Just a few days left to sign up for the Nelson Leafs Skill Development Hockey School July 25 to 29 at the NDCC. The five day camp features two and a half hours of ice time and one and a half hours of dryland and daily activities and is open to players ages 8 to 12 (regular skaters) and 11 to 14 (elite ‘rep’ skaters). Instruction will provided by Nelson Leafs coaches and players and includes appearances by special guest instructors. Go to nelsonleafs.ca for details and sign up.

Nelson Minor Hockey is in the throes of organizing the upcoming season. Player registration is underway with deadline of September 1 and registration clinic on August 25 at the NDCC. There is a need for coaches and all those interested should send their application (available online at nelsonmha.ca) as soon as possible. Mail all completed forms to NMHA Box 766, Nelson, V1L 5R4.

It’s no secret that the BC Seniors Games are coming to the tri-cities in August. Volunteers are still needed in various sports so if you have a few spare hours between August 16 to 20 and in need of some inspiration step up and cheer on the athletes by helping out at one of the events. Call 250-365-2211 and sign up.


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