While the Olympics may not be a goal for most of us, the influence and impact that sport has on us and our community cannot be denied.
This fall you can celebrate the power of sport on Sports Day in Canada. Held this year on Saturday, September 29, the third annual event will be a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country.
Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts.
For the first time Nelson is registered to be part of the Sports Day event this year and planning is underway through the Nelson Regional Sports Council. An open house event with the chance for all ages to try many sports for the afternoon is the idea. Any sport group or individual interested in the planning of, or participating in, please contact Kim at the sports council office 250-352-3989 or email@example.com.
Spurred on by our Canadian results at the summer Olympics both of the following clubs should have an enthusiastic showing.
The Nelson Rowing Club is hosting the 2012 Summer Regatta this coming Saturday. The regatta will be held at Lakeside Park starting at 7:30 a.m. and will run most of the day. Rowing clubs from BC Interior and the Lower Mainland are expected to attend. The race course will be between the Prestige Resort and the Nelson Bridge. Contact Maurice de St. Jorre at 250-352-2401 for more information.
The Kootenay Swim Club will be taking registrations for the 2012/2013 season as of September for all ages. The club is currently taking resumes for head coach and assistant coach positions. Please see thekootenayswimclub.com if you have any inquiries or want to check out the job posting.
Kim Palfenier is the executive director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council. Her column is featured every second Wednesday.