Under the grey spring skies

Spring sports scene gets swinging in Nelson

Outdoor sport enthusiasts are practically vibrating with last week’s early spring temperatures.

Outdoor sport enthusiasts are practically vibrating with last week’s early spring temperatures. If you haven’t been out on your bikes, kicking or throwing a ball or swinging a club by now, you’re probably itching to get out and do just that.


The Balfour Golf Course opened for the 2013 season on March 29 (two weeks earlier than last year). They will be offering some great early season green fee rates of $40 for 18 holes and $25 for nine holes. Please feel free to call ahead and book a tee time or just come on out and they will find you a game. Contact Craig Wilkinson, head golf professional, 250-229-5655.


Granite Pointe Golf Course opened last week too. The driving range is now open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and nine holes opened as of April 4 with a 10 a.m. start. No tee times yet, just show up and they’ll get you playing for $20 green fees until further notice. Contact golf@granitepointe.ca for more information.


With cooperative weather Nelson Youth Soccer is aiming to start league play as early as April 22. They are still looking for coaches so please contact Sveta at 250-551-6972. Further down the road, the Nelson Selects Rep teams will be hosting U13-18 boys and girls Terry Walgren Tournament May 24 to 26 and a U12 boys and girls jamboree on Sunday, May 26.


For the older folks needing to finish the winter season on the ice. The upcoming 50+ tournament is the perfect opportunity to do just that. The Old Guys Rule Hockey Tournament is happening on April 19 to 21 at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Cost is $650 per team for a guaranteed three games, oldtimer’s rules, and refreshments after game included. Contact Mike Borch 250-352-7743 for registration and info.


Nelson Minor Hockey Association wrapped up its season at their annual banquet last Wednesday. Next on the agenda is the AGM on May 1 at the New Grand at 7 p.m.

All parents and volunteers of NMHA are welcome to attend and comment. Contact Todd Cutler at 250-777-2993 todd.cutler@shaw.ca for more information.


Selkirk Mary Hall gymnasium still has plenty of public activities going on until May 31. For April, pick-up basketball is on Tuesdays 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and Sundays 4 to 6 p.m. and volleyball on Thursdays 5 to 6:45 p.m. Drop-in fees are $3.50, 10 punch $28, one month $23. For the entire schedule go to selkirk.ca and search “athletics.”

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