The switch to spring for Kootenay sports

While the weather keeps toying with our senses, it is no time for organizers to hang back.

While the weather keeps toying with our senses, it is no time for organizers to hang back. Instead they are in full swing preparing for the upcoming seasons.

 

The Nelson Mixed Slo-Pitch league is looking forward to their favourite adult spring/summer activity. The league start up is May 1 and their first order of business is their annual general meeting on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the NDCC multi-purpose room. All teams are required to have one member attend. New players welcome. Ladies only spring training available in April. Go to nmsp.kics.bc.ca or Facebook for more info or to join a team.

 

Nelson Youth Soccer is the largest organized youth sport organization in town. With the startup being in late-April and going to late-September (with a summer break) the season stretches over spring, summer and early fall seasons. Registration deadline date is March 9 and the fee is $130 or $105 if paid before March 9. Register at nys.ca or call 250-551-6972.

 

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragon annual membership drive is on Saturday, March 10  from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community First Health Co-op Building, 518 Lake Street, (lower level – CCCR office). Please register in person. Coffee and muffins included. For more information on membership or paddling, contact: Dorothy Hatto 250-551-3104. They welcome women interested in paddling for our upcoming 2012 Dragon Boat season. There are different groups for all interest levels. Learn the basics of stroke mechanics to achieve rhythmic paddling and be part of a great team who have fun.

 

The Nelson Cycling Club is holding its 7th annual bike swap April 22 at the Rod and Gun Club. For six years, Club volunteers have delivered an outstanding bicycle swap to community members in Nelson and surrounding areas. The swap is an excellent opportunity to sell gently used bikes and gear that you no longer use or have outgrown. For more information and to volunteer, please call Helen or Darcey at 250-352-6654. Check out the club website at nelsoncyclingclub.org

 

You might want to start practicing that golf swing as the Balfour Golf Course early spring punch pass sale is now on. Single punch pass is $425 (regular $550) or two for $799. These passes are available now but only until March 31 at the proshop@golfbalfour.com 250-229-5655

 

For those of you still enjoying the winter the Whitewater Ski Team is hosting young ski racers from across the West Kootenay’s at the final race event of the season. Nancy Greene Zone Race will be held on the Sluice Box run at Whitewater on March 11. Contact posak@telus.net for more information.

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