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Fight Night Fundraiser in Nelson shows Boxing is Back

Nelson Boxer Riel Martinez (red corner) held his own in the 35kgs Initiation match against the taller Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

It’s been a long, long . . . long time since local fighters have been able to perform in front of home supporters.

Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club the Nelson Boxing Club was able to stage its first fight card in more than 30 years with the Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event.

“This is big for us,” said the main driver behind the Nelson Boxing Club Jesse Pineiro.

Nelson Minor Hockey cashes in on Esso Medals Score Big Contest

The Nelson Peewee Reps are going to looks pretty sharp on the ice after Nelson Minor Hockey scored big with the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement. —Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Hockey scored big Thursday winning one of the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement 2015/2016 in the Esso Medals Score Big Contest.

Nelson was one of six associations chosen from over 15,000 entries and will be presented with $5,000 as well an additional $1,000 donation will be presented to the Peewee Leafs.

“Our association will purchase some new jerseys with the prize money,” said league representative Lisa Upper.

“We have been working on getting new jerseys for all our teams and this well help finish our goal.”

Todd Shymko's Story, in His Own Words

Todd probably owes his life to Rossland Search and Rescue.

My name is Todd Shymko.  I'm 37 years old and have been snowboarding for over 25 years. I'm fit, active and have spent a reasonable amount of time in the outdoors since childhood, hiking, camping and snowshoeing. This is my story of  mistakes I made, and the results of those mistakes, and how Rossland Search and Rescue saved my life

CBT announces recreation infrastructure grants

CBT announces recreation infrastructure grants

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

CBT RECREATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Action at a skatepark

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

Massive Roller Derby Event slated for May 14

Massive Roller Derby Event slated for May 14

What are you doing on Saturday, May 14? No plans yet? Well, have the Dam City Rollers got a killer evening planned, and they want you to enjoy it with them. The ladies in purple are hosting a three-team tournament at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Doors open at 6 p.m., first whistle is at 6:30pm. Coming in to play are the fellow purple-clad team from down south, the Lilac City Rollergirls from Spokane, WA and the ladies in red, Avalanche City Rollergirls from Fernie. Both teams are looking for rematches with the Dams. Lilac City first played the Dams in May 2015, where the Dams showed them some derby love Canada style, however it wasn’t enough to take the win. In a rematch at Spokarnage in August 2015, the Dams showed their true colours and won. Lilac City will be the first to face the Dams in an attempt to dominate. Who will be the victor?