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Soccer future is so bright Kootenays had better adopt the shades

Emma Humphries, Girls Elite REX head coach and Girls Programs director for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is excited to see the improvement of players in the Kootenays. — Submitted photo

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high performance for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, Emma Humphries.

“I think it's extremely important to the development of the players to see the girls head elite coach,” said Brett Adams, regional head coach of the Whitecaps Kootenay Academy Centre.

Players soaking up the hoop sport at 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp

Ben Jansula of Rossland applies defence to Nelson's Van Kozak during play at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp being held at the LVR Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.

There will be 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions through the week and prizes throughout the day.

Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone

A view at Redstone: Photo Credit Steve Hiltz

Golfers (and brave beginners who are willing to give it a try) can swing with the best of them at the Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on August 6, and compete for prizes. 

There will be some sort of prize at every hole, and  some lucky, or highly skilled, or both, golfer could win a prize of $10,000 for getting a hole-in-one at a particular location.   Hall Printing is supplying that prize -- but only  if someone can win it!

Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

No time like the present to start training, and raising money, to participate in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — Submitted photo

It's back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.

After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Basketball has been big in the news with NBA free agent moves along with Canadian Men's National squad trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

In Nelson, at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, young basketball enthusiasts can learn a thing or two about the game at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp.

The summer camp goes from July 18-21 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce that Bill Rotheisler has been named Head Coach and General Manager.

Rotheisler, who worked as an Associate Coach with the KIJHL’s Creston Valley ThunderCats last season, brings an impressive junior hockey resume to the Rebels. He’s served as Head Coach and General Manager of the KIJHL's Princeton Posse and the VIJHL's Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at the prep level with the Okanagan Hockey Academy and the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy.