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International Skateboarding Day comes to Rosemont Skatepark

The Rosemont Skatepark was alive Thursday as 12-year-old Kristian from Creston performs a kickflip down six stairs. — Photo courtesy Matt Leblanc

International Skateboarding Day is coming to the new Rosemont Skatepark.

Skateboard Ambassador, Matt LeBlanc and Nelson & District Youth Center is hosting a fundraising hotdog sale and day filled with activities.

LeBlanc, along with implementing some ground rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, is also hosting skate camps starting July 7 for 2-4 weeks operated through the NDCC. 

Some of the rules for the new Skatepark include:

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.

2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon early bird deadline July 6

The start of the Nelson Cyswogn Fun Triathlon is less than seven weeks away. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's time to start training for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

And what better way to gain some incentive than to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline of July 6.

The 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon goes Sunday, August 3 at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The main Olympic Course race begins with a 1.5 kilometre swim before competitors hope the bike for a 39 km cycle and 10 km run.

Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.

Pickleball play promised in park

Pickleball play promised in park

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the City’s new Pickleball courts at Butler Park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 21. The courts, recently converted from one of the park’s tennis courts, will accommodate the avid Pickleball players from the Region.

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Rushton, Sachs pace Neptunes to fifth place at Stingrays meet

Jaylen Rushton won a silver and Nava Sachs took bronze as Nelson Neptunes finished fifth at the Trail Stingrays stop on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association meet calendar Sunday in the Silver City.

Rushton won the medal in Division two girls while Sachs scored bronze for the Neptunes in Division five girls category.

Nelson finished fifth overall behind Kimberley, Grand Forks, host Trail and Castlegar in the Stingrays meet that featured a different format for swimmers.

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

Trio of Nelson Selects eliminated during Kootenay Provincial Playdowns

The U17 Boys are among a trio of Nelson Select squads that failed to advance to the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in Richmond.

The Selects finished third in the three-team U17 Boy’s round-robin tournament Sunday in Invermere.

The other teams eliminated from further provincial action include the U13 and U14 Selects.

The U18 Selects received a bye through to the July 3-6 tournament and join the U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls teams.

The girl’s tournament is July 3-6 in Chilliwack.

Let the 'Beautiful Game' begin

Guido and Boris Faraguna were all decked out in Croatian colours Thursday to cheer on their favourite team on opening day of the World Cup in Brazil. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The Beautiful Game kicked off its World Cup Championship Thursday in Brazil, and while most of the public was at work, a few interested fans were locked in front of the television cheering on their favourite team.

On opening day it was the Faraguna house in Nelson that was decked out in the Croatian colours as Guido and Boris Faraguna got together to support their homeland.

Unfortunately a questionable penalty call ruined the day for Croatia, losers 3-1 to host Brazil.

Action continues today with three games.