Sports and arts come together

Program takes the best of the sports world and the best of the arts and makes an intriguing mix

Jasmine Tomczyk and Elise Elston put on a show during the Sp-Arts Camp in Coombs last week.

The first ever Sp-Arts camp hit high notes with kids in the area last week, as 22 youth and their leaders combined sports, arts and music.

The camp, which took place at the Coombs Fairgrounds, had kids writing songs, learning to play instruments, painting, playing basketball, floor hockey and badminton, and doing theatre exercises.

“There’s lots to do, I’m never bored (and) I enjoy every day,” said 11-year-old Jasmine Tomczyk.

One of three camp facilitators, Allison Shaw, said the kids had a great time playing music and singing in the newly renovated Soundgarden facility.

“Some of these kids have never touched a guitar before and this afternoon they will play a song with the group,” she said on the last day of camp.

Arrowsmith Activity Coordinator, Kim Longmuir, who organized the camp said it was great reading the kids evaluations following the four days of camp.

“They all said they wished the camp could have gone on longer,” she said in an e-mail.


For updated Arrowsmith Community programs and events visit



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Parksville pedestrian airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after nighttime collision

Police report man’s injuries were ‘significant’ but not life-threatening

High turbidity in water supply remains an issue in Whiskey Creek

Regional District of Nanaimo trucking in water as required

Discussion on importance of Orange Shirt Day set for Parksville Museum

Annishnawbeg Nation elder Samuel Stevens to lead talks

Parksville Generals face Nanaimo Buccaneers to open VIJHL season

Fans not permitted inside arenas due to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Man who stole truck and canoe in View Royal believed he was fleeing zombies, court finds

Judge finds man not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder for 2019 thefts

RCMP hope public can help locate missing Nanaimo man

Gary Alexander Davidson, 54, has not been seen or heard from since Sept. 20

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

Most Read