Creston teenager Jenna Nims has dreams of playing hockey in the Winter Olympics for Team Canada. Jenna has been an active hockey player in Creston for 8 years, playing locally for the East Kootenay Knights and the Creston Bruins.
The next step in obtaining her dream of playing in the winter Olympics is attending the Kimberley Hockey Academy. Kimberley Academy is a girls’ hockey program aimed to give local girls an opportunity outside of their minor hockey team to help the players grow and develop their skills on the ice and in-land training sessions. It also benefits the players to meet other players in the hockey community. “Jenna worked two jobs this summer making just over $1000. She still needs $8500 more to be able to attend Kimberley” said Jenna’s mom Susan Nims.”
Jenna wants to be able to raise the money herself and she came up with this idea of a by-donation-BBQ at Comfort Welding. Yuri her coach and I want to support her any way we can.”
Yuri Jmaeff, the owner of Creston Valley Bakery, has been Jenna’s coach for the last 4 years. “I would love to see Jenna advance and follow her dream of playing hockey in the Olympics one day,” said Yuri Jenna’s by-donation-BBQ fundraiser was a success, putting her one step closer to being able to attend The Kimberly Academy.
Jenna, Yuri and Susan want to thank the following businesses for helping to support Jenna’s dream: Comfort Welding, Overwaitea, Extra Foods, Creston Valley Bakery and Wloka Farms.