The Steve Nash Basketball program in Fernie hosted a youth camp on May 5, and will be hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 1. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

3-on-3 basketball tournament

The Steve Nash Basketball program will be returning on July 1 for a celebratory 3-on-3 Canada Day Basketball Tournament.

The tournament will be led by the same directors of the Fernie Steve Nash Youth Basketball program, AJ and Jennifer Kennedy, who have made it their goal to elevate the game of basketball in Fernie. The event has already gained hype among local players.

The Kennedy’s have been working hard to produce youth camps in the area, the most recent being on May 5. Now, the 3-on-3 Canada Tournament has been organized with the help of local community leaders and basketball players. It will serve as a fundraiser for the Fernie Steve Nash Youth Basketball Club, and Jennifer hopes it will result in an exciting exhibition of local talent, competitive greatness, and fun skill challenges for the whole family.

The 3-on-3 tournament will take place in Fernie on Saturday, July 1, on three local courts between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The main court is located alongside the Fernie Canada Day Celebrations at the Fernie Aquatic Centre. The second court is located at Ridgemont Park, and the third at Fernie Secondary School.

Men and women ages 14 and up are invited to participate, and the Kennedy’s expect a wide range of athletes with a varying level of athletic abilities and skill levels. They also encourage anyone in the Elk Valley to participate.

“Canada is the birthplace of the game of basketball, we can’t celebrate 150 years without celebrating basketball,” said 3-on-3 event organizer, Tanya Malcolm. “I think Fernie 3-on-3 is a great way to offer up a shout-out to the game.”

Games will be self-regulated. Teams must contain no less than three players and no more than five. If more than three players are on a team they can be substituted in during game stoppage.

The first team to score 11 points via one-point intervals, wins. The winner must win by two points or be the first team to 15.

Visit for an extended list of rules.

Registration will cost teams $100 and all profits will got to Fernie Steve Nash Youth Basketball, whose mission is to “create a competitive youth development and club basketball program in Fernie.”

The event organizers are currently looking at the possibilty of event sponsors, which would bring with it prizes of varying value. They are seeking any businesses or individuals who are passionate about youth sports, and willing to donate ‘athletic swag’ for event giveaways and prizes.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event please visit or contact Tanya Malcolm at

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