Rossland: A trail-building, mask-making, sherpa-boosting paradise

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
October 25th, 2011

Indoor Soccer at RSS starts this week on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00pm in the Gym.  This is a fun soccer game for those who love to play.  Although this is advertised as an Adult program in the Recreation guide, if you’re a Teen and love to play soccer – please come out and have fun!  Make sure you have clean, indoor running shoes and a full water bottle.

With the Fall air getting colder and colder and a little white stuff falling over the weekend, the release of All I Can at the Miners’ Hall on November 4 is sure to get the ski season started!  The Sherpas are proud to present All.I.Can, a two-year feature film project that fuses their passions for riding and exploring the mountains with their potential to help the environment. The film strives to unite global mountain culture and bind winter sports enthusiasts together as the leaders of a revolution.

Multi-award winning Directors Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland journey to Chile, Morocco, Alaska, BC and beyond with riders Kye Petersen, Mark Abma, Eric Hjorleifson, JP Auclair, James Heim, Chris Rubens, Mike Douglas, Dana Flahr, Rory Bushfield, Ian McIntosh, Lynsey Dyer, Alexi Godbout, Matty Richard, Chad Sayers and more.  Tickets are for sale at The Red Pair, in Rossland.

Public skating at the Arena is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, Fridays from 5:00-6:30pm, Sundays from 2:30-4:00pm and then again from 6:00-7:30pm.  The Sunday 2:30pm skate sometimes cancels as a result of Minor Hockey Tournaments.  Please check the website to confirm, or give the Recreation Department a call at 250-362-2327.  Skate rentals are available if you don’t have your own.  If you do own skates and you need them sharpened, the Arena Attendant would be happy to sharpen them.  

If you have a Preschooler in the house and you missed the registration for Preschool Art, but would love to participate, consider emailing the Instructor and come as a drop in.  The Preschool Art classes are on Mondays, from 4:00-5:00pm in the Rossland Arena Lounge.  The Instructor’s email is spainter77@hotmail.com.   Send her an email a few days in advance and bring $8.00 for the drop in fee.  The kids love her messy, fun, creative classes! 

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will be coming through Rossland on April 25, 2011.  Rossland will be celebrating this end of day stop on the relay with a celebration that recognizes local difference makers, raises awareness about accessibility, celebrates progress that has been made and inspires a new generation to take action.  Rossland is one of only 165 communities across Canada who has been invited to host an End of Day Celebration.  Rosslanders are invited to log on to the Rick Hansen website, www.rickhansenrelay.com and enter the contest to be a medal bearer in the relay.  You don’t have to travel far – just 250 metres! 

The final medal bearer in Rossland should be an individual who the community recognizes as someone who has made a difference in Rossland – someone who has inspired others through personal achievements or community activities.  If you would like to nominate someone or would like to sit on the committee to create our “End of Day Celebration”, please contact our office! 

The next Kids Wheel Throwing and Mask Making class starts Monday November 21, but the Instructor has increased the number of classes from three classes, to six classes.  If you have a child who enjoys pottery and in particular using the wheel, consider registering them for this great class. 

Senior’s Duffer Hockey is off to a great start!  If you enjoy playing hockey and have Tuesday mornings available, come out to the Rossland Arena for a fun game of ice hockey.  This is an ice time set aside for players who are 50+ with varying skills.  Players are expected to play the game of hockey in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship.  All abilities are encouraged and welcome!  Play time is from 9:30 to 10:45am on Tuesdays at the Rossland Arena.  If you’re new to Rossland, enter the building from 2nd Ave, where you’ll find the change rooms and the washroom, immediately to your right. 

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is coming to British Columbia! Chad and Deanne Lazaruk of the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew will be in New Denver for a free IMBA Trail Building School with the North Slocan Trails Society. Come out to meet the Crew, and network with other trail users in your area! You’ll learn the art and science of sustainable trail building, and get hands-on instruction in the field.  All users and land managers are invited.  The workshop will be held on October 29th, 2011, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Participants should bring:  Water & snacks, work gloves and hat, sunscreen and/or bug spray, closed toe shoes or boots, long pants, and rain gear (if necessary).  To register, or to get more information, please contact IMBA Canada, at (519) 208 2820 or at www.imbacanada.com.

The Rossland SK8 PARK Design Planning meeting is happening November 3 at the Miners Hall at 7:15 PM. This is a great opportunity for you to provide your input on design.  Skaters and anyone else is invited to participate in this community planning session for the Rossland SK8 PARK. 

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