Almost too late to register for soccer...believe it or not...as skating comes to an end for the year!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
March 7th, 2012

If you have a youth in the house who would like to play soccer this Spring, don’t delay registering them with Kootenay South Soccer. The closing date for registration is March 16, 2012. Log on to their site to register.

There is a new face in the Recreation Department while I am away for the next two months. Heather Bartlett is replacing me for the months of March and April while my family and I enjoy an adventure in Central America. Pam will be in the office three days a week, keeping everything running smoothly with Heather and also running several of the new Spring programs.

The Spring Brochure is now online and can be viewed on the City’s website and also on Facebook. Hard copies of the Spring Brochure were put into post boxes on Friday, March 2. The brochure is full of action and activity for all ages as we shift seasons from Winter to Spring. Heather and Pam are available Monday to Friday at the Recreation desk at City Hall to take your registrations. Contact them at 250-362-2327 or recreation@rossland.ca to arrange for program registrations!

If you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break, Shelley Painter will be running some March Break Art Classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to March 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2:00-4:00pm. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique. Participants can come to one class or all the classes–whichever works best for your child’s schedule. Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only.

For specific information about each day, please log onto www.rossland.ca and look at the Spring Break Art Camp information in the center of the home

The Neighborhood of Learning (NOL) and Visions for Small Schools (VSS) committees have created a survey regarding the school configurations in Rossland. The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RosslandSchools or in hard copy format at City Hall. Important decisions are being made in our school district regarding school configurations and they need your input!

The Neighborhood of Learning committee needs to know what Rosslanders want. It is critical that you make your views known so that NOL committee knows what to fight for and what perspectives to present to the school district. All views and ideas matter and they want to hear from a diverse range of people. Make your views known!! Rossland residents completing this survey will be eligible for a $50.00 draw prize! Please complete this survey by March 19th to be eligible for the draw.

Morning ZUMBA will be changing to a 7:00am start time on Mondays and Thursdays, starting Thursday, February 16. The class will run from 7:00-8:00am and help you get an early, healthy start to your day! Classes
run in the Miners Hall and are $7.00 drop in for those younger than 55 years of age and $6.00 drop in for those older than 55. The early morning classes will run until March 8 if there is enough interest to continue the 7:00am class. Evening ZUMBA will continue on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm. If you would like to be on the Instructor’s email list, in order to receive updates about schedule changes, please email Amber, at a_hayes@telus.net.

This is our last week of Public Skating! Public Skating schedule for the week of March 5-March 11 will be Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30-7:45pm and on Friday, March 9 from 5:00-6:30pm. On Sunday, March 11, public skating is from 2:30-4:00pm (with no evening session).

If you currently enjoy a recreation program in one of the school buildings, please note: all Recreation Programs either end before Spring Break (March 12-27) or take a break during the two weeks, resuming when school
starts again, on March 28, 2012. There are no Recreation Programs when school is not in session.

Rossland REAL Food in partnership with the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture are welcoming some of the best local seed growers in the West Kootenays to Rossland’s Annual Seedy Sunday at the Miners’ Hall
on Sunday, March 11. There will be a wide variety of vegetable, fruit and flower seeds for sale grown right here in the West Kootenays including heirloom and heritage varieties and organic seed potatoes. Farms that
will be selling seed include: Mountain Seed, Seed Basket, Stellar Seeds and Cherry Meadows Farm. Jeremy Lack from Mad Dog Farms in Castlegar will be giving a short presentation on growing potatoes at 4:30pm. Dinner and a Movie! Seedy Sunday will be followed by dinner and the full length documentary film “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” that gives us a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis.
Trailer: http://www.queenofthesun.com/about/trailer.

If you’re interested in being a vendor at Seedy Sunday, please contact Sarah Flood at 250-362-7067. Sunday, March 11, 2012: Rossland Miners’ Hall:
Seedy Sunday 3:00-5:30pm (FREE)
Kids Crafts 3:00-5:30pm (FREE)
Growing Potatoes 101 – Mad Dog Farm 4:30pm (FREE)
Vegetarian Chili dinner 5:30-6:30pm ($5.00)
Movie 6:30pm ($5.00)
Rossland REAL Food Presents: Native Pollinator Workshops: A combination of indoor information sessions
and outdoor field days, featuring Entomologist Lynn Westcott.
About the Native Pollinator sessions:

The indoor workshops (Rossland and Trail) will cover the same information: an introduction to native pollinators and their importance to our local plant and farm communities; specific information about the types of plants and nesting habitat that native pollinators require to thrive here, and a demonstration of how to make and manage nesting blocks. Since the content of each workshop will be the same, participants may choose the
one location and date that works best for them.

The indoor workshops are FREE!!! Pre-registration is required.

Pre-register for the Rossland session by contacting Hanne Smith at 250-362-7767 or smithhanne@gmail.com Pre-register for the Trail session through Continuing Education at Selkirk College via 250-364-5770.
Funding & other support for these sessions is provided by Columbia Basin Trust, City of Rossland, Communities in Bloom, Selkirk College, Les Carter and local gardening groups.

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