Rossland pool’s 80th birthday party!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
August 8th, 2012

The 80th Birthday Party at the Rossland Pool will be on Wednesday, August 15th.  There are lots of fun activities planned for the day!  

1:00-4:00pm – Birthday Cake, games, races and contests for the kids

4:00-5:00pm – Family swim for little people and their parents

5:00-6:00pm –  Red Cross Swim Lessons with an Olympic Twist

6:00-7:00pm – Rossland’s Senior’s stories about life in Rossland, 80 years ago 

8:00-10:00pm – Youth NIGHT swim

All Seniors are free to come to the Pool on Wednesday, to celebrate the historic birthday.  Lap Swim is from 11:30-1:00pm on Wednesday and would be a great time to come to the Pool to cool down!  To celebrate the eight decades of operation, the Recreation Department has created a video that can be viewed on YouTube.  Type in “Rossland Pool – 80th Birthday” into the search bar – and enjoy!  If you have photos, videos or newspaper articles you would like to add to the video, please contact our office at 250-362-2327 or by email at recreation@rossland.ca

A NEW Playground for Rossland!! 

The new RSS playground is being installed August 24, 25 and 26. Work is already underway by the City of Rossland to prepare the site. The next phase is a community installation of the playground. Then in September the rubber base for the playground will be poured and the playground will be open for use. The grade 6 and 7 students at RSS have been without a playground for years and are excited about the prospect of having a place to play. The playground will also be an important community asset for years to come.

The playground has been made possible through the generous grants and in-kind donations provided by the Ministry of Education, Tire Stewardship BC, School District No. 20, City of Rossland, Nelson and District Credit Union, Teck, the RSS Parent Advisory Council and MacLean Parent Advisory Council. The playground subcommittee of the three Rossland School Parent Advisory Councils would like to thank these donors for their contributions. The playground would not have been possible without them.

Despite these generous donations, the playground subcommittee was not able to raise quite enough money for a professional installation of the playground. As a result, it was decided to do a community installation of the playground. Volunteers are needed to assist with this important and valuable asset for the community.  

Rossland was founded on volunteerism….the Pool was built by volunteers, Golden City Days, Winter Carnival, Gold Fever Follies, Red Mountain Racers, BlackJack Cross Country Ski Club, the Lions….Rossland is great because of volunteerism!!  If you enjoy Rossland and everything it has to offer, consider paying it forward.  There are many, many new people in the community and the majority are young families.  Please consider volunteering for this important weekend – your children and all the community’s children will thank you!  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ellis at rosslandvss@gmail.com.

Fall / Winter Brochure

The Brochure is being put together and will be available by the end of the month.  The brochure spans the months of September to March, 2013 and includes information about courses, programs, community events, public skating and facility rentals.  If you have a hobby or a program you’d like to offer, please contact our Department to discuss.  Similarly, if you are a community organization and would like everyone to know about your special events, please send us an email, to recreation@rossland.ca and we’ll include the information in the Community section.

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