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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
March 6th, 2013

The Rossland Pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re already looking for qualified, certified Staff for the 2013 season.  The outdoor pool opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of August.  The Rossland Pool offers a full range of aquatic education – including School Board Lessons, Aqua Tot, Red Cross Swim Lessons, the Bronze courses and Swim Club. 

Applications will be received by individuals who possess their NLS and WSI.  If you are currently working on obtaining your WSI and will have it by June 2013, please forward your resume indicating where you’re taking the course and when you’ll be completed.  Resumes should be forwarded to the Recreation Department as soon as possible. 

The NOL Committee survey regarding K-12 education in Rossland and the tax implications is in the mail boxes this week and needs to be returned as quickly as possible.  If you don’t receive newsletters from the City in your mailbox, please log onto www.surveymonkey.com/s/NOLTaxationto complete the survey.  Deadline is next week, so don’t delay! 

The Rossland Public Library has lots of great programming running this week.  The Lego Club starts this week, on Thursday, March 7 from 3:00-4:30pm.  The Library will supply all the Lego – please leave yours at home to ensure it doesn’t get mixed up!  On Friday, March 8 at 7:00pm, the Library is hosting the NFB Film Night and they’re showing the movie, “Status Quo? The unfinished business of feminism in Canada”.  Admission is by donation.  For more information about all the Library’s new programs, please call 250-362-7611 or email at info@rossland.bclibrary.ca.

Hip Hop & Jazzclasses will be showing off their new skills with a Dance Party on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:00pm in the Miners Hall.  All friends and family are invited to come and watch them perform their new moves.  

Arena Season is officially only two more weeks – so if you haven’t enjoyed Public Skating or taken in a Hockey Game, don’t delay…..Spring is right around the corner!    The Arena officially closes on Friday, March 15, so if you would like to rent the ice, please contact our Department for available times.  The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey Program is running for one more week on Monday, March 11 from 3:15-4:15pm.  This is a fun introduction to skating, holding a stick and moving the puck around.  Parent participation is required for this preschool program.  Helmets and skates are a requirement for both. 

Public Skatingfor the week of March 4-10 is on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30-7:45pm, Friday March 8 from 5:00-6:30pm and Sunday, March 10 from 2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm.  For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca.   The information can be found under the City Hall, Arena page. 

The Rossland Figure Skaters Club is gearing up for their year-end ice show on Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30pm.  Skaters as young as three years of age, all the way up to our Senior skaters in their mid-teens will be showing off their skills and delighting the audience.  Admission is by donation to this exciting, endearing annual show.  

The Recreation Department and Art Instructor Shelley Painter are running Spring Break Art Camps to help keep the kids busy and having fun over the Spring Break!  Classes are held in the Arena Lounge from 2:30-4:30pm and each day has a different art theme to look forward to.  Some themes include; shadow puppets, block printing, stop action movies, beading and painting.  The dates are March 18-22 (five day week) and March 25-28, (4 day week).  Children ages 6-12 years can register for one day, several days or a full week.  Spaces are limited and the Instructor will require advance notice to ensure there are enough materials for each day. 

The Spring Brochure is almost done and should head off to the Printers by the end of the week.  Lots of great, new courses coming up – starting in April!  Boating Basics, Little Kid’s Rugby, Swimming Lessons, Tennis, Mountain Biking Courses, new Aerobics classes, and several new crafts courses are all being offered in the Spring.  We’ll also be launching the new Kids Access Bursary Fund, a fund that Rossland kids ages 2-18 can access to help pay for the cost of recreation based programs, in our community.  This fund came about with two very generous donations from the Jr. and Sr. Warriors who wanted to make sure that every child in Rossland could afford to play.  Information about the fund and other exciting programs will be available soon! 

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