Tennis anyone? Or babysitting? Or First Aid? Or...?

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
April 16th, 2013

There are a couple updates for REC programs whose dates have changed since the Spring Brochure was printed.  We try to ensure that all last minute information, changes and updates are posted on the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca.  Look for the Recreation Department’s “Program Guide” – that’s where we’ll post any updates.  If you use Facebook, consider becoming our “friend” and all our updates will come straight to you.  We also try to post information on www.bhubble.com– a great community resource for information! 

The Tennis program for Kids has been pushed back a week, and now starts on Monday April 22nd.  This course is taught by Paul DeVilliers on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays between 4:00-6:00pm in either the MacLean Gymnasium or at the Tennis Courts once the weather is better.   The program is for children ages 6-12 years who would like to learn to play tennis and have some fun too! 

The Babysitters Course that was scheduled for Monday April 15 and Wednesday April 17 has been postponed until May in order for more youth to register.  If your child is interested in babysitting this summer, this is a great course to prepare them for that responsibility.  The eight hour course covers eight topics, including; responsibilities, child development, nutrition, behavior, emergencies, safety and first aid, illness, physical challenges and special needs issues. 

Friday night in the Miners Hall, Comedian Matt Billon is performing for the “Finding Mika’s Voice” fundraiser in support of Autism Awareness month.  Tickets are being sold at “Out of the Cellar” and “The Red Pair Shoe Store”. 

On Saturday, the Earth Day Celebrations are happening around town and wrapping up at the Miners Hall for a veggie chili dinner and potluck, followed by a climate change movie.  For more information and a complete schedule of the day’s activities, log onto www.visionstoaction.ca

The Rossland Real Food folks are gearing up for another great year of gardening and education in Rossland!  The 2013 Annual backyard chicken crawl is coming up on Saturday April 20 from 9:30-11:30am.  You can download a map showing the participating addresses, at www.rosslandfood.comor pick up a printed map at the Rossland Library.   On Saturday, May 11 from 9:30-11:30am they are offering a hands on workshop, entitled, “Extending the Growing Season: What Crops to Plant Early in Rossland”   No registration is necessary and the free workshop is taking place at the Community Garden. 

Relax and enjoy the entertainment at the Joe Hill Coffee House this Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 PM in the Rossland Miners Hall (doors open at 6:00).  Admission is only $3 and kids and students are free.   The entertainment this weekend includes the great voice of Dawn Graham; four young dancers – Teslyn Beuhler, Taryn Cutt, Molly Jamin and Charlotte Gibson, dancing their own creation, “Crazies and Cartwheels”; Doug Halliday, Dave Rusnell and Chuck Cram, picking and singing old favorites;  Zak Higgins, from the Gold Fever Follies cast, presenting dramatically; Marti Daniel, singing and strumming and Les Carter, singing and picking!  If you’re interested in volunteering at the Joe Hill Coffee House, please contact Les Carter at 250-362-5677 or retrac01@telus.net

Arts & Culture week is April 21-27 and in Rossland is celebrating with an evening for readers and writers.  The “Conversations with Writers” evening at the Rossland Gallery is on Wednesday April 24 from 7:00-9:00pm and is presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, the Rossland Library and hosted by author Almeda Glenn Miller.  Enjoy stimulating conversations with local writers Susan Andrews Grace, Adrian Barnes and Rosa Jordan, followed by readings, questions and answers.   

If you’re a homeschooler, the Library has a new Homeschoolers Support program at the Library, on Friday afternoons.  For more information and a schedule, contact Lynn at children@rossland.bclibrary.caor call 250-362-7611. 

If you’re thinking about becoming a Lifeguard and you’ve already taken your Bronze Medallion, there’s a Standard First Aid coming up in May, with the NLS right behind it.  Contact the Castlegar Community Complex to register for the two day Standard First Aid course which runs Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12.  The National Lifeguard Service Award starts two weeks later and runs over a month.  The Castlegar Complex can be reached at 250-365-3386. 

The Recreation Department will start putting together the Summer brochure soon!  This publication spans the months of June, July and August.  If you would like to run a program, please contact our Department to discuss your ideas.   If you’re a community organization who would like a special event advertised in the Community Events & Information section, please email us the specifics, at recreation@rossland.ca

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