Play hockey with Trevor Linden!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
April 30th, 2013

Win a chance to play floor hockey with TREVOR LINDEN!  This exciting contest is part of the “Let’s Go Green To Keep Our Kootenays Clean” Kid’s Poster Contest.  To enter, pickup up an entrance poster at the Trail, Castlegar or Nelson Recreation Centers and create a unique poster that explains what YOU can do to help keep our Kootenays Green!  Posters can be submitted to any of the three Recreation Centers by Thursday May 2nd. 

Sixteen kids from 3 age categories (7-9, 10-12 and 13-15 years) will be chosen and notified by phone or email on May 3rd.   Those who are chosen to play against Trevor Linden will play the game of their lives, on Thursday May 16 from 4:00-4:45pm at the Castlegar & District Community Complex.  Everyone in the community is encouraged to come out to watch and cheer the kids as they take on Trevor Linden!  For additional information, please contact Robert Baker with the City of Trail, at 250-364-0808 or Heather Anderson at 250-365-3386.

If you’re a woman and you enjoy mountain biking but don’t know much about repairs and or maintenance, Revolution Cycles is running a “women only” bike mechanics course on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm.  The course will teach you the basic skills to help you maintain your mountain bike, manage trailside repairs and learn what equipment you should always carry with you.  The program is offered in an open forum style and will be tailored to the group’s needs.  Bring your own bike and get all of your questions answered! 


If you’ve enjoyed Folk Dancing in the Miners Hall before, or considered trying it – you have another opportunity on Thursday May 2 at 7:00pm.  Come out to enjoy English Country dancing and American Contra dancing in a warm, inviting space with friendly locals.  For more information, log onto www.2cats.net or email Dave at dc@2cats.net


Little Kids Rugby starts this Friday, for kids 5-8 years of age.  The course is being offered on Fridays, from 3:00-4:00pm on the MacLean Elementary School field and runs for the remainder of May and June and then picks up again in September.  The program teaches the basics of non-contact rugby and helps develop a child’s basic motor skills by focusing on activities that develop balance, co-ordination and agility. 


The After School Mountain Bike Series for boys ages 8-13 years starts on Thursday May 9 from 3:00-5:00pm and runs for five weeks.  This program will focus on the combination of skill development and exposure to different terrain, in order to practice the skills.  Possible trails include; Green Door, Cemetery, Bones and Milky Way.  Skills and progressions include: balance and body position, braking, descending, cornering (slow & high speed) flow, maneuvering over and around manmade obstacles, wheel lifts, safety and trail etiquette. 


The Mountain Biking Progression Session for teen girls has some space available if your daughter is interested in becoming a better mountain bike rider.  The progression course covers the following skills: body positioning, slow and high speed cornering, downhill and uphill switchbacks, wheel lifts, natural and man-made structures and simple bike maintenance. The course if for girls 13-16 years of age and starts on May 13 for 4 sessions  – running on Mondays from 4:30-7:00pm.   The same style course is being offered for women on Wednesdays, from 5:30-8:00pm starting May 15 and running until June 5.  Trails for both courses include, Red Head, Larch/Monte cola, Milky Way, and Green Door. 


Have you heard?  The Circus is coming to Rossland, on Saturday May 11th!  This circus includes performers and acrobats, but no animals.  Show times: 4:30 & 7pm.  Doors open 1 hour prior to show.  Tickets are sold at Delicious Baby and Kids Boutique. Pre-sale tickets include Adult:  $15 and Children $7. Tickets at the door include: Adults: $20 and Child $10. 


The Babysitters Course has been postponed to Saturday, May 25th 9am-4pm at the Rossland Arena Lounge 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. 


 The last Home Alone course before summer is being offered on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00-8:30pm.  This is a great course to prepare your child for summer and times that they may be left alone, at home.  The program provides them with the skills they need to feel safe and confident in stressful situations, household mishaps and in the event of an emergency.  This course is for children ages 10-13 years. 


Trail Parks and Recreation is offering an NLS Course at the end of June.   NLS (National Lifeguard Standard) is one of the required courses needed to become employable as a lifeguard. The course runs Friday, June 21st to Sunday, June 30th and the cost is $400.00.  Anyone wanting to register can call (250) 364-0888. Further questions regarding the course can be directed to Gabby Kravski- Aquatic Coordinator for Trail by email at gkravski@trail.ca or by phone:  250-364-0839.


The Recreation Department is putting together the Summer brochure!  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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