Burlesque and the last Joe Hill of the season

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
June 13th, 2013

The Rossland Pool is open and the water is warm!  Check out the schedule for lap swim, lessons, camps and other programs online, at www.rossland.ca, City Hall, Recreation Department, Program Guide.  The Summer Brochure can also be picked up in hard copy, at the Rossland Library, the Recreation Department, the Rossland Library and around town.  If you’re not able to access the internet and you can’t get out to pick up a hard copy, please contact our office and we’ll mail you one! 

If you’re looking for a CPR Recert, Selkirk College is running one on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00pm.  For more information, please contact Selkirk College.

School’s getting out a little earlier this year!  RSS students will be out of school on Friday, June 21 and MacLean will be dismissed on Tuesday, June 25.  There are lots of great programs through Rossland Recreation and surrounding Recreation Departments.  There are also several camps in the area that you may not know about.  If you’re wondering about opportunities for fun over the summer – give our Department a call for some ideas!  The last week of June is a great week to register your young teenager into the Bronze Medallion / Cross Camp, running at the Pool from Monday June 24 to Saturday, June 29.  If you have younger kids, the VISAC Gallery is holding an Art Camp for the week of June 24-28 with an emphasis on lino prints, pottery and painting.  Classes are 9:30-4:30pm daily.  For more information, or to register, please call 250-364-1181 or email to director@visacgallery.com

Are you looking for an outdoor Yoga class?  Instructor Cynthia Anonuevo, RYT, is introducing an outdoor beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga class at the Rossglen Park in lower Rossland, starting Wednesday June 5, from 5:30-6:30pm.  The weekly class will run on Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:30pm until July 31st.  Classes will combine flowing progressions from one pose to another, as well as sustained postures with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principles.  These drop in classes are by donation with all proceeds being donated to the Rossland Food Bank.  Please contact Rossland Recreation, at 250-362-2327 for more information.   

Canadian Burlesque and Cabaret legend Sasha Van Bon Bon is coming to Rossland on Friday June 14 in the Rossland Art Gallery.  Doors open at 7:45pm and tickets are $15.00 in advance at Ross Vegas.   The Burlesque extravaganza will be accompanied by musical guests and feature debut performances by local talent, “The Cute Knees”. 

The last Joe Hill Coffee House before summer happens this coming Sunday, June 16.  It’s in the Miners Hall, 1765 Columbia Avenue in Rossland, at 7:00 PM (doors at 6:00).  Admission is $3 – kids and students free.  Friendly atmosphere, goodies and tea, coffee etc. of course!  The evening’s lineup includes; the little No Frets fiddle players, the Golden City Fiddlers, and various friends, will hold a toe-tapping jamboree in two parts.   The Rossland Glee Club will provide great voices and sweet harmonies and the Frequent Flyers return with 4 new and original songs.  Keith Simmonds brings a farewell rendition of the Ballad of Joe Hill, and a story to go with it.  (Keith is leaving the Kootenays before the Fall.)  Les Carter has a special song for the audience to sing for Father’s Day and the Gold Fever Follies cast will be there.  Alexandra Wever will present a dramatic-dance number; Cate Richardson will sing and play for us.  Closing the evening are Paul Dasti and Aaron Andrews with their big professional sound.

The Rossland Pool is working with the Stingrays Swim Club for the 2013 season!  The Stingrays are introducing a “Rossland option” for those families who are interested in swim club training for their kids, but don’t have the time to commit to the full program.  The summer swimming program in Rossland is a great option for today’s kids and their families, providing a rich swim club experience that’s manageable for busy families, including those with kids who play other sports.   If you’re looking for a swim option that’s fun, well coached and compatible with other activities, then you’ll want to check out the Stingrays.  They are welcoming any swimmers who would like to be introduced to competitive swimming and learn new skills.  The practice schedule for the Rossland option is; June 3-26, Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm: July 2-4, 5:30-6:30pm: July 8-18, Mon/Thurs 6:30-7:30pm: July 22-25, 5:30-6:30pm.  Registrations will be held at the Pool, on June 3 from 5:30-6:30pm.   Registration fee is $200.00.  Registrants must be able to swim 25m unassisted. 

For more information about programs or to inquire about renting a facility during the summer months for a wedding, reunion or party, please contact our Department, at 250-362-2327or recreation@rossland.ca















































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