Calling all Nordic volunteers and unemployed aerobics instructors!
Blackjack is gearing up for another great winter and there’s lots of exciting events coming up! The Community Coaching (ICC) workshop will be held on October 25 and 26 and the Official’s Level 1 Course will be held October 26 at the Blackjack Ski Club in Rossland. Program registration and membership will take place at their annual snow show and ski swap on November 2 at 11:00am at the Prestige.
Whether you are a parent of a Bunny, Jackrabbit or simply enjoy sharing your enthusiasm for snow play with young people – volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club Skier Development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering the programs. Throughout BC, the beginner levels of Cross Country skiing are taught by volunteer coaches – enabling thousands of little people to learn to love the life-time sport of Nordic skiing.
Mediocre Skiers WANTED! The first step is taking the ICC workshop. Please note that Coaches do not need to be expert skiers! The 4-5 age group (Bunnies) learns through playing and getting familiar with moving on the equipment. The Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) workshop is the entry level for beginning coaching and is being offered this fall October 25th & 26th in Nelson. The course is 10 hours (one evening and one day) and is designed to give people the confidence and tools in coaching Cross Country skiing fundamentals and in creating a motivating learning environment. There are no prerequisites for this course – just a desire to get involved and pass on your experience and enthusiasm onto the kids. For more Information contact Karen Reader, Black Jack Program Coordinator (Jackrabbits) for more information, at email@example.com, phone number 250.362.7036.
The Craft Council of BC is celebrating its 40 Anniversary this year and the Rossland Arts Council and local artists are showcasing some of the talent living in our community. Rosslanders are invited to become more familiar with local crafters through the workshops that are being offered. The RCAC has put together some amazing courses, led by local crafters and professional artists who are excited to share their passions with Rossland. For those who are interested in Quilting, Karen Thatcher and Deyanne Davies are offering three different quilting workshops over the last weekend in October. On October 20, Jessica Haskins is offering a Loom Beaded Bracelet workshop and on October 26, Barbara Robinson is offering a Jacquard Knitting program. For those interested in Spindle Spinning, Barb Robinson is offering one on Sunday October 27. Sarah Zanussi is offering some Pottery Workshops for Kids, on Saturday October 19 that will have children making hand built pumpkins. Contact the Recreation Department, at 250-362-2327 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
olk Dancing at the Miners Hall has started up for the season! Dave Cornelius leads the evening of English Country dance for the 1st half of the evening and then some contra dancing for the 2nd half. The evening closes out with a waltz. Instruction for all dances is provided. You can sign up for the whole series at Rossland Recreation or come as a drop in. The dates for Folk Dancing are October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 13, April 3, May 1 and May 29.
There’s lots of demand in Rossland for Aerobics Instructors! If you’re interested in a change, or getting fit yourself, or would just like to learn something new, consider registering for the BellyFit Instructor Training Course on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20 in Nelson. The Bellyfit Instructor Training Course offers 20 packed hours of practical, inspiring and incredibly fun learning that will revolutionize the way you see women’s fitness. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the Bellyfit System, including class format, teaching formulas, choreography, ancient and modern philosophy, business practice and wisdom about the female body and energetic systems that you may not know, but should. Expect an inclusive, non-competitive environment that will prepare you to fill your classes and empower the women of your community, week after week! Contact Heather at 250-354-0492 for more information. If you’d like to register, log onto the BellyFit website, at; www.bellyfit.com/training/courses.
The Stretch and Strength Aerobics class have started again! The classes started on Tuesday, October 8 and will run until mid-December with a break in between when the Instructor will be out of town. The course will focus on strengthening principles to give the participants a well-balanced full body workout. This fun, basic level class is for building and maintaining strength and is designed for folks who are working with low level 1-4lb hand weights. Sessions include a ten minute warm up, 40 minutes of strength conditioning and a 10 minute cool down stretch. The Tuesday classes are from 9:00-10:00am and the Thursday classes are from 9:15-10:15am at the Miners Hall.
Volleyball at RSS has been given the “green light” to start up on Thursday October 10, at 7:30pm. The program will run until December 12 and then take a break for the Christmas holidays. The program requires clean, indoor running shoes and a full water bottle. Fees are $2.00 drop in or $5.00 for the year, payable to the Coordinator.
The Fall Indoor Adult / Teen Soccer program is running on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm in the RSS Gym from October 2 to December 11. The fee is $2.00 drop in. Don’t forget a full water bottle and clean, indoor running shoes.
Pickleball has also started up on Wednesdays at 6:00pm at RSS. Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court, but the net is mounted two inches lower and the playing area is smaller. Robert Boyd is the coordinator for Pickleball and will bring two complete sets of equipment, for new players to use. Please contact our office to be put on Robert’s email distribution list. This ensures that you’ll be contacted if the program is cancelled for an evening. The program fee is $2.00, drop in.
The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week! On Mondays at 1:30pm the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets. Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information. On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7:00pm. Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information. On Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play. The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music. Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall. Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465. On Thursdays between 9:30-11:00am join the Seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.
Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running. From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie nigh, the Library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others and to further a love of literacy.