Pottery for kids, French for adults...the list is long

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
October 23rd, 2013

Friday is a Pro D Day for the Schools and the Rossland Arena is holding a Pro D Day Public Skate for the community’s kids from 5:15-6:30pm on Friday.  Grab your skates and head up to the Arena for some exercise and fun on the ice!  For more information about admission rates, skate rentals, skate sharpening and more, log onto the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca, Recreation, Arena page. 

Rossland Recreation and Selkirk College are working closely to bring some new programming to our community!  Although we’re still working on the details, French for Adults will be offered as a four week course, running from Monday, November 18 to Monday December 9 from 6:00-7:15pm.  This will be a great opportunity for the parents of the new French Immersion class and also from the French School!  Registration details and location will be available soon! 

If you have a young artist in the house and you’re looking for some art classes, Sarah Zanussi  is offering a new Munchkins Get Dirty Pottery Class in November.    The class is for children ages 5-6 years on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Miners Hall Pottery Studio.  The dates are November 13, 20, 27 and December 18. 

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.   

Learning the basics of cross country skiing will open the door to a lifetime of fun and fitness!  The Jackrabbits program offers cross country ski lessons throughout the winter for kids ages 4-11.  Registration for programs is on November 2nd during the Black Jack Ski Club  Ski Swap at the Prestige Hotel, 11:00am-2:00pm.   The Powderhound (downtown Rossland) will also accept registrations after the ski swap. 

Volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club Skier Development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs.  Throughout BC, the beginner levels of Cross Country skiing are taught by volunteer coaches.  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.  Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of XC skiing!  The next introductory workshop is NOVEMBER 17th and the Community Coaching workshop starts NOVEMBER 22nd  blackjackskier@gmail.com;  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 recreation@rossland.cafor more information. 

Folk 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 November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 13, April 3, May 1 and May 29. 

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. 

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie night, the Library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others and to further a love of literacy.   













































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