Get a French upgrade in Rossland...via Selkirk College. And ski/swap nordic...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
October 29th, 2013

Rossland Recreation and Selkirk College are working closely to bring some new programming to our community!  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.  The program will run at RSS, in room 308.  This is a great opportunity to refresh your French if you have a child in the Immersion program at RSS or at the Francophone School.  The course will focus on refresher / Level 1 French, with a Level 2 course being offered in January.   Registration is through Selkirk College.  Please call them at 250-364-5770 to register or get more information. 

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.  For older kids, Sarah is running a Kids Clay Arts for youth ages 7-12 years, starting November 4th.  The class runs on Mondays, from 4:45-5:45pm and the dates are November 4, 18, 25 and December 16.  This class will have kids creating projects that will evolve from their own imaginations using shapes like balls, ropes and or sheets of clay. 

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.   

Cross Country Ski Lessons – Registration November 2nd at the Black Jack Nordic Ski Swap!

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.  The annual Black Jack Nordic Ski Swap is coming up this Saturday at the Presige Hotel in downtown Nelson and you can register for Ski Lessons as well as buy some gear or sell your used gear.

Buying XC Ski Gear for Kids – Swap Advice…

The ski swap is a great event because there are lots of different choices and great prices.  Be sure to bring the actual foot of the person you are buying boots for and bring ski socks of course.  When trying the boot – make sure that they  are 1) comfortable, 2) feel warm, and 3) are compatible with the bindings you choose or have already. Have your kid walk around in the boots a bit to make sure there are no obvious rubbing spots.  If  you are matching boots to bindings you already have – bring the bindings to the swap!!  Powderhound has lots of reasonably priced and hardly used kids boots at the back of the shop right now for feet ranging in size from a kids 6-13!  They will be moving the gear to the swap this weekend.

Cross Country Skiing Workshops

Please note that Coaches do not need to be expert skiers!  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. The 4-5 age groups (Bunnies) learn 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 please email blackjackskier@gmail.com; or call Karen 250 362 7036 for more information.

Folk Dancingat 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’ Union 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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