Youth! Network into action! Folk! Get dancing...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
November 4th, 2013

Rossland Youth Action Network

Rossland has a new Youth Coordinator who’s putting together some awesome fun for the community’s kids!  Mike Kent is working at creating opportunities around a Parkour Club, Art workshops, dances, movie nights and more!  Check out the Facebook page and “like” it to receive updates and information.  If you have a teen in the house, let them know about all the opportunities to participate and help create an amazing Youth Network!   Log into Facebook and search for Rossland Youth Action Network.  To email Mike directly to discuss programming opportunities, ideas, sponsorship or to inquire about committees, email him at yancoordinator@gmail.com

Folk Dancing

Now that the weather is cold, you might be looking for a way to exercise, socialize and have fun, indoors!  Folk Dancing at the Miners Hall is on this Thursday night, from 7:00pm.  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.

Hockey, Hockey, Hockey!

Preschool Hockeyhas started and is running on Tuesdays from 3:00-3:45pm at the Arena.  This program introduces first time hockey players to the fundamentals of hockey.  The Coach will lead the children and parents through various drills and activities in a fun learning environment.  Children should have some experience skating and be comfortable on the ice.  If parents are assisting their child on the ice, they must have competent skating ability.  Children must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full face mask, elbow pads, knee pads, hockey gloves and witner sports clothing.  Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet.  The program runs from October 29 to December 17 on Tuesdays, from 3:00-3:45pm.


Adults can enjoy Co-Ed Drop In REC Hockey on Tuesday nights from 9:45-11:00pm and Sundays from 9:15-10:30pm.  This is a fun opportunity to play hockey with players of varying abilities, including beginners.  Drop in is $10.00 or you can purchase a 10X pass from the REC Department, for $80.00.  If you’re a Goalie, you can play for free!  On Thursdays from 1:45pm until 3:15pm you can play drop in hockey during the day, for $10.00 drop in or $180.00 for the season. 


Skate Patrol Position

The Recreation Department is advertising for a Skate Patrol person in the Rossland Arena!  The position requires that candidates be a minimum of 16 years of age, have strong skating skills, excellent customer service skills and basic first aid knowledge.  This position would ideally suit a Sr. High School student who is interested in working 4 to 6 hours a week.  For more information, log onto our website, at www.rossland.cafor a detailed description.  Applications are to be submitted to the Recreation Department, at recreation@rossland.cabefore Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00pm.


Gymnastics Instructor Certification Course

There’s lots of work available in the Kootenays for certified Gymnastics Instructors!!  If you have an older teenager in the house who’s a natural athlete, consider the NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Intro Certification course, coming up in Trail.  The weekend course is being offered in Trail, on Saturday November 23 and Sunday November 24 from 9:00-5:30pm.  For more information, contact Catherine Dubinsky at 604-333-3493 or cdubinsky@gymbc.org.  You can also check out Gym BC’s website, at www.gymbc.org


French for Adults

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. 


Cross Country Ski Lessons This Winter

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. Please register for lessons at the Powderhound in Downtown Rossland – open at 10am daily, 11am on Sundays.  For more information on Ski Lessons: www.skiblackjack.ca/skier-programs


Cross Country Skiing Coaching 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 is here in Rossland on NOVEMBER  23 & 24 – please visit for more information:  www.skiblackjack.ca/skier-programs under the Jackrabbits tab, the workshop itinerary exists as a PDF on that page – scroll down; or email blackjackskier@gmail.com


Rossland Seniors

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.   


Aerobics Classes

The Stretch and Strength Aerobics classes are on a break right now and start up again on November 12.  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.  You can purchase a 7x punch pass from the Recreation Department or drop in for $8.00.  the punch passes must be used before the last class on December 10. 


Rossland Public Library

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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