Another week filled with action-packed activities sure to keep you warm while the world freezes

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
December 4th, 2013

Thrift Store Toy Sale on Saturday!

Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop is holding its Annual Christmas Toy Sale on Saturday, December 7th, from 10am to 4pm, in conjunction with the Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas celebration.

Folk Dancing

This Thursday, Dec 5, there will be folk dancing at the Rossland Miners Hall, 7:00PM!   Enjoy English country dance and American contra dance with a great group of locals.  $8 drop-in.  Come on out and move around a bit in the warmth of the Miners Hall! 

Cross Country Ski Lessons Start December 8th 
The season has finally arrived and with the new snow over the week, the conditions at Black Jack will be perfect for developing Nordic skiing skills!  Black Jack offers lessons for kids ages 4-11 starting December 8th through to March 9th.  Lessons run on Sunday afternoons (2:00-3:00pm) and Tuesday evenings (5:30-6:30pm).  Please visit www.skiblackjack.cafor more information or contact program coordinator Karen Reader with your questions:  blackjackskier@gmail.com.  Please register by contacting them by email or call 250 362 7036.

Rossland Youth Action Network

Rossland has a new Youth Coordinator who’s putting together some awesome fun for the community’s kids!  Check out the upcoming activities and events planned for the next few weeks. 

Parkour – Beginner Parkour for youth 12-18 years carries for the last week, in the Annex.  This is a pilot project to see the level of interest in starting a Parkour Club.  Drop in sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays, starting November 18, from 7:00-8:30pm for six sessions.  Parents must come in person, the first time, to sign the waiver and to pay the $5.00 drop in fee. 

An afternoon at the Movies – the Youth Action Network is planning another movie at the Miners Hall,

for the month December and is looking for feedback as to what Christmas movie the community would like to see.  Please “like” the Rossland Youth Action Network on Facebook for all the updates and information and to post your suggestion for what movie to show. 

Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce is ramping up to celebrate the start of Yuletide season!   The 20th annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas is set to entertain the whole family in downtown Rossland on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  The all day events include:  Rossland Light Opera Players caroling; Golden City Lions selling sausages; hot dogs and warm drinks -10:30-5pm; Rossland Figure Skating Club bake sale –pie by the slice, baking, hot chocolate; fire pits to keep you warm; Rossland Chamber of Commerce roasting chestnuts; Rotary Interact students gift-wrapping at Out of the Cellar -by donation; Outdoor Christmas Market 11:00-3:00pm on the Corner of Queen and Columbia; United Way selling burgers and hot chocolate; facepainting;  used Book Sale –Rotary Interact Club; many sales and specials in Rossland’s lovely downtown shops and Alley Cat Glassworks Studio by Christie Holden, Christmas Sale from 10:00-5:00pm at 1855 Earl St. 

Public Skating Schedule for the week of December 2-8, 2013

Public Skating in the Rossland Arena is on Wednesday December 4 from 6:30-7:45pm and Sunday December 8 from 2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm.  For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca , then Arena page. 

Adult Drop In Hockey

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!  If you’re able to play during the day, on Thursdays from 1:45pm until 3:15pm you can play drop in hockey, for $10.00 drop in or $180.00 for the season.   

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.   

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.   

 Co-ops 101

The Upper Columbia Co-op Council and the Basin Business Advisors’ Program are holding a Co-ops 101 free luncheon session on Thursday, December 12 from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Rossland Art Gallery.  Co-op businesses creatively generate employment while enhancing economic and community development in the area.  The co-op model is versatile and can adapt to virtually any business idea.  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Please email, zoe@uccc.coop.  For more information, visit, www.uccc.coopor call 250-354-5396. 











































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