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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
March 21st, 2014

Rossland REC Spring Brochure

The Spring Brochure is online, at www.rossland.ca, Recreation Program Guide and in hard copy at the Public Library, the Credit Union and City Hall. 

Spring Break Art Classes

The Rec Department is running Art Classes throughout Spring Break, from 3:00-5:00pm at the Arena Lounge.  Instructor Shelley Painter will have lots of amazing programs –each day is a different focus.  For more information, you can view the complete schedule of activities, on the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca, City Hall, main page. 

Spring Break Horse Camps!

Harding Heights Ranch is holding Spring Break Camps for kids!  On March 20 or 21, the Ranch is holding camps for kids ages 5-9 years and on March 27 or 28 for children ages 10+.  The camps are 8:30-2:30pm and cost $110.00 for the day.  Please contact Harding Heights Ranch to register at 250-364-0333 or 250-368-1611. 

Rossland Public Library

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  Lego Club, Teen Night,

Storytime, French Club, Movies & Munchies, NFB Film Club, Book Club, and Cocoa and Movies during Winter

Carnival are some of the great programs running in January. 

Seedy Sunday – March 23!

Last week’s column had some incorrect information about the Seedy Sunday.  Please note:  March 23 at the Miners Hall!  Rossland’s annual flower and vegetable seed sale event with local seeds grown right here in the Kootenays!   Save the date – Sunday, March 23 at the Miners Hall.  The seed swap is from 1:00-4:00pm and then a talk by Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds on “saving seeds as if our lives depended on it”.  After supper, a movie on urban farming, “Growing Cities” will be shown. 

RCAC & Rossland Youth Action Network present:  Film Special Effects

April 5, 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Miners Hall

Get your film in tip top shape for entry into the U10 Film Festival.  Give it the edge it needs by learning special effects. 

Mountain Bike Academy Program!

Seven Summits Centre for Learning is working on a Mountain Bike Academy program for local youth.  The program will start in April and run until June.  Program details include; trail building, bike maintenance, instruction and coaching and a trip or two out of town to check out the trails and Mountain Bike Parks in BC.  More information will be available soon! 

Girls Softball

This is a great opportunity for Rossland girls to learn how to play softball, with retired Thurnderpitch Coaches,

Brian Pipes and Richard Rhodes.  Instruction will be delivered in a positive, structured environment designed to      provide girls with the opportunity to become better ball players. All aspects of the game will be reviewed and           taught to all levels. Concentration will be on the basics with emphasis on throwing, catching, running and batting mechanics, progressing to more advanced skills.  The program will start in the Arena and then as the weather improves, the program will move to Cooke Ave.  Girls are required to have a glove.  The Instructors will help you to decide which glove to buy, if your daughter doesn’t already have one.  The program starts on Wednesday, April 16 with two sessions for different ages – girls 12-15 years from 3:30-5:00pm and girls 8-11 years from 5:00-6:000pm. 

Lacrosse Development Program for Youth

Learn the fundamentals of Canada’s oldest sport and get fit doing it.   Your child will be learning in a controlled environment from a certified coach and long time player.   Players will need a helmet with face cage (a hockey or lacrosse helmet is preferred), padded gloves (hockey style or lacrosse designated), a lacrosse stick (some will be provided & they are available at Canadian Tire).  Although this will be a skills training and conditioning program, lacrosse is a physically demanding sport.  The program begins in April and runs on Wednesdays, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Rossland Arena.

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.

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