Lacrosse, Easter Egg Hunts, and Tumbleweeds...an eclectic week!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
April 1st, 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. 

Little League Baseball Season for Youth 5-12 years is starting soon!

Early Bird registration ends Tuesday, April 8 with season evaluations on April 7 and 8.  Bring your little one to try baseball on Saturday, April 5 from 12:00-2:00pm at the Andy Bilesky Park in Glenmerry.  All 5-12 year olds are invited to this free “check it out” opportunity!   For more information, take a look at their website, at www.traillittleleague.caor on Facebook, at Trail Little League. 

Rossland Men’s Softball League

The Rossland Men’s Softball League is looking for players.   Anyone looking to play can contact Josh, at 250-231-5674.

Tumbleweeds for Toddlers

Tumbleweeds is an opportunity to have some fun with your infant or toddler in a fun, non-structured environment.  The first 30 minutes of this parent/child class focuses on increasing physical strength, flexibility and co-ordination by exploration of movement on some mats with hula hoops, tunnels, balls and ride on toys.  The last 15 minutes will include songs and games with the large parachute.  Classes run on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15am at the Miners Hall. 

The FUNdamentals Acting classes start this week!

This FUN filled program is all about growing your imagination through the skillful use of theatre games, movement and vocal work.  Young people will explore the art of story telling with Alicia Gray while creating a strong foundation in the theatre.  Preschool children ages 3-5 years are on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:15pm and youth 6-9 years are on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pm at the Miners Hall.

Folk Dancing on Thursday, April 3

There will be Folk Dancing in Rossland, this Thursday April 3 from 7:00-9:30pm.  Drop in is $8.00 per person.  If you’ve been thinking about trying this out, why not make that a reality this week?  The Folk Dancers are a small group of dancers who are friendly and able to accommodate newcomers! 

Mountain Bike Academy Program starts April 7! 

The Seven Summits Centre for Learning Mountain Bike Academy program for local youth starts on Monday, April 7.  The program runs until the end of 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.  www.sevensummitslearning.com

First Aid Courses in Rossland!

The Babysitters course is coming up quickly, on Wednesday April 9 and Thursday April 10 in the Arena Lounge.  The course is for youth ages 11-14 years and teaches them all the basics of babysitting, including general first aid, basic child care, what to do in an emergency, crafts, games and more.  The classes are from 4:00-8:00pm both nights.  The CPR-Level A on Friday, April 11 is running from 6:00-10:00pm in the Arena Lounge and then on Saturday April 12 and Sunday April 13 the Standard First Aid with CPR-C  is being offered.   All courses are being offered by Selkirk College.  Please contact them at 250-364-5770 to register. 

Library Open House and AGM

You are cordially invited to attend an open house & AGM at the Rossland Public Library on April 10 2014. There will be an opportunity to meet the board and see a presentation about the Library Renewal Project from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The AGM will follow.  (And there will be refreshments!)

Create 3D Models!

The Rossland Youth Action Network owns a 3D printer!!  The first workshop series starts on Wednesday, April 2 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning.  For Youth 12-18 years old, this workshop costs $20.00.   This workshop will support youth in creating 3D models on the computer than can then be printed on the new 3D printer. 

RCAC & Rossland Youth Action Network present:  Film Special Effects

Saturday, April 12, 3:00-8:00pm at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning.  For Youth ages 12-18 years old, the workshop is $25.00.   The last in the U19 Film Fest Workshop series, this workshop will help youth learn special effects from Zeb and James.  Several computers will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own.  Adobe After Effects and Adobe After Premiere Pro will be the software of choice.  Get your film in tip top shape for entry into the U10 Film Festival.  Give it the edge it needs by learning special effects! 

Lacrosse Development Program for Youth (9 yrs. & up) – starts April 16!

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 longtime 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.

Girls Softball – starts April 16!

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

Community Easter Hunt!

The Rossland Museum is hosting the First Annual Community Easter Hunt on Sunday April 20th from 11am-1pm. This is a BYOB-(Bring Your Own Basket) event! The Hunt will be outside (weather permitting!) on the lower Museum grounds. In the event of rain, the event will move inside. The Easter Hunt is by donation.

Rossland Museum Winter & Spring Hours

The Rossland Museum Winter hours are from Wednesday-Saturday from 12:00-6:00 until March 29th. The Museum

re-opens on May 17th and will be open from 10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday. (The Museum is open by appointment between times).

BC Senior’s Games

The BC Senior’s Games is being held in Langley from September 9-13 for Seniors 55+.  The Games promote the active participation in fitness and wellness in sports, recreation and education for B.C. Seniors.  The annual 4 day celebration attracts about 3500 seniors participating in up to 26 events.  For more information, please contact Kathy Gregory at 250-365-2386. All the details can be found on the Game’s website, at www.b.c.seniorsgames.org

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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