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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
April 16th, 2014

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.

Pottery Classes starting soon!

Make a Mother’s Day Gift – Pottery Workshop

Children will create a Mother’s Day gift at this creative, fun workshop!  The class is being held on Wednesday, April 16 from 4:00-5:30pm in the Miners Hall Pottery Studio for youth ages 7-14 years. 

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.

Boating Basics – Boating Safety Primer

The Boating Basics Course will be rescheduled to encourage more folks to register for it.  The course provides you with the knowledge necessary to obtain the Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator card.  All operators of powered recreational vessels in Canada are now required to carry “proof of competency” with them.   

Tree Pruning Class – April 27

Led by Jim Markin, a Certified Arborist and Tree Assessor with the International Society of Arboriculture, this class will provide you with a comprehensive overview of tree pruning for fruit trees, shrubs and evergreens.  The course is being offered on Sunday, April 27 from 9:30-3:30pm. 

Summer Brochure!

The Recreation Department is putting together the Summer Brochure.  If you are interested in running a program or course, or would like more information, please contact our Department to discuss.  If you’re a Community Group and you’d like to advertise a special event happening this summer, please let us know!  We’d be happy to include your details in the Community Information section. 

Joe Hill Coffee House for Easter!

Take a break on Easter Sunday and celebrate the return of green grass and sunshine with Joe Hill Coffee House, Rossland’s famous community showcase for talent from far and near.  Performers for the April 20 show are; Michael Gifford, Kootenay Dance Works, The Mary Janes, Les Carter and Kootenay Jack.  As always, there will be great sounds, a friendly atmosphere, tea, coffee and goodies.  There may even be hidden Easter eggs!  Joe Hill Coffee House is in the Rossland Miners Hall, at 1765 Columbia Ave. in Rossland.  Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.  Admission is $3.00 – kids and students are free. 

Girl’s Softball – Cancelled

Girls’ softball has cancelled due to low registration.  If you would like to register for a program, please ensure you register a minimum of 3 working days before the course starts.  This allows us time to organize the administration of the course and for the Instructor to prepare any required materials. 


Women’s Road Riding Clinic

Join a group of women, experienced coaches and skilled mechanics for an evening and a day packed with fun and learning on May 23 and 24.  Cost is $95.00 and includes lunch, riding instruction, mechanical safety fit, draw prizes, technical advice and sport psychology.  For more information and to register, visit Gerick Cycle in Trail or contact Eric at 250-364-1661. 


Lacrosse Development Program for Youth (9 yrs. & up)

New times, new price!!  The Lacrosse program is starting a week later, now scheduled to start on April 23 and run for six sessions until May 28, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Arena.   The fee has been reduced to $57.00 to reflect the new schedule.   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.


Kids Clay Arts

The Kids Clay Arts class has children creating three projects using slab, coil and pinch pot techniques.  Kids need to come to class to get messy!  Classes are being held on Mondays from 5:00-6:00pm on April 28, May 5, 12, and June 2. 


Name Plate Pottery Class, Piggy Banks, Wall Bears and Pottery for Preschoolers!

Lots of pottery classes for youth coming up in April.  For more information, please look at the specific course options in the Spring Brochure.  You can view the Brochure online or pick up a hard copy at the Public Library or at the Credit Union. 


Standard First Aid with CPR-C – May 31/June1

Selkirk College is bringing another First Aid course to Rossland!  The course runs May 31 and June 1 in the Arena Lounge, from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day.  The Standard First Aid provides comprehensive techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace.  Practice a variety of topics from first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR, prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine.  Note:  SFA meets the requirements of Red Cross Marine Basic First Aid. 


The Yes Leadership Camp

The YES leadership camp is a summer camp that provides week long leadership retreats for youth from all over British Columbia.  More information and a brochure are available at the Rossland branch of the Nelson and District Credit Union.  Skills training is offered for 14-18 year-olds in the areas of self-awareness, co-operation, communication, global awareness, environmental sustainability and leadership.  Participants take part in the creation of a strong community of support, respect and growth in the summer camp.  Not only is there a chance to learn and grow, it’s also tons of fun!  From canoeing and hiking, to arts and crafts, we have many options for fun activities each day.  The YES is a summer camp experience in BC that will last a life-time.  More info @ www.theyes.ca


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.


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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