Bike lessons! Bike parks! Bike shuttles!...and golf
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.
Rossland Youth Week: May, 1-7
The Youth Action Network has been hard at work engaging the Youth in the Community! The culmination of an exciting few months is the Rossland Youth Week – May 1 to 7. Starting with a Variety Show on the 1st; then a Youth Art Show at the Gallery; then a Graffiti Workshop over the weekend; the U19 Film Fest; FREE Bike Shuttles for Mountain Biking; FREE Parkour; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” movie at the Miners Hall and Red Talks! The first annual RED Talks event is an evening of guest speakers, spreading and shredding their ideas, research, life experiences and insights, focusing on the theme: Life Path. Check out the Rossland Youth Action’s new website, at www.rosslandyan.caor like them on Facebook and you’ll receive all the updates.
Graffiti Art Workshop – May 3 & 4
Learn from graffiti artist Bryn Stevenson and help design and create Rossland’s first legal graffiti wall on the wall ride at the Rossglen Bike Park. Only $40.00 and includes all materials. Register at Rossland Recreation, 250-362-2327 or online, at www.rosslandyan.ca/youthweek
Free Bike Shuttles for Youth – May 4, 1:00-5:00pm
Free pickups at the Warfield Community Centre and shuttled back up to the Mining School. First pickup in Warfield is at 1:00pm. Adults accompanying youth can shuttle by donation.
Jumpstart Golf Tournament – Saturday, May 17
Sponsored by Canadian Tire, Trail, the Jumpstart Golf Tournament is an open invitation to all! Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and into the game. Whether it’s the chance to try a sport for the very first time or to continue with a favourite physical activity, Jumpstart makes it possible for all kids to participate. Jumpstart helps to equip kids for life because quality physical activity in kids does more than improve health and well-being – it helps build confidence, leadership, productivity and creativity.
The Tournament will be held at Redstone Resort on Saturday, May 17. Register today, by phone or email, at 250-362-9141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rossglen Bike Park Revitalization Project
Rossland’s Rossglen Bike Park is getting a facelift to reflect the changing desires of local mountain bike users. Rossglen has been a fixture for the biking community for the past eight years but is in need of upgrades and expansion, and a group of volunteers are working with the City of Rossland to see that happen this summer. In addition to new wood features, the jump lines will be rebuilt with beginner and intermediate tabletop lines. The pump track, which is comprised of a loop of tight berms, rollers and features, will be built in phases as funding and volunteer hours are available. In addition, the large wall ride at the park is getting refurbished and will be utilized for a youth graffiti art project funded by the Youth Action Network (YAN). Volunteer build days will occur early in the summer and anyone interested is encouraged to attend and lend a hand in the revitalization project. For more information, contact Ryan Kuhn at (250) 231-9343.
Kids Mountain Biking Courses start the first week of May
The afterschool series starts the first week of May, with the Little Rippers Co-Ed Bike Series for youth ages 8-13 running on Wednesdays, starting May 7. The Intermediate & Advanced Boys Mountain Bike Series starts on Thursday May 8 and runs from 3:00-5:00pm for 4 weeks. The Intermediate Girls course for girls ages 9-13 starts on Tuesday May 6 and runs from 3:00-5:00pm.
Women’s Road Riding Clinic – May 23/24
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.
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.
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.