Lots o' bike stuff...and first aid, too. Which sort of make sense...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
May 15th, 2014

Summer Brochure!

The Recreation Department is finishing the Summer Brochure and it will be online, by Friday May 16.  Registration for all summer programs begins Tuesday, May 20.  The Rossland Pool is scheduled to open on Monday, June 9. 

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 events@redstoneresort.com  

Joe Hill Coffee House – Sunday, May 18

This coming Sunday, May 18, Joe Hill Coffee House, Rossland’s community venue for talent from throughout the Kootenays, brings together a wonderful mix of performers, instruments and styles.  It’s a show for all!  The lineup for this Sunday, includes; The Rossland Glee Club – Harmony by the pros; Lois Allen and her tuneful flute; Dawn Graham – A fine voice; everything from opera to gospel and beyond; Alice Cheung, playing the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese multi-stringed instrument; Marti Daniel – A guy and his guitar, with style; Brian Kolbfleisch – Great songs, classy ukulele; Max Hawk – Thoughtful songs, great guitar work. 

As always, there will be delicious goodies, coffee, tea and pop, and a friendly atmosphere in a venue that really does justice to the music.  It’s a mere $3, kids and students free.  Make a note – May 18, Rossland Miners’ Hall, doors at 6:00 PM, show at 7:00.

Women’s Level 1 Mountain Biking Course, May 21

Designed to develop well-rounded technical skills over 4 sessions, participants will learn a foundation of intermediate technical skills and build confidence on the technical style trails of the Rossland trail network. You will complete these sessions with enhanced riding skills, confidence, fitness and be inspired to ride more.   Skills covered in this Intermediate progression course;  Body Positioning, Slow and High Speed Cornering,  Down Hill Switchbacks, Wheel Lifts – FR, RR, Level, Manual, Natural and Man Made Structures: Skinnies, Log, and Rock Roll Downs, Roll Down and Manual Drop Offs

Trail Etiquette and Locations, Basic Bike Maintenance – changing a tire, cleaning, lubing your chain.  This course runs on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm. 

Bike Mechanics 101 – for Youth, May 21

Treat your bike properly, and it will give you years of enjoyment.  This course shows you the fundamentals of keeping your ride operating in a safe and efficient manner.  Flats are inevitable.  Dealing with them is a breeze if you have the knowledge and a few basic tools to do this simple trailside repair.  This course teaches you the basic skills to help you maintain your mountain bike, manage repairs and learn what equipment you should always carry with you.  The program is offered in an open forum style and will be tailored to the group’s needs.  Bring your own bike and get all of your questions answered!  If you purchased your bike from Revolution Cycles in the last few years, the course is free!  Class runs from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, May 21. 

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.

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

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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