Stingray Alert!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
May 27th, 2014

Summer Brochure!

The Summer Brochure is available online, at www.rossland.ca, Recreation, Program Guide.  The Rossland Pool is scheduled to open on Monday, June 9.  All programs and swimming lessons are now open for registration. 

Stingrays Rossland Swim Club – registration night is Wednesday, May 28! 

The Stingrays Swim Club is coming to the Rossland Pool!  Unmatched in its potential for fitness and fun, swimming is an activity that lasts a lifetime!  Summer swimming is a great choice for today’s kids and their families, providing a rich swim club experience that’s manageable for busy families, including those with kids who play other sports.  

The Stingrays emphasize team camaraderie and spirit, giving the youth of our community a positive experience belonging to a team and identifying with it.  The Stingrays also teach personal accountability and promote a positive self-image.   If you’re looking for a swim option that’s fun, well coached and compatible with other activities, then you should check out the Rossland Stingrays!  This smaller, local club is welcoming any swimmer who would like to be introduced to competitive swimming, meet new friends and learn new skills.   Swimmers need to be able to swim one length of the pool in order to register.  Practice times will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30-7:30pm, starting Tuesday, June 10 until Thursday, July 31.  The fee is $200.00 and registration sign up takes place on Wednesday, May 28 in the Public Library, between 5:00-6:00pm. 


Rossland School of Motion – Parkour

Involvement in Parkour requires consistent, disciplined training with an emphasis on functional strength, physical conditioning, balance, creativity, fluidity, control, precision, spatial awareness and looking beyond the traditional use of objects.  Parkour has moved to the Rossland Curling Rink for the summer.  Open to Youth 8-18 years old.  $5.00 drop in or $40.00 for a 10 punch pass. 


Folk Dancing – Thursday, May 29

Last folk dancing session for the season is this Thursday, May 29 at the Miners Hall at 7:00pm.  There are two kinds of dances  –  English Country dancing, and American Contra dance.  There are similarities between these two, but the English is more sedate with more grace and poise, whereas the Contra is a bit jauntier.  The English Country dancing hails from the 17th to 18th century, in the days of the courts.  Think of the ‘Jane Austen’ era, as portrayed in recent films, Emma, Pride and Prejudice.  Although many of the dances are collected from that era, there are modern compositions too, drawn from an active community of dancer/choreographers. The Contra dancing (from the French ‘contra’: opposite )is more similar to American square, though set formation is long ways( a line men opposite or ‘contre’ a line of women ), not square.   Both styles of dance are socially interactive: you dance with your partner, and others, as the music and figures flow along. 


Standard First Aid w/CPR-C – May 31 & June 1

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.  This course provides comprehensive First Aid and CPR 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 with proper documentation prior to course.   Call Selkirk College, at 250-364-5770 to register. 

Rossland’s 10th Annual Trails Day – Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Rossland trails system includes 32 trails – for a total of 170km!   The continued success and expansion of the trail          network depends on the support of members and volunteers.  Come out to the 10th Annual Rossland Trails Day on          Saturday May 31 from 9:00-2:00pm.  All volunteers are rewarded with a potluck and beverages, plus SCHWAG!  Please email Patrick Kinghorn at; pkinghorn@sd20.bc.ca to register. 

Gold Fever Follies Bottle Drive

The Gold Fever Follies are having a bottle drive on Saturday, June 7!  Help keep community theatre alive by donating your bottles, cans and juice boxes.  The Cast will be doing curbside pickup throughout the community or you can drop off your refundable recyclables at the downtown location.  For more information, please contact Lisa Hender son at old_grey_mare_55@hotmail.com

Rossland Swimming Pool

Opening day is scheduled for Monday, June 9.  School Board lessons, Stingrays and Public Swims all start that first week.

Rossland Youth Maker Labs – Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm

The Rossland Youth Action Network has “Maker Labs” on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning, May 14 – June 25 for youth who want to create 3D models and print them on the Makerbot Replicator 2!!  These are free drop in sessions for Youth, 12+.  Learn from your peers and adult mentors and create, create, create!  To stay current about Youth Action Network programs and events, check out their new website, at www.rosslandyan.ca . 

Lifesaving Camp – Bronze Medallion & Cross  – June 23-28 

We’ll be running both courses during the week of June 23 to June 28!  This action packed week will allow candidates to do both courses together, or just register in one.  Depending on registration numbers, there will be two Instructors assigned to this Bronze Boot Camp week, to ensure every candidate has easy access to an Instructor and to learn and practice the necessary skills.   The Bronze Combo Lifeguard Course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving  principles embodied in the four  components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and tows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. The Bronze Medallion Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-A certification and the course fee includes the Lifesaving manual that is also used in the Bronze Cross course.   The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs.  Pre-requisites: Ability to swim and either holds the Bronze Star or is 13 years by the last day of the course.  These courses require a high degree of strength and stamina.  Successful candidates are those that are either naturally athletic and have solid, strong frames, or those who wait until their bodies have matured to a larger, more muscular frame. 

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.

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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