Seniors' Alert

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
June 10th, 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. 

Rossland Swimming Pool

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

The No Frets Violin Year End Concert The No Frets Violin students and orchestra would like to invite you to our year-end concert on Friday, June 13 at 5:00pm in the Rossland Rouge Gallery.  Our concert is approximately one hour long and will feature violin students of all ages, performances from several piano students of local teacher, Christine Clarke and the soon to be famous No Frets String Orchestra, who will perform four short and fabulous pieces.  PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, anyone?!

You can expect to be treated to a wide variety of musical styles: classical, folk and fiddle; there is something for everyone.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear fabulous local talent in the gorgeous Rossland Gallery.

Joe Hill Coffee House – Season Finale!

Sunday, June 15 is the last Joe Hill Coffee House for the season!  Rossland’s community venue for talent from throughout the Kootenays, presents their sixtieth show in a row!  To wrap up the season in style they have:

·         No Frets – Rossland’s famous little fiddlers

·         Ray Boulaine – A (very experienced) guy and his guitar, playing old favorites

·         Stew Ford – Local talent going solo.

·         Bert Kniss playing harmonica, backed by Karl Michallik on guitar and Rhonda Michallik providing percussion with her tap shoes.   Fun!

·         Maverick Blue – On stage – Keyboards, voice, great effects

·         Selected members of the Gold Fever Follies cast, showcasing their individual talents

·         Tim Bourchier and crew – Great rhythm and harmonies.  The last word for Spring of 2014!

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 – June 15, Rossland Miners’ Hall, 1765 Columbia Ave. in Rossland – doors at 6:00 PM, show at 7:00.  We’ll be back after the summer.  The first Joe Hill Coffee House of the fall season is on September 21.  Performers:  Practice all summer, and get on the Joe Hill list!  Contact Les at 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus.net


Caution – Grizzly Family in the Larch Ridge / Monte Cola Area

The City of Rossland has issued a press release informing the public that it has been been notified by WildsafeBC that there have been several sightings of a grizzly and two cubs in and around the Neptune Creek area.  This area is home to several popular mountain bike trails, including Larch Ridge, Monte Cola and COG. This area is also part of the Black Jack trail system up toward the Biathalon Range.  The City advises that, “for safety reasons, please use extreme caution (by making noise, travelling in groups and being alert) if you are recreating in this area or avoid this area completely until further notice.”

Stingrays Rossland Swim Club  – Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm

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. 

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.

Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park returns this year – with two Yoga Teachers!  Come roll out your mat, enjoy the sun and donate to a good cause.  Classes are open to all levels.  Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, extra layers, water and sunscreen.  Starts June 26 until August 14, on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm at Rossglen Park.   

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. 

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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