What to do with those kids of yours during this teacher's strike? Look no further!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
September 7th, 2014

Options for Keeping the Kids Busy!

The Recreation Department is currently running a Late French Immersion Strike Camp program and is working on creating a similar program for younger students. We’re also working with the Skate Park Association to help bring a Skateboarding Program to Rossland for a few hours per day. As soon as we have details, we’ll make sure to advertise to the community on www.bhubble.com, Facebook and on the City’s website. Please check out the list of options below, for fun things your kids can do while they wait for the schools to reopen.

Golden Bear Daycare

In anticipation of the school strike continuing for the month of September 2014, Golden Bear would like to have an action plan in place to ensure staffing is available for our families that will need our assistance with full time care for their school age child/children.  This would only be in effect should the teachers continue with their walkout when the new school year starts Sept 2nd, 2014. The School Age room is licensed for 10 children daily. Space will be offered on a first come first served basis, spaces are limited as priority has been given to students already enrolled within the School Age Program, and parents enrolled at the Centre. Families requiring care should contact the Centre Director as soon as they know which days they require, about availability during the anticipated school closure. Please let us know via email at gbcc@telus.net or by phoning 250-362-5856 as soon as possible if you will require care for your school age child/children to have care.  The program will be available during the hours of 7:30-5:30.

Camp Cawabunga, September Camps

The City of Trail’s Summer Camps are continuing into September to help parents with childcare issues. Join the Camp Cawabunga Staff at Gyro Park each day for fun games, adventures, crafts and activities! The Camps run 9:00am – 4:00pm daily, with drop off starting at 8:30am. Please contact the Trail Parks and Recreation Department at 250-364-0888 or www.trail.ca to register.

Pines Camp in Grand Forks

With the teacher strike continuing this September, Pines is hosting day camps and overnight camps throughout the month, offering the fun of camp with an educational component.  Pre-registration will be mandatory.  Send an email to register@pinesbiblecamp.com.

Nelson Recreation Department

The Recreation Department in Nelson has an “Endless Summer” program running for kids ages Kindergarten to 12 years.

Every day of the week will include: active play, quiet reading, team work and structured learning. Kids will be outside enjoying fresh air and local parks, weather permitting. Otherwise we’ll spend time utilizing the arena for skating or pool for games and activities at the NDCC each day. Check out their brochure, at www.rdck.ca


Folk Dancing

Folk Dancing in the Hall starts on Thursday, September 4! The dance styles are English Country Dancing and Contra Dancing. Drop in fee is $8.00 but if you sign up with Rossland Recreation you can purchase a 10 punch pass for $50.00.

All the dances are taught and called as necessary. No partner is required. Newcomers will want to dance with some of our more experienced participants and you’ll be swept up in the dance surprisingly quickly!



Church of Dirt Trail Building

Once again, the Monday Night Church of Dirt will be building sweet single-track in 2014. Come out and get dirty, meet great folks young and old, and add to our fantastic trail system.   Build nights start May 12th and will continue every Monday for the season.  We will meet at 5:30 pm each Monday in the Centennial Trail-head parking lot. Our build nights will focus in the Monte Cristo / Columbia Kootenay area since it is easy for people to get to on a week night. No experience needed – just a passion for the mountains and the pleasure of riding or hiking what you have worked on. We will meet for a social after each build night at the Steam Shovel. Reminders, updates, and location will be posted on the Bhubble before each build night.


The Monashee Institute – Upcoming Courses

The Monashee Institute has a Train the Trainers Workshop coming up on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning in Rossland. This professional development workshop helps those who may be interested in delivering courses in the future. Anyone keen to expand, tune-up, or share their knowledge on how to create a great learning environment for adults is invited to attend.

The Monashee Institute has a free workshop coming up on Wednesday, September 24 in the afternoon, hosting the Columbia Basin Trust free Project Development and Grant Writing workshop. The date is Wednesday, Sept 24th from 2 – 4 pm at the Rossland Public Library. Instructor: Kelvin Saldern, Community Liaison with Columbia Basin Trust will lead the workshop. Cost: Free – But please register at monasheeinstitute.org/#!course/project-development-grant-writing-workshop

If you’ve always wanted to be a writer, the Institute is also offering a Creative Writing Workshop over the weekend of October 3-5, 2014. Check out all their course offerings at; www.monasheeinstitute.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. 














































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