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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
September 18th, 2014

Options for Keeping the Kids Busy!

The Recreation Department’s Fall Programs will be starting soon and as such we are running out of spaces in which to hold Strike Programs. We understand the GoldenBear Daycare, Pines Camp in Grand Forks and the Nelson Recreation Department are all offering options during the Strike. Please contact the organizations directly to see if they have space in their programs.

Betty Go Hard Mountain Bike Camps

Betty Go Hard has lots of great mountain biking programs running while the kids are out of school. Contact the company directly, at kootenaymountainbiking@gmail.com for dates and times.

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.

Recreation Programs this Week

There are several Recreation Programs starting this week or continuing from last week.

  • Sketching Art Class with Shelley Painter starts this Thursday, September 18 in the Arena Lounge. The Class runs from 3:00-4:00pm for kids 7-11 years of age.

  • Language Classes for Kids!

Preschool French starts September 24 and runs until December 3. The class is for kids ages 3-4 years with a parent or guardian and runs for 45 minutes, from 10:00-10:45am.

Preschool Spanish starts on Thursday, September 25 for kids 3-4 years with a parent or guardian and runs from 10:00-10:45am. The class runs for three months, ending at the beginning of December.

  • Spanish for Kids ages 6-10 years starts on Friday September 26 and runs from 3:00-4:15pm.

  • Karate for kids ages 6-14 years has started on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Miners Hall. The class runs from 3:30-5:00pm and the Fall Semester ends towards the end of December.

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga started last week and continues until mid-December. The class runs on Thursday evenings, in the Miners Hall from 6:00-7:00pm. Drop in can be paid for at the class and 10 x tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Department.

  • Stretch & Strength Classes have started up again, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:00am until the end of October. Drop in can be paid at the class or a 10x pass can be purchased at the Recreation Department.

Joe Hill Coffee House Returns for another Season!

Like the Mary Ellen Carter in Stan Rogers’ great song, Joe Hill Coffee House rises again! This is our seventh year in a row!

We open our new season this coming Sunday, September 21 with a fine collection of talent. Come and hear them:

  • Michael Gifford, our founder, following Joe Hill’s footsteps, singing songs about the teachers’ strike (classic tunes, Michael’s lyrics). Fun!

  • Les Carter, singing a collection of songs with the sea in them;

  • Paul Bowles, presenting his fascinating blend of percussion and poetry;

  • Ron Halliday, a pro from a place east of here, who has recently retired to Rossland to join the music;

  • Stevo, Rossland’s own, with more fine songs;

  • Bethany Worsnop, direct from Fruitvale, a rising young star on the harmonica;

  • Marti Daniel, singing songs topical, lyrical and rhythmical.

As always, the venue is family-friendly, the sound and surroundings are superb, and there will be goodies and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks) with the proceeds going to support Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies.

The Miners’ Hall is located at 1765 Columbia Avenue in Rossland (just west of the business blocks on the main street).

Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the show starts at 7:00. Admission is a mere $3, kids and students free. Joe Hill Coffee House is always looking for more people who would like to come out and perform, whether young or old, beginner or experienced. There’s no audition; just sign up and get your guaranteed 15 minutes of fame in front of a great audience. For more information, call Les Carter, 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus.net. Make a note: Joe Hill Coffee House, Sunday, September 21, 6:00PM, Rossland Miners’ Hall. See you there!

BlackJack Cross Country Ski Club!

Whether you are a parent of a skier or simply enjoy sharing your enthusiasm for snow play with young people – volunteer coaching with Cross Country ski lessons for ages 3-12 is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs. Coaching workshops are provided locally by Cross Country BC and prep coaches to deliver great ski sessions! Please note that Coaches do not need to be expert skiers! Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of XC skiing. For high school and university students, this is a great way to get some teaching experience. For more information on these courses, curriculum and cost visit the CCBC website: www.crosscountrybc.ca Please send a note to blackjackskier@gmail.com with questions or to register for the workshops. Upcoming Courses: Introduction to Coaching (ICC): Castlegar Nordic – November 15/16 Introduction to Coaching (ICC): Black Jack Ski Club – November 22 Community Coaching (CC): Castlegar Nordic – November 28-30

Kids Co-Ed Hockey Program – Sponsorship Draw!

Every year an anonymous donor pays for two kids to play hockey in the annual Co-Ed Hockey program which runs from October to the end of February. If your child would like to play but you can’t afford the registration fee, please come into the Recreation Department to put your name in the box. The draw takes place on September 29 so don’t delay!

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,













































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