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Rossland Youth Action Network
The Youth Action Network is getting going for its 2014 / 2015 season! Mike Kent has lots of great programs and opportunities to roll out this year and the excitement is just starting! If you are a Youth between the ages of 12 and 18 or you have a Youth in that age bracket, please check out the website at www.rosslandyan.ca or “like” them on Facebook at, www.facebook.com/RosslandYAN. The Youth Action Network guarantees that teenagers in Rossland have “something to do”!
Municipal Election ALERT!! Youth Make Change!
With the municipal election coming in November we want to encourage youth to have a voice. Just because you can’t vote, doesn’t mean you can’t have a say and influence local politics.
Meet with other youth who want to make a difference in Rossland. Discuss local issues and prepare questions to ask the candidates running for Rossland City Council. Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning.
Questions? Contact Nicola Kuhn at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rossland Makerlab is back!
Starting October 9, drop in and get support in creating 3D Models, printing on the 3D printer and all things technology based. Every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm for youth 12-18 yrs old.
Parkour is back! Starts Monday, October 6th $5 drop-in Mondays & Thursdays 7-8:30pm at RSS Auditorium.
Mondays: 8 yrs plus and Thursdays: Parkour & Freerunning by instructors discression. Must have waiver signed by parent or guardian of new particpants.
Parkour & Freerunning
Parkour is the “Art of Movement”. 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. The Parkour program is located in the RSS Auditorium from 7:00-8:30pm. Tuesdays is Pure Parkour for kids ages 8 years and up. Thursdays is Parkour and Freerunning for advanced athletes and you must be invited by an Instructor.
Rossland Arena – available ice times this week
Looking to rent ice for a game of hockey or a birthday party or special event? The Rossland Arena has ice available on the following dates and times:
Friday, October 31: Any time after 6:45pm until 11:00pm
Saturday, November 1: Any time after 5:00pm until 11:00pm
Sunday, November 2: 10:15-12:15pm
The Lounge is often available at the same time too. Consider booking both the ice and the Lounge for a birthday party or special event. Fees to rent the ice and lounge are quite reasonable. Contact the Rec Department to discuss.
Rossland Public Library – Halloween Crafternoon this Thursday!
The Library has lots of great programs and evnts running in the next few days, weeks and months! This wee, the Library has the Halloween Crafternoon on Thursday October 30 from 3:00-4:00pm for kids ages 5 and up. On Fridays at 11:00am the Books and Babies songs and story time happens for little ones 0 to 30 months. The next Rossland Reads are on Wednesday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 5. Every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm there is something going on in the Library for school aged kids. The Page Turners program is for kids 8-11 years old, the second Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm. The Board Games Club for kids 6-12 years runs the fourth Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm
Recreation Programs this Week
There are several Recreation Programs starting this week or continuing from last week. For more information about the specific programs, please take a look at the Fall / Winter Recreation Guide, at www.rossland.ca, City Hall, Recreation, Program Guide. You can drop by City Hall to register for a program or call our office, at 250-362-2327.
Itty Bitty FUNdamentals: This FUN-filled program is all about expanding imagination through theatrical play, moving your body and making sounds. These Itty Bitty actors, ages 3-5 years will explore the art of storytelling with professional actor, Alicia Gray, while creating a strong foundation in the theatre.
Tumbleweeds: A movement based parent / tot program for children ages Infant to 4 years – designed specifically to encourage children to explore movement through play based activities. Physical strength, flexibility, balance and coordination will be emphasized through the various activities. Each week is structured around a play-based routine including; free play, warm up songs, specialized activities, parachute games and ending with a story. Session #1: November 18-December 16, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am at the Miners Hall. Please register with Rossland Rec.
Language Classes for Kids! Although the classes have started, you can still register your little ones!
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. You can still register for the Language classes – registration is pro-rated to start when you do.
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. You can still register for the Language classes – registration is pro-rated to start when you do.
Acting FUNdamentals: This FUN filled program is all about growing your imagination through the skillful use of theatre games, movement, props and vocal work. Young people ages 6-9 years will explore the art of storytelling with professional actor, Alicia Gray, while creating a strong foundation in the theatre. Session #2 starts November 5 until December 3 on Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:30pm.
Screen FUNdamentals: This FUN filled program is all about acting for the camera with professional actor, Alicia Gray. Learn about auditioning for film and television, casting directors, readers, producers, how to hit your mark and terminology on set. Session #2 runs from November 5 – December 3 on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15pm for kids ages 8-12 years.
Co-Ed Recreational Hockey: Co-ed Rec Hockey with Coordinator Erika Bailey starts up Tuesday, October 7th!
Tuesdays: 9:45pm-11pm & Sundays: 9:15-10:30pm Join a great group of people for a fun, co-ed recreational hockey program at the Rossland Arena! This is non-contact drop-in hockey. Full equipment is required and some experience necessary. $10.00 drop-in or $80.00 for 10x pass. **Must sign waiver provided by Erika prior to playing on ice. *Punch passes can be bought from coordinator at hockey.
Pottery Class – Make your Mom & Dad a Pottery Mug for 7-12 year olds! Create 2 mugs using slab & coil technique. October 30 (4-6pm) & November 6 (6-6:30pm) $37.50 per person & $5 clay fee to RCPS.
Elephant Icecream Bowl Pottery Class for kids 7-12 years of age. Make your own, special ice-cream bowl in this creative two day workshop! Thursday, November 6 from 5:30-7:00pm and Thursday December 4 from 5:00-5:30pm.
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.
Co-Ed Youth Hockey: for kids ages 11-13 years on Mondays from 3:30pm-4:30pm. This is a new program for older kids who would like to play fun, non-contact hockey. Players learn skills and drills and enjoy a game of scrimmage hockey at the end of each session. Players are required to have full hockey equipment including a helmet in order to come onto the ice.
Step Classes: NEW! Step Classes start on Monday, September 29 and run on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:00am at the Miners Hall. Drop in is $8.00 or you can purchase a 10 punch pass for $70.00 at the Recreation Department.
Zumba Classes: New! Zumba is back on Friday mornings at 9:00am-10am in the Miners Hall! Jodie is an experienced, certified fitness Instructor who is new to town and looking forward to meeting everyone. Zumba classes include core strengthening principles while dancing to fun movement music.
Stretch & Strength Classes have started up again, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:00am until the end of December. Drop in can be paid at the class or a $70.00 for 10x pass can be purchased at the Recreation Department.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga 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.
Basketball: Indoor, drop in basketball at RSS starts up this week, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.
Pickleball: Indoor Pickleball at RSS starts on Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm this week.
Volleyball: Running on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30pm at RSS in the Gym.
Indoor Soccer: Join Rossland United Soccer Club! Wednesdays 7:30-9pm at RSS Gym. Coordinator Fletcher can collect fees on the court! This is recreational league that is $40/per session
Session #1: October 1-December 10 & Session #2: January 7-May 6, 2015.
Stingrays Swim Club
Take your swimming to the next level! Check out the Stingrays on Monday and / or Tuesday nights at the Trail Aquatic Centre. Juniors Swim from 5:00-6:00pm and Seniors from 6:00-7:00pm. Their website is; www.trailstingrays.ca
BlackJack Cross Country Ski Club
Cross Country Ski Lessons – Registration November 1st at the Black Jack Nordic Ski Swap!
Learning the basics of cross country skiing will open the door to a lifetime of fun and fitness! The Jackrabbits program offers cross country ski lessons throughout the winter for kids ages 4-11. The annual Black Jack Nordic Ski Swap is coming up this Saturday at the Prestige Hotel in downtown Rossland and you can register for Ski Lessons as well as buy some gear or sell your used gear.
Buying XC Ski Gear for Kids – Swap Advice…
The ski swap is a great event because there are lots of different choices and great prices. Be sure to bring the actual foot of the person you are buying boots for and bring ski socks of course. When trying the boot – make sure that they are 1) comfortable, 2) feel warm, and 3) are compatible with the bindings you choose or have already. Have your kid walk around in the boots a bit to make sure there are no obvious rubbing spots. If you are matching boots to bindings you already have – bring the bindings to the swap!! XC skis have a ‘camber’ to them so make sure that your child weights the ski enough so that it is on the ground (snow) when they stand in the middle of the ski otherwise, they will have a frustrating experience on-snow!
Cross Country Skiing Workshops
Please note that Coaches do not need to be expert skiers! Volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club Skier Development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs. The 4-5 age groups (Bunnies) learn through playing and getting familiar with moving on the equipment. Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of XC skiing! The next introductory workshop is NOVEMBER 15/16, followed by another introductory workshop on NOVEMBER 22 and the Community Coaching workshop (2nd Stage) runs NOVEMBER 28-30. To register or for more info please email email@example.com or visit www.skiblackjack.ca
The Monashee Institute – Upcoming Courses
The Monashee Institute is an Education Tourism organization in Rossland. Their courses are designed and delivered by people who live and breathe the Monashee Experience. These folks are subject area experts who are also passionate advocates for the sustainable approach to living that makes our culture thrive and grow. They are eager to share their talents through small class sizes that allow for hands on, experiential learning at every opportunity. “Our community is a “campus” that showcases the best that Rossland and the surrounding area have to offer. We want you to feel you’re part of Rossland and connected to our citizens. Join us – it’s a great opportunity to build lasting connections with other learners through shared life experiences and acquiring new skills.” Check out their website, at www.monasheeinstitute.org for course listings, dates and times.
Teck Children’s Series at the The Charles Bailey Theatre
WORLD IN FLAPP Audiences of all ages become the stars in fiddling, clown aviator Major Conrad Flapps’ delightful blend of physical/acrobatic and musical comedy. The world’s only “human airplane” enlists audience members as his flying crew on stage and creates musical parodies with hilarious results. Sunday, November 9 at 2:00pm. For children ages
4-12 and adults who are young at heart. TICKETS available in person or by phone at the Charles Bailey Theatre Box Mon-Fri 12-4 Phone 250.368-9669 / 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail $20 a ticket / $70 for the series / General Seating – All children must be accompanied by an adult
Rossland Curling Association – Learn to Curl Workshop
Dave Bartlett, of Christina Lake, will put on a Learn to Curl workshop on Sunday, November 2 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Rossland Curling Arena. Inquiries regarding this event can be directed to Cheryl Darrah at 250-362-5669.