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REC REPORT: Time to start training for Triathlon

Lots of great activities, programs, opportunities and events coming up in the next few weeks, in Rossland!  Check out some of the great programs we’re running, in the Spring Brochure, which can be viewed online at www.rossland.ca and also on Facebook.

The Rossland pool is looking for qualified Guards and Instructors for this summer!  Please contact the recreation department if you’re interested in working at the Rossland pool this year.

The Christina Lake Triathlon is coming up and registration information is available online, (gfplay@rdkb.com) or in the recreation department. The triathlon is Sunday, June 24 and is very popular. Register early to avoid disappointment! Registration deadline is June 17 with early bird registration until May 31.

The Rossland pool is scheduling several new opportunities in June – a Stroke Correction class, Adult Lessons and the Bronze Medallion will all be offered in June. If you’ve struggled with swimming in the past, or have genuine fears, the adult lessons would be a great way to start the summer swimming season. If you’re interested in pursuing lifeguarding, the Bronze Medallion is the first certification course you’ll need to pass. For more information about Lifeguarding requirements, please contact the recreation department.

Roller Fit in the Rossland Arena starts on Tuesday, May 8, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. and runs until June 26. Each 90 minute class will consist of on-skate dynamic warm-ups, cardio, core and upper body strength exercises. Instructor Darlene Jamin (aka Slameron Diaz) will lead you in this fun and energizing total body workout – without all the bruises! This course is for women of all ages, from 13 years and up! Drop in is $12, including HST. Proper safety equipment, including a mouth guard, helmet, shin, elbow and wrist guards and either roller skates or inline skates are mandatory. For more information, please contact Darlene, at darjamin@telus.net

With bike season upon us, Revolution Cycle is offering several Bike Maintenance Classes in the next few weeks.  For older teenagers and adults, there’s a Bike Mechanics 101 course on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Little Kid Rugby starts at the beginning of June! If you have a little one, ages 5-9 years who’s interested in running, jumping, throwing and catching games, check out this new, non-contact rugby program!  Kid’s rugby training develops and enhances a child’s basic motor skills and focuses on activities which develop balance, co-ordination and agility. Program starts Friday, June 1 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on the Cooke Avenue field.

Hey Youth! A Life Coaching course is a great addition to your resume and life skills! Check out Psyched for Life Camp for Youth - Mental Toughness, Training and Outdoor Pursuits with Lesley Beatson, PhD Leadership Coaching and Consulting. The highly qualified, experienced leaders will facilitate a weekend of fun and learning that will help lead to your success! Mental training sessions will be facilitated before each activity and participants will be encouraged to apply skills from sport psychology during activities of choice.  Parents are invited to a wrap up portion of the program on Sunday at 2 p.m. for an information and Q&A session to help incorporate newly learned skills into daily life and sport. Dates for the exciting weekend are: May 26 and 27, Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Ages 10-13 and 14-17 years (min. 25 participants) $165. For full program details contact Rossland Recreation at recreation@rossland.ca or 250-362-2327.

The Teen Boot Camp starts on May 14 and runs until June 20, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.  The course is an energizing, indoor / outdoor fitness workout using high intensity interval training for total body conditioning.  Led by Gabrielle Jangula, certified personal trainer. The course runs at MacLean Elementary gym, utilizing the gym, the field and the play space.

Shelley Painter’s Adult Multi Media Art program starts soon!  The course runs May 28 until June 25 on Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Rossland Arena lounge. This course is designed to help you improve your art skills – whether it’s drawing, painting or 3D art. Participants will discuss their interests with Shelley and then the following classes will be catered to those goals.

The recreation department will be working on the Summer Brochure in the next week…..if you would like to offer a program, please contact our office at 250-362-2327 or by email, at recreation@rossland.ca

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