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REC REPORT: Rossland pool looking for lifeguards

The Rossland Pool is actively looking for qualified guards and instructors for this summer! We are short several qualified staff and as a result may have to restructure the times and days that the pool is open.  If you know of anyone who is currently certified to guard or instruct, please encourage them to contact the recreation department as quickly as possible.

For the teenagers in our community, please consider taking your Advanced Aquatic Courses, in order to obtain employment in a challenging and rewarding field. Aquatics is a great way to work part time while you’re in High School and can help offset the cost of college or university.  There is an increasing shortage in our area, of qualified staff to operate our local, outdoor pools. If you’re thinking about your future employment options – get certified as quickly as possible. We need you! In order to be fully employable, you’ll need the following courses; Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, NLS, AWSI and WSI. These certifications are the bare minimum required, for the Rossland Pool.

RSS is celebrating its 60th birthday on Friday, June 1 from noon to 2:30 p.m. with an open house. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate, walk the halls, look at the graduating class pictures from years ago and enjoy a piece of cake. For more info, contact RSS, at 362-7388.

Another great Joe Hill Coffeehouse show is coming up on Sunday, May 20. As always, some of the best entertainment available in the Kootenays will be presented starting at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners’ Hall.  Admission is $3 for adults and students and children are free. Treats will be supplied by the RSS Drama Club.

The Christina Lake Triathlon is coming up and registration information is available online, (gfplay@rdkb.com) or in the recreation department.  The triathlon is on 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

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!  Kids 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.

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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