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REC REPORT: Rossland pool still needs lifeguards

The Summer Brochure will be in the mailboxes this week and is available online, at www.rossland.ca.

The Rossland Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, June 1  at 2:30 p.m. Public swimming all afternoon, until closing at 6 p.m.

The Rossland Pool is looking for all local youth who currently hold the Bronze Cross Advanced Aquatic certification. We will be introducing a Jr. Lifeguard position at the pool and are currently accepting applications for part time work throughout the summer.  Please forward your resume to the recreation department at recreation@rossland.ca.

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.

On Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. the last Baby Massage class is being held in the arena lounge. The two hour class is a great way to learn the art of baby massage, which has been shown to help with fussiness, colic and sleeping while increasing the bonding between parent and child.

With summer right around the corner, your “tweens” might be interested in taking the Babysitters Course. The dates have changed from those indicated on the front cover of the brochure.  The course is now being offered on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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, have lunch in the cafeteria, look at the graduating class pictures from years ago and enjoy a piece of cake. For more information, please contact RSS, at 250-362-7388.

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.

The annual Museum and Family Fun Day at the Rossland Museum is coming up on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Rossland Real Food people are organizing a local seedling sale – if you have seedlings to sell, please bring them along! Some of the activities to enjoy include; free admission, kid’s activities, a scavenger hunt, music by the Golden City Fiddlers, a Bear Aware display and BBQ.

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 today.

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.

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.

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