Summer brochure now online

The Recreation Department has finished the summer brochure and we hope to have it in your hands by the end of the week. There has been a mechanical glitch at the printers and the paper copy is being held up. If you’d like to view the brochure, please look for it on our website, www.rossland.ca.

The Recreation Department has finished the summer brochure and we hope to have it in your hands by the end of the week. There has been a mechanical glitch at the printers and the paper copy is being held up. If you’d like to view the brochure, please look for it on our website, www.rossland.ca. If you don’t receive bulk mail in your mailbox, please contact our office and we’ll email you a copy. Give our office a call at 250-362-2327 or email us at recreation@rossland.ca.

If you’re interested in roller hockey at the Rossland Arena, a new co-ordinator has started up the sport. The first practice/game is scheduled for Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Days of the week and times may change in the future. If you’re interested in playing, please contact Hart Joron at joron_k12_hart@hotmail.com Hart will be able to answer any questions about drop in fees and equipment required.

The Rossland Pool has an Aqua Fit instructor on staff this summer and we’re excited about bringing Aqua Fit classes back to Rossland! Mark your calendars for the weeks of June 6-9, June 25-28 and July 11-15 from 5-6 p.m.

There are many benefits to aquatic workouts — specifically, water decreases the amount of shock which is transmitted through the bones, joint and ligaments. People who have mobility issues also experience the benefits of aquatic exercise because buoyancy decreases the effect of gravity:  body weight is reduced by up to 90 per cent. Special populations including the elderly who may have fragile bones, the arthritic, the disabled, the injured athlete, as well as pre-or post natal women will exercise in relative comfort and ease in the water. This class incorporates cardio, muscular endurance and stretching in a refreshing and challenging way. A great way to cool down after a long, hot day!

There’s a two-hour Zumbathon event coming up on June 25 at the Cominco Arena Gymnasium to raise money towards Women’s Health at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  Zumbais a Latin inspired dance fitness cardio class with easy to follow moves. April Haws will lead this Zumbathon  event with Amber Hayes from Rossland and Adele Wasylyk from Nelson participating as special guest instructors.

Who can last the longest in the two-hour Zumbathon  event? Businesses and residents can help by either participating or donating. You can register as a team or an individual and then approach others to sponsor you to support how long you can last. The challenge will be to see who can last the longest and raise the most money doing so.

For more information on the Zumbathon  event or to attend a Zumba class, please visit www.zumba.com or www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca or contact April Haws at ajhaws@hotmail.com  or Jane Power at  jane.power@kbrhhealthfoundation.ca .

With summer right around the corner you may want your son or daughter to take their babysitting course. The Babysitter Training Course was first released in 1970 and has since trained over 500,000 Canadian youths to become educated, responsible babysitters. This eight-hour course consists of eight topics, including; responsibilities, child development, nutrition, behaviour, emergencies, safety and first aid, illness, physical challenges and special needs issues. Students are required to obtain a passing grade of 75 per cent on the final examination. The course is being offered Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The course is for teens and preteens who are turning 12 this year and will be held at the Rossland Pool.

The Home Alone course is also being offered in June — right before school lets out for the summer. This is a great course for kids who may find themselves at home, alone, for short periods of time. The course is for children ages 10-13 years and is being offered on Thursday, June 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. at RSS.

Are you interested in being a vendor at this year’s Farmers Market? The Rossland Mountain Market will be taking place every Thursday from 3-6:30 p.m. in downtown Rossland (June 30 – Sept. 29). The Rossland Mountain Market is coordinated by Rossland REAL Food and supports local entrepreneurs to sell their homemade and homegrown goods. The Market also strives to work with the local business community and welcomes their ideas and suggestions for the 2011 Market season. For contact and vendor information, please visit: www.rosslandfood.com