Floating movie night this week

Rossland recreation report

The Rossland Pool’s second, Zippity Do Dog Floating Movie Night is this Thursday, August 4, from 8 p.m. until the end of the movie.  Depending on the evening light, the movies typically start around 9 p.m. Enjoy a swim in the Pool from 8-9 p.m. and then watch the movie while floating in the water or hop out, dry off and get cozy in a chair. The guards have popcorn, pizza, hot chocolate and candy available for sale. Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members.

The Geocaching Camp for Kids is running Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Geocaching is based on a community of people who “hide” caches which can be as small as a film canister or as large as a small Tupperware. Geo-cache hunters use a GPS device to locate the caches, sign their names and trade treasures. This camp will teach you what geocaching is and how the technology works. GPS units will be provided by the Instructor and shared by the participants.

There’s a Kids Kung Fu class for kids 7-10 years starting August 15 and running until Friday, August 19 with a second session running from August 22 to 26.  This is a traditional Kung Fu class that challenges kids physically while increasing their mental well being.  The class is fun, action packed and challenging.  Bare feet, comfortable clothing and a water bottle are all the kids need.  The class runs from 9 -10:30 a.m. in the Rossland Arena.  Right after the Kung Fu is the Teen Self Defence Class. This class teaches personal defence methods that are fuelled by adrenaline and taught to participants through martial techniques and scenario examples. This class also covers core exercises, total body stretching, strength, flexibility and mental awareness.  The class runs from 11 -12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for kids ages 11-13 years.

The Rossland Pool is offering the Bronze Cross from Monday August 15 to Friday August 19 from noon to 5 p.m. daily. Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  The Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) and Instructor certification.

If the rain is getting your kids down and you’re starting to hear, “There’s nothing to do!” consider having them enter the “Express Yourself”, BC Kids Writing Contest. The contest is open to kids between the ages of 8-12 years who live in BC. Children can write a story, a poem, a play or some other piece of writing as long as it is no longer than 300 words.  For more information about the contest, check out the website at: http://expressyourself.bclibraries.ca .

The Rossland Public Library has their Summer Reading Club information out and this year’s theme is “Savour Each Word…discover the deliciousness of reading”.  With games to play, crafts to make and stories to tell, there’s lots of fun to be had. For more information about age groups and times, please contact the Library at 250-362-7611 or rplsrc@gmail.com

To see what the Summer Reading Kids have been up to check out the website: http://rossland.bclibrary.ca/kids/summer-reading-club-2011. On August 8, Ursula Stephens will be teaching kids 6-12 to make moss gardens.   The 9-12s are writing book reviews which you can find at, http://rplsrc.tumblr.com/

AquaTot lessons at the pool are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the summer from 11:30 a.m. to  12 p.m. This half hour lesson is for parents and tots to enjoy social time in the water and introduce skills like buoyancy, movement, floating and active water play.  Tots will be assessed on the Red Cross Preschool levels Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle. Once your little one has shown mastery of certain skills, they’ll move up to the next level.  The guards will keep track of your little person’s progress. When one level is completed, you’ll receive your child’s first Red Cross Swimming Lessons booklet to keep track of their progression for the next few years.  The lessons are drop in and parents can enjoy coming as often or as little as summer holidays permit.  Cost is $2.00 for members and $3.00 for non members.

The Recreation Department is currently working on the brochure. The brochure typically spans the months of September to December but in the interest of saving paper, printing costs and administrative time, the Recreation Department will be combining the Fall and Winter Brochures into one brochure, spanning the months of September to March.  If you have a hobby or an interest and would like to offer a program that falls into these months, please contact our department to discuss available options.  Deadline for receiving information is the end of July.