Rossland pool a flurry of activity

Rossland Recreation column

Tuesday morning lap swim on Tuesday, August 2 is cancelled.  Tuesday morning lap swims for the rest of the summer will continue as scheduled. If you really wanted to get in some laps, consider coming to the evening lap swim on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-6:30pm or the Stroke Correction class from 5:00-6:00pm, Tuesday August 2 to Thursday August 4.

The Rossland Pool is offering a few stroke correction classes from 5:00-6:00pm, next week, that you might be interested in.  On Tuesday, August 2 the class will feature the breaststroke.Wednesday features the backstroke and Thursday features the front crawl.  If you enjoy swimming but would like some pointers on how to do it better, consider coming to the pool next week for some assistance.  The cost for members is $5.00 and for non members it’s $6.00.

The Navigating Nature Camp led by Katie Wallace, running August 2 to 5, from 9:00am to 3:00pm is going to be a great camp!  Katie is a BC and Ontario Certified Teacher who specializes in nature and art.  Her second camp this summer will focus on learning about the natural environment through an appreciation of native plants and incorporating natural materials in art projects.  Campers will enjoy creating their own dream catchers and place mats using materials collected from plants and flowers.

The Geocaching Camp for Kids is running Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  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.

The Rossland Pool is offering the Bronze Cross from Monday August 15 to Friday August 19 from 12:00noon to 5:00pm daily.  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 4 the older kids will be visiting the Rossland Outdoor Market and 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 11:30am to 12:00pm.  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 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 Fall and Winter 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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