Dance Works year-end show

The Kootenay Dance Works year end performance is this Saturday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail. If you don’t already have a ticket, they can be purchased at the Box Office which opens at 5:30 p.m.

The Kootenay Dance Works year end performance is this Saturday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail. If you don’t already have a ticket, they can be purchased at the Box Office which opens at 5:30 p.m. The Kootenay Dance Works year end performance showcases local dancers and provides them with the opportunity to show off their dedication and hard work. Styles of dance include Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Modern and more. This show is well attended and worth seeing.

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 8 hour course consists of 8 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 10-2 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.

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: effective 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!

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 p.m.-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

Junior roller derby is coming to Rossland! The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League is experiencing phenomenal growth, with another sold out game in Castlegar this weekend. If you have a daughter between the ages of 6 – 18 years who’s interested in becoming a derby girl, the “Freshmeat Orientation” is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 in the late afternoon at the Rossland Arena. This will be an opportunity for you to try out the equipment, ask questions and see how the game is played. We’ll have more information in the weeks to come — if you’re interested or need more information, please contact the recreation department for details.

As spring tries to settle in, there are a few adult sports that will be getting started in May. men’s baseball, co- ed softball, ultimate frisbee, bike polo and adult soccer will all take to the fields in the next few weeks. If you’re interested in playing any of these sports please contact the recreation department for contact details.

The recreation department is finishing the Summer Brochure and we hope to have it in your hands by May 20. 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.