Early pool use by appointment

Are you interested in an early morning lap swim at the pool this summer? We can’t make that happen on a regular basis due to staff scheduling, payroll and pre-programmed lessons and camps, but we can work with groups who would like to schedule specific dates or weeks. For instance, if an organization wanted to commit to a week, or several weeks over the summer, and pay the hourly rental rate, we would schedule the staff to open early

Are you interested in an early morning lap swim at the pool this summer? We can’t make that happen on a regular basis due to staff scheduling, payroll and pre-programmed lessons and camps, but we can work with groups who would like to schedule specific dates or weeks. For instance, if an organization wanted to commit to a week, or several weeks over the summer, and pay the hourly rental rate, we would schedule the staff to open early. Please contact the recreation department if you would like to schedule an early morning lap swim session for your organization.

Don’t forget the inaugural Mutt Strut, this Sunday, May 1. The Kootenay Mutt Strut is two awesome things in one; it is a fundraiser for a new SPCA shelter and a chance for everyone to show off the charm, talent and ‘awwww’ factor of their best, furry buddies.  From 11 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 the Centennial Field will be overrun with some of the cutest dogs in the Kootenays. Animals will be judged in weight classes, and those deemed to be the cutest of the cute will strut away with the title. Registration takes place between 10 a.m. and  11 a.m. Volunteers are still needed for this event, If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Ida Koric at muttshow@yahoo.ca.

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 Red Mountain Racers Spring Sport Swap is Saturday April 30 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Trail Fieldhouse by J.L. Crowe Secondary. This is a great opportunity to clean out your garage and get rid of any golfing, biking, tennis, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, soccer and baseball equipment. Basically, anything spring related – but NO skis or snowboard equipment.

The recreation department is excited about bringing Amber Oosthuyzen’s “Redefining Beauty” course to Rossland! Amber is a local teen from Trail who has developed a course for girls and young women, that helps them to channel their self-worth, develop healthy relationships and teaches them to set the bar high. This year’s program focuses on mental and physical health and stripping away an obsession about body and image. The participants figure out what makes them tick through discussions and activities while enjoying the support of the group.

The course will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Miners’ Hall. The course is designed for girls ages 13 – 18, but girls who are turning 13 this year are invited to attend. The fee for the course is $20 and includes a healthy lunch. This workshop is a great opportunity for any young woman in Rossland — if you have a daughter, granddaughter or niece, consider registering them for this important course.

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. to 2 p.m. The course is for teens and preteens who are turning 12 this year and will be held at the Rossland Pool.

Sr. men’s basketball at RSS has started on Mondays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The program is open to all men, ages 35+ who want to play basketball and have some fun. Please bring a water bottle and a clean pair of indoor running shoes.

Yoga at the MacLean Annex will be ending at the end of April. Our instructor, Norma, will be moving on to her next adventure and is leaving Rossland. Hula hooping with Shauna Davis on Monday nights in the Miners’ Hall has also ended due to Shauna’s next adventures.

The second session of “Make a Homemade Lasagna Pan” class is Saturday May 7 and Saturday May 28. This class would make a great gift for Mothers Day!!

The Recreation Department will be working on the Summer Brochure in the next few weeks.