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 rec department will combine the fall and winter brochures into one, 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. The deadline for receiving information is the end of July.
Interested in checking out some local gardens for ideas and networking opportunities? The Museum Fundraiser Garden Tour features 10 local gardens on Saturday July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $6 with proceeds going to the Rossland Museum.
Tickets are available at Town Square on Columbia Avenue on Saturday, July 23 where you will receive a map showing the locations of the ten participating gardens on the tour. For more information, please contact Jackie Drysdale at 250-362-3323.
There’s an outdoor concert at the Rossland Museum on Wednesday, July 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. with the barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. The band – Heavy Shtetl with dance instructor Slava Doval, will feature an entertaining night of music and folk dancing. Tickets, $36 for a family of four, and $18 for adults, can be purchased at the Rossland Museum or at Rossland Pro Hardware. Bring a lawn chair and blanket for this great evening of family fun.
For more information contact the Museum at 250-362-7722 or toll free at 1-888-448-7444. The concert will take place in the outdoor gazebo so if the weather is less than great, the concert will still go on.
AquaTot lessons at the pool are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the summer from 11:30 a.m. to noon. This 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 for members and $3 for non-members.
Early morning lap swim at the Rossland Pool is now on Tuesday mornings, from 7-8 a.m. Cost is $2 for members and $5 for non members.
The Rossland Public Library has its 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 HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com
Looking for some new places to explore around town? The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society built a few new trails around town last summer and is hard at work again this summer.
The Louis Joe Trail is new and starts on Washington Street, right below Thompson Ave. on the east side of the road.
The trail winds along behind houses and then meanders off into the forest, across the Trail Creek along to a scenic overlook and finally ends at Redstone.
You can link this trail by turning left and walking along the road, and then left again – up the historic Wagon Road, to Irwin Ave.
The new Heritage Walking Tour of downtown Rossland is also a great way to get outside for an informative and interesting stroll through history. New maps are available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Rossland.