Plenty of events on Earth Day

Interested in learning more about good governance? The Nelson & District Credit Union, Rossland Branch is hosting a town hall meeting with Robert James, registered parliamentarian to discuss good governance tools for community organizations.

Interested in learning more about good governance? The Nelson & District Credit Union, Rossland Branch is hosting a town hall meeting with Robert James, registered parliamentarian to discuss good governance tools for community organizations. A parliamentarian is an expert in rules of order and the proper procedures for the conduct of meetings. This is an excellent workshop for non-profit boards and individuals who sit on committees.

The Rossland Pool opens soon and is currently accepting applications from qualified instructors and lifeguards. If you are currently working towards full certification, please drop off your resume for consideration. There are casual and junior guard positions that can be filled by local youth who are still 16 and/or not finished their instruction certifications. Students and local youth are given priority in the hiring process — if you’re interested in working at the Rossland Pool, don’t delay! Drop off your resume at the recreation department, or email it to recreation@rossland.ca.

Earth Day is Friday, April 22 and there are lots of great things going on that day. Rossland is organizing a super fun Earth Day this year! There will be an Earth Day Expo at the RSS Gym from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Earth Day and we are encouraging local community groups and businesses to come out and show the community what they are doing for the environment. This day will also be a great opportunity for locals to find out how they can lower their carbon footprint. Groups will be set up around the RSS gym so that people can cruise around, ask questions and learn from their neighbours. If you have a product, business or interest that would be a good fit for Rossland’s first Earth Day Expo, please contact Rachael at rachrous@yahoo.com or Lea at leathuot@yahoo.com.

The annual Trash to Treasure event is on Saturday April 23 this year. In partnership with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, The Regional District of Central Kootenay promotes Trash to Treasure as an event that focuses on re-use! Interested in participating? On the morning of April 23, gather reusable, gently-used, unwanted household items (e.g. books, bicycles, clothing, toys, furniture, etc.) and place them on your property or in your driveway. To make sure others know you are participating in T2T Day make sure to post a sign in a highly visible location near your reusable items. Make your own T2T signs or print one from the RDCK website. Then, let the treasure hunting begin! At 4 p.m., remove all left-over items from your property. If you have anything left over, contact your local charity to see if they will accept your unwanted left-over items. For more information about Trash to Treasure contact: Nicole Ward at (250)352-6665.

Several classes have cancelled this week due to low registration. The Cartooning for Teens, Music & Movement Class and Medieval Art have all cancelled. If you want to register for a program, don’t wait too long!

If you have a young musician in your midst, between the ages of 3-4 years, check out the Sunrise 2 Program starting on April 11 and running until June 13 on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. This class was scheduled to start on April 4, but has been pushed back a week due to an instructor emergency. This is the second level preschool music class in the Music for Young Children music program. MYC is an internationally recognized music program with levels from Preschool to Teens. The Sunrise 2 class is a great introduction to the curriculum and teaching philosophy. For more information please log on to the website at www.myc.com.

Yoga at the Annex will be ending at the end of April as our instructor, Norma, will be leaving Rossland. The recreation department will be sad to see Norma leave and wish her the best on her next adventure!

Revolution Cycle is offering a Kids Bike Maintenance class on May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and an adult class on April 19 and May 11.

Are you drooling over the beautiful yarn colours in the window at the knitting store? There’s a “make a sweater class” coming up next month, that will teach you to choose a pattern and yarn, read and understand the instructions and help you finish your masterpiece. Class is on Tuesday evenings, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dates for the class are; May 3, 10, 24, 31, June 14, and 21.

Interested in learning more about native plants and their uses? Erik Greavison and Pamella Wik will be hosting a leisurely walk up KC to discuss native plants and their various uses. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a lunch and water bottle for a picnic at the top.

The hike is on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.