REC REPORT: Arena ice on the way out in Rossland

The Rossland arena ice surface is on its way out for the spring season. Stay tuned for Roller Derby information and bout schedules!

The Rossland arena ice surface is on its way out for the spring season. Stay tuned for Roller Derby information and bout schedules!

Snow quality and conditions are deteriorating on Centennial Trail.  In an effort to preserve our grooming equipment, Centennial Trail will no longer be groomed this season. A big thank you to Steve Ash for a great season of grooming!

Pssst…can you spare an hour? Earth Hour is Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m. Pledge to be a part of the FortisBC Earth Hour Challenge and get set to turn off your lights and electronics for one hour. Join the millions that are showing they care about how they use power every hour of every day.

Help win $5,000 in energy upgrades for the Rossland Miners’ Hall! The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is asking residents of Rossland to visit www.fortisbc.com/earthhour and pledge to “switch off” during Earth Hour. If residents of Rossland register the most pledges (per capita), the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will win an energy upgrade valued up to $5,000 for the Rossland Miners’ Hall!

RSS Drama Bottle Drive! Help send our award winning drama cast of 27 students (grades 8-12) from Rossland Secondary School to compete at the Provincial Drama Festival in Vancouver this May! The RSS Drama Bottle Drive is Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curbside pickup or drop off at the empty lot across from the Prestige. Contact Lisa Henderson at 362-9063 for more info.

The Spring Brochure is now online and can be viewed on the city’s website (www.rossland.ca) and also on Facebook. Hard copies of the Spring Brochure were put into post boxes on Friday, March 2.

The brochure is full of action and activity for all ages as we shift seasons from Winter to Spring. Heather and Pam are available Monday to Friday at the recreation desk at city hall to take your registrations. Contact them at 362-2327 or recreation@rossland.ca to arrange             for registration.

The annual Gerick Cycle Bike Swap is Saturday, April 28, 2011 in the parking lot at Gerick Cycle in Trail (930 Rossland Ave.).  If you have a bike you’d like to sell, drop it off at Gerick Cycle between 8:30-10:00am on April 28.  Bikes will be sold between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also featuring on location, rustic crust wood-fire pizza.  See you there!

If you currently enjoy a recreation program in one of the school buildings, please note:  all recreation programs either end before Spring Break (March 12-25) or take a break during the two weeks, resuming when school starts again, on March 26. There are no recreation programs when school is not in session.

Rossland REAL Food Presents: Native Pollinator Workshops begin April 12. A combination of indoor information sessions and outdoor field days, featuring Entomologist Lynn Westcott.

The Indoor Information Session will be held at the Rossland Legion Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. (starts on time) and will cover an introduction to native pollinators and their importance to our local plant and farm communities; specific information about the types of plants and nesting habitat that native pollinators require to thrive here, and a demonstration of how to make and manage nesting blocks.

The indoor workshop is free! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for the Rossland session by contacting Hanne Smith at 362-7767 or smithhanne@gmail.com

The outdoor field days held in conjunction with the indoor information session. The low altitude field day will be held Rossland on Saturday, June 2 and the high altitude field day will be held in Rossland on Saturday, June 16.

Funding and other support for these sessions is provided by Columbia Basin Trust, the city of Rossland, Communities in Bloom, Selkirk College, Les Carter and local gardening groups.

 

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