REC REPORT: Backcountry Film Festival coming this weekend

The Backcountry Film Festival is on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m.

The recreation department is now on Facebook! Check out “Rossland Recreation” for program updates, pictures, videos, questions, answers, brochures, contests etc.  If you’re between 13-18 years, “like” us on Facebook and your name will be entered into a contest to win a $50 gift card from “The Source.” Contest ends Feb. 29!

Spring Break is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break – Shelley Painter will be running some March Break Art Classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2-4 p.m. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique.  Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule.  Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only.  Please contact our department for more information about pricing and specific projects.

The Neighborhood of Learning (NOL) and Visions for Small Schools (VSS) committees have created a survey regarding the school configurations in Rossland. The survey can be found at  www.surveymonkey.com/s/RosslandSchools or in hard copy format at city hall. Important decisions are being made in our school district regarding school configurations and they need your input! The Neighborhood of Learning committee needs to know what Rosslanders want. It is critical that you make your views known so that NOL committee knows what to fight for and what perspectives to present to the school district. All views and ideas matter and they want to hear from a diverse range of people. Make your views known! Rossland residents completing this survey will be eligible for a $50 draw prize! Please complete this survey by March 19 to be eligible for the draw. Survey link here.

The Museum Society is hosting a Heritage Week, celebrating Rossland’s history on Feb. 20, 23 and 25 from 1-5 p.m.

The Backcountry Film Festival is on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Butch Boutry’s for $5 per person (under 12 free). For film details, check out. www.rosslandrange.org.  All proceeds benefit Friends of the Rossland Range.

Morning Zumba will be changing to a 7 a.m. start on Mondays and Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 16. The class will run from 7 – 8 a.m. and help you get an early, healthy start to your day! Classes run in the Miners’ Hall and are $7 drop-in for those younger than 55 and $6 drop-in for those older than 55 years.  The early morning classes will run until March 8 if there is enough interest to continue the 7 a.m. class. Evening Zumba will continue on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 -7 p.m. If you would like to be on the instructor’s email list, in order to receive updates about schedule changes, please email Amber, at a_hayes@telus.net.

Public Skating schedule for the week of Feb. 20-26 will be Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 26, public skating is from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m.

If you have a youth in the house who would like to play soccer this Spring, don’t delay registering them with Kootenay South Soccer. Early bird registration deadline is Feb. 29, with the closing date for registration March 16.  Log on to                      www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com to register.

The recreation department has purchased Pickleball equipment and will be scheduling the sport into one of our available gymnasiums within the next few weeks. Pickleball is North America’s fastest growing sport and is particularly popular among seniors! The sport is a combination of tennis and ping pong with a much smaller playing and travelling area. If you’re interested in playing pickleball, please contact our office to be put on the interest list. Once we have a time, place and co-ordinator organized, we’ll contact everyone who has expressed an interest.

Senior’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45 a.m. each week. This is a great program for enthusiastic seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or already know and want to get out and play.

 

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