REC REPORT: Become a skateboard instructor

Another great opportunity for local teenagers is the Skateboard Instructor Course, coming up in Castlegar on July 7.

The Summer Brochure can be viewed online, at www.rossland.ca.  You can also pick up a hard copy at city hall, in the recreation department.  If you’re wondering about the pool schedule, the June schedule is in the brochure on page 4 and the July/August schedule is on page 5.

The pool staff are working hard to provide the community with lessons this month – in the rain and occasional patch of sunshine! A huge “Thank you” to the staff at the pool for being such hard working, enthusiastic employees under such difficult weather conditions! Thank you also to the hardy mountain children who have faithfully shown up each day, rain or shine. We sure raise some tough kids in this mountainous environment!

The Rossland Pool is still looking for qualified lifeguards and instructors. We have a new employee arriving on Saturday, from Vancouver Island who will be joining our staff. Mark is an enthusiastic guard and instructor who is looking forward to working at a small town pool and enjoying summer in Rossland. Welcome Mark!

If you have a 16 year old teenager who currently holds their Bronze Cross, please encourage them to take their National Lifeguard Standard (NLS). Obtaining this course would enable them to apply at the Rossland pool and at the Warfield pool and considering that both pools are short staffed this summer, there’s a very good chance they would be hired.

Grand Forks is holding an NLS from Wednesday, June 27 – Tuesday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Sunday is the only day off during this course. The final day, on Tuesday July 3, the course runs from 8 a.m. To 12 p.m. for the exam. The course fee is $360.50 plus $24 for the mask and whistle.

The City of Trail is holding an NLS from Monday July 9 – Friday, July 13, from 9-5 p.m. each day.  Course fee is $275.

If you would like to discuss the courses that are required as a Lifeguard or Swimming Instructor, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Another great opportunity for local teenagers is the Skateboard Instructor Course, coming up in Castlegar on July 7. Ben Wixon is coming to Castlegar from his home town of Portland, Oregon to share his skills in skateboard coaching. For $20 (which includes the manual) Drop In to Skateboarding provides sound strategies and lesson plans for integrating safe skateboarding programs into a variety of public settings including schools, recreation programs and public skateparks. Spaces are limited to 20 people. Bring your skateboard, helmet and your thoughts on the future for skateboarding in the Kootenays. The course is being offered on Saturday, July 7 at the Castlegar Skatepark.  The cost is $20 and includes a manual. Requirements include a keen attitude to learn, bring you own skateboard/helmet (some extra helmets and boards will be available) To register, click here or Email: bcskateboarding@live.com

There’s a free Ergonomics for Harmonious Gardening workshop at the Rossland Community Garden on Saturday, June 23. Learn alignment and movement techniques to increase pain free movement while gardening.  The course is being presented by Sarah Taylor, occupational therapist, in partnership with Rossland Real Food.  Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.  Please bring frequently used garden tools to practice with.  For more information, log on to www.rosslandfood.com/workshops.

If you’re interested in having a booth at the Rossland Mountain Market, the first one is on Thursday, June 28 from 3 – 6 p.m. Due to the construction, the location has changed to Queen Street between the Red Roof Church and the old Firehall.  If you are interested please contact the market coordinator in advance.  Please visit www.rosslandfood.com for more information including contact details.

The Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre are hosting a Kids Triathlon on Saturday, July 7. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 4 and each participant receives a t-shirt, swim cap, water bottle, race number, participation award and a healthy food and beverage post-race celebration for the whole family! For more information, please contact Lisa at 250-364-0888.

The Gold Fever Follies are hard at work rehearsing for another great summer of live theatre.  Their opening night is Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm.

 

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