City Hall and the recreation department have been struggling with our computer systems for the past week. We currently have no way of receiving email or accessing our recreation software. If you have forwarded an email to the recreation department in the past week, or would like to book a facility, you will need to contact us by phone to ensure we receive the information. Hopefully our computer systems will be back to normal, soon!
The co-ordinator position at BlackJack Cross Country Ski Club has changed hands from Jacqui Richards to Jen Schleppe. Jen will now be handling all the Bunnies, Jack Rabbits and Track Attack kids. If you’d like to discuss the programs at BlackJack, give Jen a call at 250-362-7377 or by email to; firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have a child between the ages of 5-10 years who would like to play hockey this winter, consider registering them for the Co-Ed Kids REC Hockey that starts on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3:45 p.m. This is a fun, non-contact hockey program that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills and drills and enjoy a short game of scrimmage hockey at the end of each session.
For the second year in a row, a local hockey enthusiast has generously donated two scholarships for two lucky hockey players who would like to join the Co-Ed Kids REC Hockey program. Children can put their names into a draw at the Rossland News – located on Columbia, beside the Sunshine Café. Everyone whose name is entered into the draw will be eligible to have their name drawn for the scholarship. Watch for details in the newspaper over the next few weeks. The draw date is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Lots of active programs have started already, or are starting this week. Drop in Basketball started last week. The program runs on Tuesday nights, at 7 p.m. in the RSS Gymnasium. Please ensure you have non-marking, indoor shoes and a full water bottle. Zumba is running in the Miners’ Hall on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Stretch and Strength is on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and is a perfect combination of exercise and social activity. Pickleball is running at MacLean Elementary School, in the Gymnasium on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.
Adult Co-Ed Rec Hockey starts next week! This is a fun, co-ed hockey program on Tuesdays and Sundays, and then Saturdays from December through to February. The Tuesday, Sunday ice times run for the full five months that the Arena is open. The Tuesday ice time is from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday ice time is from 9:15-10:30 p.m. A 10 punch pass can be purchased from the recreation department for $80 and drop in is $10.
The Rossland Youth Film Making Workshop is on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday Oct. 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the KAST boardroom. This course is open to youth ages 13-18 years and is being taught by Amy Bohegan of Watershed Productions, in Nelson. Amy is a veteran film maker and has been teaching film to youth for years. Amy will teach the basics of storyboarding, shooting, editing and production. All materials are provided to the students.
Art Classes start up this week – Drawing and Painting for youth ages 6-12 is on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and the Art Class for Adults is on Mondays, from 7-8:30 p.m. Both classes can be attended as drop-in if you’re not able to attend for the full session.
If you have a preschooler in the house and you would like to introduce music to them, the Sunrise Program from “Music for Young Children” starts on Oct. 3 and runs until Dec. 5. The class is on Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and is for children 3-4 years of age and a parent. This music curriculum develops your child’s listening awareness, fine motor skills, social interactions, confidence and attention span. All books, materials, instruments and CD are included.
A Beginner’s Violin and Fiddle class is starting on October 4 and running until November 8. The class is on Thursdays, from 7 -7:45pm in the RSS Library. This is a class for those who have never had violin experience or music training, and also those who have had frustrations in the past. If you require an instrument, you can rent one from the instructor.