REC REPORT: Golden City Days this weekend

Golden City Days and the Fall Fair are coming this weekend!

Golden City Days and the Fall Fair are coming up soon! On the weekend of Sept. 7, 8 and 9,  Golden City Days is a community festival that promotes community spirit and fun, over three fun days. GCD is annual community festival celebrating the rich heritage of Rossland.

Golden  City Events will be located in the Rossland Arena parking lot.  We will have the children’s inflatable fun park, a climbing wall, Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment, food and craft vendors, and more.  The parade will start behind RSS, loop around Jubilee Park, down St. Paul St., across Second Avenue, ending at Nickleplate Park.

There are lots of new and exciting events, participants and musicians this year.  Look for the Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey exhibit presented by KAST, and a magic show with “Magician Kim”. The Rossland Model Train will be at the Fair as well as face painting, live entertainment, new craft and information booths and BOBO the CLOWN! For more information, check out the festival’s page on Facebook—2012 Rossland Golden City Days.  Enjoy games, food, music, softball, a parade, much more.  Look for the Golden City Days brochure and the orange registration brochure for the Fall Fair, located at businesses around town.

The Rubberhead Bike Festival is coming up quickly! Huck-en Berries Bike Jamruns Saturday, Sept 8 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m.  Huck-en Berry Bike Jam is a mountain bike slope style event for all ages, made to challenge avid mountain bikers to create aerial style moves with finesse and creativity.  Riders will make their way down a course filled with intermediate and advanced features (jumps, tables, hips) to be crowned the ultimate hucker!  Contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register.

The Dreadhead Super D on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. is a fit for intermediate to advanced rider ability.  The Dreadhead Super D takes place on the super flowy and slightly technical Larch Ridge and Metacola (MC) trails starting at the Black Jack Biathlon area just outside of Rossland on Highway 3B.  The course offers 4.5km of single-track and involves 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent.  Contact Ryan Kuhn at 250-362-9074 for more information, or to register.

The Pumptrack Challenge Racefor kids 5-95 years old is on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event combines with the Huck en Berries Bike Jam.  While the big kids are warming up for the Huck en Berries,  the younger kids from 5-6yrs,  7-8yrs and 9-11yrs will be taking to their line up for a round at the pump track. This is a fun race! For times and information, contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register.

SCENEstudio – Acting for All! Rossland’s new acting school is open and offers ongoing programming. Professionally trained in Theatre and Film &TV, working actors, G. Michael and Alicia Gray, teach these exciting and educational classes. WHAT: Itty Bitty FUNdamentals. Age 5-7 Mondays @ 3:30 – 4:30 Acting FUNdamentals. Ages 8-12 Mondays @ 5:30 – 6:30 Acting for Film & Television. Ages 13 – 19 Mondays @ 7 – 9 WHERE: SCENEstudio – 2010 Washington (in the historic BMO Building) CONTACT: MikeAlicia@SCENEstudio.ca (250)-521-1559 www.facebook.com/SceneStudio.ca

The brochure is online and can be viewed at www.rossland.ca.  The hard copies will be in the mailboxes at the end of this week.  There are lots of new and exciting courses to look forward to. Shelley Painter is offering several new Art Courses; Betty Go Hard is offering a new Sunday afternoon Hike and Yoga class; Kootenay Groove is bring a Beginners Salsa Dance Workshop to Rossland; Pam Shirley is offering a new and slightly more advanced mountain bike course for kids; we’re working on new mountain biking courses for teens and an intermediate technical bike skills course for women. Registration opens on Sept. 4!

We’re really excited about a new Mountain Biking course for intermediate guys between the ages of 13-17 years.  This freeride skills course features certified bike coach instruction with Ryan Kuhn. Ryan is a Level 2 certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor with advanced first aid.  He has been coaching professionally for three years and currently coaches the PerformX Young Guns World Cup downhill team, as well as a handful of Kootenay-based racers.

Ryan will give youth exposure to freeride skills with 30 minutes of skills-base instruction at the community skills park and then to the trails via shuttle for additional coaching.  Shuttle-assisted rides will happen on all four dates from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to give youth an opportunity to practice technical riding skills. Participants must have a duel suspension bike in good working order and experience downhill riding. Full-face helmets are mandatory and armor is advised.  For more information on the instructor, go to www.cycleye.com. Must have minimum five riders pre-registered by Sept. 7 or course will be cancelled.

 

 

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