REC REPORT: Last chance to pledge for Earth Hour contest

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.

Pickleball is taking North America by storm! Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court, but the net is mounted two inches lower and the playing area is smaller. The recreation department has purchased two complete beginner sets for eight people to play at the same time! Pickleball is scheduled to begin April 4 – June 13, 2012, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at MacLean Elementary School gym. To register, call 362-2327 or email recreation@rossland.ca.

The annual Gerick Cycle Bike Swap is Saturday, April 28 in the parking lot at Gerick Cycle in Trail (930 Rossland Avenue). If you have a bike you’d like to sell, drop it off at Gerick Cycle between 8:30 -10 a.m. 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!

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 362-9063 for more info.

Total Body Sculpt with Gabrielle Jangula, certified personal trainer. Strength and tone your entire body using cardio intervals, stability ball, free weights, resistance bands and Pilates exercises. Each class will be unique and all levels of fitness are welcome! Participants will need to bring a stability ball, a mat, free weights and bands, if you have them. Total Body Sculpt is scheduled to begin March 30 – May 4, 2012, Fridays, 9 – 10 a.m. To register, call 362-2327 or email recreation@rossland.ca.

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 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 program registrations!

Rossland Real Food presents Native Pollinator Workshops: A combination of indoor information sessions and outdoor field days, featuring entomologist Lynn Westcott. About the Native Pollinator sessions: 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. There 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, City of Rossland, Communities in Bloom, Selkirk College, Les Carter and local gardening groups.

 

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