REC REPORT: On the lookout for qualified pool staff

The Rossland Pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re looking for qualified, certified staff.

The recreation department is working on the Spring Brochure, which will be available mid-March and cover the months of April, May and June. If you’re new to town and interested in teaching a hobby or skill that you enjoy, please contact us to discuss opportunities for running a program. If you represent a local organization and you have events during that time period that you’d like to advertise, please email us with the information, at recreation@rossland.ca

The recreation department and art instructor Shelley Painter, are running Spring Break Art Camps to help keep the kids busy and having fun over the Spring Break! Classes are held in the arena lounge from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and each day has a different art theme to look forward to. Some themes include; shadow puppets, block printing, stop action movies, beading and painting. The dates are March 18-22 and March 25-29. Children ages 6-12 years can register for one day, several days or a full week. Spaces are limited and the Instructor will require advance notice to ensure there are enough materials for each day.

The Rossland Pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re looking for qualified, certified staff. The outdoor pool opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of August. The Rossland Pool offers a full range of aquatic education – including School Board Lessons, Aqua Tot, Red Cross Swim Lessons, the Bronze courses and Swim Club. Resumes should be forwarded to the recreation department by March 15.

The Rossland Public Library has introduced a new Lego Club on the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. The club starts on Thursday, March 7. The Library will supply the Lego – please leave your own at home so that they don’t get mixed up.

Last week for night skiing & boarding at Red Mountain, this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The Red Carpet and T-Bar will be open and if you want to make an evening of it and Rafters is open with their family friendly dinner menu, available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Red Mountain at 250-362-7384 for pricing or check their website at, www.redresort.com .

Soccer at RSS on Wednesday, Feb. 20 has cancelled due to a sporting event at RSS. Soccer will resume the following week.

The Rossland Public Library’s 3 p.m. “Movies & Munchies” program is this Wednesday, Feb. 20! Kids will enjoy five different cartoons from the National Film Board – quirky, interesting independent films – while enjoying a healthy snack! For more information, contact the library, at 250-362-7611 or info@rossland.bclibrary.ca.

The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey Program is going to continue as a drop in program on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. This is a fun introduction to skating, holding a stick and moving the puck around. Parent participation is required for this preschool program. Helmets and skates are a requirement for both. The program will run until March 11.

If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are several opportunities to lace up your skates and join the locals! On Thursdays you can play from 1:45-3:15 p.m. with Johann’s Hockey. On Tuesday nights the Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:15-10:30 p.m. The drop in fee is $10 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the rec department, for $80. Sr.’s Hockey is running in the arena on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 a.m. This ice time is for senior and/or “laid back” players who are committed to ensuring a fun and safe game of hockey. Players are expected to play in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Mike Ramsey at m.ramsey@telus.net. The Saturday Co-Ed Rec Hockey has been cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday /Thursday/Friday/ Sunday ice times.

Interested in Hip Hop & Jazz? The classes are running on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Tuesday classes are running in the Annex from 3-3:45pm for 5-6 year olds and 4-5 p.m. for 7-9 year olds. On Wednesdays, the classes are held at the Miners’ Hall from 3:15-4 p.m. for kids 5-6 years. The classes are taught by Meg Wadsworth and are guaranteed to be high energy, addictive and fun!

Public Skating for the week of Feb. 18-24 is on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Friday Feb. 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. The Sunday 2:30-4 p.m. public skate has cancelled due to the Minor Hockey Tournament. For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the city’s website, at www.rossland.ca. The information can be found under the city hall, arena page.

If you’re a parent of a preschooler, there’s a new Parent & Child Mother Goose Program running on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. To 12 p.m., starting Jan. 12 and running until March 16. This program is offered through the Rossland Public Library for babies 6-18 months and their parents. To reserve a place, please contact the children’s librarian, Lynn Amann, at children@rossland.bclibrary.ca or by phone, at 250-362-7611.

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