REC REPORT: Only one week of pool fun left for the year

With a few extra Guards who can keep the Pool open longer than previous summers It will remain open until Wednesday, Aug 29.

With a few extra Guards who can keep the Pool open longer than previous summers; the Rossland Pool will remain open this summer, until Wednesday, Aug. 29.  The schedule has been reduced to reflect the dwindling Staff, as they leave Rossland to start University and College in the next few days.

Pool Hours Saturday, Aug. 25 to Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Saturday, Aug. 25: open 1-6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 27: open 12-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28: open 12-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: open 12-5 p.m.

If you haven’t enjoyed a swim in the Pool this summer, don’t delay…summer is almost over and the pool will close soon!

The Rossland Heritage Celebration is holding a Youth Essay Contest about life in Rossland, in the early 1900s.  If you’re between 8 – 12 years old, you’re invited to submit a story about old Rossland in 500 words or less.  Sign up at the Library with your topic to get a FREE pass to the Museum in order to do some research.  There are age categories for kids 8-9 years, 10-11 years and for kids 12 years old.  The winner in each category receives a $100 gift certificate from Revolution Cycle! The deadline is Friday Aug. 31 so don’t delay! Register at the library today!

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. There are lots of new and exciting events, participants and musicians this year. Look for the Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey organization with their fabulous birds and a Magician’s act scheduled for a presentation in the Lounge.  For more information, check out the festival’s page on Facebook – 2012 Rossland Golden City Days. Enjoy games, food, music, softball, frolf, a parade, Garter Girls Saloon, Eagles burgers, golf tourney, Taste of Rossland and much, much more.  Look for the Golden City Days brochure, available at the beginning of September.

The Rubberhead Bike Festival is coming up quickly!  Sunday, Sept. 2 the Seven Summits Poker Ride is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  This epic, 36 km non-competitive poker ride over the Seven Summits Trail takes you over several big climbs and some great, long descents.  You must be in good shape and have a well maintained bike!  Pre-registration is required.  Cost: $45. For more information or to register, contact Tyler at Revolution Cycle, at 250-362-5688. www.revolutioncycles.ca or tyler@revolutioncycles.ca

Huck-en Berries Bike Jam runs Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. The 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 race 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 Race for kids 5-95 years old is on Saturday, Sept. 8.  This 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 5-6 years,  7-8 years and 9-11 years 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.

The brochure is being put together and will be available online by Friday, Aug. 24 and in your mailboxes by the end of the month.  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.  The brochure can be viewed, online, at www.rossland.ca

 

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