REC REPORT: Plenty of new programs starting soon

The Spring Brochure has gone to print and will be available in the mailboxes, by the third week of March.

The Spring Brochure has gone to print and will be available in the mailboxes, by the third week of March.  If you would like to view it online, please log onto www.rossland.ca, City Hall, Rossland Recreation, Program Guide.  The online version of the Brochure is available now. Registration for programs began Monday, March 18.

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 (five day week) and March 25-28, (four day week). Children ages 6-12 years can register for the one day option at $18/day or for several days or a full week at $80/week. Week two is a four day camp at $64/four days or $18/day. Spaces are limited and the instructor will require advance notice to ensure there are enough materials for each day.

Golden Bear Childcare Centre is offering an excellent Spring Break childcare option for children five years and up! Daily drop-in cost is $35/day.  Hours of operation are (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Contact Ketna at Golden Bear for registration: 250-362-5856

If you’re looking for more activities for the kids during spring break, Red Mountain has three day Ski and Snowboard Camps for every level. Check their website, at www.redresort.com or call the resort at 250-362-7384.

The Rossland Pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re already looking for qualified, certified staff for the 2013 season. 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. Applications will be received by individuals who possess their NLS and WSI. If you are currently working on obtaining your WSI and will have it by June 2013, please forward your resume indicating where you’re taking the course and when you’ll be completed.  Resumes should be forwarded to the recreation department as soon as possible.

CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy) is offering two Computer Workshops in April. Workshop #1: Learn how to use Facebook:  In this hands-on workshop you can set up your own Facebook page, upload photos, and find friends and more! This workshop is located at Rossland Public Library on Wednesday April 17 at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: Free for seniors! For Workshop #2: Learn all about shopping safely online. In this workshop you will learn safe online practices, get helpful tips, and much more. Come and practice your shopping skills! Located at Rossland Public Library on Friday April 19 at 1 pm – 3:30 pm. Cost: Free for Seniors Register now as seats are limited! Only 10 seats per workshop.

To register, please contact Tiffaney (Greater Trail Community Literacy Co-ordinator) at 250.921.7289.

There are lots of great new programs coming up! Check out Indoor Soccer for Ages 5-7 year olds with Jorge Rivas! This is a great opportunity for children 5-7 years old to have fun and learn some new soccer skills and drills while the fields are drying out. Soccer is a great way to become a team player while learning appropriate sporting behavior! Parent participation is encouraged! There will be a $2 drop-in opportunity for the first two classes for children who want to try out this new program. If there are any parent helpers interested in volunteer coaching with Jorge or would like to coach 8-10 year olds please contact the recreation department for details. There will be an interest list at the recreation department for 8-10 year olds until a coach is confirmed.  Start-up date is Tuesday, April 9 – May 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the MacLean Elementary School gymnasium. Cost is $20/seven classes. A Minimum of eight participants is needed to run the class, so register now!

If you need your boating certificate, Mike Fairweather is teaching the Boating Basics course – the Canadian Coast Guard accredited boating proficiency course. The all-day course is being held in the Arena Lounge on Saturday, April 13. For little tykes, there’s Preschool T-Ball and Tumbalina with Pam Shirley and Creative Movements with Kootenay Danceworks.  For children ages 5-10 years, there’s Little Kids Rugby, Rec Gymnastics, Bike Maintenance, Tennis, Mountain Biking Courses and Pottery.

For Youth, check out the Violin/Fiddle course, the Babysitters Course and some more advanced Mountain Biking courses.  Gabby Jangula with Out of Bounds Fitness is going to be teaching some courses through the REC Department.  On Wednesdays and Fridays, starting April 3, Gabby is offering an Early Spin & Strength class in her Studio.  From May 14 to June 20, Gabby is running a Corelates course in the Miners Hall.  This course is an amazing workout using Pilates and core strengthening exercises to tone the entire body.  There are also several exciting new Mountain Biking courses, including a Bike Maintenance course for women, offered by Revolution Cycles.

If you’re a crafter, there are several exciting new courses – including a Table runner quilting course, a gorgeous painted Wall Hanging course, a Scrapbooking workshop and a Pottery Lasagna Pan Course.

 

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