REC REPORT: Preschool swimming lessons start next week

Red Cross Swim Kids Levels 1-10 and Preschool Swimming Lessons start next week.

The Summer Brochure can be viewed online, at www.rossland.ca. You can also pick up a hard copy at city hall, in the Recreation Department. If you’re wondering about the Pool schedule, the June schedule is in the Brochure on P.4 and the July/August schedule is on P.5.

If you have a 16 year old teenager who currently holds their Bronze Cross and is thinking about aquatics, please encourage them to keep moving forward with their certifications. They need to take their Standard First Aid – CPR-C, before registering for the NLS. Selkirk College, Trail Campus is holding a Standard First Aid course on Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8 from 8:30-5:00pm. Candidates must register before the course and pick up the manual before the course begins. Please contact Selkirk College, Trail Campus to register.

Red Cross Swim Kids Levels 1-10 and Preschool Swimming Lessons start next week. There are a few spots left if your child is in Level 8, 9 or 10 and in the Preschool sets, Levels SeaTurtle, Crocodile and Whale. Please register at the recreation department.

On Monday, July 9 the City of Trail is offering the next National Lifeguard Standard (NLS) course in our area. They’re holding an NLS from Monday July 9 – Friday, July 13, from 9 – 5 p.m. each day. Course fee is $275. Please contact the aquatic centre for more information.

The Bronze Star course starts next week, Monday July 9 to Thursday July 12, from 11 – 2 p.m. This course is for kids ages 12+ and is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard. Participants develop problem-solving and decision making skills as individuals and as partners.

Betty Go Hard is running an Intermediate Girls Mountain Bike Camp, next week from Monday July 9 to Wednesday, July 11, from 10:00-1:30pm. The camp is for girls 10-15 years of age who want to become better riders and improve their skills and confidence.

There are some new Art Camps at the Rouge Gallery, this summer, for little people ages 5-9 years. During the week of July 9-12 and July 30-August 2, Stephanie Gauvin will be holding art camps that focus on birds, butterflies and animals. To register for the art camps, please contact Stephanie at; 250-362-9132.

Another great opportunity for local teenagers is the Skateboard Instructor Course, coming up in Castlegar on July 7. Ben Wixon is coming to Castlegar from his home town of Portland, Oregon to share his skills in skateboard coaching. For $20 (which includes the manual) Drop In to Skateboarding provides sound strategies and lesson plans for integrating safe skateboarding programs into a variety of public settings including schools, recreation programs, and public skateparks. Spaces are limited to 20 people. Bring your skateboard, helmet and your thoughts on the future for skateboarding in the Kootenay’s. The course is being offered on Saturday, July 7 at the Castlegar Skatepark. The cost is $20 and includes a manual. Requirement include a keen attitude to learn, bring your own skateboard/helmet (some extra helmets and boards will be available) To register, click here. or Email: bcskateboarding@live.com

If you’re interested in having a booth at the Rossland Mountain Market please contact the market coordinator in advance. Please visit www.rosslandfood.com for more information including contact details. Due to the construction, the location has changed to Queen Street between the red roof church and the old fire hall.

If you have a young person in the house who’s interested in film and movie making, the “Lights, Camera, Action” Film Camp is scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 7 to Friday Aug. 10 from 9:30-3:00 p.m. The camp will teach story development, film making and editing and result in a completed project to premier for friends and family in an exciting “wrap up” showcase. Students will benefit from the development of new skills, group work, teamwork and leadership skills.

The Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre are hosting a Kids Triathlon on Saturday, July 7. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 4 and each participant receives a t-shirt, swim cap, water bottle, race number, participation award and a healthy food and beverage post-race celebration for the whole family! For more information, please contact Lisa at 250-364-0888.

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