REC REPORT: Rick Hansen relay comes through Rossland next week

To commemorate the 25th year of the original tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation is celebrating with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.

Don’t miss the Kootenay’s first opportunity to see the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby’s all-star travel team in action, right here at home! All-Star Kootenay Kannibelles vs Raggedy Rollers All-Stars from the Okanagan-Shuswap at the Rossland arena on Saturday, April 21. It runs from  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance at Rossvegas and $15 at the door.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation is celebrating with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. This time, one man in motion will be representing by many in motion; as 7,000 participants from across Canada, who have made a difference in the lives of others, will pass the singular Rick Hansen medal from one participant to the next, as the relay makes its way across Canada. Join in on the end of day ceremonies on Wednesday, April 25 at the Miners’ Hall starting at 3:30 p.m. with the arrival of Paralympian Kimberly Joines and Rick Hansen.

The 2012 World Harmony Run is a global relay founded by peace leader Sri Chinmoy that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

In 2012, runs will take place throughout North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and New Zealand visiting over 100 countries and covering a total distance of 70,000 km. Over the coming months runners will do about 100-160 km a day. One or two vehicles follow the teams of runners as they carry the torch from town to town each day with each runner expected to cover 10 km or more.

There will be a group of World Harmony Runners coming through Rossland Tuesday, May 1 from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Please contact Gloria Harding at 514-845-1837 or visit www.worldharmonyrun.org for more information on the run.

Please feel free to join in at the beginning or end of the run! The group would encourage everyone to support the run at this time.The run route will be located Highway 3B to Highway 22 carrying onto Trail and then onto Creston.

The runners will carry an Olympic style torch, which symbolizes “World Harmony” while running through town.

National coaching certification program and Gymnastics Foundations Intro Course in Rossland at the MacLean Annex on April 21-22! The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a collaboration of the government of Canada, the provincial/territorial governments, the national and provincial/ territorial sport organizations and the Coaching Association of Canada. The NCCP specifically is a coach training and certification program for many different sports across Canada. NCCP courses are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada.

As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.Register at: www.gymnastics.bc.ca. For more info on the course please contact: Catherine Dubinsky, NCCP Coordinator. Gymnastics BC in Richmond. at 604-333-3493 or toll free at 1-800-556-2242 ext 3.

Announcing Psyched for Life Camp for youth!  Mental Toughness, Training and Outdoor Pursuits with Leslie Beatson, PhD in leadership coaching and consulting.  Join our highly qualified, experienced leaders for a weekend of fun and learning that will lead to your success!  Mental training sessions will be facilitated before each activity and participants will be encouraged to apply skills from sport psychology during activities of choice.

Parents are invited to wrap up portion of the program on Sunday at 2:00pm for an information and Q&A session to help incorporate newly learned skills into daily life and sport.  May 26 and 27, Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Ages 10-13 and 14-17 years (Min. 25 participants) $165. For full program details contact Rossland Recreation at recreation@rossland.ca or 250-362-2327.

Connect Youth Action Summit, is Thursday to Sunday May 3- 6.  Take action in your community. cbt.org/connect.

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!

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!

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