REC REPORT: Spare an hour for the Earth

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m. so pledge to be a part of the FortisBC Earth Hour Challenge.

Pssst…can you spare an hour? Earth Hour is Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m. Pledge to be a part of the FortisBC Earth Hour Challenge and get set to turn off your lights and electronics for one hour. Join the millions that are showing they care about how they use power every hour of every day.

If you have a youth in the house who would like to play soccer this Spring, don’t delay registering them with Kootenay South Soccer. The closing date for registration is March 16. Log on to www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com to register.

If you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break, Shelley Painter will be running March Break Art Classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to March 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2 – 4 p.m. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique. Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule. Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only. For specific information about each day, please log onto www.rossland.ca and look at the Spring Break Art Camp information in the center of the home page.

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 Friday, 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!

The Neighborhood of Learning (NOL) and Visions for Small Schools (VSS) committees have created a survey regarding the school configurations in Rossland. The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Rossland Schools or in hard copy format at city hall.  Important decisions are being made in our school district regarding school configurations and they need your input! The Neighborhood of Learning committee needs to know what Rosslanders want. It is critical that you make your views known so that NOL committee knows what to fight for and what perspectives to present to the school district. All views and ideas matter and they want to hear from a diverse range of people. Make your views known!! Rossland residents completing this survey will be eligible for a $50 draw prize! Please complete this survey by March 19 to be eligible for the draw.

Morning Zumba will be changing to a 7 a.m. start time on Mondays and Thursdays, starting Thursday, February 16.  The class will run from 7:00-8:00am and help you get an early, healthy start to your day!  Classes run in the Miners’ Hall and are $7 drop-in for those younger than 55 years of age and $6 drop in for those older than 55. The early morning classes will run until March 8 if there is enough interest to continue the 7 a.m. class. Evening Zumba will continue on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 – 7 p.m.  If you would like to be on the instructor’s email list, to receive updates about schedule changes, please email Amber, at a_hayes@telus.net.

If you currently enjoy a recreation program in one of the school buildings, please note: all recreation programs either end before Spring Break (March 12-27) or take a break during the two weeks, resuming when school starts again, on March 28. There are no recreation programs when school is not in session.

Rossland REAL Food presents:  Native Pollinator Workshops: A combination of indoor information sessions and outdoor field days, featuring entomologist Lynn Westcott. The indoor information session will be held at the Rossland Legion Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. (starts on time) and will include: An introduction to native pollinators and their importance to our local plant and farm communities; specific information about the types of plants and nesting habitat that native pollinators require to thrive here; and a demonstration of how to make and manage nesting blocks. The indoor workshop is FREE!!! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for the Rossland session by contacting Hanne Smith at 250-362-7767 or smithhanne@gmail.com There are outdoor field days held in conjunction with the indoor information session.  The low altitude field day will be held Rossland on Saturday, June 2 and the high altitude field day will be held in Rossland on Saturday, June 16. Funding and other support for these sessions is provided by Columbia Basin Trust, City of Rossland, Communities in Bloom, Selkirk College, Les Carter and local gardening groups.

 

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