Try the Heritage Walking Tour

There’s an outdoor concert at the Rossland Museum on Wednesday, July 27 starting at 6:30 p.m., with the barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m.

There’s an outdoor concert at the Rossland Museum on Wednesday, July 27 starting at 6:30 p.m., with the barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. The band, Heavy Shtetl with dance instructor Slava Doval, will feature an entertaining night of music and folk dancing. Tickets are $36 for a family of four, and $18 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Rossland Museum or at Rossland Pro Hardware. Bring your own lawnchair and blanket for this great evening of family fun! For more information, please contact the Museum at 250-362-7722 or toll free at 1-888-448-7444. The concert will take place in the outdoor gazebo so that if the weather is less than great, the concert will still go on.

AquaTot lessons at the Pool are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the summer from 11:30 a.m. to noon. This half-hour lesson is for parents and tots to enjoy social time in the water and introduce skills like buoyancy, movement, floating and active water play. Tots will be assessed on the Red Cross Preschool levels Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle. Once your little one has shown mastery of certain skills, they’ll move up to the next level. The guards will keep track of your little person’s progress. When one level is completed, you’ll receive your child’s first Red Cross swimming lessons booklet to keep track of their progression for the next few years. The lessons are drop in and parents can enjoy coming as often or as little as summer holidays permit. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for non members.

Early morning lap swim at the Rossland Pool is now on Tuesday mornings, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cost is $2 for members and $5 for non-members.

The Rossland Public Library has their Summer Reading Club information out and this year’s theme is “Savour Each Word … discover the deliciousness of reading.” With games to play, crafts to make and stories to tell, there’s lots of fun to be had. For more information about age groups and times, please contact the library at 250-362-7611 or

If you’re interested in adult roller hockey at the Rossland Arena, a new co-ordinator has started up the sport. Days of the week and times may change in the future. If you’re interested in playing, please contact Hart Joron at Hart will be able to answer any questions about drop in fees and equipment required.

Junior roller derby in the Rossland Arena has started up, with regular, weekly practices on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Equipment can be purchased at RossVegas or from several online retail stores. For more information, please contact Darlene, the co-ordinator at Junior derby is for girls ages 5-18 years, with the different age categories being split out for safety. There is no contact allowed for junior derby, so there’s no reason to not give it a try!

The Rossland Mountain Market will be taking place every Thursday from 3 p.m. to  6:30 p.m. in downtown Rossland from June 30 – Sept. 29. The Rossland Mountain Market is coordinated by Rossland REAL Food and supports local entrepreneurs to sell their homemade and homegrown goods. The market also strives to work with the local business community and welcomes their ideas and suggestions for the 2011 market season.

Looking for some new places to explore around town? The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society built a few new trails around town last summer and are hard at work again this summer. The Louis Joe Trail is a new trail that starts on Washington Street, right below Thompson Avenue on the east side of the road. The trail winds along behind houses and then meanders off into the forest, across the Trail Creek along to a scenic overlook and finally ends at Redstone. You can link this trail by turning left and walking along the road, and then left again — up the historic Wagon Road, to Irwin Avenue.

The new Heritage Walking Tour of downtown Rossland is also a great way to get outside for an informative and interesting stroll through history. The new walking tour maps are available at city hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Rossland. A great activity to do with visiting friends and family this summer, especially combined with a visit to the museum or after enjoying the Gold Fever Follies show.