No end of choices in Rossland

There is so much going on right now in Rossland, the Rec. Dept. has split their listings out into this week and coming up.

There is so much going on right now, we’ve split it out into this week, and coming up!

This week!

Rossland REC Spring Brochure

The Spring Brochure is almost done and will be available by the third week of March.   Look for it online, at,  Recreation Program Guide and in hard copy at the Public Library, the Credit Union and City Hall.


Rossland Arena – available ice

The last day of operations at the Rossland Arena is on Friday, March 14.  If you’d like to rent ice this week, give us a call right away.


Public Skating Schedule for the week of March 10-14, 2014

The last public skating of the season is this Wednesday, March 12 from 6:30-7:45pm.  For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the City’s website, at , then Arena page.


Wrap up parties and year end celebrations!

The Figure Skating Club is wrapping up a successful year and is showcasing their talents at their annual year end show.  Wednesday, March 12 from 4:30-6:00pm the Figure Skaters will be presenting, “RFSC goes to the Movies!”   Admission is by donation, refreshments are available and the public is encouraged to come enjoy and support the young skaters.


The Hip Hop and Dance classes are holding their wrap up dance party on Friday, March 14 at the Miners Hall from 5:30-6:30pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and support the young dancers!


REDroc Modern Jive for Beginners

Check out the Tuesday beginner dance class at the Miners Hall!  Discover Modern Jive  – a creative, stylish and constantly evolving style of dance that doesn’t require tricky footwork or a partner!  Loved by people of all ages, abilities and musical tastes!  Every Tuesday night at the Miners Hall at 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Folk Dancing this week!

Join Dave Cornelius and the gang for an evening of fun, exercise, dance and laughter at the Miners Hall – Thursday, March 13 at 7:00pm.  Drop in is $8.00.  For more information:

The Rossland Youth Action Network

The Rossland Youth Action Network’s aim is to “increase activities for youth in the community and support opportunities and services for youth aged 12 -18 years old.” This goal has been made possible by the Columbia Basin Trust, who support the Network with their Community Directed Youth Funds.  The Rossland YAN is on Facebook!  Check out the activities that are shaping up for the International Youth Week, first week in May!!

In partnership with the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture, there are lots of amazing programs for youth coming up!



The Winner of 7 Academy Awards, the movie is being shown at the Miners Hall on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are on sale at Café Books for $3.00 or available at the door for $5.00.


Ski / Snowboard Film and the Importance of Storyline

Saturday, March 15th 7:30-9:00pm at the Miners Hall

Join internationally renowned ski photographer Mark Shapiro for an evening of watching new ski/snowboard films shot by film wizard Guido Perrini, followed by a discussion of the merits of a solid story and some great camera work.

Coming up next week and beyond!

Spring Break Art Classes

The Rec Department is running Art Classes throughout Spring Break, from 3:00-5:00pm at the Arena Lounge.  Instructor Shelley Painter will have lots of amazing programs –each day is a different focus.  For more information, you can view the complete schedule of activities, on the City’s website, at, City Hall, main page.

Seedy Sunday – March 23!

Last week’s column had some incorrect information about the Seedy Sunday.  Please note:  March 23 at the Miners Hall!  Rossland’s annual flower and vegetable seed sale event with local seeds grown right here in the Kootenays!   Save the date – Sunday, March 23 at the Miners Hall.  The seed swap is from 1:00-4:00pm and then a talk by Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds on “saving seeds as if our lives depended on it”.  After supper, a movie on urban farming, “Growing Cities” will be shown.


RCAC & Rossland Youth Action Network present:  Film Special Effects

April 5, 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Miners Hall

Get your film in tip top shape for entry into the U10 Film Festival.  Give it the edge it needs by learning special effects.


Mountain Bike Academy Program!

Seven Summits Centre for Learning is working on a Mountain Bike Academy program for local youth.  The program will start in April and run until June.  Program details include; trail building, bike maintenance, instruction and coaching and a trip or two out of town to check out the trails and Mountain Bike Parks in BC.  More information will be available soon!


Rossland Seniors

The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week!  On Mondays at 1:30pm the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets.  Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information.   On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7:00pm.  Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information.   On Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play.  The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music.  Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall.  Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465.  On Thursdays between 9:30-11:00am join the Seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.

Rossland Public Library

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  Lego Club, Teen Night,

Storytime, French Club, Movies & Munchies, NFB Film Club, Book Club, and Cocoa and Movies during Winter

Carnival are some of the great programs running in January.




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