REC REPORT: Co-ed hockey and many more programs starting soon

If you have a child between the ages of 5-10 years who would like to play hockey this winter, Co-Ed Kids Rec Hockey starts in October.

With the Fall and Winter Brochure in the mailboxes and online, registrations have been busy! There are lots of new and exciting programs and courses to check out! If you didn’t receive one in the mail, log on to www.rossland.ca, then City Hall, then Rossland Recreation, then Program Guide.

If you have a child between the ages of 5-10 years who would like to play hockey this winter, consider registering them for the Co-Ed Kids Rec Hockey that starts on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3:45 p.m. This is a fun, non-contact hockey program that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills and drills and enjoy a short game of scrimmage hockey at the end of each session.

For the second year in a row, a local hockey enthusiast has generously donated two scholarships for two lucky hockey players who would like to join the Co-Ed Kids Rec Hockey program. Children can put their names into a draw at the Rossland News – located on Columbia, beside the Sunshine Café. Everyone whose name is entered into the draw will be eligible to have their name drawn for the scholarship. Watch for details in the newspaper over the next few weeks. The draw date is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Folk Dancing in the Miners’ Hall starts this week, on Thursday Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. This is a new night for Folk Dancing – if you’re new to town or wanting to try a new activity, get some exercise and have some fun – Folk Dancing is a great option! There are no complicated steps required – just a sense of rhythm and humour and the desire to have fun! Newcomers are very welcome!

There’s a Beginners Salsa Dance Workshop coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 12-4 p.m. in the Miners’ Hall. Salsa is a fun and easy dance to learn with a partner – no experience is required and it’s open to all ages.

If you’re looking for a way to relax, get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather – check out the Sunday afternoon Hike & Yoga on Sunday, Sept.16 from 1:30-4 p.m. Join Betty Go Hard and Yoga with Chelsea on Sunday afternoon for a unique experience that will leave you rejuvenated and ready to take on your week.

If you have a preschooler in the house and you would like to introduce music to them, the Sunrise Program from “Music for Young Children” starts on Oct. 3 and runs until Dec. 5. The class is on Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and is for children 3-4 years of age and a parent. This music curriculum develops your child’s listening awareness, fine motor skills, social interactions, confidence and attention span. All books, materials, instruments and CD are included.

A Beginner’s Violin and Fiddle class is starting on Oct. 4 and running until Nov. 8. The class is on Thursdays, from 7-7:45 p.m. in the RSS Library. This is a class for those who have never had violin experience or music training, and also those who have had frustrations in the past. If you require an instrument, you can rent one from the instructor.

If you have a young actor in the house, check out SCENEstudio Acting, in Rossland. The new acting school, located in the old Bank of Montreal building at 2010 Washington, offers ongoing programming for little people to teenagers. Contact, mikealicia@scenestudio.ca or at 250-521-1559 for more information.

There’s a presentation on Saturday night, by Project Somos – the organization that is working to build a children’s village in Guatemala. Several local Rosslanders have volunteered with Project Somos within the last two years. Steve Knox spent seven weeks volunteering during 2011 and this past summer volunteered with his daughters, Devin and Ellie, for another three weeks. Project Somos welcomes volunteers and encourages people to contact them to discuss their options. Heather Knox and Greg Kemp, the founders of the organization, will be speaking at Café Books West on Washington Street, from 6 -7:30 p.m. For more information about Project Somos, please check out their website at www.projectsomos.org, or contact them for information, at info@projectsomos.org.

On Sunday, Sept.16 the Joe Hill Coffee House kicks off its first gathering of the season. The Joe Hill Coffee House is a long standing tradition that dates back to the horse and buggy era of local musicians, poets, authors and dancers showcasing their talents for a welcoming audience. The Coffee House is located at the Miners Hall and the entertainment starts at 7 p.m. The atmosphere is a relaxing café setting with coffee, tea, and yummy things to eat. For more information, contact Les Carter at retrac01@telus.net

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