Rossland recreation report

Lifeguarding, babysitting, home schooling and the circus.

  • Apr. 27, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The circus is coming

The Clark and Barnes Circus is coming to the Rossland Arena May 11.

This circus includes mainly performers and acrobats. Show times: 4:30 and 7 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show. Tickets are sold at Delicious Baby and Kids Boutique.

Pre-sale tickets include adult: $15 and children $7. Tickets at the door include: adults: $20 and child $10.

Week of arts, culture

Arts and Culture week is April 21-27 and Rossland is celebrating with an evening for readers and writers.

The “Conversations with Writers” evening at the Rossland Gallery is on Wednesday, April 24 from 7-9 p.m. and is presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, the Rossland Library and hosted by author Almeda Glenn Miller.

Enjoy stimulating conversations with local writers Susan Andrews Grace, Adrian Barnes and Rosa Jordan, followed by readings, questions and answers.

Babysitting course

The Babysitters Course has been postponed to Saturday, May 25 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rossland Arena Lounge in order for more youth to register.

If your child is interested in babysitting this summer, this is a great course to prepare them for that responsibility. The eight-hour course covers eight topics, including; responsibilities, child development, nutrition, behavior, emergencies, safety and first aid, illness, physical challenges and special needs issues.

Lifeguard prep

If you’re thinking about becoming a lifeguard and you’ve already taken your bronze medallion, there’s a Standard First Aid coming up in May, with the NLS right behind it.

Contact the Castlegar Community Complex to register for the two day Standard First Aid course which runs Saturday May 11-12. The National Lifeguard Service Award starts two weeks later and runs over a month. The Castlegar Complex can be reached at 250-365-3386.

Trail Parks and Recreation is offering an NLS Course at the end of June. NLS (National Lifeguard Standard) is one of the required courses needed to become employable as a lifeguard. The course runs Friday, June 21-30 and the cost is $400. Anyone wanting to register can call (250) 364-0888.

Further questions regarding the course can be directed to Gabby Kravski- Aquatic Coordinator for Trail by email at or by phone: 250-364-0839.


If you’re a homeschooler, the Rossland Library has a new Homeschoolers Support program at the library on Fri- day afternoons. For more information and a schedule, contact Lynn at or call 250-362-7611.

Spring brochure

There are a couple updates for recreation programs whose dates have changed since the Spring Brochure was printed.

The recreation department tries to ensure that all last minute information, changes and updates are posted on the City’s website, at Look for the recreation department’s Program Guide—that’s where we’ll post any updates.

If you use Facebook, consider becoming our “friend” and all our updates will come straight to you. We also try to post information on—a great community re- source for information.

The Recreation Department will start putting together the Summer brochure soon. This publication spans the months of June, July and August. If you would like to run a program, please contact our department to discuss your ideas.

If you’re a community organization who would like a special event advertised in the Community Events and Information section, please email us the specifics, at recrea-


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