The Spring Recreation Brochure starts production this week. The guide covers the months of April, May and June. If you would like to run a program, please contact the Recreation Department to discuss opportunities. Community organizations are welcome and encouraged to contact our office with information about your upcoming events and registration dates. All information, including program details, must be in our office by Feb. 15 in order to make the publication deadline.
Please note a cancellation for the Saturday, Co-Ed Rec Hockey, at 8:45 p.m. The Saturday, February 19 Co-Ed Rec Hockey ice time from 8:45-10:00 p.m. is cancelled due to the Smokettes Tournament.
There are two important community meetings regarding RSS and the future of education in Rossland. The first one is the Neighbourhoods of Learning, community meeting on Tuesday, March 1 to bring the community up to date and to discuss the proposed K-12 configuration at RSS. The committee has arranged for parents, teachers and students, with experience in a K-12 environment, to discuss their experiences and to answer any questions. There will be childcare available at the NOL Community Meeting for families with little ones. The second meeting is the following night, on Wednesday, March 2. This is the community meeting being held by the school board, to discuss the ‘Planning for the Future’ process and the new educational directives from the ministry. Both meetings will be held at RSS.
It’s still winter, but the Rossland Pool opens relatively soon and will need to hire qualified lifeguards and instructors for the 2011 season. Staff need to have a minimum of their NLS, CPR C and WSI 1 & 2. Individuals who have previous experience and who also have their LSI are encouraged to apply. Working through the summer at an outdoor pool is a great way to spend a summer! The Rossland Pool is a terrific pool to learn the skills of lifeguarding and instructing and a great place to work. Please drop off a resume at the Recreation Department, City Hall if you’re interested in applying.
Spring Break is coming up soon! The two week break from school falls from Monday March 14 to Friday March 25. We have several gymnastics camps planned for Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17. If your little one hasn’t had a chance to try the gymnastics classes through the recreation department, this is a good opportunity to learn some gymnastics and have fun during Spring Break! Kids will learn some gymnastics fundamentals through instruction and games with a circuit format set up in the Annex gym. Classes for 3-4 year olds is from 10:00-10:45 a.m., the class for 5-6 year olds is from 11:00-11:45 a.m., the class for 7-9 year olds is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and the class for 10-12 year olds is from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Spaces are limited – don’t delay if you want to register!
The 2011 Backcountry Film Festival is on Sunday, February 27 in the Miners’ Hall. The film festival is about celebrating the human powered experience and promises a night of films featuring outdoor fun and reverie. There’s a great line up of films, including one called “Extreme Tobagganing”, filmed by and starring a cast of teenage girls whose enthusiasm will make you smile. Several local filmmakers are included in the line up as well – Stew Spooner, Michele Desjardins, Jim Firstbrook and Dave Health are all included in the list of outdoor adventure films.
With Spring in the air, the local foodies are starting to think about gardens. Check out the rosslandfood.com site for information about upcoming lectures, movies, bee workshops and seed swaps.
Do you have a young person who wants to play soccer? Youth soccer in our area is huge, and is run by the Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association. Due to overwhelming popularity and sheer numbers, their registration is early this year. Registrations will not be accepted after February 25, 2011 and are done online. To register, please visit, www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com.