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The Week in REC!

Spring Recreation Brochure is out! 

The Spring Brochure is available online at,  Recreation Program Guide, and in hardcopy at the Public Library and the Credit Union.   There are lots of great, new programs to check out!  Many of the REC Programs have a drop in option, or you can register even after the starting date.  Please let us know if you’re interested in either option for one of the programs listed. 

Recreation Programs Coming Up!

Pottery Classes starting soon….. 

Make a set of 4 Coffee Mugs – starts next week!

Come and make 4 slab coffee mugs for your home. We will be using coils, stamps & special underglaze for decoration.

DATES: April 14 & 21 glaze class May 12 (4:00-5:00pm);  TIMES:  Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm;  LOCATION: Miner's Hall

FEES:  $90.00, plus $5.00 for clay RCPS;    (Please bring the $5.00 to the 1st class);  AGES:  7-12 years

CLASS SIZE:    Min. 4/ Max. 6;  INSTRUCTOR:  Sarah Zanussi 


Make a Mother’s Day Gift - Pottery Workshop

Come and create a special jewelry box for your mother that will be wrapped and ready for Mother’s Day!  DATES:  Monday, April 13; TIMES:  3:30-5:00pm (for 6-9 year olds) or 5:30-7:00pm (for 10-14 years olds);   FEES:  $30.00 plus $5.00 payable to the Pottery Society for purchasing clay. 


Adult Wheel & Hand Building

This course is a six week Beginner to Intermediate Level Class in learning to use the potter's wheel and or hand building methods.  No prior experience is required. This program introduces, or reviews, basic techniques in throwing pottery.  Projects will be self-determined by skill level and will include bowls, drinking vessels, (with or without handles) as well as some lidded forms and various other ceramic creations.  This course runs for six weeks.  Clay is not included in the course fee, but can be purchased from the Pottery Society for $25.00 per bag.  DATES:  April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, & June 2;  TIMES:  Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm;  LOCATION:  Pottery Studio, Miners Hall;  FEES:$185.00 plus GST plus $25.00 for clay,  payable to the RCPS on the first class;  INSTRUCTOR:  Sarah Zanussi


Kid’s Yoga – NEW Dates! 

This playful new class will introduce kids to basic yoga positions through games and other activities. This class is light on meditation and heavy on fun:) Ages 6-12, no experience necessary!  DATES:  April 15– May 20, 2015;  TIMES: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm;  AGES:  6-12 years;  LOCATION:  Miners’ Hall;  FEES:  $45/child (6 classes);  Drop-ins welcome $8/class  INSTRUCTOR:  Kim Rawkins, RYT


Junk Art – NEW Dates!

There’s always lots of junk around the house.  Come and find out how to turn that “junk” into wonderful art!  Most projects will be 3D and building.  If you are a hands on kid who likes to build, this is the class for you!

DATES:  April 15-May 6;  TIMES:  Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm;  LOCATION:  Arena Lounge;  FEES:  $45.00; 

AGES:    Ages: 7-12;  INSTRUCTOR:  Shelley Painter


Collage/Mixed Media Art – NEW Dates!

Collages have many different looks, we are going to explore some of these looks.  Magazines, cut paper, various textures, paint, transfers, ripped paper, marker, sewing … the combinations are endless!  Come, create a variety of collages.  DATES:  April 1-April 22;  TIMES:  Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm;  LOCATION:  Arena Lounge; 

FEES:  $45.00;  AGES:  Ages: 7-12;  INSTRUCTOR:  Shelley Painter


Bike Mechanics 101 (Co-Ed) with Revolution Cycles

Bike Mechanics 101 will teach you the basic skills to help you maintain your mountain bike, manage trailside repairs and learn what equipment you should always carry with you.  The program is offered in an open forum style and will be tailored to the group's needs.  Bring your own bike and get all of your questions answered!  If you’ve purchased a bike with Revolution Cycles in the last few years, the course is free!  DATES:  Session #1:  Monday, April 13, 2015

Session #2:  Tuesday, April 28, 2015;  TIME:  6:30-8:30pm;  LOCATION:     Revolution Cycles, 1990 Columbia Ave.

FEES: $25.00, includes GST ;  CLASS SIZE: Min. 5/Max. 10


Karate for Kids 7-14years - Starts March 31!

Karate is an ongoing program in Rossland. The Rossland Chito-Ryu Karate Dojo is welcoming new students and any old Shotokan members to come and train with our Registered/Certified Karate Program.  This program is registered with  KarateBC,  Registered/Certified Black Belt Instruction, NCCP Certified Coaches.   Participating in the Karate classes requires an annual membership payment to Karate BC ($55.00) and BC Chito-kai membership payment, ($12.00).  If you register with a friend at the same time—you get one month training for free!  DATES:  Spring Semester:  April 2 - June 18, 2015;  TIMES:  Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm;  LOCATION:  Miners Hall;  FEES:      $250.00 per semester, $100.00 per month;  AGES:  7-14 years; INSTRUCTOR:  Scott Hutcheson


Creative Movement with Annika Dixon-Reusz

These classes are designed to allow children to express themselves through movement.  The goal is to teach kids to feel their muscles and interpreting music. The children will finish with a better understanding and feeling of how their body moves. Kids will use ordinary objects such as scarves to make their movements bigger. They will learn to use their imagination to express their emotions through dance.  SESSION #1:  10-13 years DATES:  April 10 - May 15, 2015, (no class May 1, 2015);  TIMES: Fridays; 4:00-5:00pm (10-13years old);  SESSION #2:         6-9 years;  DATES:  April 12– May 10, 2015;  TIMES:            Sundays; 10:45-11:45 (6-9years);  LOCATION:  Miners’ Hall;  FEES:  $50.00 per session;   


YOGA, Yoga and more yoga!


Kid’s Yoga – NEW Dates! 

This playful new class will introduce kids to basic yoga positions through games and other activities. This class is light on meditation and heavy on fun:) Ages 6-12, no experience necessary!  DATES:  April 15– May 20, 2015;  TIMES: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm;  AGES:  6-12 years;  LOCATION:  Miners’ Hall;  FEES:  $45/child (6 classes);  Drop-ins welcome $8/class  INSTRUCTOR:  Kim Rawkins, RYT


Morning Yoga with Marnie Laser – 6:30am!

Start your day off with a mindful practice to stretch and strengthen your body, open your heart and steady your mind. This class will include a centering followed by breath work, asana, and relaxation. You will be encouraged to meet your body where it's at and gently guide it to a new level of well-being both on and off the matt. A morning practice is a great way to awaken your awareness and integrate your body/mind so that you are ready to receive what the day may bring. All welcome, please bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Date: February 3-March 12.  Time: Tuesdays; 6:30-7:30am.  Location: Miners’ Hall.  Fees: $45/5x punch pass or $10 drop-in fee


Yoga Flow with Cynthia Anonuevo, RYT

These carefully sequenced flow classes focus on alignment to suit your body’s needs.  Learn how Yoga can compliment your seasonal sport or activity.  Stretch.  Strengthen.  Breathe.  Relax.  Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, Miners Hall, everyone welcome, $40.00 drop in. 


Earth Day – April 22!!

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and every day too!  There are two courses coming up that will help you to be a better Gardener. 


Grow Your Best Organic Garden Ever, with Gill Eames.  Learn from soil enthusiast Gill Eames who has been teaching organic gardening across the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years!  Attendees will be taught how to determine what soil amendments their garden needs, in what amounts and how and when to apply them.  Gill will also discuss what role each of these amendments, including Biochar play, in creating healthy 7th generation soils and the unique geological advantages that Rosslanders have growing in a caldera during a time of climate change.  Soil testing services and prescription soil amendment products will be available for purchase.  Contact the Recreation Department at 250-362-2327 or recreation@rossland.cato register. 


Learn How To Save Your Own Seeds – A 3 Part Workshop

This will be a three part workshop that will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am.   The dates are May 16, June 27 and September 19. 

The first class on Saturday, May 16 is mainly theory and will cover the many reasons to save seeds, flower anatomy and pollination, biennial and annual plants, outbreeding and inbreeding, why some seeds are harder to save than others and plant propagating and culture. 

The second class on Saturday June 27 will be hands on and in the garden.  Topics will be about choosing which plants to save seed from, how to care for them and hand pollination.  We’ll take a close look at saving seeds from spinach, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, some flowers, herbs and the squash family.  There will be lots of time to ask questions! 

The third class on September 19 will be another “hands on” and in the garden workshop.  We will discuss when and how to harvest your seeds, learn how to clean and store seeds including seeds that need fermenting and a little bit about plant breeding. 

The Instructor, Sarah Flood has had a lifelong passion for growing plants.  After she became concerned about the huge loss of vegetable and fruit varieties and the commercialization of seed production she became interested in seed production and selection.  She has years of experience in seed saving and has taken workshops from Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds and attended the Farm Folk City Folk BC Seeds Gathering.  She is looking forward to passing on her knowledge to other enthusiastic gardeners. 

Contact the Recreation Department at 250-362-2327 or recreation@rossland.cato register. 


Monashee Institute – Permaculture Course!

Are you interested in Permaculture?  The Monashee Institute is running a course over the May 8-10 weekend, in Rossland, at the Moon Gravity Farm in lower Rossland.  Instructor Andrew Bennet will be running the course. 

Three days of intense, in-depth, in-situ learning of core tenets in permaculture design. Patterns in nature, water and earthworks, energy and food forests, soils and livestock, climate strategies, building shelter and society, and alternative livelihoods.  Find out more and register:

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Youth Soccer Registration

All soccer players born 1997-2010 register now! Register online only at:

For more information contact


Rossland Youth Action Network

Check out the new Youth Space at 2076 Columbia – 2 doors West from the Post Office!

Coordinator, Mike Kent has lots of great programs and opportunities to roll out this year and the excitement is just starting!  If you are a Youth between the ages of 12 and 18 or you have a Youth in that age bracket, please check out the website at  or “like” them on Facebook at,  The Youth Action Network guarantees that teenagers in Rossland have “something to do”!  


Creating a Supportive Rossland Project – Button Making Extravaganza Thursday, April 9!

As part of the Creating a Supportive Rossland Project there’s a movie in the making!  Several local Youth will be creating an LGBTQ Rossland video that will be premiered during Youth Week.  The focus of the video will be to educate the community and identify supportive community members who are available to listen and provide guidance to any Youth who are dealing with questions of sexuality or gender identification. 

On Thursday, April 9 from 4:00-6:00pm the YAN space is hosting a button making extravaganza event where you can use one of the button makers to make your own button to show your support.   Bring your kids and tell your friends – this event is open to the community. 

The YAN is also finalizing the details of a workshop on Human Sexuality Training that will be available to the Public as a way to build awareness, comfort, confidence and the competence required to talk about sexuality in an unbiased,      non-judgmental, knowledgeable and inclusive manner.   If you’d like to get involved in this important community initiative, please contact


Art Drop in night on Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm

Starting March 2nd, we will be offering an art drop in night at our new space next door to RHC Insurance down town.  There will be no instruction, just a space to be creative with other youth artists.  We will have guest artists present to lend support.  Guest Artists:  March 2 & 9 – painter Stephanie Gauvin March 16 & 23 – air brush artist Colin Taylor.   Other guest artists to be announced!


Youth Action Network Grants

The Youth Action Network will provide grants to youth 12-18 years old to assist them in personal development.  These grants can be used to pay or help pay for certifications required for employment or personal development opportunities.  You can apply for up to $200 in the calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2015). The Grant Selection Committee may ask you to support your application with more details.

Applications are now being accepted at There is a limited amount of grant money available.  Applications will be processed as they are received until the grant fund is expended.


The Rossland Makerlab

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm in the new Youth Space at 2076 Columbia!  Come to this FREE drop in to get support in learning 3D modelling, printing and all things technology based.  Knowledgeable mentors are on hand to answer your questions and help you get you going.  Please bring a laptop if you can.


Parkour & Freerunningat the RSS Auditorium $5 Drop In

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm – Pure Parkour for ages 8yrs and up.  Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm – Parkour & Freerunning.  (The Thursday Parkour is now only for teens – guaranteed – no one younger!  For this advanced session you must be invited by an instructor.  Parkour, the “Art of Movement”.  Involvement in Parkour requires consistent, disciplined training with an emphasis on functional strength, physical conditioning, balance, creativity, fluidity, control, precision, spatial awareness, and looking beyond the traditional use of objects.


Teck Children’s Series – Charles Bailey Theatre – Saturday, May 2

On May 2, Cadence Vocal Band is coming to the Charles Bailey Theatre!  The three times Juno Award Nominee Band entertains you with an A Cappella History of Music!  Take a trip through time with Cadence as they cover 100 years of vocal music in 50 minutes!  This Juno nominated quartet will cover such material as Gregorian Chant, Classical, Choral, Jazz, Doo-Wop, Rock, Blues and more, incorporating mind blowing instrumental imitation, high energy antics and audience participation.  The show is at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 2 and all seats are $15.00.  Tickets are available in person or by phone at the Charles Bailey Theatre Box Office or at 250-368-9669 /


Rossland Public Library

The Library has lots of great programs and events running in the next few days, weeks and months!   On Fridays at 11:00am the Books and Babies songs and story time happens for little ones 0 to 30 months.   Every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm there is something  going on in the Library for school aged kids.  The Page Turners program is for kids 8-11 years old, the second Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm.  The Board Games Club for kids 6-12 years runs the fourth Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm


RDKB Trash to Treasure Day - Saturday, April 25

This 1 day event is your chance to help reduce waste by giving away your used household items or claiming treasures from your neighbours!  Collect unwanted household items and place them by the curb where treasure hunters can access them without disrupting traffic.  Create a sign to let treasure hunters know that your items are up for grabs.  Remove all your remaining items by 4:00pm.  You can download a sign for your lawn at www.rdck.caor


Digital Arts & New Media Year End Show – April 17

The Digital Arts and New Media Students at Selkirk college are hosting their annual year end exhibition on April 17 from 6:00-9:00pm at Mary Hall, Tenth Street in Nelson.  This event will feature the work of both the first and second year students.  Among the features at this year’s show will be an exhibit of digital and fine art, a compilation of video, and other interactive presentations.  We hope you will join us for this special night. 


Standard First Aid with CPR-C   Rossland Arena Lounge,  April 25 & 26, 2015

Designed to give serious training for regular citizens and professionals who encounter emergency situations.  This course provides comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace.  Practice a variety of topics from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR, prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine.  Learn the use of an automated external defibrillator.  To register, call Selkirk College, at 250-364-5770.