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Don’t miss Gold Fever Follies
With the last stretch of summer in front of us, make sure you cross off a few “must do’s” before it’s too late. The Gold Fever Follies show, which runs Tuesday to Saturday every week, with shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. is a definite “must do”. The show is receiving great review this year, with an excellent cast and lots of funny historical references. An excellent way to learn a bit about the history of Rossland! For more information about ticket prices and cast information, check out their website at www.goldfeverfollies.com
The Rossland Pool is offering the Bronze Cross from Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19 from noon to 5 p.m. daily. The Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training – including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. The Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) and Instructor certification.
There’s a Kids Kung Fu class for kids 7-10 years coming up, starting August 15 and running until Friday, August 19 with a second session running from August 22 to 26. This is a traditional Kung Fu class that challenges kids physically while increasing their mental well being. The class is fun, action packed and challenging. Bare feet, comfortable clothing and a water bottle are all the kids need. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Rossland Arena. Right after the Kung Fu class, starting at 11:00 a.m. is the Teen Self Defence Class. This class teaches personal defence methods that are fuelled by adrenaline and taught to participants through martial techniques and scenario examples. This class also covers core exercises, total body stretching, strength, flexibility and mental awareness. The class runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for kids ages 11-13 years.
Do you have a young writer in the house? Direct them to the “Express Yourself”, BC Kids Writing Contest. The contest is open to kids between the ages of 8-12 years who live in BC. Children can write a story, a poem, a play or some other piece of writing as long as it is no longer than 300 words. For more information about the contest, check out the website at: http://expressyourself.bclibraries.ca .
The Rossland Public Library has their Summer Reading Club information out and this year’s theme is “Savour Each Word…discover the deliciousness of reading”. With games to play, crafts to make and stories to tell, there’s lots of fun to be had. For more information about age groups and times, please contact the Library at 250-362-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To see what the Summer Reading Kids have been up to check out the website: http://rossland.bclibrary.ca/kids/summer-reading-club-2011. The last Summer Reading Club week is 22-26 August and the theme will be Party! The Summer Reading Staff encourages all the kids who have attended, even once, to come out and receive their certificates and medals and enjoy party games and treats. There may be prizes involved, too!
AquaTot lessons at the Pool are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This half hour lesson is for parents and tots to enjoy social time in the water and introduce skills like buoyancy, movement, floating and active water play. Tots will be assessed on the Red Cross Preschool levels Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle. Once your little one has shown mastery of certain skills, they’ll move up to the next level. The guards will keep track of your little person’s progress. When one level is completed, you’ll receive your child’s first Red Cross Swimming Lessons booklet to keep track of their progression for the next few years. The lessons are drop in and parents can enjoy coming as often or as little as summer holidays permit. Cost is $2.00 for members and $3.00 for non members.
The Recreation Department is currently working on the Fall and Winter Brochure. The brochure typically spans the months of September to December but in the interest of saving paper, printing costs and administrative time, the Recreation Department will be combining the Fall and Winter Brochures into one brochure, spanning the months of September to March.
If you have a hobby or an interest and would like to offer a program that falls into these months, please contact our Department to discuss available options. The deadline is past, so don’t delay to contact our office!