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Rosslanders are counting down the days until Rossland Beer Company finally opens its doors. In the meantime, partners Petri Raito and Ryan Arnaud have organized a fun competition to keep beerdrinkers in the loop. The two are after a name for their pale ale which is described on their Facebook site as: “juicy . . . a big blast of citrus hops that works into a bitter OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK grassy hop on the finish. A sweet malt 2104 COLUMBIA AVENUE, helps to balance this beer out . . .” ROSSLAND ✩ 250-362-2280 Wanting a name that reflects the YourRossland Horoscope For the Week they’ve already relifestyle, withceived Michael O’Connor quite ainside few suggestions: Mine Horoscope the West Kootenay Advertiser Shaft Pale Ale, Pay Dirt and HopiliFor the Week cious, to name a few. But they’re open with Michael O’Connor inside the West Kootenay Advertiser to more suggestions.

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They’ll pick their favourite three and then have people vote for the best on their Facebook site. The winner will receive a Rossland Beer Company pint glass, t-shirt, growler (1.9 litre mug), mini-growler (one litre mug) with two free refills, a 650 ml bomber with the new name, and bragging rights. The deadline is one week after publication in the Rossland News. “We started in the summer of 2012,” said Raito. “We made eight or nine (varieties) and will now likely do three or four. We made a lot of beer and are upgrading to a full-on brewery so we’re very excited about the change.” The pair will focus on stout, India pale ale and amber beer as well as a gluten-free variety.

“We want to make them different – new.” The gluten free beer is a different process, Raito explained, using a different grain. “It will be seasonal so we’ll have it once in a while. (Gluten-free) is a different demand.” Once up and running, Rossland Beer will be available in local pubs and restaurants, as well as their location at 1990 A Columbia Ave. between the old hardware store and the new laundromat. “At the brewery, we’ll have growlers so a customer can take it with them and reuse it.” As for brewery tours, Raito said it’s a small operation but people will be able to view the workings. Raito came to Rossland seven years

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ago “for the great outdoors.” He partnered up with Arnaud who’d been travelling and experimenting with the art of brewing beer. They started with a shop in Trail but moved back up to Rossland so they could walk to work. Realizing they needed more space in order to accommodate their goal of producing 1000 to 2000 litres of the liquid gold per week, they leased a building and commenced renovations. “Opening is a tough word,” Raito said. “It takes three weeks to a month for a batch to be ready. So it should be available in June, July or August. It’s tough to say.” Send an email to: drink@rosslandbeer.com with ideas or check out their Facebook site.


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Community Calendar / News UPCOMING ROSSLAND GARDEN FESTIVAL “It’s A Garden Party!!” Thursday, May 15 3:00 – 6:00 pm Rosslanders are eager to get their gardens started, so come join us for a kick-off to the May long weekend, with live, local music and lots of eats and treats for the whole family. Now booking vendors for all things garden!! Visit www. rosslandmountainmarket.com for more details or contact Miche at 250-362-7737. JUMPSTART GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 17 @ Redstone Resort Sponsored by Canadian Tire, Trail, the tournament is an open invitation to all! Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and into the game. Register today at 250-362-9141 or events@redstoneresort.com READ-THRU ANNE OF GREEN GABLES May 22, 2014 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Rossland Light Opera Players Hall. This script read-thru will give you a feel for the Rossland Light Opera Players’ next show. Join other enthusiastic actors reading various roles in this humourous story of a spirited red-headed orphan. And then you will be inspired to audition for a role with the RLOP! Contact: Marnie Jacobsen, mjjacobsen25@gmail.com. BCWF WETLANDKEEPERS WORKSHOP May 23-25 @ Rossland location TBA This FREE 2.5 day hands-on fieldwork course provides participants will technical skills to steward their own wetland. Registration is required. For more information visit www.bcwf.bc.ca or email: wetlands@bcwf.bc.ca THE ROSSLAND FIGURE SKATING CLUB Sunday May 25 at the Rossland Arena, Curling Lounge - AGM and Awards Dessert Party starting at 3:00 pm. AUTHOR WALTER VOLOVSEK Saturday, May 24, 6:30 pm @ the Rossland Museum Walter Volovsek, author of The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon speaks on his book about Edward Mahon and his vision to incorporate green space into early city planning. WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP Monday May 26, 2014 at 2 pm, Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Topic: Chronic pain self-management. For info, call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276. Please note date change because of holiday! AUDITIONS FOR ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Monday, May 26 & Tuesday, May 27 7:00 - 900 pm @ the Rossland Light Opera Players Hall The Rossland Light Opera Players are starting work early for the 2015 production of Anne of Green Gables. In addition to fiery red-heads teens and adults are needed for roles and chorus. Come prepared to sing Happy Birthday and read from script. Contact Marnie Jacobsen at mjjacobsen25@gmail.com for more information. ROSSLAND NON-PROFIT COLLABORATION EVENT Wednesday, May 28 6:00 - 10:00 pm @ the Rossland Minors’ Hall Rossland’s first non-profit collaboration event. An opportunity to share ideas, learn and meet other like minded individuals. Contact Deanne at deanne@tourismrossland.com for more information.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT Tuesdays 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Join us every Tuesday and strut your stuff up on stage! With a new host every two weeks its gearing up to be a season of fantastic new talent and great music. Sign up sheet located in the foyer of The Flying Steamshovel TEEN NIGHT Tuesdays 6-8 pm @ the Rossland Public Library BABY STORYTIME Fridays 10 am - 11 am @ the Rossland Public Library Stories and songs for 0-3 year olds with their grown-ups. Finishes June 27. JIVE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays 7 pm @ the Miners’ Hall Discover modern jive, a creative, stylish and constantly evolving style of dance that doesn’t require tricky footwork or a partner. Loved by people of all ages, abilities and musical tastes. Every Tuesday night at the Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. CHURCH of DIRT Monday nights starting May 12 5:30 pm Come out and get dirty, meet great folks young and old, and add to our fantastic trail system. No experience needed - just a passion for our local trails. Contact Scott at scotfor@gmail.com for more information. rossland seniors Monday 1:30 pm Seniors Art Club meets, contact Edith at 250-362-4477. Monday 7:00 pm Rossland Quilters Guild meets, contact Dayanne at 250-362-7727. Wednesday 7:00 pm Rossland Old Time Fiddlers play. Visitors should contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465. Thursday 9:30 - 11 am Seniors stretching exercises and morning tea & snacks SENIORS SING-A-LONG TO THE OLD SONGS Wednesdays until June 18 1:30 to 3:00 pm Tea and/or coffee will be provided along with a snack. Contact Les Anderson at 250-362-5532

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Cubs raise funds with help of local support Danielle clarke Rossland News

The Rossland Cubs had a successful day last Saturday with their garage sale held at the Scout Hall. Fred Fontaine, leader of the Rossland Cubs said they rose more than their original goal of $500 with this fundraiser. The grand total being over $700. The money raised will go towards future camping excursions as well as camping gear and equipment. Members of the community, volunteers and Cubs alike gathered goods and delivered them to Scout Hall on Friday evening in preparation for Saturday’s garage sale. Despite the official hours, “people were lined up as early as 8:30 a.m.”, said Fontaine. Items for sale ranged from candles and toys, to couches and sporting equipment. After the garage sale, the club gave back to the community by delivering whatever was leftover to the thrift shop and reuse center in Trail. The Rossland Cubs put on several fundraisers throughout the year such as this garage sale and the bottle drive they did this past fall. The club itself has about 16 members making it one of the largest Cub groups in the area. Thanks to all the local support they receive, the Cubs are able to

Board games, baked treats and lots of fundraising done by locals Cubs.  Danielle Clarke photo

participate in more events that get the kids out there enjoying the Kootenays!

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On Sunday, May 18, Joe Hill Coffee House will host Rossland’s community venue for talents throughout the Kootenays. The Roslsand Miners’ Hall will bring together a wonderful mix of performers, instruments and styles. This is is a show for all! We have: • The Rossland Glee

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Club – Harmony by the pros. • Lois Allen and her tuneful flute. • Dawn Graham – A fine voice; everything from opera to gospel and beyond. • Alice Cheung, playing the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese multi-stringed instrument. • Marti Daniel – A guy and his guitar, with style. • Brian Kolbfleisch –

Great songs, classy ukulele. • Max Hawk – Thoughtful songs, great guitar work. As always, there will be delicious goodies, coffee, tea and pop, and a friendly atmosphere in a venue that really does justice to the music. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; show starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3, kids and students are free.

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News MAY LONG WEEKEND means time for planting! Greenhouses are full of local annuals and veggie starts

Rossland City Council Briefs Two-year extension on Skatepark construction About half a dozen supporters attended Monday nights meeting awaiting the decision of council after the delegation from the Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) on April 28. RSA proposed that Council continue to dedicate the southeast corner of the Emcon Yard to the building of a Skatepark for an additional two years. The group has asked for extension to explore further funding opportunities. Members of the Skatepark Association know that it has been a long hull but they promise that their hard work will pay off. Looking back a couple of years to May of 2011 that’s when there was talk of choosing a site for this Skatepark and since then it has come a long way. When the time came to debate the issue during the meeting the members of Council agreed upon the twoyear extension. The remaining members of RSA were pleased to hear this and will move forward with fundraising. Keeping the shuttle bus services free Rossland had its best winter ever according to the accommodations revenue received and it might just have to do with the shuttle bus. “It was by far way more successful than I had ever anticipated” said Deanne Steven, Executive Director of Tourism Rossland, who presented Council with the 2013/2014

Free Ride Shuttle Bus Report as well as proposing new changes for next year along with the rationale for keeping its services free during the Council meeting last Monday. In total over 19,000 people were transported during the winter months. Just over 14,000 of them were locals, leaving a total of about 5,000 visiting passengers. Throughout the season a survey was presented to riders. One of those questions asked how many people would continue to use this service at two dollars of charge. A percentage of 59 per cent said no to using the service at two dollars a trip. What Tourism Rossland learned is that “if we charge we are not going to get enough people on the bus and we’re not going to get enough revenue” said Steven. Believing strongly that this service should remain free. Steven also talked about carbon reduction. Due to the usage of the shuttle bus the carbon reduction was 28.39 tonnes. Next year Tourism Rossland hopes to accommodate students into the shuttle service as well as extending its services to lower Rossland. Perhaps even purchasing a larger bus to accommodate more people. The continuation of the shuttle service being free requires money from within the community to keep the bus moving. Tourism Rossland is making this their top priority.

Launch week for new educational initiative The Innovative Education Task Force delegated their latest initiative at Monday’s Council meeting. The project is called Monashee Institute and is based around creating unforgettable learning experiences in the world’s coolest mountain town. The Task Force is launching this project locally this week. “We appreciate the funding and support from the city for this new initiative” said Amy Short the new coordinator on the Task Force. The project will include a website where people can register for different courses, workshops and recreational activities online. “We want to build a learning hub…that attracts locals and visitors together and…offer people a glimpse of the life and culture that Rossland has” said Short. The initiative allows locals to be active participants in this project by allowing them to share their passions and talents with applicants. According to Tourism BC, warmth of community, natural assets and recreational opportunities are the biggest reason for travelling to a town. “That is Rossland in a nutshell,” said Short who wants to use education and tourism to attract people and create revenue for Rossland. There will be an open house on Wed. May 21 at the Rossland Art Gallery at 6 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn more about this project and perhaps get involved.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 Rossland News Kootenay group publisher: Chuck Bennett Acting publisher: Karen Bennett Advertising: Lisa Wegner Operations Manager: Jennifer Cowan

Dealing with the unthinkable

Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and many friends of the four vibrant young people who went for a canoe trip Saturday on Slocan Lake, not to return. Words cannot accurately express the sympathy felt on behalf of those youngsters who had so many exciting and rewarding years ahead of them. Most of us have someone in our lives who means the world to us. To consider the sudden loss of someone so dear and special is unthinkable. For the young woman and three young men involved in the recent Slocan Lake tragedy it was a case of circumstances going awry, and a second chance not being available. For all of its beauty, nature, all too often is unforgiving. This is not a time to consider what may have been, or may not have been done in a certain way. This is simply an occasion for lovingly remembering and celebrating these precious lost loved ones and to start marking the painful passage of time on the way to whatever level of healing is attainable. This is a major shock to the small and tightknit Slocan Valley community, and feelings of overwhelming bewilderment will understandably be present among many. But the unstoppable passage of time and the support and solidarity from the people in the local area and far beyond, will hopefully help to temper the terrible loss suffered due to the May 10 incident. Once again, sincere sympathy in regard to this tragic incident is expressed from the Rossland News and Black Press.

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Rossland receives provincial resort funding Submitted Rossland News

The City of Rossland is on the right side of some government funding. The provincial government just announced $48,433 in funding for Rossland as part of its $10.5 million resort funding program. The City of Rossland has received $251,673 since qualifying for funding in 2007 and will use the most recent instalment for planned activities including improved signage, visitor centre enhancements and seasonal shuttle service. Rossland has used a portion of its RMI funding to make it easier for tourists to find amenities and information that will enhance their experience in the community. A ski shuttle was launched for the 2013-14 ski season, providing transportation for visitors to get from the city to Red Mountain Resort. Municipalities participating in the RMI program are Fernie, Golden, Harrison Hot

Springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Osoyoos, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Sun Peaks, Tofino, Ucluelet, Valemount and Whistler. The RMI program objective is to increase the number of visitors and their length of stay, to broaden resort activities to help expand the length of the tourist season and increase employment, and to diversify the local tax base. Through local stakeholder consultation, each resort municipality develops a five-year plan that sets out the broad direction and desired outcomes to guide their future tourism development and promotion. “The Resort Municipality Initiative continues to be a great help in developing our tourism sector. We look forward to continued co-operation with the Province in promoting this valuable economic development tool,” said Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom.

Dear Editor: So the AGLG’s report confirmed what Rosslanders suspected and protested at a meeting at the Seniors’ Centre more than a year ago. What we knew then, and are reminded of now, is that our municipal government went off the rails the day Victor Kumar was hired as CAO and insisted that Council pass the Delegation Bylaw which delegated to this newcomer to Rossland all the powers that Council possibly could delegate--along with the right to exercise those powers without oversight by Council. This included the power to let contracts, the power to approve development permit applications, the power to commit you the taxpayers to paying ridiculously high staff salaries, and more. That is history--the history of a council that abrogated its oversight responsibilities with predictable results in terms of corruption and other forms of wasteful expenditures. Here is a bit more history that you may not know: More than a year ago, when citizens complained in a public meeting about this terrible bylaw, Mayor Granstrom said, and I quote, “Bylaws can be changed.” In a subsequent e-mail to me, he assured me that he was working to that end. I also received an email from Councilor Fisher who said he had read that by-law and “In no way should it be allowed to stand.” Then there was Councilor Moore who, as far back as January 2013, was trying to get that bylaw rescinded. So there are three people on Council, one of them being the mayor, who committed to reclaiming the astonishing near-total power that a previous council had irresponsibly delegated to the CAO. Yet the Delegation Bylaw still stands. The present CAO (hired by Kumar) has exactly the same power to do pretty much as she pleases as Kumar had when he was in that position. THAT is current reality. As long as this bylaw remains in place, it is not your elected Council but the present CAO who has the power to make the critical decisions mentioned above (and many others.) One power Council does retain is the power to eliminate or modify the Delegation Bylaw. But that, it seems, is something it is not going to do unless a majority of Rosslanders demand it. As in all wannabe democracies, what happens next depends not on what THEY decide to do about this problem, but on what we-thepeople decide to do about it. If we do nothing, then that is what we can expect will be done by Council to make things better. Nothing. Rosa Jordan (250) 362-5546 PO Box 1143 Rossland BC VOG 1YO

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Rossland’s Sustainability Commission is running a Non-Profit Collaboration gathering on the evening of May 28 at the Miner’s Hall. The event is an opportunity for local not-for-profit organizations to meet, share ideas, learn from those with experience and gain exposure in the community. Not-for-profit organizations come into being when passionate, motivated people come together to fill what they see as a need in their community. Those involved volunteer their time with no expectation but the reward of seeing their efforts come to fruition. Funding comes wholly through donations and government grants, leaving such groups reliant on the generosity of local people and

businesses. Thus far, eighteen groups have registered for the event, ranging widely in scope from environmental sustainability, to the arts, to athletics. It will be an opportunity to learn what grassroots initiatives have started up in Rossland, as well as what has been accomplished by those that have been toiling away for years. After an initial meet and greet session, a number of groups will make micropresentations (three minutes in length) to introduce their causes. A variety of presenters will also be on hand to provide their expertise in a variety of subjects. Deanne Stevens of the Sustainability Commission will be outlining the administrative requirements of a non-profit organization, the City of Rossland will explain

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its new grant application procedure, and Kevin Saldern of the CBT will instruct on how to build a great project. Additionally, professional accountant, Jeff Ross, will talk about the differences between charities and non-profits from a book-keeping perspective. It will be an excellent opportunity for groups with similar goals to share resources, for successful non-profits to share their tips and secrets, and for those active in their communities to network. Food will be provided and a cash bar, run by the Rossland Arts Council, will be available. Interested groups have until May 15 to register, and interested members of the public are also asked to RSVP for consideration of food and venue capacity. Please email deanne@tourismrossland. com for registration info.

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We have a large group heading off in various directions from our small city this summer; so large in fact, that we are going to do this story in two parts. In this photo we have from left to right, Bethany Johnson, age 11, who was accepted into the Alberta Ballet Summer School, Professional Division; Charlotte McKay, age 12, who was given a full scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division to attend their summer program, and was also accepted into Cirque du Soleil’s National Circus School and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle; Sabrina Neufield, age 15, (front) who

has been accepted at the Rock School in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania/ PA), The Arizona Ballet and also to the Alberta Ballet, Professional Division, Summer Program; and Ali Ferguson, age 13, who has been accepted to the Alberta Ballet, Professional Division Summer School. Renée Salsiccioli, Director of Kootenay Dance Works, has been training young dancers in Rossland for eight years now, and provides preprofessional services for those interested in dancing as a career. Salsiccioli: “As the studio has grown and dancers have trained with me for a number of years, I have been able to develop a high level of dance training. What is amazing about my

Local dancers receive scholarships. Lesley Chisholm Photo

job is watching children grow within themselves and with others. Not everyone knows if they want to be a professional dancer, however, they are being given opportunities to experience another, exciting world of dance. I love embracing change and each year I marvel at the fact that I get to pass on the legacy of those who taught me.”

Salsiccioli has an impressive track record of working with young talent, with many of her former students attending professional schools across the country. Who would have known that a small town in the West Kootenay would become a centre for ballet? Look out for part two of this story, with another photo of dancer’s heading off

to various places this summer. There will be more opportunities locally to see some of these young artists perform. Kootenay Dance Works year end show will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar, on Saturday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available in Rossland at Bear Country Kitchen and Out of the Cellar.

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Ever wonder what elevator music of the late 1700’s might sound like? This and other burning questions will be answered when La Cafamore takes to the stage on May 22 in Rossland at the Rossland Art Gallery, 7:30 pm. The group, now in its sixth year of performance in the Kootenays will be playing the works of Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak arranged for violin and viola. For violist Alexis More, the chance

to play music of the Hungarian composer/ educator Kodaly hits a personal note. Her mother, Connie Foss More is a pioneer in the study and teaching of Kodaly’s music education system (known as the Kodaly method). Alexis’ life is a testament to Kodaly’s adage that children were “never too young to begin” the study of music: the violist was exposed to Kodaly’s method while in utero and throughout her childhood. Angela Snyder (vi-

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What is it? The Seven Summits Centre for Learning provides an educational space for grade 8-12 students attending Self Design High, a B.C.-accredited school focussing on the individuality of the learner. B.C.-certified teachers (called “mentors” under SelfDesign) offer direct instruction, one-on-one help, and motivation and guidance as needed. In addition to required core courses of the provincial curriculum, students can pursue anything from film studies, to street art, to psychology. Courses are available through on-line modules which give the students the option of following the path as it has been set. Alternatively, students can collaborate with their mentors to meet curricular outcomes in a way that best suits their needs, strengths

and interests. SelfDesign, an independent distributed learning school, receives approximatley one third the funding per student of what public schools do. SelfDesign uses this provincial funding to provide teacher-mentors, and the Seven Summits Centre for Learning charges a facilities fee to cover the costs of the building, furniture and equipment necessary for learning. Who Runs It? Originally inspired by the possibility of School District 20 closing or reconfiguring RSS, the Vision for Small Schools Society has been a presence in Rossland since 2001. The community saw a need to ensure viable K-12 education within Rossland and the VSS formed in the hopes of seeing this maintained in perpetuity. With the recent restructuring of

RSS, the society pursued the creation of a campus which would be centred around the SelfDesign platform, but be modified to fit the preferences of the learners, their families, and the community. The VSS now acts as a board for the SSLC, with seven volunteers who manage program and curriculum development, facility rentals, marketing, website design, admissions, pursuing charitable status and public relations. Robin Hethey, VSS member, speaks to why they have seen success thus far, “Our society is made up of dedicated volunteers – parents – who are passionate about this program and who take real interest in the educational opportunities in the community. Each volunteer works anywhere from five to thirty hours in a given week to continue to make this happen.”

Board members are currently in the process of undertaking both end-of-semester interviews with students and families registered in the program, and admission interviews with new applicants. End-of-semester interviews are intended to gain feedback from learners, about what worked and what didn’t in all aspects of the program, in order to build for the future. Admission interviews include an opportunity for interested parents to ask questions about the program, partake in a tour of the facility and discuss the learning goals of their child. Jonny Coleshill is the humanities mentor at the Rossland campus, and works alongside two parttime science/math mentors to provide support. “Much of the learning is projectbased,” Coleshill be-

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gins. “For the younger grades there is some directed instruction, but we will work within a topic and try to guide the students to find something that is of particular interest to them.” Students also have the unique opportunity to earn school credit for achievements outside of the classroom. Those who are involved in sports, dance or martial arts, can earn PE credits for instance, while those in a local theatre company are able to earn credits toward drama. The SSCL is also committed to maximizing time outside of the classroom, with workshops and field trips led by local experts and community groups. So far this year, some of the off-campus events have included camping trips, yoga sessions, biathlon, mountain biking, and an Avalanche Safety Training course. Part two next week.

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Team up for charity golf tournament Jim Bailey Black Press

Program Program Administrator Administrator The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) requires a qualified and dynamic Administrator and Program Coordinator to assist in the delivery and administration of RCAC programs and projects. This is a flexible part-time position of approximately 8-16 hrs per week to be delivered on a contract basis. The successful candidate should be familiar with the arts and culture in our area, have experience with non-profit organizations, and be willing to work some evenings and weekends. This contract position has flexible hours and is perfect for a self-motivated individual, who can work efficiently from a home office. For more information please visit our website: www.rosslandartscouncil.com If interested, please send your résumé and cover letter to: rosslandarts@gmail.com or mail to Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, P.O.Box 405, Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0. Deadline for receiving applications is Monday, May 26, 5:00pm

Action always speaks louder than words, and for a Greater Trail business owner the best way to get kids involved in sport is to hold a sporting event. Canadian Tire Trail owner Craig Lattanville is teaming up with Redstone Resort Golf Course to tee up the 2014 Canadian Tire Charity Golf Tournament on May 17, to help raise funds for the Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. “It’s going to be an annual event, and it’s going to kick the Jumpstart season off in terms of raising funds for the children to get into sport for the beginning of the season whether it’s baseball, soccer, or for the upcoming hockey season whatever it might be,” said Lattanville. For every golf-tournament entry fee, $10 will go to the Jumpstart program, that helps families with financial challenges get their kids into sport, and towards the Canadian Tire Trail’s goal of raising $10,000 for the program this year. “The support has been surprisingly and refreshingly overwhelming, but we are still not near our goal,” added Lattanville. “You know what’s surprising, is that last night I did men’s night, and a few of the folks received emails, and said it was a great charity, but they weren’t aware that all the money stayed in the local chapter. That is so impor-

tant to communicate to people, that all the money raised, every cent of it, is that it stays here (in Trail).” Last year saw a 20 per cent increase in demand for the Trail Jumpstart program which helps families cover the cost of registration, transportation, or equipment. While Lattanville can’t say whether the increase was due to a jump in Jumpstart funds, more promotion and raised awareness, or the current recreation debacle, the demand is clearly there and Canadian Tire Trail is doing its part to alleviate the financial burden of many Greater Trail families. “I am a Canadian Tire guy, I’ve been with them since I was 18 years old . . . but more importantly I am a sports guy so I know how expensive it is to get into sport and play sport.” To kick off the program last month, Lattanville offered a further 10 per cent discount on sporting equipment for any young athlete accessing Jumpstart, noting also that families can apply twice per year per child, so young athletes can play different sports as well. As for the upcoming charity golf tournament, the format will be a twoman, best-ball scramble with men’s, ladies’, and mixed categories. The tournament entry is $79 and welcomes all levels and abilities to the scenic 18-hole Les Furber designed course, that will include best ball, KP holes, hole-in-one

Canadian Tire owner Craig Lattanville and employees brush up on their putting as they get set to tee off in the inaugural Canadian Tire Golf Tournament.  Jim Bailey photo

opportunities, a half-way-house barbecue, and more. To date the local chapter has helped give more than 450 kids the chance to play and almost 730,000 nation wide. Go to redstoneresort.com to sign up or call 362-9141. For more information or to make a donation to the Jumpstart program visit the Greater Trail Canadian Tire at 8238 Hwy. 3B, or go online to jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to learn more.

Join us on June 6 for the live Junior Dragons’ Den at the Charles Bailey Theatre, where the Junior Dragons will pitch their business ideas to a panel of local West Kootenay Dragons. Modeled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den is a West Kootenay wide initiative and call to action for student youth entrepreneurs age – 12-17, to create their own summer job/ business.

PRIZES FOR THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR CATEGORY: 1st place - $2500 2nd place- $1500 3rd place - $1000

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We’re pleased to present the audience with an opportunity to vote for their favourite Junior Dragon in the Junior and Senior category with our electronic voting system.

Junior – Grades 8-10 Senior – Grade 11-12

THE TOP FIVE - The top five applicants from each category will then work on refining their business concept into a formal business plan (outline and template to be provided), as well as create and submit an updated video elevator pitch for their business.

LIVE VOTING WILL COUNT FOR 20% OF THE OVERALL MARK EACH JUNIOR DRAGON RECEIVES. Seating is general admission, free of charge, first come first serve!

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RED Talks — a night of inspiration JOSEFIN SVEDBERG Rossland News

Ten enthusiastic speakers gathered in Rossland Miner’s Hall on Wednesday, May 7 in front of an interested audience. The theme they all had as a focal point for the night was Life Path, seen from different perspectives and lives. RED Talks – stories worth shredding, is Rossland’s own way of the famous TED Talks consisting of stories worth spreading put on by Seven Summits Center for Learning. The night was filled with encouraging words and experiences, showing that both the ups and downs of life are crucial for happiness. Fletcher Quince, owner of the old Montreal Bank, got the speeches started with his life story compressed into a 15-minute speech. He talked about his life path and how his plans have changed on several occasions. For some time forest firefighting was the dream job and he also studied neuroscience at university. Of which he remembers nothing. Different circumstances made him stumble upon the old bank in Rossland as it was for sale. Buying the gallery was a large commitment and the different approach he thinks made the community come forward and add to his business. Sophia Rodyakin, student at Seven Summits Center for Learning, shared her family story about her grandmother and her life path. She explained that her grandmother in life was “handed a bad hand of cards but that she played her cards well”, her life story was filled with setbacks and obstacles she had to overcome but she managed to keep a positive attitude. “Hard work can get you through a lot” she summarized and ended with saying that

to choose to be happy, confident and positive leads you to a better outcome. Hanna Klemmensen played two beautiful pieces on the piano, opening up with Fredrich Kulauh’s Sonatina in C Major and finishing off with Clair de Lune composed by Claude Debussy. Another musical act for the night was the Castlegar youth band Roy Has Fire who played an acoustic set and talked about their upcoming tour. Their tour will be focused on celebrating the uniqueness youth has to bring and want to share the acceptance for different people. Ian Lockey, Canadian Paralympic athlete, shared his story from breaking his back while snowboarding, losing 50 percent of the use of his muscles waist down and the road back to being an athlete. He learned that instead of saying “I can’t” he could say “how can I?” making sure he was able to walk, bike and snowboard again. Explaining that “if you’re having fun and are enjoying yourself, you succeed”, Lockey did more than being able to snowboard again, this past winter he was one of the Canadian athletes in the Sochi Olympics. Nitrogen 15 is something that makes Jenny Coleshill, from

Grand Forks and the Granby Wilderness Society, excited. She discussed her work and research of the transparent gas, explaining that it is the most stable form of nitrogen but the rarest form to find in nature. Almost exclusivity found in marine environments she found a connection between the nuclide and the salmon travelling up rivers to spawn. Coleshill concluding that “The salmon is creating a better habitat for its future generations”. Jeff Weaver talked about celebrities and social causes. He wants to encourage people to look how celebrities advertise and why they act the way they do. He brings up the dichotomy of celebrities in charity campaigns, why are they participating in charity campaigns? And how much do the campaigns help? He brought up Jane Fonda as an example where she was in a photo with North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War. Unfortunately she was sitting in front of a building where North American soldiers were being tortured and her actions gave more fire for the people prone to the war than the ones trying to stop it. Canadian paralympic athlete Kimberly Joines has tackled many setbacks in

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her life. Numerous bones in her body have been broken and she has been through surgery in four different countries. During her filmed speech she quotes Charles Bukowski, “You have to die a few times before you can live” and repeats throughout her speech “you are stronger than you think”. She has definitely been through some rough times but she has seen a lot of wonderful parts of life too, she says that you need those deep lows to really appreciate the highs. Barnes explained that the act of movement has become suppressed in our daily society. We do not use our bodies the way we could, “we have grown away from movement”. Liam practices Parkour and says it is all about “getting from point A to point B, as efficiently as possible” and that the practice of movement could help us humans to become less prone to

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Forever in our hearts Margaret will be missed by her daughters; Donna Harry (Albert) of Robson, Ernestine Wood (Ernie) of Surrey, granddaughter; Angela (Ryan) and two beautiful great granddaughters; Haylee and Morgan of Surrey, also many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her son David in 1962 and her husband Ernie in 1993. Margaret was born on Partridge Island just off St. John, New Brunswick, moved to Richmond as a teenager until she married. Lived in Rossland and Castlegar. The past 20 years she lived on her own in White Rock. Even at 101 years old she loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She passed away in Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock. At this time no date has been set for a celebration of life. Donation in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 3632 Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3Y8

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 Rossland News

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After a lengthy community process led by the Friends of the Rossland Range, last August the Ministry of Forests Recreation Sites and Trails Branch provisionally approved the creation of a public Recreation Site which includes the high country of the Rossland Range between Red Mountain Resorts and the tenure held by Big Red Cats. Final approval of the Recreation Site is conditional on the creation of a management plan for the Site by November of this year. Building on public workshops in October and December of last year, concerned members of the community formed a working group to create a management plan. The working group currently has approximately 24 members. The working group expects the creation of the final plan to be a “rolling” process in which successive drafts are produced and refined with input from the community and the Ministry, hopefully concluding with a document that reflects the collective wisdom of all those involved. So far, the working group has discussed what the general framework of the plan should look like, and has formed teams to consider key issues. Three major areas at this time are: a plan for the future of the public shelters inside the Recreation Site, con-

sideration of access concerns, and a mapping initiative to make it easier to navigate the information needed for the plan. The shelters team is building a matrix of criteria for assessing how effective a shelter might be in a particular area. The matrix will help answer questions like, “What are the purposes of a shelter on this site? How heavily will it be used? What kinds of recreational users will be attracted? How might use of the shelter evolve over time? What management issues might a shelter on this site have?” The intended outcome is to back the inclusion of a particular shelter in the plan with strong, easily-understood justification and guidance. The shelters team is also discussing the shelters with the people who look after the existing structures, and with the District Recreation Officer, seeking creative ideas on the various issues faced in planning for the shelters. The access team has been active on two fronts: The team is considering the questions that need to be addressed in the plan, such as “What kind of access is needed? Where? Who should be involved, and how do we work with those stakeholders?” At the same time, the team is looking at sites for “hands-on” pilot projects for creating better access. The working group, through the Friends of the Rossland Range, recently applied for funding from the

Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives program to pay a Geographical Information Systems mapping expert, so that we can develop a high quality digital map for the Rec. Site. We are awaiting the final result of our application, but expect that the mapping project will go ahead. A good plan needs to speak with one voice; someone has to bring all the pieces together into a document that is organized and clear. The working group has been fortunate to have Andrew Zwicker join us and take on the role of lead author. He is currently hard at work writing a draft framework for the plan, in which the more specific pieces will find homes. (Rachel Selkirk is assisting Andrew in this major task.) When the working group has produced a first draft of the management plan, we will provide opportunities for comments from everyone concerned. We will make every effort to bring the draft to the public as soon as possible. Watch for it! The working group is open to anyone with an interest in contributing to the creation of the Recreation Site management plan. Members can volunteer for active roles such as contributing ideas, discussions with stakeholders, or assembling information, or they can simply watch and comment. If you would like to be part of the working group, please contact Les Carter, 250362-5677, retrac01@telus.net.

Hands on with traveling sea creatures The Vancouver Aquarium’s Aquavan visited Webster Elementary School on May 12th. K-7 students were involved in hands on activities including touching and holding various sea creatures. The program/ visit wassupported finically by the Webster PAC.  Submitted photo


Rossland News, May 15, 2014