Well, while the Snow Dance went down as a fabulous evening dancing to Shred Kelly, there was much success in other ways too. With preliminary reports indicating a financial surplus after all expenses, we would also make note that we are pleased that the crowd attending had many fresh faces. We are pleased that new people are coming to our events because that’s what we had set out to do – the Spirit of Red and it’s events are for everyone!
Thanks to all that came to dance and socialize and many thanks to the hard working volunteers that helped – Liz Nesbitt, Roly Worsfold, Lorilee Jones, Raymond Gaudart, Jill Austin, Craig Broadhurst, Mary and Mario Amantea, Terry and Almeda Miller, Anna Caron, Wendy Morrison, Suzie Carson and Peter Fullerton.
Initial outlook is for a snowy early winter – Good Work, Everybody!!
The Spirit of Red is proud to announce that we are holding our annual Snow Dance on November 9th at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland. Be sure you come to the dance to appease the Snow Gods, dance to the music of the award winning band “Shred Kelly”. Doors open at 8.00 PM and tickets are available at The Grind and at Mountain Town Properties.
For more information about Shred Kelly, check out their web site at http://shredkelly.com and/or check out their latest music video below!
The day arrived when we’ve had to do some updates with the web site which included replacing the theme (or the look) of the site. These updates were necessary to make sure that we maintain security for the site against those that would mess with things with hacking attempts.
So, rather than rework the updated theme to look like the old theme, we are moving forward to a new theme that is responsive, that will support viewing the website on all devices, from cell phones through wide screen computer screens. I’ll be spending some time at this over the next few weeks and will announce when the new “look and feel” is up and running.
Thanks for visiting and do drop by again soon!
Spirit of Red Web Dude
The Spirit of Red’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the Rossland Library.
The meeting includes a recap of our past year’s activities and the election of 5 Directors for the coming year. All members and anyone interested are welcome to attend.
As you may have heard Canada AM will be broadcasting live from Rossland on the morning of Friday January 25. And we do mean MORNING. Because as you know if it’s 7 a.m. in Toronto it’s only 4 a.m. in Rossland.
So…to make sure the town looks lively Rossland Tourism and Canada AM are offering financial rewards to non-profits who can get people out on the street at that hour. The Spirit of Red has signed up for the 4 a.m. shift but we need a lot more people to reach our promised 25 participants. If you can get out and join the party for two hours please contact Roly Worsfold at 250-362-5960 and let him know you’re coming. It will be quite the event.
For those of you that missed it, we have a few photos of the erection of the statue of Olaus Jeldness at the corner of Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. A shout out of appreciation of all the hard work of Roly Worsfold, Raymond Gaudart, Liz Nesbitt, all the participating Spirit of Red membership, all of our sponsors and the City of Rossland. Good work everybody!
Making a big event like the Rossland Winter Carnival fun for everyone requires lots of people willing to do just a little bit to help. If you can spare even a couple of hours it will make a big difference to the folks who have put in weeks of work. Simply visit the Winter Carnival website at http://www.rosslandwintercarnival.com/Volunteer.aspx and fill in the form.
Thank you. You’ll be glad you did it.
Once again this year the Spirit of Red invites everyone to dress up as Olaus and join us in the 116th Rossland Winter Carnival Parade. This year the Carnival committee makes it even easier for you by having on hand a supply of mustaches for free. Join us in a walking tribute to the father of competitive skiing in Canada. Participants meet at the corner of Butte and Columbia at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, Jan. 25.
As part of the 116th Rossland Winter Carnival the Spirit of Red will officially dedicate the statue of Olaus Jeldness and hand it over to the City of Rossland.
The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. right after the Winter Carnival parade. We invite the whole community to come and hear some words from representatives of the Spirit of Red, the City of Rossland, the Jeldness family, guests from Surnadal, Norway (Olaus’ home town) and the local chapter of the Sons of Norway.
For more information on the events included in the 116th Rossland Winter Carnival please visit their website at http://www.rosslandwintercarnival.com/.