KICKING HORSE COUNTRY
On behalf of the Town of Golden, its elected Council and members of staff, I am
pleased to welcome you to the Golden and District Recreation Facility.
We may be a small community, but our Arena is a busy hub for our residents.
Owned by the community through the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and
operated by the Town of Golden, the facility is home to many not-for- profit
recreation groups from our Junior Rockets hockey club and Minor Hockey
organization; to our Figure Skating Club and Silvertips drop-in hockey; to the
Golden School of Martial Arts and Hapkido martial arts clubs. In addition, the
building hosts many Town of Golden public programs, including parent and tot
skate, public skate and drop-in pond hockey. A concession, lounge and meeting
room are also part of the complex.
The Golden Rockets program has been focusing on developing citizens as well as
hockey players. The team has been active in the community, volunteering at the
Golden Food Bank, the Golden Senior’s Centre, Reading at school and working
with and raising funds with the Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association. Players
have also been providing snow shoveling services to seniors in our town. The
program has given players leadership roles with our Minor Hockey Association,
helping kids develop a love of sports that they can take with them into adulthood,
ensuring that the spirit of the game will endure in Golden.
It takes a great effort from our dedicated volunteers to ensure the success of the
many groups that use this facility and we are thankful for all that they do.
Go Rockets Go.
Ron Oszust, Mayor
Town of Golden.
Golden Secondary School
Golden Secondary School is a beautiful school building that
houses networked classrooms and science labs, a gathering
area called the Forum, as well as 21 st -century learning library.
We have running and walking trails surrounding our school, as
well as a courtyard with picnic tables for outside studying,
eating and socializing. The arena is located next to the high
school for easy access for the players.
College of the Rockies Golden Campus
The College is a satellite campus to the central campus in
Cranbrook. We provide in excess of 150,000 hours of training
annually to the residents, businesses, and visitors to the Golden
area. This represents full-time, part-time and continuing
Rockets Community involvement
As many people involved with hockey, starting with our coaches in Minor Hockey, we know that hockey is not all on the ice. Hockey is also teaching our young men life lessons, being a leader on and off the ice. We are very proud of our Rockets with their involvement in the community. The boys are looked up to as mentors for our young Minor Hockey players and well respected by the citizens of Golden. The boys are very visible in the community. Covid 19 put a damper on that last season. This season we look forward to get back at it.
Little Mittens Animal Rescue.
Golden Food Bank
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Reading program with our youths
Mentorship with Minor Hockey (players are assigned to work with our young Minor Hockey teams.)
Special Olympics support
Snow Angels (shoveling snow for our seniors)
Senior Centre ( setting up chairs and tables as well as working with our seniors teaching modern technology)
Visiting our senior care homes.
Participation in Remembrance Day.
Subway floor hockey challenge with Lady Grey elementary school.
Citizens requiring a little muscle often call on the Rockets. Little cash in their pocket.
Must not forget the great Golden Secondary Chef gourmet cook off.
It is our hope and expectation that this lesson of community involvement carries on with our young men in their future.