Short Stoy Fall 2023

Short Story Contest for Blackburn Youth

As part of its youth engagement activities this fall, the BCA is inviting Blackburn youth aged 9 to 17 to participate in its Wonderful Writers 2023 Short Story Competition.  Youth who attend school or live in Blackburn Hamlet are invited to submit an original, unpublished short story

Mural 2023

Attention Young Mural Artists

The BCA is looking for local youth ages 10-17 who live in Blackburn Hamlet to work with mural artist Dan Martelock to create a brand new mural in our community!  The new mural will be painted on the side of the Lois Kemp Arena during

Spring Poetry Prize 2023

Hello Spring! Poetry Prize Winners

by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director Since the fall of 2021, the BCA has been organizing a series of writing contests for Blackburn youth. In April 2023, the BCA invited local youth aged nine to fifteen to write a poem about finding joy in the

Youth Birthday Bash 2023

Blackburn Birthday Bash 2023

by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director On Saturday May 13th twelve local youth participated in the first-ever Blackburn Birthday Bash event which was held outdoors in the park beside the Community Hall. Five boys and seven girls ranging in age from 9 to 14 participated.

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