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
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
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.
After the success of last year’s youth volunteer service program Young Helping Hands for Seniors we are once again planning to match pairs of Blackburn youth who would like to give a helping hand to seniors in our neighbourhood. Are you a senior in Blackburn Hamlet who could use
by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. On Saturday February 11th four local youth braved the cold and deep snow to gather outside the Blackburn Community Hall for an hour of fun-filled outdoor activities. The youth worked in pairs to create jokes by matching questions and
To celebrate the arrival of spring, Blackburn youth aged 9 to 14 (as of 31 December 2023) are invited to submit an original, unpublished poem on the theme “finding joy in the present moment”. Poems may be submitted in either English or French and must