by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. In November 2022 Blackburn youth aged 9-14 were invited to think about the power of words, spoken or written, and to write a short fictional story that reflects this theme. Eleven local youth, including 4 boys and 7 girls,
Blackburn youth aged 10-13 are invited to participate in a Valentine’s Party in the Park event which will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 2-4pm outside the Blackburn Community Hall. This event will feature hot chocolate, games and treats and give local youth a
Local youth aged 9-14 who either reside or attend school in Blackburn Hamlet are invited to submit an original short story in English or French. Participants must be at least 9 years old and not older than 14 years old as of December 31, 2022.
by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. In early 2022 the BCA invited Blackburn Hamlet seniors to participate in a new program that aimed to recruit youth volunteers to help them with garden and yard work, especially during spring and fall. A total of 20 local
by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. On the sunny afternoon of October 29th some 31 local youth, wearing an astonishing variety of original costumes, descended on the park outside the Blackburn Community Center for a couple of hours of ghoulish fun and games. Sophie Nicolas
by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. In August the BCA invited local youth to write a short essay on one of three topics. The topics were about coming of age, the idea of potential and limits and individual competence and autonomy. The BCA is pleased