Writing Pad

Youth Very Short Story Contest 2022

Attention Aspiring Young Writers! The Blackburn Community Association is hosting a very short story competition! Open to youth ages 11-17, as of December 31, 2021, who live or attend school in Blackburn Hamlet. Appel à tous les jeunes écrivains en herbe! L’Association communautaire de Blackburn

Poetry Contest

2021 Youth Poetry Prize Winners

In September 2021, the BCA invited local youth aged ten to twelve to write a poem about COVID-19. Congratulations to all of the young people who found time to put their thoughts and feelings into words and submit a poem! The BCA is proud to

Halloween Poetry Party

Haloween Youth Poetry Party

On the afternoon of Saturday October 30th, five young poetry enthusiasts in our neighbourhood braved grey skies, wind and rain to gather outdoors near the community hall to read and present scary poems and have fun. The event kicked off with the reading of a

Hall Mural 2021

Community Hall Mural 2021

On August 16th, 2021, eleven local youth worked with Ottawa mural artist Ryan Smeeton to design and create a beautiful outdoor mural painting at the Blackburn Community Hall. There were 4 boys and 7 girls who participated. The mural project was organized by the BCA

Poetry Contest

Youth Poetry Contest!

This year the Blackburn Community Association (BCA) will be hosting its first ever poetry prize: The 2021 BCA Poetry Prize WHAT: Submit an original, unpublished poem, in English or French, up to 200 words in length with no minimum word requirement. The poem should reflect

2021 Grads

Congratulate our grads

Join us in celebrating the graduating students of our community on Saturday, June 26th, 2021! This June marks our second year celebrating the grads of Blackburn Hamlet with an LED sign that will be driven along a route of their homes. This digital sign will

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