The BCA is creating new opportunities for local youth to get together with their peers and engage with the wider community. The BCA is proud to support new ways for youth to:

  • socialize and have fun;
  • learn something new;
  • develop or improve a skill, including leadership skills; and
  • have a greater say in the type of youth activities, projects and clubs that are supported by the BCA

Are you ready to have fun and get more involved with your community? If so, the Blackburn Community Association wants to hear from you!

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  • Announcing the BCA Midwinter Poetry Prize for Blackburn Youth
    As the spooky feeling of Halloween fades away Blackburn youth are invited to reflect on frosty mornings, falling snow and frozen evenings and to write an original winter poem that captures how they are inspired by the winter season. Local youth aged 9-17 who either reside or attend school in Blackburn Hamlet are specifically invited
  • Winners of the Wonderful Writers 2023 Short Story Competition
    by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director In August 2023, the BCA invited local youth aged nine to 17 to write an original short story on one of two topics: a brother and sister discover an old journal in the attic or a family’s cat and dog discover they have magical powers. We received an impressive
  • Blackburn Youth Attend a Horrifying Halloween Costume Party
    by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director On the sunny and windy afternoon of October 28th some 37 local youth, wearing an amazing variety of original costumes, descended on the park outside the Blackburn Community Hall for a couple of hours of ghastly fun and games. Winners of the best costume contest, as voted by participants
  • Horrifying Halloween Costume Party for Blackburn Youth
    Blackburn youth aged 9 -13 are invited to a Horrifying Halloween Costume Party that will be held outside the Blackburn Community Hall on Saturday October 28th from 2 – 4 pm. Costumes are optional, but those who do wear a costume will be eligible for a special door prize draw. The event will feature a
  • Local Youth Create a Brand New Mural at Lois Kemp Arena
    by Maureen Forsythe, BCA Youth Director. As you drive down Glen Park Drive toward Innes and the Metro, it will be hard to miss the colourful new mural on the Lois Kemp arena, which features a scattering of leaves blowing across the wall, a large black-capped chickadee perched on a branch and a beautiful butterfly
  • 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 (225-250 words) on one of the following topics: a brother and sister

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