August 21, 2012

Community Affairs- August 20th 2012

Attendance: Charlie Clappis, Stefan Ochman, Brad Anholt, Catherine Thompson, Jean Richardson

Start: 7:45pm

Committee Reports:

Catherine Thompson for BCSA- The BCSA has just finished 5 successful weeks of summer camps. The kids enjoyed trips to BMSC, nature walks, science experiments, learned about traditional Huu-ay-aht song and dance and had 3 days of ballet classes. Photos coming soon.

August 21st- Outdoor Movie. 8:30pm. Unless raining.

September 11th- Back to School BBQ. 4:30pm. Welcome the students back to School and help us celebrate International Literacy Day by joining us for burgers, hot dogs and games.

September 20th- 7:00pm at the School. The BCSA will be celebrating Essential Skills Day with a resume writing workshop led by Hana Kucera.

In October, the BCSA and 2 facilitators from Royal Roads University will be working with community members to create 10 digital stories about life on the rugged West Coast. The workshop is scheduled from October 1st-5th. During these 5 days there will be 3 days of video production and 1 day of standard training for interested community members to learn how to use the digital storytelling equipment and software (which will be housed in the BCSA office so that we can continue creating these stories in our community.)

Standard training in digital storytelling and equipment is valued at between $495-$695. If you are interested in taking part in the training and video production please write 1 paragraph expressing your interest in the project.

If you would like to learn more about the digital storytelling project “Experiences from the West Coast” taking place in the community there will be an information session at the School at 6:30pm on September 10th or contact Catherine at 250 728 1220 or

The winners of the BCSA “My Community” photo contest are Poppy Butler and Marc Phillips. The winning photos are on the portal, Facebook and in the September newsletter.

Meeting adjourned: 7:48pm