Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

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Ready to get your Babysitting certification? Here is your chance!

“The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter.”

“Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.” (Quoted from Canadian Red Cross website)

Course availability depends on enrolment numbers, so please get in touch with BCSA staff at 250-728-1220 or bcsaassistant@gmail.com to let us know if you (or your child) will be interested in an upcoming course!

Community Calendar – July 2021

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This Month in Bamfield:

Random Acts of Art Week: July 4 – July 10

  • Kick off the week making crafts with Sally at the Art Market at the Eileen Scott Centennial Park on Sunday, July 4th!
  • The BCSA is encouraging everyone to create art and hang it outside for the whole town to see. Anything can be art! Show us your creative flair!
  • Watch for our posters around town and keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for more information.

BCSA Kids’ Summer Day Camp: July 27, 28, 29th

  • Details to be announced, please stand by or contact us for more information.

HFN Warrior Weeknights / Trail Building / Gazebo Building / Food Fishing

Dan Zayonc is leading this Huu-ay-aht First Nation youth group regularly on Monday evenings. This month, the group will also be spending several weekends learning about trail building a gazebo structure for the community and learning about fishing as a sustainable food source. Contact Dan at hfnwarriors@gmail.com for more information.

Preschool Program: Tuesdays at 1:00 – 3:00pm, on-going.

Sharlene Carpenter provides fun and engaging preschool programming for little ones. A healthy snack will is provided. 

  • Pre-registration is required. Please call or email Sally to register your child.
  • Cost is $5.00 per child, per day.

Dance Classes in June

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Join Laura Schmitt and friends for a fun FREE Adult Introductory Hip-Hop Dance class on June 10th and June 24th! (18+ only).

Classes will be held in the field outside the Bamfield Community School and current Covid-19 social distancing protocol will be observed. Please bring a mask and a water bottle, and dress for the weather. Come dance with us!

(Funding for this free event is provided thanks to the Community Better Grant from ParticipACTION.)

Community Calendar – June 2021

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June 2021 in Bamfield

Participaction Community Better Challenge June 1st – June 30th

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community.

It is open to everyone and all minutes tracked on the app and website from June 1 – 30 count toward a community’s total score. After June 30, 50 finalist communities will be invited to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community.

At the conclusion of the challenge, one community will earn the top prize of $100,000 and title of being Canada’s most active. In addition to the national winner, there will also be prizing for the most active community in each province and territory.

CLICK HERE to download the app and read more about this exciting challenge!

HFN Warrior Weeknights / Trail Building / Gazebo Building

Dan Zayonc is leading this Huu-ay-aht First Nation youth group regularly on Monday evenings. This month, the group will also be spending several weekends learning about trail building and building a gazebo structure for the community.

Adult Intro to Hip Hop Dance

Join Laura Schmitt and friends for a fun FREE introductory dance class! Classes will be held in the field outside the Bamfield Community School, respecting social distancing rules. Please join us on June 10th and June 24th and get your groove on!

Yoga Classes with Michelle Peach

Preschool Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm, on-going.

Sharlene Carpenter provides fun and engaging preschool programming for little ones. A healthy snack will is provided. 

  • Pre-registration is required. Please call or email Sally to register your child.
  • Cost is $5.00 per child, per day.

BCSA After School Club – Wednesdays in June, 3:00 – 4:30

  • Kids currently attending the Bamfield Community School are welcome to join us for FREE fun activities, outdoor exploration, and dynamic learning experiences.
  • We will provide a healthy after-school snack.
  • The bus will take all children home unless otherwise pre-arranged with BCSA Staff.
  • Contact us at 250-728-1220 to sign your child up, or sign the form they bring home and return it to us.

Intro to Nordic Walking

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Nordic Walking is a Finnish-origin total-body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Unlike methods that rely on speed to get results, Nordic Walking is more about technique. It involves holding a pole in each hand to make sure you use both your upper body muscles, as well as your legs while you walk. This makes you work harder, yet it feels like less effort – win-win!

Work with us!

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The BCSA is hiring!

Summer Day Camp Leaders (2 positions)

The Summer Day Camp leaders will be responsible for leading day camps for elementary aged children through the summer months.

  • Duties include creating, promoting, and implementing activities which take advantage of our wonderful outdoor environment and are creative, fun, and inspiring.
  • Experience working with children, knowledge of child development, and strong interpersonal skills is required.
  • The position is based on a 30 hour work week for approximately 9 weeks.

Administrative Assistant

This position entails various administrative duties primarily related to summer programming. Other various office duties will also be required.

  • This is a part-time position (20 hrs/week)

Applicants for all positions must be between the ages of 15 -30. Applications are due by May 31, 2021. Please send a cover letter and resume to Sally Mole, Community School Coordinator, at bcsacoordinator@gmail.com or mail to 240 Nuthatch Road, Bamfield, V0R 1B0. For any enquiries or more information, call 250-728-1220.