UPDATE: In the interest of caution regarding the COVID-19 situation,  our ” Open Gym” Night for Teens was  CANCELLED for the evening of March 13. We will be restarting it  after the re-opening of Ontario’s  public-funded schools. Keep an eye on this website or the electronic sign at the the church for future updates.

We have a new activity at Bloordale: ” Open Gym for Teens” on Friday evenings.  It  is ongoing now as a pilot project until June 19, 2020, and  was extremely well received on opening night March 6.  Fifteen boys and one girl attended, ages 14-17.

We believe that it is important for teen to have a  no-cost activities such as this where they can enjoy spending  time with other teens.

This initiative  is being  led by a  Bloordale  volunteer  Beth Jazvac,  assisted by   Dana Bach, Neal Bach, Lynn Lawrence, Pat Conway-Willis, Jean Parker and Helen Hitchcock.

Beth  and Dana were especially appreciative that Dana’s Son , Neal was able to help out. His basketball coaching experience was very helpful on opening night  in assisting the beginners.

Beth reports that fair play, consideration, politeness, and skill were all demonstrated by the teens.

Please mention this opportunity to any teens you may know, or drop in some evening, as Helen did, to see what’s happening. You might find yourself volunteering.