Learn food canning techniques

The Black Creek Community Association’s (BCCA) Fall 2011 Activity Guide has arrived in mailboxes and is now available

The Black Creek Community Association’s (BCCA) Fall 2011 Activity Guide has arrived in mailboxes and is now available.

The guide features an array of classes, workshops and events for people of all ages this autumn.

Anyone who hasn’t received a copy of the guide, please visit BCCA’s www.bccaonline.ca, or stop by the BCCA office during office hours to request a copy.

The first workshop of the season is Saving The Harvest, which is an introduction to canning.

This workshop will be held on Sat., Sept. 24 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Black Creek Community Centre. The workshop fee is $15 per participant.

Instructor Jeryl Lowe will guide participants in learning the basics of canning, freezing, drying and ‘putting food by.’

Jams, pickles, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables are just some of the topics covered. Please bring questions and concerns.

Lowe is a graduate of the Washington State University Master Food Preserver Program, and a 40-year veteran of food saving.

For more information on BCCA class details, or to register, please stop by the BCCA’s office or call 250-337-5190.

The BCCA’s office hours for fall 2011 are 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Mon. to Sat., as well as 4-8 p.m., Mon. to Thursday.

The BCCA accepts the following forms of payment: cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. The BCCA does not accept debit cards.

The BCCA is a membership-based organization offering a variety of fitness, recreation, arts and other classes, as well as a fully equipped fitness facility for members and non-members.


Members of the organization receive discounts on classes and fitness room admission.



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