At the end of each Balsam Family College course we put on a Family Celebration. These are at Christmas, Easter and a Summer BBQ! The recent graduates from the College Course are presented with their certificates, and all families, past and present, are invited to come together for a meal and some family entertainment. Several families have come to know Balsam by being invited to an event by a friend already part of Balsam.

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It really brings the project to life seeing all the families together and having a good time. One of the best things is seeing families who’ve successfully completed a parenting course being affirmed and presented with their certificates.  Heather, Volunteer

In recent years these events have become very big as the number of families we serve grows, so you can imagine the logistics in putting these events on! We are always looking for extra volunteers to help out with set-up, working in the kitchen or preparing things we need for the event. If you are willing to be put on our Volunteers Reserve List to help at events like these please email us at