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Blackville Student Participating in the RBC Canada 150 Program

ginaGina Keenan was selected to participate in Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Make 150 Count Program in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Young Canadians across the country between the ages of 16 and 25, are awarded $150, and are encouraged to use it to make a difference, by doing something positive in their community.

There are no restrictions on what the student can do with the money. RBC believes that students have the potential to shape the future, and this is a great way to spark their ambition.

Gina resides in Blackville with her parents Billy Joe and Rachelle Keenan, and is a grade 11 student at Blackville School.

Keenan is the Vice-President of the high school student council and is also involved in high school drama and volleyball. Aside from her school activities, she enjoys reading, writing and volunteering.

Her brother, Brandon, is a 2013 graduate of Blackville School. “My brother has autism, so I am planning on putting the money towards the autism resources at our school for other students like him,” explains Keenan.

To find out more about the program click here.

Source: The Blackville Talon

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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