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Blog - Blackburn Hamlet Community Association
The BCA hard at work in your neighbourhood

The BCA hard at work in your neighbourhood

Did you know: the BCA is the driving force behind many of our community events? It is subcommittees of the BCA that organize our fall Cancer Chase, the Blackburn Hamlet Fun Fair, the Canada Day Fireworks, and much more! Interested in finding ways to contribute? The...
The June BANAR is now available!

The June BANAR is now available!

Read the June 2018 BANAR early online now! Our FunFair edition has everything you need to know to enjoy our Fair the first weekend in June, including the full schedule (for any schedule updates, please be sure to check out the FunFair website. Other highlights include...

2018 Garage Sale Map Now Online

Blue dots are exact locations, green dots are approximate, yellow dots have lemonade. Check the individual descriptions for information about what is for sale at the various locations. This data is self-reported and incomplete. There will be lots of other yard sales...

Bike Day Postponed to May 5

Blackburn Hamlet 2018 Bike Skills Development Day The event has been postponed to May 5, 2018, the Rain Date. Saturday April 28 forecast is for light rain through the day, temperatures around 8-10C with light wind. We have decided to postpone to May 5. We regret any...

The April BANAR and Rinks Director Information

The April BANAR is now available! This month’s issue includes a tribute to the founder of the Allotment Gardens, three banner events from the Environment and Transportation Committee, a rebirth of the Cancer Chase in time for an eighth annual race in October, an...

2018 Bike Rodeo Day in the Hamlet

RAIN DATE IN EFFECT: Saturday, May 5 is Bike Rodeo Day in Blackburn Hamlet The Blackburn Community Association’s Environment and Transportation Committee is planning a Bike Rodeo for kids in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. Certified CANBIKE instructors and volunteers will be...
The February BANAR is now available!

The February BANAR is now available!

Read the February 2018 BANAR early online now! Highlights include Family Day Skate with the councilor; a profile of Blackburn’s own professional hockey player, Mark Fraser; a call for new volunteers to help run the 2018 cancer run/walk, and to maintain our local...

Email Warning

Although we do not expect the public to be targeted, in an abundance of caution, we would like to alert you to the fact that the BCA was targeted by email scammers. Scammers read our website and used information from there to impersonate our president. They emailed...

Four Corners Feedback Open Now

Until December 22, 2017, we invite you to review all the details of our special Four Corners Community Beautification project and send us your feedback. See the Beautification page on our website for proposed...
The November BANAR is available now!

The November BANAR is available now!

Get a sneak peak of our November BANAR online now. Highlights include the 2016/2017 Volunteer Appreciation Awards (including BANAR’s editor, Evelyn Budd), details on a community consultation on artwork for the Four Corners Beautification Project, the Cancer...

Splash Pad Preliminary Meet

There has been great interest shown in the community to add a free-to-use splash pad to one of the parks in Blackburn Hamlet. As there are no BCA directors available to spearhead such an effort, we are looking for residents who can organize to do so. If you are...

Rezoning of 3490 Innes Rd

A zoning by-law amendment is being recommended for approval of a new subdivision located at 3640 Innes Road (in Orleans). Read the invitation from the Planning Committee to their September 26, 2017 meeting here including the report outlining the departmental...

Schedule for Harvest Moon Now Available

A schedule of activities and list of food vendors is now available for our upcoming Harvest Moon event! Get all the info currently available and as the final details are hammered out via our Harvest Moon’s page. Here are just a few teaser details: A shuttle will...
The September BANAR is available now!

The September BANAR is available now!

Get a sneak peak of our September BANAR online now. Highlights include the Better Strength, Better Balance class offered via Ottawa Public Health; the upcoming SIN in the Hamlet event (Seniors’ Information Night); registration info for badminton; and of course...

Harvest Moon Event Press Release

More details about our September 9 event! Seven East-End Community Associations Join Forces to Celebrate Canada’s 150th at “Harvest Moon 2017” Orléans, ON – On September 9, 2017, in celebration of Canada 150, seven Orléans community associations will be joining forces...