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 April BANAR is available now!

The April BANAR is available now!

Get a sneak peak of our April BANAR online now. Highlights include several Environment and Transportation events, Placemaking, new rates for the community hall rentals, reviving the Neighbourhood Watch program, and an open house for exploring an expansion of the...
The February BANAR is online!

The February BANAR is online!

The February BANAR is online, now with a cover in colour!. Highlights include tentative details for Hockey Day in the Hamlet, a look forward to our big Canada Day party celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, details on the upcoming Bicycle Re-Cycle and Kids Bike...

President’s Message, January 2017

“So what exactly does the community association do?” It’s a question I’ve heard before from some Hamlet residents. It’s a valid question and I would be happy to shed some light. If you’ve attended a community event that was free of charge, participated in a public...
Breakfast with Santa Success!

Breakfast with Santa Success!

Fun was had by all at our annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa! Check out pictures by our own Evelyn Budd here. Thank you so much to Darlene Avelar for organizing, Sarah Dawson and Belinda Joy for crewing the kitchen, and the Blackburn Girl Guides and Blackburn...

Request for crossing guards in Blackburn Hamlet

The post below is a communiqué drafted as a result of an ongoing discussion regarding the need for increased safety measures during school commute times in Blackburn Hamlet. It was drafted and and reviewed by the team working on the initiative discussed below, and one...

The Blackburn Hamlet Preschool fundraising campaign is underway! An opportunity to meet with the Preschool Board is scheduled for Sunday at the Blackburn Hamlet Community Center. Read on to find out more! 

The Blackboard Hamlet Preschool has launched it’s Capital Campaign to support the school’s relocation efforts for 2017. If you haven’t already heard, this is an incredible story of parents and supporters of the preschool rallying together to keep the...
The September BANAR is now online!

The September BANAR is now online!

Available earlier than your paper copy! The September BANAR is now online, featuring a summary of our annual FunFair, exciting news about the upcoming Cancer Chase, info on the fall cleanup, Seniors Action Committee update, and much, much more!. If you like digital...

Nominations now open for BCA volunteer awards

Do you know a volunteer who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? The BCA is now accepting nominations for its annual Volunteer Awards. The deadline for nominations is September 9, 2016. The person must live in the Hamlet or volunteer in...

Home is Where the Art Is

Did you know that the east end is home to several incredibly talented artists, many of whom live in Blackburn Hamlet? It’s true. Blackburn Hamlet artists like Virginia Dupuis, Beata Jakubek, Zygmunt Jakubek and Joyce Buckley were recently featured as part of the...

Cancer Chase Cited by the Ottawa Hospital

At the June 2, 2016 Ottawa Hospital’s President’s Dinner, the Cancer Chase was cited for its fundraising efforts for cancer research at the Hospital. At this dinner, the emphasis was on the world class cancer research being done at the Hospital. Accepting the citation...

BCA Board Summer Break

There will be no June, July, or August BCA board meetings. The next meeting is scheduled September 15; keep an eye on our list of events for summer activities and any changes to future meeting dates.