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 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...
The June BANAR is available now!

The June BANAR is available now!

Get a sneak peak of our June BANAR online now. Highlights include summer camp registration, an update on the Hamlet’s Maple Leaf, many library events for adults and events for kids including the summer reading club, and of course, the upcoming...

Garage Sale Map

We have compiled a list of garage sales being held in the Hamlet this weekend and mapped them out. The weather may be pushing some sales to Sunday or another weekend, but we have several confirmed sales for...

Sunday’s Bike Events Are Rain or Shine

NOTICE: The Sunday May 7 Bicycle Re-Cycle and Kids Bike Skills Development and Fun Rodeo Day is PROCEEDING AS PLANNED. The Kids Bike Skills Development and Fun Rodeo has been moved indoors to the Blackburn Arena. The 6-9 age session will begin at 10AM and end around...
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...