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.

Thank you to Fun Fair volunteers and sponsors

Fun Fair won’t be possible without the volunteers and the sponsors who make it happen. The Fun Fair takes many months of preparation by a whole team of volunteers. It’s safe to say that as soon as one year’s fair is over, planning for the next one begins. The team is...

Join the CUBHE Crew

The Clean Up Blackburn Hamlet Crew has been hard at work in recent days picking up litter in our community. Spearheaded by David Payne, the Crew has taken matters, and garbage, into their own hands in an ongoing effort to keep our Hamlet beautiful. To date, they have...
The June issue of the BANAR is now online!

The June issue of the BANAR is now online!

Extra extra! Read all about it! The June issue of the BANAR is now online and the upcoming FunFair is our top story! Other topics include community safety and in-home care for seniors. Enjoy your early edition by reading online today! Print issue to follow in your...

Seniors’ Spring Social SUCCESS!

Many local seniors attended the 1st Annual Blackburn Hamlet Seniors Spring Social on Sunday April 24th 2016. Seniors enjoyed some light refreshments with cookies, homemade scones and finger sandwiches and were also entertained by live harp music. Presentations were...