Community Events

April 29, 2017
  • Tennis Club Registration

    April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2669 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 4Z5, Canada

    FIRST REGISTRATION - April 22 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    SECOND REGISTRATION - April 29 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    The club offers a 25% discount on first time membership. There's never been a better time to join!

    For more on information on registration, please click here.

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  • Help make Blackburn (more) beautiful

    April 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Amica at Bearbrook, 2645 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 3J7, Canada

    The Community Beautification Team is hosting it's first public meeting to discuss how to beautify the intersection of Innes, Bearbrook and Glen Park (also known as the Four Corners). Amica will provide snacks and drinks and everyone is welcome. The meeting will feature a short formal presentation and then break out sessions. Drop by and share you ideas for how to make our community even more beautiful than it already is! For details, contact Laura Dudas at

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May 6, 2017
  • Community Garage/Yard Sale

    May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Private sales around the Hamlet

    In these days of re-use, recycle and repair the benefits are obvious. If these reasons don't inspire you, I suggest a certain curiosity to get out and see what amazing collections of curios are hiding in the basement and cupboard catacombs of Blackburnites. So get out and make some extra cash while emptying your spare room, basement or garage. Find a treasure that will make you smile and keep our landfills, well, not full. For more information contact the Blackburn Hamlet Environment Committee at:

    If you find some fixer-upper kid-sized bicycles while preparing your sale, bring them to Bicycle Re-cycle event the next day. Details on our website

    Rain Date: Sunday, May 7th (same times)

    Place "giveaways" on your curb after 3 p.m.

    Brought to you by the Environment and Transportation Committee.

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May 7, 2017
  • Bicycle Re-Cycle and Kids Bike Skills Development Day (Registration Requested)

    May 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Blackburn Hamlet Community Hall, 190 Glen Park Dr, Gloucester, ON K1B 5A3, Canada

    Two sessions by age group. Read on for full details.

    The Environment and Transportation Committee of the Blackburn Community Association is partnering with Velofix Ottawa to hold our first annual Bicycle Re-cycle and Kids Bike Skills Development Day.

    We will be accepting donations of all children’s bikes no matter the condition. Velofix will assess, and make any required repairs before the BCA takes the used bicycles (and tricycles, scooters and skate boards) for re-cycling into the community. With each bicycle donated, our friends from Velofix will provide a quick free tune up and mechanical fitness check of one of your “keeper” bikes.

    Also, the BCA will be offering an opportunity for children and youth ages 6 to 13 to participate in developing their biking skills at no cost. They will learn essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists in a fun festival type atmosphere. Topics include helmet fitting, bicycle maintenance, handling, signalling, gears, braking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride and must wear an approved cycling helmet.

    This bike skills development day is being organized by Adam Kourakis, owner of Velofix Ottawa. He is an experienced cyclist and coach with the triathlon club Bytown Storm. The City of Ottawa Safe Cycling team is linked with the Canadian Cycling Association’s CANBIKE project and they have been invited to participate in this event.

    A session will be held from 10AM to 1 PM for kids from 6 years to 9 years of age and a session for kids from 9 years to 13 years of age will follow from 1PM to 4PM. Please register via our website

    If your child does not have a bike but can ride and would like to participate we should have a few loaners available from the bicycle re-cycle donations but please supply the helmet.

    The location for the Bicycle Re-cycle and Kids Bike Skills Development Day will be in the parking lot in front of the community center near the arena. May 7 follows the annual Blackburn Hamlet Community Garage Sale on May 6 so dig out those old childrens’ and grandchildren’ bikes and plan to have the BCA re-cycle them in the Hamlet.

    We would like to know how many people to expect so please register via email the BCA Environment & Transportation Committee's website . You can also email at or call John at 613-824-6940 for further information.

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May 20, 2017
  • Rothwell Plant Sale

    May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    42 Sumac St, Gloucester, ON K1J 6P7, Canada

    Come and get your perennial/annual flowers, house plants, tomato and vegetable plants, herbs, ground covers and grasses.

    Plant donations would be welcomed and can be dropped off Friday, May 19th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7 Parkwood Crescent, Blackburn Hamlet. Call John Peddie at 613-837-4336.

    More info as we get closer at

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September 24, 2017
  • 6th Annual Cancer Chase

    September 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    1660 Bearbrook Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 1C4, Canada

    The 2017 Cancer Chase team is working to make the Sixth Annual Cancer Chase another huge success. We are updating our website for 2017 and encourage you to visit Everything you need for the event is there: online registration via the Running Room, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to support cancer research, view of the race course, pictures from last year, and much, much more.

    You do not have to register in advance. You can just show up between 8:15-9:00 on September 24th at the Eric Danis Clubhouse, 1660 Bearbrook, in front of the SuperDome. Bring whatever donation you can and sign up there. Note that only those registered in advance via the Running Room are assured of a Cancer Chase T-shirt.

    We also have a thriving silent auction, and a raffle draw with oodles of prizes. Food and refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.

    You can email Bill Horne, or call 613-837-2166 with any questions or interest in volunteering.

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The Ottawa Public Library hosts many free classes at the branch located in the heart of Blackburn Hamlet, from parent-and-tot sessions to computer lessons. Visit their webpage for a full listing of events.

Registration with your library account may be required.

Click here to see a complete branch-specific list of events.

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