Community Events

May 27, 2017
June 2, 2017
June 10, 2017
  • Blackburn & Orleans Art Studio Tour

    June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Various studios in Blackburn and Orleans

    Artists are opening their studios to the public on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. each day. This years tour includes 14 artists and 10 studios. There are 5 new artists in the tour.

    The 14 artists include 7 from Blackburn Hamlet, with 4 of the 9 studios also in Blackburn Hamlet.

    You can find directions and information on all of the artists including photos of some of their artwork at the Orleans Art Studio Tour website, www.oast.ca or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ART.TOUR.OAST.

    Brochures will be included in The Citizen and will also be available at the Blackburn Public Library. Artists will have brochures available at their studios during the Tour.

    Add "Blackburn & Orleans Art Studio Tour" to your Google Calendar.

June 11, 2017
  • Blackburn & Orleans Art Studio Tour

    June 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Various studios in Blackburn and Orleans

    Artists are opening their studios to the public on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. each day. This years tour includes 14 artists and 10 studios. There are 5 new artists in the tour.

    The 14 artists include 7 from Blackburn Hamlet, with 4 of the 9 studios also in Blackburn Hamlet.

    You can find directions and information on all of the artists including photos of some of their artwork at the Orleans Art Studio Tour website, www.oast.ca or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ART.TOUR.OAST.

    Brochures will be included in The Citizen and will also be available at the Blackburn Public Library. Artists will have brochures available at their studios during the Tour.

    Add "Blackburn & Orleans Art Studio Tour" to your Google Calendar.

June 18, 2017
  • Strawberry Tea & Silent Auction

    June 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre, 190 Glen Park Drive

    Big, delicious strawberries, generous portions of shortcake, mounds of whipped cream, tea, coffee and juice for the kids. $10.00/adults; $5.00 children under 12.

    Silent Auction with high quality collectibles, jewellery, china, themed baskets ready for gifting, vouchers

    For more information, please call Jean Lockett (613) 842-0904 or Susan or Gordon Lundy (613) 834-1813. Hope to see you there!

    Add "Strawberry Tea & Silent Auction" to your Google Calendar.

July 1, 2017
  • Canada Day Fireworks

    July 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Blackburn Hamlet Community Hall, 190 Glen Park Dr, Gloucester, ON K1B 5A3, Canada

    July 1st will be capped-off with massive fireworks in Blackburn! Come around 7:30 pm to meet up with friends and neighbours and enjoy some activities. Make sure to get a good spot at the Blackburn Park baseball diamond by 10 p.m. as that is when the fireworks will light up the sky!

    Add "Canada Day Fireworks" to your Google Calendar.

July 15, 2017
August 26, 2017
September 9, 2017
  • Harvest Moon Community Celebration

    September 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    1705 Orléans Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 4W2, Canada

    Organized by the Blackburn Community Association, in partnership with the Bradley Estates Community Association, the Chateauneuf Community Association, the Chapel Hill North Community Association, the Chapel Hill South Community Association, and the Pineview Community Association, and sponsor Lafarge Canada, this free event will focus on the organizations, businesses, and community groups that make our area unique and vibrant.

    This event will feature activities for all ages with a focus on agriculture, including our farming history, cultural and arts activities, a community picnic, a sunset dance and a fireworks display. All activities are free of charge. Food will be available for purchase onsite.

    More details as they become available on the BCA Website

    Rain date September 10.

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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 www.cancerchase.com. 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 info@cancerchase.com, or call 613-837-2166 with any questions or interest in volunteering.

    Add "6th Annual Cancer Chase" to your Google Calendar.

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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