Welcome to the Blackburn Hamlet Community Association (BCA)

The Blackburn Community Association (BCA) is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization that supports and advocates on behalf of residents, businesses and groups in Blackburn Hamlet, Ottawa, Canada.

Writing Pad

Youth Very Short Story Contest 2022

Attention Aspiring Young Writers! The Blackburn Community Association is hosting a very short story competition! Open to youth ages 11-17, as of December 31, 2021, who live or attend school in Blackburn Hamlet. Appel à tous les jeunes écrivains en herbe! L’Association communautaire de Blackburn

Poetry Contest

2021 Youth Poetry Prize Winners

In September 2021, the BCA invited local youth aged ten to twelve to write a poem about COVID-19. Congratulations to all of the young people who found time to put their thoughts and feelings into words and submit a poem! The BCA is proud to



In the November 2021 issue of the BANAR we accidentally omitted the last line in one of the winning poems from the BCA Youth Poetry Prize. Our sincere apologies to Shanika for this mistake! La Pandémie pour moi by Shanika Parent Je ne peux plus

Halloween Poetry Party

Haloween Youth Poetry Party

On the afternoon of Saturday October 30th, five young poetry enthusiasts in our neighbourhood braved grey skies, wind and rain to gather outdoors near the community hall to read and present scary poems and have fun. The event kicked off with the reading of a

Photo Radar

Photo radar cameras

Published in The BANAR November, 2021 by Christopher Brett If you drive down Bearbrook Road near Good Shepherd Catholic School you may have noticed signs announcing the installation of automated speed enforcement cameras. Those signs have to be posted 90 days before any tickets can

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