“Click here” to download the BANAR.

This and past BANARS can be downloaded from the Blackburn Community Association website









Deadline for September issue: August 12th, 2020 

To be delivered on the last weekend of August. 

The BANAR is published and delivered five times a year to Blackburn homes and businesses to celebrate community and to provide information on local programs and events.

Community Updates can be found on the BCA website.

Articles and Ads—Please send in the body of an e-mail or Microsoft Word to Evelyn Budd —

Please put “Banar” and the “Subject Title” in the email subject line. Call 613-824-9707 to verify receipt if you did not get  a confirmation within 2 days.

The editor reserves the right to make changes/corrections to articles.


Upcoming BANARS:
Sept:  August 12/20  Aug 29- Aug 31
Nov:  October 14/20 Oct 31-Nov 20
Feb:  January 15/21 Feb 6-8/2021
April: March 17/21 April 3-5/2021
June: May 10/211 May 29-31/2021


BOXED ADS (Dimensions: wide x high)

Single ads or Subscription of 5 ads (receive 10% discount)

  • A) Business card • 3.65 w x 2 h: $50/issue ($225 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • B) • 3.65 w x 2.75 h / 4.95 w x 2 h: $60/issue ($270 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • C) • 4.95 w x 2.75 h / 3.65 w x 4.25 h: $80/issue ($360 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • D) • 3.65 w x 5.25 h / 4.95 w x 4 h: $100/issue ($450 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • E) • 7.5 w x 4.25 h / 4.95 w x 6.25 h: $140/issue ($630 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • F) • 4.95 w x 9.25 h: $200/issue ($900 for 5 issues) plus HST
  • Page (7.5 w x 9.5 h): $300/issue ($1350 for 5 issues) Back cover when available. plus HST

Ads ( jpegs & PDFs) Files must be high resolution (300 dpi). There is an additional cost for ads to be created or corrected.

Business Profile: Free profile for 1st time annual subscribers of “C” size and up ads. Please send a rough draft written in the 3rd person approximately 200 to 250 words plus photo (or more text).  Value $175.

Payment of ads/Business profile: cheque or E-transfer (no cash). Payment must be received by the deadline date.

  • Cheques are payable to “BCA”. Mail or dropped off in mailbox:  Evelyn Budd, 5729 Kemplane Court, Ottawa K1W 1B8
  • E-transfer to

The Blackburn Community Association/Budd Graphics Inc. does not endorse or guarantee products or services advertised in the Banar or take responsibility for the print or web quality or legalities of photos and artwork provided by advertisers for the BANAR or the BCA website.

Distribution: Circulation 4,000 and 4,500 in June. Delivered to Blackburn homes and businesses by community youth.

Additional copies available at the Blackburn Library, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons and Blackburn Metro while quantities last.

Banar Distribution Co-ordinator:  Contact Joanne Smith at 


The original Blackburn Community Club (BCC) printed the first newsletter January 1963 on a gestetner. In November 1967 the Publicity Committee which included Lois Kemp, Clare O’Connor, Janice Tanquay and Terry Dooner. It was 16 year old Terry’s suggestion to name the newsletter “BANAR” (Blackburn Area News And Reports).

Local businesses use the BANAR to stay “top of mind” to their present and future customers.

The BANAR is a high quality 28+ page, black print 8.5 x 11 inch magazine. Printing and other costs are covered by advertisers and the BCA. PDFs of past and present issues of the BANAR are available for download from the Blackburn community website at  


  1. Please email with “BANAR / Name of article or ad ” in the subject line. If you do not get an email back within 24 hours thanking you please call 613-824-9707. 
  2. Send Ads in one of the sizes below—high resolution pdf format will enhance the quality of your ad.
  3. Articles or ads received after the deadline may or may not appear depending on space availability.
  4. Illustrations and photos  need a high resolution (300 dpi or larger). Low resolution photos will appear fuzzy in print and maybe online.

Due to space availability  the editor reserves the right to make changes to articles and announcements.