Looking for teens in the Hamlet who would like to deliver the Blackburn “BANAR”.

This could lead to a regular job delivering the BANAR 5 times a year.

  • Sept 2019 BANAR: Deadline August 14 / Delivery by Sept 2, 2019

  • Nov 2019 BANAR:Deadline  October 16 / Delivery by Nov 4, 2019

  • Feb 2020 BANAR: Deadline January 16, 2019 / Delivery by February 5, 2020

  • April 2020 BANAR: Deadline March 13 / Delivery by April 1, 2020

  • June 2020 BANAR: Deadline May 8/ Delivery—Weekend before Funfair weekend, 2020

Click here to view the Route Cards  as some of the routes have been spoken for.

Please email or text me (Evelyn Budd) at if you have any questions.


Having lived in Blackburn all my life I am very proud to have published the BANAR since July 1997. 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 (my Mom), Clare O’Connor, Janice Tanquay and Terry Dooner accepted Terry’s suggestion to name the newsletter “BANAR” (Blackburn Area News And Reports).

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

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  

Click here for the June 2019 BANAR


Circulation for the September to April issues is 4,000; June issue is 4,500 (Fun Fair issue). February delivery will depend on the weather but copies of the Banar will be available at the Library, Metro and most of the Blackburn businesses as well as online on the website and at

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


  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) Illustrations and photos must be high resolution—300 dpi.

Due to space and content considerations the editor reserves the right to make changes to the free articles.

Articles or advertising in a box is considered to be an ad and will be charged as outlined below:

Boxed Ads: Prices for a single ad and for the 5 ad package with a 10% discount (No taxes are charged)

  • A) • 2.4 w x 2.75 h / 3.65 w x 1.75 h: $40/issue ($180 for 5 issues)
  • Business card • 3.65w x 2h: $50/issue ($225 for 5 issues)
  • B) • 3.65 w x 2.75 h / 4.95 w x 2 h: $60/issue ($270 for 5 issues
  • C) • 4.95 w x 2.75 h / 3.65 w x 4.25 h: $80/issue ($360 for 5 issues)
  • D) • 3.65 w x 5.25 h / 4.95 w x 4 h: $100/issue ($450 for 5 issues)
  • E) • 7.5 w x 4.25 h / 4.95 w x 6.25 h: $140/issue ($630 for 5 issues)
  • F) • 4.95 w x 9.25 h: $200/issue ($900 for 5 issues)
  • Full page • 7.5 x 9.5  h: $300/issue ($1350 for 5 issues)

The price will change is not formatted in one of the sizes above. MS Word, Photoshop (300 dpi), Quarkxpress and PDF files are all accepted. There is an additional cost for formatting ads or to make changes.

Business Profile: Free write-up for 1st time annual subscribers of the Size “C”  and larger ads. Please send in a rough draft written in the 3rd person. The edited article will be approximately 225 words and include a high resolution photo. Value is $175. Profiles are printed on a grayscale background or put in a 7.5″ w x 4.75″ h box. 

Payment: By e-transfer (, cheque or cash. All payments are to be made by the deadline date.  Cheques are payable to “BCA”.

Mail/hand delivery address: Evelyn Budd c/o Banar, 5729 Kemplane Court, Ottawa K1W 1B8.

Please e-mail for more information.

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 or outside sources in the Banar or on the BCA website.