BANAR – Click here for February issue.

Banar Distribution Co-ordinator:  Joanne Smith

P.S. All routes are taken for now. Watch for updates here.


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).

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  

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.

BANAR Deadline / Delivery Dates:

  • Feb BANAR: Deadline Jan 15/20—Delivery Feb 1- 5
  • April BANAR: Deadline March 18/20—Delivery April 2- 6
  • June BANAR: Deadline May 6/20—Delivery May 21-24
  • Sept BANAR: Deadline August 12/20—Delivery Aug 28- 31
  • Nov BANAR: Deadline October 15 /20—Delivery Oct 31-Nov 2

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. Please send ads in one of the sizes below in a high resolution pdf format.
  3. Articles or ads received after the deadline may or may not appear depending on space availability.
  4. Illustrations and photos  need to have a high resolution (300 dpi or larger). Low resolution photos may unfortunately appear fuzzy in print.

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

Articles and advertising that are in a box is considered to be a paid 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. Photoshop (300 dpi) and PDF files are the most reliable formats. There is an additional cost for formatting ads or to making 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.