Blackburn Banar

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Published for over 50 years

The BANAR is delivered door to door five times a year to Blackburn homes and businesses to celebrate community and provide information on local programs and events. Local businesses use the BANAR to stay “top of mind” to their present and future customers. Past and current copies are available at the Blackburn Library, Metro and Tim Hortons while quantities last.

The BANAR is a high quality 28+ page, black print 8.5 x 11 inch magazine. Colour is added only for the online version of the Banar. Printing and other costs are covered by advertisers and the BCA. PDFs of past and the present issues of the BANAR are available for download on this page and on the Blackburn community website. Visit

2018 Deadline and Delivery Dates: 

  1. Feb 2018 BANAR:  While available—Blackburn Metro, Tim Hortons & Library
  2. April 2018 BANAR: Deadline March 14, 2018 / Delivery April 2, 2018 (Louis Riel Girls Basketball Team)
  3. June 2018 BANAR: Deadline May 9, 2018 / Delivery by May 27, 2018 (A & T Real Group)
  4. Sept 2018 BANAR: Deadline Aug 15, 2018 / Delivery by September 3, 2018  (A & T Real Group)
  5. Nov 2018 BANAR: Deadline October 17, 2018 / Delivery by November 5th, 2018.

Dates may change so please check here before the deadline date if your ad or article is time sensitive. The BCA cannot guarantee delivery by the posted dates although every effort is made to have it out as soon as possible. If you have not received your BANAR by the date above please email 

Circulation for the September to April issues is 4,000; June issue is 4,500 (Fun Fair issue). Delivery — The BANAR is delivered to Blackburn homes and businesses by local community groups. There is a $10 /issue charge if you wish to have a BANAR mailed to you.

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

Opportunity for groups to earn $350 (April, June, September, November) or $400 (February) by delivering the BANAR. Maps and instructions are provided to the co-ordinator with sixteen routes mapped out and with the number of BANARs required for each route. Each route takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The co-ordinator is responsible for overseeing the delivery and making sure the delivery is done by the dates posted online/in the Banar. Email for more information. See the route cards by clicking here.

Articles & photos can be sent to Illustrations and pictures must be high resolution (300 dpi). The editor (Evelyn Budd) reserves the right to make changes. Anything submitted in a box is considered an ad and you will be asked if you want to put in a paid ad.

Boxed Ads: Prices for an ad and for the 5 ad package-10% discount (No taxes)

  • 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)

Ads are to be the correct size. Otherwise the price may vary slightly. MS Word, Photoshop (300 dpi), Illustrator, 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. Payment must 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.