The BANAR goes out 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 while quantities last.

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 the present issues of the BANAR are available for download on this page and on the Blackburn community website (

Deadline and Delivery Dates: 

  • Deadline January 18, 2017 / Delivery by February 7th, 2017
  • Deadline March 15, 2017 / Delivery April 3, 2017
  • Deadline May 10,2017 / Delivery by May 29, 2017
  • Deadline August 9, 2017 / Delivery by September 5, 2017
  • Deadline October 25, 2017 / Delivery by November 11, 2017


Dates may change so please check here if your ad or article is time sensitive. The BCA cannot guarantee delivery by the posted dates although every effort is made to have delivery completed by the last date posted. If you have not received your BANAR by that date please email The Blackburn Library receives the BANAR on the first day of delivery if you wish to pick one up.

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.

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 a sample of the route cards by clicking on banar distribution 2016x

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.