Welcome to the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Association web site.
The CBBCA primarily serves an area roughly bounded by Woodkilton Rd, Vance’s Side Rd, and the Ottawa River. The area contains seven villages, from MacLaren’s Landing in the north to Woodlawn in the south, with Constance Bay being the largest. Our mission, for over 70 years, is to advocate, create, and serve.
The Community Centre is located in the village of Constance Bay approximately 25 minutes north-west of Kanata. It is at the physical centre of the village and is surrounded by the beautiful Torbolton forest. The Centre was built in 1978 by the amalgamated township of Torbolton which included the area of the CBBCA and neighbouring Dunrobin. The CBBCA, founded in 1946, took on the role of managing, maintaining, and continuously developing the new centre and community park. It was expanded by the community and the amalgamated township of West Carleton in 1992 and again, with Project Sandhills Phase 1 and the city of Ottawa, in 2015. With a building that is now nearly 17,000 ft2, the Centre is unique rural landmark offering an exceptional range of facilities, programs, services, and events. In the footsteps of those who came before; the Centre continues to be operated, maintained and developed by the CBBCA and its community volunteers in partnership with the municipality. In 2016 the Centre, operating 7 days a week, will average over 130 hours/week of activities and receive over 80,000 visits from people across west Ottawa for events, athletics, and popular programs such as Rural Root Theatre, Adult Slow Pitch, and All-In.
The indoor facilities include modern & well equipped function halls (with kitchen facilities), activity rooms, a Fitness Centre, and a branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The outdoor facilities, which surround the Community Centre offer a skateboard park, outdoor skating rink, ball diamonds, playground, volleyball court, and soccer fields. Project Sandhills Phase 2 will create a new program room, a teaching kitchen, and countless new programs and services. In addition, the Community Association’s partners provide many services, activities, sports and programs, for all ages, throughout the community. The community is home to a vibrant branch of the Royal Canadian Legion which is a key partner in many areas; 616 offers a variety of clubs and activities, Bingo, events, and TGIF dinners.
Thanks to our local businesses we have several dining out options (The Lighthouse, The Point, The Legion, Happy Times, and The Destination Grill), opportunities to pick up basic groceries (The Lighthouse and The General Store), video rentals (The General Store), and the services of a beer store and LCBO outlet (at The General Store). A wide range of home-based businesses, services, spas, and daycare are offered by our residents. Massage Therapy & Foot Care are among an expanding list of services delivered at the Community Centre. Please get to know them (they are listed in the Business section of this website).
We encourage everyone to consume the services of our Project Sandhills sponsors; they have made significant contributions to improve the well being of the residents in our area.