Welcome to the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Association web site.
The CBBCA 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.
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 includes the area of the CBBCA and neighboring Dunrobin. Founded in 1946, the volunteers of the CBBCA took on the role of managing, maintaining, and developing the new centre. It was expanded by the community and the amalgamated township of West Carleton in 1992 and again, with the city of Ottawa, in 2015. The Centre is now a unique rural landmark boasting 17,000 ft2 offering an exceptional range of facilities, programs, and services. It continues to be operated, maintained and developed by the CBBCA and its community volunteers in partnership with the municipality. In 2016 the Centre will average over 130 hours/week of activities is expected to receive 70,000 visits from people across west Ottawa for events, athletics, and popular programs such as Rural Root Theatre and All-In.
The indoor facilities include function halls (with kitchen facilities), a branch of the Ottawa Public Library and changing rooms. 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, Bay Burger, and The Greystone 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. 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.