Bowness will be celebrating 100 years in 2011




This Centennial Project requires volunteers to organize and plan this historic series of events. We need your help!

Click here to volunteer and tell us how you can help. We're looking for all sorts of people with skills or time, even fashions covering the past century.

For further information please call

  • Carole: 288-1737
  • Inga: 288-2055

Harvest Fair 2010 follow-up

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Thanks to all the volunteers and attendees for making the first annual Bowness Harvest Fair a success!!  Come join us next year to celebrate 2011 harvest.

Claire’s freezer preserving recipes
For copies of Claire’s freezer preserving recipes, feel free to download below:

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Bowness Harvest Fair 2010 is a Success!!

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fair on the weekend.  We had great weather and lots of fun.

The recipes offered by Claire in the Freezer Preserving lecture are now posted on the Harvest Fair web page in the right-hand column.

If you’re interested in volunteering for 2011, please email us at bownessvitalsigns (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Citizens’ Forums for the 2010 Municipal Election

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

CivicCamp is pleased to announce our upcoming Citizens’ Forums for the 2010 Municipal Election.  We will be hosting an aldermanic forum in each of the 14 wards and a mayoral forum.  Attached below are flyers for your Ward and Mayoral Candidates. Read more…

Responsible Dog Ownership Event in Bowness Park

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Date: Saturday, Sept 18 Guide_for_dog_owners
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Place: Bowness Park

In partnership with The City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services, AARCS invites you, and the public to come and see several demonstrations of sorts and interactive activities that can be done with dogs.  This could include tracking, obedience, rally, Frisbee and agility.  Dog owners will be invited to participate in all the different events and there will  also be contests WITH celebrity judges.

There are going to be TONS of dogs, dog lovers, freebies, adoptable puppies, fun, and excitement for all.

AARCS will have a tent up in the far west corner of Bowness Park so come stop by! (We are looking for a couple volunteers to help Paula and I man the booth, please.)

For further details on the event, please Download RDOG pdf or visit our website at : http://www.albertaanimalrescuecrew.com , a map of the park is also available there.

Harvest Fair is almost here!

September 10, 2010 2 comments

Join us at the Fair on Saturday morning.  The lectures have been finalized and are the following:

9:30 Freezer Preserving

10:40 Apartment Gardening

11:20 Composting

It’s going to be a lot of fun, so join us early for the swap, kids activities and blue ribbon competition.

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Bowness Historical Society – Celebrating 100 Years – Call for Volunteers

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Bowness will be celebrating 100 years in 2011. This Centennial Project will require volunteers to organize and plan this historic event.

Historicalsociety-ad We want to make this a successful event, but we need your help!

The next meeting is Wednesday, October 13, 7PM at the Bowness Legion.

For further information please call

  • Carole: 288-1737
  • Inga: 288-2055

This land is our land

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his image.
—Joan Didion

WE’RE A LITTLE TERRITORIAL here in Bowness. Neatly bordered on all sides by river, foothills, train tracks and the Trans-Canada, our so called “village in the valley” is one of the most geographically distinct communities in Calgary. And all that real estate is an emotional issue for many. Read more…