Posts Tagged ‘BCA Board’

Bowness Community Association Annual General Meeting

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Join us for a wine and cheese celebration of past accomplishments and new intiatives Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Hall. Child care provided.

All are welcome, though only BCA members may vote or stand for election to the Board of Directors. Please see our ad on the last page for more information or contact


Confessions of a reluctant volunteer

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

You can ask my mom, I’m not a joiner by nature. In kindergarten, I refused to participate in the “Hokey Pokey” on the grounds it was an undignified embarrassment. At age nine, I ran away from Cub camp because I objected to its militaristic regime. Even today, our favourite bumper sticker—I Love Bowness—seems cloying to me. So how is it exactly that I became a poster boy for community boosterism? Read more…

What’s on? September/October 2010

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

SEPT 3, 6 & 10
Meet & Greet with the BCA, 1–4 pm, Bowness Community Hall

SEPT. 11
1st Annual Bowness Harvest Fair, 9 am–noon, Boys & Girls Club parking lot at the Bowness Plaza, corner of 77 St. NW and Bowness Road Read more…

A toast to good times past, present and future

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Among the summer’s highlights was the unveiling of two new installations in Bowness: a mural created by artist Nikki Gour and local youth through a Y.E.A.R. project, now mounted on the east face of the Boys & Girls Club, and the memorial monument in Mackintosh Park.

AS ANOTHER SUMMER in Bowness draws to a close I wanted to take a look back and acknowledge some of the events we were involved in and thank the folks that made them happen.

We started the summer with the Youth Art program hosted by local artist Nikki Gour. It was very successful and we look forward to the after-school program she’s lined up for fall (see page 8 for more details). Art!Bowmont’s first Art in the Park event at Shouldice Park was a terrific success for visitors and participating artists from Bowness and Montgomery. We hope to see this become an annual event.

The Lions’ Stampede Parade and Breakfast was bigger than ever this year, with ever-growing numbers of local organizations and businesses taking part. And the second annual Bownesians’ Picnic at Baker Park in July drew crowds from Bowness and beyond. Even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen the fun. Of course we’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming first annual Bowness Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 11. Read more…

A new BCA, an all-new Bowest’ner

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Meet your Bowness Community Association directors (left to right), back row: Derek Podlubny, Michelle Dice, Scott Penny; front row: Linda Flanagan, Carla Betzner, Niki Smyth, Merrit Penny

I HOPE YOU’RE ENJOYING the inaugural issue of the new Bowest’ner. We’ve missed our community newsletter over the past months; it really added to the uniqueness of Bowness. We’ve tried getting a blog going on our website,, but it hasn’t been met with the enthusiasm the newsletter’s always received. So in the firm belief this community needs a strong, steady voice we’ve ventured to publish it ourselves. Read more…

Get involved!

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Bowness Community Association has a brand new Planning and Development Committee formed from the merger of the Society of Bowness Residents with the BCA.

It’s a wonderful step forward, giving ­Bowness a single strong voice. Any member of the BCA is welcome to join this committee and get involved in looking at develop­ment permits, subdivisions and other planning and transportation issues that affect Bowness.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Bowness Community Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. You don’t need to be an expert to be involved. Your voice as a resident of Bowness matters!

For more information, contact me at ­403-282-8203 or

—Niki Smyth, BCA Planning & Development