Posts Tagged ‘Bowest’ner Jul/Aug 2010’

Summer fun in Bowness

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Annual Lions Club Bowness Stampede Parade

For better or worse, some of us can’t escape the ’hood for a summer holiday. Whether cash strapped, work obligated or whatever, our summer sojourns are not so much sipping cervezas on a houseboat off the Shuswap. More like a 7-11 slurpee and a sweet swan dive from the Bowmont train bridge. (Actually feet first is best, take my word on it.) 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…

Bowness Stampede Parade Day

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Saturday, July 10
Breakfast: 7–11 am, Parade: 9 am

IT HAS BEEN SAID that half of Bowness comes out every year to see the community’s annual Stampede parade. The other half of Bowness is in it.

Without a doubt, one of the real highlights of the Bowness social calendar is the Lions Club Stampede Parade & Breakfast. For 21 years now the Lions, in co-operation with dozens of local businesses and merchants, have been throwing what has become the single best attended community event in the 99-year history of Bowness. Read more…

The Bownesians’ Picnic

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Sunday, July 18, noon–6 pm

THE NEWEST KID ON THE BLOCK—if events were kids and your cultural calendar were a block—is the 2nd Annual Bownesians Picnic, Sunday, July 18, at Baker Park, just across the river from Bowness Park.

The Bownesians’ Picnic is a free family event with hours and hours of live music and all the games and activities the City of Calgary’s Community & Neighbourhood Services crew can muster. Food is generously donated by the Bowness Community Association and barbecued by the hard-working Lions Club. Cash donations for burgers and hot dogs go to the Bowness Boys and Girls Club. You’ll want to pack your own lunch; food is limited. Read more…

Le Tour de Bowness

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Saturday, July 31–Monday, August 2

ROUNDING OUT THIS SUMMER’S ­Bowness festival calendar is Le Tour de Bowness, an annual bicycle stage race hosted by Main Street mainstay and all-round good corporate citizen Bow Cycle.

Racing takes place on the August long weekend, July 31 to August 2, with the last of the three stages finishing up right on Main Street in downtown Bowness on the holiday Monday. Read more…

What’s On? July/August 2010

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Bowness Happenings

Bowness Lions Club Stampede Parade, 9 a.m. start at the Hextall (Shouldice) Bridge
Art Unveiling, “Community Belongings” youth art project, Bowness Boys & Girls Club, 11 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Bowness Branch Kids Carnival, from 11 a.m., 138 Bowness Cres. NW
Party on the Rooftop, an afternoon of live music outdoors at Angel’s Drive-in, from noon Read more…

Bowness Lions fire up the BBQs for another busy season

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Bowness Lions have been serving the community for the past 62 years. As a non-profit service organization endeavouring to make life easier for those in need, members are all volunteers who raise funds from fun casino rentals and BBQs. Our main source of revenue comes from Cash Casino where we donate our time once a year. Read more…