Posts Tagged ‘Bowness Block Watch’

Community-building in action!

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Bownesians are taking action in response to key issues identified in Voices of Bowness: Creating a Vibrant Neighbourhood, the report from the 2009 Vital Signs project led by the Bowness Community Association. Many activities have emerged out of interest areas identified in the Vital Signs Action Plan Community Workshop Report. Read more…


Bowness Block Watch Safety Task Group

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Our first meeting was an overwhelming success. All community partners agreed such a task group has been in demand for a long time. The needs of the community to prevent crime as well educate and involve residents have changed over the years, and we want to diversify as much as we can with solutions for the neighbourhood.

Strong interest from the Alderman’s office and the Calgary Police Service’s Community Liaison Officers to be involved from the outset paves the way to establish this safety task group as a permanent vehicle to drive out crime from our neighbourhood.

We will regroup in autumn to identify problem areas and challenges in the community and develop a step-by-step plan for resolving the issues together with our stakeholders and the community.

There will be many opportunities for Bownesians to be involved in making our community safer, and we will keep you apprised of these. If you have any questions, please call Andreas Brunthaler, program co-ordinator for Calgary Community Block Watch, at 403-509-2565 ext. 24. You can also register on our website,, to stay connected.­

New safety council for Bowness Block Watch

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Bowness Block Watch is in the process of starting a safety council this summer. We are planning to establish a resident-led safety council to work with police, bylaws and engaged community members to implement crime prevention strategies for the community of Bowness. We will explore solutions to deal with specific challenges and crime problems in the neighbourhood.

If you’d like to be involved, please register at to stay connected and updated on the process. If you have any questions please call 403-509-2565.

—Andreas Brunthaler