Bowness Community Association Volunteerism Award Nomination Form

The ‘Nessies are the Spirit of Bowness Volunteerism Awards for outstanding individuals or organizations helping within Bowness.

If you know of someone that has had a great impact on you or your organization, give them the recognition they deserve. Contact the Bowness Community Association today to nominate a special person or group! The ‘Nessies will be awarded at the BCA Annual General Meeting October 17th, 2018.

To download a nomination form please click here BCA Volunteerism Award Nomination Form
(Deadline for submissions: Oct 3 at NOON)

The Bowness Community Association recognizes volunteers as a valuable resource to the organization and to the residents we serve. Many of the services we offer are only possible through the time, energy and passion of our volunteers. For this, we are sincerely grateful. In order to express this gratitude the BCA is distributes volunteer awards in the following three categories:

BCA Volunteer of the Year: The ‘Nessie Award
Community Volunteer of the Year: The Neighbourhood ‘Nessie Award
Community Group Volunteers of the Year: The Tribal ‘Nessie Award


  • Any resident or group in Bowness may nominate an individual or group for volunteerism within Bowness for contributions in a one year period from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018 (nominations from family members will not be accepted).
  • Any volunteer or group currently operating in Bowness is eligible for these awards.
  • All nomination forms need to be submitted to the Bowness Community Association office by Oct 3 at 12pm.
  • All nominations will be judged by the Board of Directors of the Bowness Community Association.
  • Only the first nomination received for an individual and/or group will be considered
  • The BCA board will only consider an individual and/or group that are submitted with a completed nomination form.

The BCA Board will base its decision upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion & commitment to Bowness and its residents (a strong sense of civic responsibility)
  • Impact of volunteerism in Bowness and/or in the lives of its residents
  • Level of partnership and collaboration in the community
  • Inspiring individual or group that exemplifies volunteerism within Bowness
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude toward volunteerism
  • Uniqueness and inclusiveness (involving others) of the nominee’s contributions and commitments
  • Goes ‘above and beyond’ in every circumstance

To download a nomination form please click here BCA Volunteerism Award Nomination Form
(Deadline for submissions: Oct 3 at NOON)

Questions? Please contact the BCA office at 403-288-8300 or