This bi-monthly newsletter is the leading voice for Bowness residents, the Bowness Community Association and local businesses. Diverse talents are an essential ingredient to share our stories. You can contribute as much or as little as your time allows. The editorial committee is always on the lookout for contributors:

  • Writers
  • Photographers
  • Artists
  • Graphic Artists
  • Administrative


Do you have a vision of what Bowness could truly be? Do you want to make a lasting contribution to your wonderful community? Well, what are you waiting for? The Bowness Community Association needs a variety of people with a no-holds-barred attitude to create their vision. Experience is not necessary but enthusiasm is. If you are full of Bownesian pride, are committed to change and development, we need your help to fill one of the following opportunities:


There are several community committees that provide the City of Calgary and the BCA with valuable input. These committees are always looking for more members to bolster their ranks. The committees meet on varying schedules. If you have passion for any of the following areas, your talents are critically needed:

  • Ripples Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Planning and Development Committee

Sign up for any of these opportunities at the BCA office at 403-288-8300 or email for full details. See all of these exciting events and opportunities in The Bownest’ner, online at or like us on Facebook to get the updates in your newsfeed:


Many of the services offered by the BCA are only possible through the time, energy and passion of our volunteers. For this we are extremely grateful. The annual Spirit of Bowness Volunteerism Awards presented at our Annual General Meeting in October each year recognizes inspiring individuals or groups that exemplify volunteerism within Bowness in three categories:

BCA Individual: The ‘Nessie – This individual has volunteered specifically for the Bowness Community Association and has shown passion throughout the year.

Community Contributor: The Neighbourhood ‘Nessie Award – This individual has made contributions throughout the community of Bowness at various organizations, events or on their own for their neighbours and neighbourhood.

Group Volunteerism: The Tribal ‘Nessie Award – This group, organization or business has volunteered their time and efforts in creating a better Bowness as a group.

To nominate someone or some organization that has made a significant contribution to you, the community or your organization, please come by the office for an application form. Deadline for nominations is September 16, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the BCA office at 403-288-8300 or email