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In 2009, the Bowness Community Association, with support from the Calgary Foundation engaged hundreds of Bownesians in discussing their neighbourhood. The result was the first nieghbourhood focused vital signs report in Canada, titled Voices of Bowness. The report identified both reasons to celebrate Bowness as well as areas for improvement.    

As a follow up to the initial report the Bowness Community Association published Vital Actions reports in 2010 and 2011 highlighting and celebrating the actions that, whether in response to vital signs or not, local Bownesians took to create a more vital Bowness. In 2013 the second Vital Signs report was published and in 2017 the third.