About the BCA

Vision 01

Vision

Bowness; a diverse, engaged, connected and proud community of choice.

Mission 01

Mission

To inspire Bowness, building a stronger community for all by respecting the history, diversity and natural beauty of Bowness. To provide a gathering place and hub of information. To create connections through recreational, educational, social and cultural opportunities. To foster an environment of collaboration and respect with all stakeholders.

Values 01

Values

  • Integrity
  • Inclusivity
  • Volunteerism
  • Fiscal Responsibility

The Bowness Community Association is registered with the Alberta Societies Act and is governed by:

  • BCA Bylaws
  • Vision, Mission, Values
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Terms of Reference
  • Strategic Plan

The Bowness Community Association has 5 strategic priorities:

  1. Operating a sustainable organization
  2. Building collaborative partnerships
  3. Creating gathering splaces (spaces and places)
  4. Providing an information hub
  5. Supporting volunteerism and resident leadership

We achieve these strategic priorities through the work done by volunteers at our board committees and through the hard work of the Bowness Community Association staff. The Bowness Community Association built these priorities through the information it receives from community members.

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The Bowness Community Association was established in 1963. In 2007 the Bowness Community Association was revitalized with a new team of dedicated residents, developing a new vision for the Bowness Community Association. A volunteer Board of Directors, passionate staff, and countless members and volunteers contribute to making Bowness one of the best communities to live in in Calgary.

With almost 10 years of operations under the new leadership, the Association has many accomplishments to be proud of:
  • Launch of the new Bowest’ner, Social Media and Website
  • Vital Signs Residents Surveys in 2009, 2012, 2017, 2020
  • Over 100 events hosted or co-hosted
  • Thousands of memberships purchased
  • Volunteer Program Launch along with Volunteer Awards
  • Major renovations on Arena, Main Hall, Studio Room and Community Room
  • Bowness Community Hub Project Launch
  • Bowness 2013 Flood Support
8 BCA Achievements from 2022
  • Formed the Community Garden Committee
  • Saw the return of many programs, events and rentals following the pandemic
  • Relaunched the Bowness Resource Network
  • Celebrated the one-year anniversary of The Landing
  • Launched the Artist in Residence Talent Share Program
  • Relaunched Food Insecurity Stakeholders Group
  • Completed many arena and facility improvements
  • Welcomed Molly Macrae as our new Executive Director
  • Achievements, highlights, things to look forward to
9 BCA Event highlights from 2022
  • Spring Clean Up
  • Parade of Garage Sales
  • Trunk Sale
  • Movie in the Park
  • Run Bowness
  • Neighbour Day
  • Halloween Jellybean Dance
  • Holiday Craft Fair
  • Holiday Dinner
Things to look forward to in 2023
  • Welcoming a new cohort of artists and events as part of the Artistic Residence Talent Share Program (ARTS)
  • Building and planting garden beds at the BCA this spring.
  • Expanding to daytime hours at The Landing with pay-what-you-want coffee and tea.
  • Launching a “Calgary’s Cooking” group in partnership with Community Kitchen
  • Pursuing new program partnerships and offering more volunteer opportunities.
  • Building momentum for all the BCA events you’ve come to love
 

Office Hours

Our office is currently open by appointment only the following hours:

Monday 9AM – 4PM
Tuesday 9AM – 4PM
Wednesday 9AM – 4PM
Thursday 9AM – 4PM
Friday 9AM – 12PM

EASTER OFFICE HOURS

Closed Friday – Monday

 

Facility Hours

Hours vary depending on events and programming.

EASTER FACILITY HOURS

Open as needed for rentals and bookings. 

Location

7904 – 43 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3B 4P9

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