Originally published in July 2021. Learn more about Faces of Bowness here.
“I’ve lived in Bowness for 40 years. I went to Assumption, TB Riley, and Bowness High. I had my child when I was 17, she was also raised in Bowness. She went to Panda Daycare, Assumption, and all the Catholic schools.
Our family loves and frequents The Dell – it’s a really nice, family run place. If you need to have some wings and drinks and play some pool, Bowness Pub is amazing, all of their staff is amazing.
My favourite thing to do in Bowness is the River – you just go and sit on the bank and you can play in the river, it’s a lot of fun down there, it’s a great place to take my dog.
I work at Crowfoot Wine & Spirits, it’s very neighbourhood friendly, I’ve gotten to know a lot of my neighbours just coming through the liquor store. It’s just a really great atmosphere when it comes to neighbourhoods, I’ve been working there for 4 years now, I’m the Night Manager.
My kid is 25 and she has her boyfriend, they’ve been together for 6 years and we’re all going to stay in Bowness.
I really like the pathway system in Bowness… I like to rollerskate the paths!
I like the community spirit here, there’s so many free food pantries and free libraries. Over at St. Edmund’s they have a food bank going on which is really great, they also do garage sales and stuff like that.
I feel strongly about harm reduction and I appreciate having places like the Clayton House here. I’m very much into supporting people who are not as blessed as we are.”