The Bowness Committee Association achieves its strategic priorities through the work done by volunteers on our volunteer committees.
These volunteer run committees are essential to getting feedback from the community, staying in tune with the needs of Bowness, and completing Board deliverables.
The Finance Commiltee is tasked with the regular review of various internally and externally prepared financial statements, budgets, cash balances and assets, operating and capital grants, accounting procedures and policies, compliance with regulatory agencies such as the CRA, committees regarding operational policies, procedures and risks; Provide input and feedback in identifying any areas of financial concern as required, make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding financial matters of the BCA, and provide open avenues of communication among management, employees, external and internal audits, and the Board of Directors.
Meetings are held monthly, on the Tuesday before each board meeting at 6:00pm.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. Ideal committee members have some knowledge of finance and/or accoounting.
Are you passionate about local arts and want to help us make the BCA ARTS Program sustainable for years to come? Join the ARTS Program Committee! In addition to helping decide who will join the ARTS program, committee members also have the opportunity to help us make the BCA ARTS Program sustainable for years to come, through fund development, grants and sponsorship, any ideas that the group may have. Experience in the arts and/or fund development is welcome, but not required.
Will first meet in late February, with number of meetings determined by the group at that time. Meetings are called by BCA Community Development Coordinator Tess Van Den Bosch and BCA Board member Jessica Clark.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. Residents of Bowness, Montgomery, or Greenwood Village are welcome to join.
Are you a writer, photographer, proofreader, interviewer, or storyteller? Join the Communications Committee to get involved in the creation of the Bowest'ner and other online content for the BCA.
The committee collaborates to create content for the Bowest'ner and online BCA channels (blog, social media, etc.) Article assignments and publishing decisions are at the discretion of the Editor and Communications Coordinator and participation in the committee does not guarantee placement of all submitted content.
Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7pm every two months to coincide with the Bowest'ner production schedule.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch with our communications coordinator and sit in on our next committee meeting.
The Garden Committee oversees the general operation of the community garden located at the Bowness Community Association. The Committee will govern and manage the garden and its members, including operation and maintenance of the physical garden space and any related infrastructure. Those who join self-assign to one or more of the following areas based on interest and skills: Finance & Fundraising Area, Communications & Outreach Area, Maintenance & Safety Area, Events & Education Area, Membership Area. As the garden is not built yet, much of the work currently involves helping with planning its build, getting it financed, and helping build out policies and procedures - with roles expanding and evolving as the garden progresses.
Meetings take place every two weeks beginning January 16, 2023, but may be adjusted as needed. Meetings are from 7-8PM. The time commitment is approximately 3-6 hours per month.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. When ready, you may organize with the Garden Committee to attend the next meeting.
The Events Committee reviews upcoming BC events and plans activities for those events. They also come up with new event ideas, support events through fundraising and recruiting volunteers, as well as volunteer before, during, and after events.
Meetings take place quarterly and dates, times, and locations are announced in the BCA e-newsletter and Bowest'ner newsletter. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.
The purpose of the Facility Committee is to oversee the operations and maintenance of the Bowness Community Centre and Arena including lifecycle planning, preventative maintenance contracts and recommendations, and renovation projects.
Meetings are set on an as-needed basis, with a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per month.
Volunteers with relevant experience in maintenance, lifecycle management, or building operations can Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.
The Human Resources (HR) Committee facilitates a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for the recruitment, assessment and appointment of directors to the Board, including identifying any potential conflicts of interest of potential candidates, and participate in the initial training of new board members.
Meetings are set on an as needed basis.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch.
The P&DC may take on a number of roles and tasks related to community building, change, and improvement. The P&DC should partake in proactive pursuits such as grass-roots initiatives and projects, however a core function of the P&DC is in reviewing applications for rezoning, subdivision, and development permits.
The P&DC performs an advisory role, and comments on how a proposed development fits into the community, and where possible, suggests changes which could make the proposed development more compatible. Neither the BCA nor the P&DC have a formal jurisdiction or authority in planning matters.
Meetings take place monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, unless the first falls on a wednesday, in which case the meeting is moved to the 2nd wednesday of the month. The time commitment is roughly 2-3 hours per month.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in touch, receive the details about the upcoming meeting, and get introduced to the committee. To become a member, volunteers must attend 5 of 10 consecutive meetings.
This June, all Bownesians are invited to share about their lives in Bowness through the 2023 Quality of Life survey (formerly Vital Signs.)
Since 2009, we’ve conducted this survey every three years to take a pulse on life in our community and take action on building a better Bowness.
Complete the survey during the month of June for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards!