Tag Archives: Bow Cliff Centre

Bow Cliff Centre gets a New Parking Lot!

Bow Cliff Centre parking lot renewal, Seniors SW Calgary, Bow Cliff SeniorsExciting news! At last we can announce that funding has been raised for the parking lot – nothing stands between Bow Cliff Seniors and a new  parking lot to be completed by Fall, 2012.
An April 18th letter from the Provincial Government  announced that we had been granted $125,000.00 through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP).
On Monday, May 7th, JoAnne Porter, our Community Recreation Co-ordinator for the west area called with the good news that the City of Calgary had awarded Bow Cliff Seniors $218,864.67 from the Capital Conservation Grant (CCG) – another contribution to our parking lot renewal program.
Some of you may remember that we entered contests and Corporate entities were approached along with applications being made to all levels of government, so this success may go to our heads.
Summarizing sources of funding:

218,864.67   CCG funding
35, 000.00   Waste & Recycling Dept
125.000.00   CFEP
4,000.00   Hellenic Society
382,864.67  Grand Total

A plan of the lot was issued to members attending the Annual General Meeting followed by a question and answer session. One of the questions related to a limit of four  handicapped parking stalls. This has been extended to six but all stalls are the size of those at Canadian Tire stores – comfortable for even the most timid of drivers – speaking personally.
To avoid distraction, signage will be limited, but generous speed bumps  are sure to slow down any  reckless drivers. Any personal concerns?  Any members of the Board or Staff will pass on your questions to the Building and Development Committee, we’ll try to answer your questions.
After this…. our next major endeavour? How about a New Hall?
Betty Wheatley, Ways & Means Director

Painters Ready for Art Show

The artists are hard at work getting ready for their art show on May 6 & 7, 2011. Here are some samples of their work. The video shows an artist working with acrylics and a pallette knife.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2QSaVMpyvQ&feature=player_detailpage

The Art Classes here at Bow Cliff offer acrylic, oil, water color, and pastels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZze2xX-Ye4&feature=player_detailpagehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Ss6EIS-jI

Watch the video to see an artist using oils:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02KENJOLWjw&feature=player_detailpage

Panache Artist Display of Acrylics

One of the Panache Artists, Ingrid shows us her display of Acrylic Paintings. Ingrid loves coming to Bow Cliff Centre for art classes for the friendships and the encouragement with her painting. She paints from photographs all winter, but loves to get out in summer and paint scenery.
She showed us a beautiful painting of horses running in the snow, lovely depiction of the snow swirling. See the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMHHQj-yVlI

Some of the paintings in the video will be on display at the Panache Art Show &

Bow Cliff Centre, Panache Art Show & Sale 2011

Acrylic Painting Ingrid

Sale at Bow Cliff Centre, 608 Poplar Road SW.

The Sale is May 6th & 7th, 2011. See website for details:  www.panacheartists.org

Panache Artist from Beginner to Award Winning

The Panache Artists are working hard preparing for their art Show & Sale on May 6 & 7, 2011.

One of the artists, Norma Lenore Trudeau Seymour has shared a few of her pieces with us in the following interviews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IzLPPJM4l0&feature=related

Video Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdKoEDPIAic

Music for Better Health – Harmonica improves Lung Health in Older Adults

Bill, a member of the Harmonica Tableau shares his skills on Harmonica. See video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiT8LYmObGw&feature=related

Martha discusses the benefits of Harmonica for our health.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlonGlTXFkE&feature=related

Music Lovers Find a Home at Bow Cliff

Our member, Roy Hetherington is a very active member, involved in all of the singing groups such as the Harmonica Tableau, the Rhythm Kats, and the Singalong Group.  Watch his interview to see how he got involved, and what he has to say about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIbWswj5ds

Interview with June Crowe of the Rhythm Kats:

Six years ago, I started the Rhythm Kats. We are currently holding our own, but as you can see, our numbers are diminishing.  The new 50+ group coming our way are into totally different things.  Both of my groups like to sing and play the songs we grew up with — the “oldie goldies”  as I call them.  I guess I am not into Rock and Roll.

A year ago, I joined the Board of Directors. I had been asked many times before but was too busy with music, family, and so forth.  When I join something, I like to participate 100% and give it my all.  Now with all the changes taking place at the Centre, being on the Board is very exciting and, not to say the least, very challenging!  There are plans for:

A New Parking Lot, I am not going to miss the potholes!

A Brand New Building, Whoopee! A New Kitchen, decent Washrooms and more space. My Sing-along s will be able to move back to the Centre.

The biggest issues I see is changing our focus for the next generation of 50+ coming into the fold.  We need to develop new programs to suit their needs and lifestyles, but also to keep in mind our current members and their needs.  What a great time to be a part of this expansion and change. Go! Bow Cliff! Go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWkXqulcg3Y

Panache Artists kick off Planning of 13th Annual Art Show and Sale

The Panache Artists are working on their Art Show & Sale coming up  May 6 & 7, 2011.  The Panache Artists Group is a vibrant club of artists who meet every week for classes and painting sessions at Bow Cliff Centre.

Panache Artists preparing for Art Show & Sale May 6 & 7, 2011

Artists preparing for Panache Art Show & Sale

This is the 13th Annual Art Show & Sale.  The 1st Annual Sale was held June 5th, 1999.  Edna Charchuk is the Coordinator of the Art Show & Sale, and thanks to her dedicated committee, plans are underway for another fabulous show which will showcase the work of the Panache Artists.

The Panache Art Show & Sale will showcase 26 artists.  The artists specialize in a variety of media, from water colors to oils, and pastels.  There are some beautiful Panache Artists preparing for Art Show & Sale May 6-7, 2011landscape paintings underway, as well as nature, portraits which may be available for sale.
Our artists will be showcased on the website, coming soon.
See the website for more details on the Panache Artists Show & Sale, and the artists who will be presenting their works.
Beautiful nature pieces painted by the Panache Artists

http://www.panacheartists.orgPanache Artist Show & Sale May 6-7, 2011

Learn Beginner Quilting

The Alberta Handicrafts Guild is a vibrant, active group which meets on Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm, and 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month  6:30 to 9:30 pm at Bow Cliff Centre.

Watch a member talk about Embroidery at the Handicrafts Guild.

Watch the video to hear one of the members discuss Beginner quilting.

Have you been wanting to try a craft, but don’t know how? Or know how, but haven’t found the time lately to do crafts?  If you are interested in joining a class, come down when the Handicrafts Guild meets. The Handicrafts Guild offers classes to adults 18+ (they don’t offer childrens classes)

Or contact Bow Cliff Centre at www.bowcliffseniors.org or phone 403-207-1383