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Fundraising in Economically Challenging Times

Our Volunteers are working hard this week to prepare for the Clothing Sale Fundraiser at Bow Cliff Centre on Saturday, June 4th.
This fundraiser is an answer from the dedicated members to raise money for our centre in challenging times.

“Our Bottle Drive money is way down this year compared to last year”, comments Tracey Braun, Executive Director of Bow Cliff Seniors. “But its not only here, the Boy Scouts did far less on their bottle drive this year than previous years as well.” Why is this happening? Tracey replies ” I did a little research to find out why, and members are giving their bottles to their kids and grandkids, who need the money.”

Bow Cliff Centre relies on donations and funding to keep its programs going. Even in these tough economic times, our dedicated members are prepared to work hard. Hilda Townsend, Clothing Sale Coordinator has a group of ladies organizing and sorting for the sale, as well as people coming in every day to bring bags of clothes for the sale.

Spring & Summer Clothing and Accessories at Bow Cliff Fundraiser June 4, 2011

“We are accepting all Spring or Summer clothes, as well as shoes, purses, jewelery and other small items for the sale.” Says Hilda Townsend, Volunteer Coordinator.  If you can clean out your closet and support our Fundraiser, help us out! There are many people in the city who can use these items, and we encourage them to come check out our sale.

The Clothing Sale is part of the Wildwood Parade of Garage Sales being held on Saturday, June 4th.  Hilda has organized her volunteers to be there on Friday, June 3rd from noon to 8:00pm to allow local people to shop early.
Come by our Fundraiser, get a deal of the beautiful clothing coming in for Bow Cliff Centre’s fundraising efforts.
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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