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Bowness was a town in Alberta, Canada, which was annexed by the city of Calgary in 1964. It is now a community district on the city's west side. It is bordered by the Bow River on the north and Stoney Trail on the west. As of 2003, the community had a population of just under 12,000. Jump to: navigation, search Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Heart of the new west City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada location. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ...


On the north end of the community is one of Calgary's most popular parks, Bowness Park. The park sits between the Bow River and a lagoon and is popular for picnics, summer sports, ice skating in the winter, and boating. It is also part of the city's large pedestrian pathway network. Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ...


Most public senior high school students from the community attend Bowness High School, which was built before the annexation. Jump to: navigation, search Bowness High School is a public senior high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which teaches grades 10 through 12. ...


Residents of the area are called "Bonesians" (Bow-NEE-shins).


History

The area was first occupied as a ranch in about 1896. // Definition There is no universally agreed definition of ranch. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


John Hextall was responsible for the plans that led to the development of the village, which later grew to a town before annexation. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Since Bowness was annexed, it has had to cope with a number of social issues. Because it began as an autonomous community, Bowness lacks much of the homogeneity of many of Calgary's newest suburban neighbourhoods. As a result, Bowness is a far more dynamic and interesting community than most of those on Calgary's outskirts. Unfortunately, this has also contributed to socioeconomic problems in the community (including crime), which is home to both wealthy and disadvantaged residents.


External links

  • Bowness Historical Society
  • Calgary Real Estate News: A time when the dinosaurs roamed

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Bowness, Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Bowness is a community district in west Calgary.
The neighbourhood is bordered by the Bow River on the north and Stoney Trail on the west.
The park sits between the Bow River and a lagoon, and is popular for picnics, summer sports, ice skating in the winter, and boating.
PROVINCE OF ALBERTA 1905 - 1907 (3268 words)
Philomena Archange Garneau,Metis born 1876, is one of the first Alberta Registered nurses of Metis ancestry, having taken her training at Misericordia hospital in Winnipeg.
Alberta had 108,000 acres Red Fife wheat and within six years this would rise to 1,640,000 acres of wheat.
Bowness, Alberta was created this year by John Hextall who wanted to create a bedroom community to Calgary.
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