Bowmont Families Together

carya is proud to be a longstanding member of the Bowmont community. Through Bowmont Families Together (formerly known as Ready 4 Learning), we offer a number of ways for community residents to engage in opportunities and participate in programs that help strengthen their own resiliency as well as that of the community as a whole.

Bowmont Families Together offers early development programs for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, opportunities to discuss and learn about parenting, facilitated peer to peer groups for mothers, financial empowerment workshops and community-based activities and events.

We encourage Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village residents to get to know their neighbors and engage in their communities because we are stronger together.

You must live in Bowness, Montgomery or Greenwood Village to access these programs.

For 0-5 Year Olds and their Caregivers
Giving your child the tools for success starts at birth, and we’re here to help

 

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Parent-Child Mother Goose is a group experience for parents and their children ages 0-3. Residents from the communities of Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village come together in a circle with their children to learn songs and rhymes that will become tools to calm, redirect and connect with their children. It is a wonderful way to bond with your child and a great way to meet other parents in your neighbourhood in a supportive, welcoming environment

To register, contact Lisa at 403.519.7591 or LisaH@caryacalgary.ca

Mother Goose and More

Graduated out of Parent-Child Mother Goose? Check out Mother Goose and More for children ages 2-4 with caregiver (younger siblings welcome!). This class helps children take the next step in early learning and provides an hour rich in rhymes and story with accompanying activities that help extend the learning into other areas of development.

Find upcoming Mother Goose and more dates here.

To register, contact Lisa at 403.519.7591 or LisaH@caryacalgary.ca

Nobody’s Perfect Parent Group

A facilitated parenting group for parents of young children birth to five years. Share and learn about the magic, mysteries, joys and frustrations of living with a child under age 5. Coffee and childcare provided.

Find upcoming dates here.

To register, contact Lisa at 403.519.7591 or LisaH@caryacalgary.ca

Drop-in Play

Drop in and build, create, craft and bounce with us every Tuesday morning! Caregivers with children ages 0-5 are welcome. No registration is required!

Find upcoming Drop-in Play dates here

A valid Bowness or Montgomery Community Association membership is required to participate in drop-in play.

Supermen of Bowness Dads Drop-in Play

When: Every second Monday at 6:00
Where: Boys & Girls Club
Who: Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and other male caregivers and their children ages 0-5 years
What: A relaxed, drop-in group that is flexible and fun! Children participate as is appropriate for their stage of development and desire.

Supermen of Bowness Dads offers a variety of activities that strengthen the important father-child relationship. We create an awareness of community resources and provide an opportunity for dads to connect with other dads. It is brought to you through a partnership between carya and Parent Talk.

For more information contact Chelsea at 403.519.5604 or chelseam@caryacalgary.ca

For Parents
Connect with and learn from other parents in your neighbourhood
Building Blocks *NEW*

Building blocks is a brand new FREE program that can inform and educate you in your parenting journey to:

  • Explore the value of play
  • Strengthen the parent/child relationship
  • Explore what is behind behaviours
  • Learn about community supports and resources

We can meet you in your home or in the community.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Chelsea at 403.519.5604 or ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca

Time For You Group for Women

Are you looking for a little time for yourself to recharge and get together with other women from the community? Then, Time for You is for YOU! This peer support group offers fun, supportive and positive conversations.

Coffee, snacks and childcare are provided at no cost.

Drop-In Time For You

When: Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Where: Awaken Church, 6508 Bowwood Dr NW

No RSVP required! Find upcoming dates here

Time to Grow

An ongoing, shared learning opportunity for women to change stories and patterns of powerlessness and helplessness into practices of strength and possibility.

Using stories, videos, activities and exercises, we will look at a variety of topics such as trust, boundaries, perspective shifting, connection, change, goals and dreams.

We will practice skills such as helpful thinking, problem solving, think/feel/do wheels, meditation, and managing reactions. Childcare and snacks are provided at no cost.

When: Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Bowness Community Centre, 7904 43 Ave NW

No RSVP required! Find upcoming dates here

Wellness Cafés

Do you want to…

  • reduce your stress?
  • feel more in control of your life?
  • understand yourself better?
  • improve your relationships?
  • meet new neighbours and friends?

Join us at our FREE Wellness Café!

Every Thursday starting January 11
1:15 – 2:15 PM at the Bowness Community Centre, 7904 43 Ave NW

Parent Cafés

Parenting is not for the faint of heart, but you are not alone! Join other parents from your community, and learn more about the early years. Bring your questions, mysteries and successes, and together we will uncover ways to give your child the best start in life.

Free snacks and childcare provided.

To register, contact Lisa at 403.519.7591 or LisaH@caryacalgary.ca

Find upcoming Parent Café dates here

Community Events
Bring the whole family and enjoy some social time with your neighbors

 

Family Dinner and a Movie at Maranatha

Join us for a FREE dinner and a movie at Maranatha Church! Our family suppers are a wonderful time for neighbours to get together, chat, and enjoy a meal at no cost. We do the cooking and the clean-up and the lovely folks at Maranatha Church put on the family movie – complete with popcorn!  What better way to take in dinner and a movie?

When: 3rd Friday of every month. Dinner at 6:00, movie at 7:00
Where: Maranatha Church – 2111 52 St NW
First come, first served!

For more information contact Chelsea at 403.519.5604 or chelseam@caryacalgary.ca

Financial Literacy
Join us to learn how to stretch your dollars and participate in our matched savings programs

 

Drop-In Tips, Tools and Hacks: how to stretch your dollars

carya and Bowwest are pleased to offer a series conversational and activity-based sessions to help families make the most of their money.

Share your experience and learn from others about:

  • Taking control of your spending habits
  • Ways to be an even more savvy spender
  • Your rights as a consumer

Bring your ideas and questions to the conversation.

When: Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Awaken Church – 6508 Bowwood Dr NW
Lunch and childcare provided.

To register, contact Denise at 403.991.8724 or DeniseT@caryacalgary.ca.

 

How to get involved:

The Bowmont Families Together office is located in the Bowness Community Centre at 7904 43 Ave NW 

Phone: 403.519.7591

You can view all of our upcoming events on our events calendar or view our printable calendar or, you can arrange a call back from a carya team member.

Thanks to Calgary Learns for their support of Bowmont Families Together


Upcoming Program Events

Mon 17

Good Life Café

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon 17

Community Action for Early Childhood

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 18

Drop-In Play

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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