Bowmont Families Together

carya ‘s Bowmont Families Together has many ways for you to connect, learn and play while building community in Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village. We offer lots of ways for you to be part of your community and strengthen your life! 

Here are some ways for you to connect, learn and play in Bowmont!

Gather
Coming together to enjoy activities and meet new people

 

Drop-in Play Montgomery

Drop-In Play Montgomery at the Montgomery Community Center Gym is a place for families to connect with other parents and for children to play. Come run off some energy, make some new friends, and have fun! This weekly group opportunity is open to families who live, learn, work or play in the Bowmont area. Drop in Play runs from 10:00 – 11:30 every Tuesday, starting January 8, 2019.

For more information, please contact Chelsea at ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca or phone 403.519.5604

Drop-in Play Bowness

Drop-In Play Bowness at the Bowness Community Hub is a place for families to connect with other parents and for children to play. Come run off some energy, make some new friends, and have fun! This weekly group opportunity is open to families with who live, learn, work or play in the Bowmont area. Drop in Play runs from 10:00 – 11:30 every Wednesday, starting January 9, 2018.

For more information, please contact Chelsea at ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca or phone 403.519.5604

Dinner and a Movie

Come and enjoy a free home baked meal and stay for a movie after! Dinner and a Movie is offered the third Friday of the month at Maranatha Church (2111 52 St NW). Our community partner Redefin’d provides the yummy meal from 6:00 – 7:00 and Maranatha Church provides the movie from 7:00 – 9:00. Eat, connect and enjoy! Our Winter 2019 dates are: January 18, February 15, and March 15.

For more information, please contact Chelsea at ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca or phone 403.519.5604

 

Building Connections
Opportunities for you to make friends, time for yourself and time with your family

 

Time for You Drop-in Women’s Group

Are you looking for a little time for yourself to recharge, renew and connect with other women? Then, Time for You is for YOU! Join us for supportive and positive conversations in a welcoming group.

Our Wednesday group meets from 10:00 to 11:30 at 6508 Bowwood Drive NW starting January 9, 2019. Our Monday group meets from 10:00 – 11:30 at the BCA, 7904 43 Ave NW. Dates for our Winter 2019 Monday group are: January 7, 14, 21, February 4, 11, March 4, 11, and 18. Free Coffee, snacks and childcare. This group opportunity is open to women who live, work, learn or play in the Bowmont area.

For more information, please contact Shauna at ShaunaP@caryacalgary.ca or call 403-519-5175

Supermen of Bowness

Come have some fun with other dads and other children! Together with Boys and Girls Club, we do lots of activities that help you connect and play with your child. Supermen of Bowness happens twice a month, Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 at the Boys and Girls Club (7930 Bowness Road NW, Suite 36). Our Winter 2019 dates are: January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 11 and March 25. This drop in group opportunity is for fathers (or caregivers) and their children and to those that live, work, learn or play in the Bowmont area.

For more information please contact Chelsea at ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca or phone 403-519-5604.

 

Strengthening Families
Supporting you to build on your strengths and knowledge for the parenting journey

 

Parent-Child Mother Goose Mixed Age

Parent-Child Mother Goose Mixed Age is a group for parents with children 0 -3. Parents and their children come together to learn songs, rhymes and stories. Parent-Child Mother Goose is a great way to bond with your child and build positive brain development!

Parent-Child Mother Goose is offered on Monday mornings starting January 14, 2019. Priority is given to residents living in Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village.

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

Parent-Child Mother Goose Babies

Parent-Child Mother Goose is a group for parents with babies up to 12 months old. Parents and their babies come together to learn songs, rhymes and stories. Parent-Child Mother Goose is a great way to bond with your baby and build positive brain development!

Parent-Child Mother Goose Babies is offered in partnership with Families Matter. It happens on Wednesday mornings, starting January 16, 2019. Priority is given to residents living in Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village.

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

Play Lab

Who wants to play? Come join us at Play Lab! As part of our Play Lab group, you and your child will get to try out lots of different play activities and learn why they are important. The Play Lab group meets every Thursday from 10:00 – 11:30 at the Greenwood Village dome. This drop in program is open to parents with children ages 3 – 5 and that live, learn, work and play in the Bowmont area.

For more information, please contact Chelsea at 403.519.5604 or ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca

Parent Fridays

Join other parents just like you to have conversations about the joys and struggles of parenting while learning ways to strengthen your parenting skills. Childcare and light snacks are provided. This free drop in group meets on Friday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 at the Bowness Boys and Girls Club (7930 Bowness Road NW). Dates for our Winter 2019 session are: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22. Parent Fridays are open to parents who live, learn, work or play in the Bowmont area and who have children ages 0 – 6 years old.

For more information, please contact Chelsea at 403.519.5604 or ChelseaM@caryacalgary.ca

 

Learning Together
Discovering ways to grow, build up and strengthen your everyday life
Time to Grow Tuesdays

Would you like to connect with other women and learn about ways to improve your life? Time to Grow is a welcoming place for you to learn, grow and strengthen your life. Our workshops include many different topics like self-esteem, communication, boundaries and solving problems. Our workshops are designed for all the ways that we learn and for you to have skills for your life. We talk, we learn, we grow – together!

Time to Grow happens every Tuesday from 10 – noon at the Bowness Community Hub. Our Winter 2019 workshops start on January 15. Our first 6 week workshop of 2019 is called Uncovering Potential. Workshop series are free and open to women who live, work, learn or play in the Bowmont area. We provide coffee, snacks and free childcare.

For more information, please contact Shauna at 403.519.5175 or ShaunaP@caryacalgary.ca

Strengths Café

Come join us for a cup of coffee and conversation in our Strengths Café! This free, weekly drop-in group helps you build strength and skills for your life. We look at our everyday challenges and find new ways to think about them, understand ourselves better or do something different.

The Strengths Café happens every Thursday from 1 – 2:30 on the main floor of the Bowness Community Hub and is open to anyone who lives, works, learns or plays in the Bowmont area. Our Winter 2019 group starts on January 10 and runs until March 21. We provide coffee, snacks and free childcare.

For more information, please contact Tanya at 587.891.9648 or TanyaN@caryacalgary.ca

Savings Circles

Increase your financial knowledge and confidence while connecting with your neighbors! This free program is designed to help people purchase productive assets such as furniture, appliances, tools for work or learning or afford dental or vision-related expenses, while learning and sharing how to save money and develop saving habits. Our Neighborhood Savings Circle in Bowness began in November 2018 and is currently running.

For more information on upcoming Savings Circles, please contact Tanya at 587.891.9648 or TanyaN@caryacalgary.ca

 

Building Community
Sharing your strengths with community and being active in what you care about

 

Good Life Café

The Good Life Café is a place to come together to learn about the many ways to build a good life, practice it and give back to community. This group meets once a month on Monday afternoons.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved in this group, please contact Corinne at 403-519-7639 or email her at CorinneZ@caryacalgary.ca

Time to Shine

Do you have a special skill, talent or experience you would like to share with others in community? Time to Shine is your place to do just that! We help you each step of the way so that you can share your gifts with community. Time to Shine happens once a month on Monday mornings at the BCA, 7904 43 Avenue NW.

If you would like to learn more about this or find out what is happening in Winter 2019, please contact Shauna at 403-519-5175 or email her at ShaunaP@caryacalgary.ca

Community Action for Early Childhood

Are you interested in making a difference for early childhood? Our Community Action for Early Childhood group is too! This action group meets monthly to work on things that help improve the lives of children living in Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village. Examples of some of the things we work on are: local little free libraries, reading aloud 15 minutes a day and getting outside to play!

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved, please contact Lisa at LisaH@caraycalgary.ca or call 403-519-7591.

The Braver Project

Braver is an action research project that is co-designed and lead by Time for You participants. The purpose of Braver is to tell the stories of strength, change and impact that have occurred as a result of being involved in the Time for You experience.

To learn more about this project, please contact Bodil at BodilM@caryacalgary.ca or Corinne at CorinneZ@caryacalgary.ca or call 403.519.7639

 

How to get involved:

The Bowmont Families Together office is located in the Bowness Community Centre at 7904 43 Ave NW. We offer opportunities in many different places in these communities. Please see the events calendar for locations.

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.

We are so grateful to our wonderful community partners. Our programs wouldn’t be possible without them!

Awaken ChurchBowness Community AssociationBowness Community HubBowcroft SchoolBowmont PreschoolBowness Montgomery Child CareBowwest Community Resource CentreBoys and Girls Club & Ready Set Go PreschoolBright Path Daycare (Bowness location), Cafe Institute, Calgary Public Library (Bowness branch), Calgary Reads, Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness), First 2000 Days, Greenwood Village Dome, Maranatha Church, Montgomery Community Association, Pathways Healthy Families, Redefin’d, Sagesse


Upcoming Program Events

Mon 25

Parent-Child Mother Goose Mixed Age

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 25

Time to Shine Workshop

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 25

Drop-In Supermen of Bowness

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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