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"Bowness: Our Village in the Valley"

Our book was officially launched on September 10, 2005. Over 600 people attended the Book Launch and over 500 books were sold, not counting pre-ordered books. This was a memorable day in the history of the community of Bowness.
Many 'old' Bowness residents, along with their children and grandchildren were present. Lynn Newman, who was born in Bowness, and still resides here, was given the honour of unveiling the first book. Guest speakers were MLA Alana Delong and Alderman Dale Hodges. The positive comments from people who have purchased the book have been tremendous. Sales quickly justified a second printing in 2006 and a third printing in 2011.
Bowness: Our Village in the Valley - $60.00  
Hardcover, 8.5" x 11.25"
586 pages
We wish to thank our major funders for their financial assistance in the publication of our book:
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
  • Community Initiatives Program, Province of Alberta
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Mr. Alan Markin, our major private funder.
Copies are still available. A copy of the book can be viewed at the Bowness Branch of the Calgary Public Library.
*This limited and affordable 4th. printing was made possible by a  generous donation by Beacon editor Ursula Craig in honour of her late brother Bernd Martens, former editor of the Beacon

Bowness: Past and Present, 1911-2011"

Bowness: Past and Present, 1911-2011
In 2012, the Bowness Historical Society published its second book.  The second book celebrates the centenary of Bowness from its beginnings in 1911 to the present.  This book features historic photo-scenes compared with contemporary views.  The book expands the inventory of historic photos of Bowness including many previously unpublished photos of Bowness Park, historic homes, the streetcar, bridges, transportation, and family homes, activities and activities spanning 100 years.  Additional family histories are also provided.
Bowness: Past and Present: 1911-2011 - $60.00
Hardcover, 8.5" x 11.25"
632 pages
Buy a book, or two! Great Christmas Gifts!
If you wish to order either of our books, you may contact us by e-mail:

Inga Pollhaus


Book 1 now available again for a limited time!


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