Community News

Bankview Stampede and Beer Garden

As recalled by Gail Simper In 2002 Graham and I realized there were no events in Bankview and a Stampede Breakfast would be a great asset. For the first 2 years, the company I worked for, MI Swaco sponsored the chuck wagon where we cooked sausages and pancakes. We saw...

Bankview Histories: THE BANKVIEW FOOD STORE

1830, 17 Street, S.W. (demolished) By Frederick Hunter Almost from its very inception, Bankview has been host to numerous small business enterprises, including food services, mostly concentrated along its perimeters on both 14 Street and 17 Avenue. Very few, however,...

April President’s Message

I don’t know where the year went, but my term as President has come to an end. I am so proud of all the things that your volunteer community association has accomplished. The next board will be entering their year with a signed lease with the City, job descriptions...

Walk with Woolley A Great Success

By Matt Worona For those of you that could not attend on Feb 25th, the Bankview Community Association walked the neighbourhood with Cllr. Woolley and highlighted the projects and improvements that have been brought to our attention by residents like you. Of course,...

March President’s Message

March in Calgary always makes me think of these wise words from Charles Dickens in Great Expectations.  He wrote “it was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  Our little...

Cargo Bikes, the new Minivan

by Sean Carter Many individuals and families have begun to question the convention of driving their car for every single trip in the city due to tightening budgets, growing ecological awareness, worsening traffic, and a desire to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Getting...

2017 Timbits Soccer Registration Open

2017 Timbits Soccer season is nearly upon us, which means it's  time to renew your membership! Timbits soccer is a parent-assisted program for children aged 4 to 8 years. U4 – U6 play at the Glengarry dry pond, U6 - U8 play at the Richmond School pitches. We play in...

Winter Biking Tips from Bike Bike

by Sean Carter, Bike Bike Inc. owner and Bankview resident First off, let me confess that I ride my bike all year ‘round, including winter, and have come to love the frigid season.  Cycling in winter is fun and you generally keep really warm due to the extra effort...

The Story of Bankview’s Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)

By Bob Merchant Frederick B. Hunter has ably provided the research and the story of Bankview from the late eighteen hundreds to the current date.   My wife and I moved to Calgary in 1972, and after a year in a 13th Avenue SW apartment, purchased our little home on...

February President’s Message

One month into a New Year and your Bankview Community Association is busy preparing for April’s AGM (save the date for April 19, 2017). Because our board structure is such that the positions can change annually, my goal is to have a few things in place so that next...

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