The Bowness Community Association (BCA) decided to make the most of the 2019 cold weather and host a Winter Festival. On February 10, 2019, around 100 families filled the community hall for hot chocolate and coffee, and a ton of fun games and activities. Neighbours could play a game of indoor curling, race in the obstacle course, help the professional painter paint hearts for the community association, or decorate cookies. The City of Calgary even supplied some toys for the event. The coordinator thought the best part of the event was the number of neighbours who bundled up to brave the cold for a fun community event.
The BCA worked with The City to get some toys for the event, but they did not need a permit. The ActivateYYC grant was used to hire a professional artist and to buy paint supplies. These items helped make sure the event was a success and that fun was had by all.