NBCFB History

North Bow Community Facility Board

 The inception of the North Bow Community Facility Board (the "Facility Board") started with conversations between residents within the various service organizations of the Bow North Recreation Area.In conversations between residents and the Rocky View County it was decided that a public meeting should be held to discuss various facility concepts and funding scenarios. A Town Hall meeting was held on October 30, 2003 with open conversation on many issues. The Rocky View County encouraged representatives of service groups and the general public to form a group dedicated to moving a community facility planning process forward.The North Bow Community Facility Board's first meeting was held on March 22, 2004 and was incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta in 2005.Also in 2005, the Facility Board, in consultation with Randall Conrad and Associates, performed a study to identify community needs for recreation facilities, develop a facility program to meet majority needs, and identify the capital and operating costs of such a facility to understand the impacts of development of the residents of the Bow North Recreation Area. March 2006, the "Recreation Facility Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study" report was presented to the Rocky View County which outlined a three-phased facility concept model with associated capital costs of $32 million. The closing remarks of the Executive Summary state that, "The Board now must move forward in attaining further community funding, secure a site for development and commence detailed design work so that construction can begin, and ultimately, community needs be met."That following year, the North Bow Community Facility Board, in community partnership with the Rocky View School Division and the Rocky View County, purchased a 45 acre site for a future high school and the community facility project through generous donations from EnCana Corporation, Burnco Rock Products, and grant funding from the Province of Alberta and the Rocky View County.The NBCFB retained the services of Ketchum Canada Inc. (KCI) in 2008 to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine internal and community capacity to embark on an initial $10 Million fundraising campaign. This community partnership is currently in the site planning process on joint use development scenarios.Since 2008, the Joint Planning Committee consisting of the North Bow Community Facilities Board, Rocky View County and the Rocky View School Division have been engaged in the site planning and configuration of the 45-acre site. GEC Architecture has been contracted to facilitate the development of a site Master Plan.Phase 2, the next phase of the project, will see development on the 45-acre site for initial site servicing as well as the construction of four baseball diamonds.  

The North Bow Community Facility Board is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to the development of a long term sustainable community facility and recreation areas predominantly in Langdon and the surrounding areas.