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Our Mission Statement

To promote and support the well being, independence and zest for living of older adults in the South West area of Calgary by providing congenial, stimulating, accessible, safe and supportive physical activities and programs.

Our Vision

To contribute to the healthy aging of older adults by providing opportunities for involvement and active living. 

Brief History of the Bow Cliff Centre

Bow Cliff Seniors was established in 1975 to serve the needs of seniors in southwest of Calgary. Over the course of the past 45 years, BCS has grown and diversified its programming and events. In 2016, its original location at 608 Poplar Road was demolished and the group was relocated to 3375 Spruce Drive SW which is adjacent to the old building.

Board of Directors

Patricia White - President

Stephanie Krueger - Vice President

Margaret Froats - Treasurer

Linda Doornbos  - Secretary

Winona Haliburton - Director
Dave Marchant - Director        
Gail Martin - Director
PJ Shipley - Director
Eileen Sutcliffe - Director
Robert Walker - Director
Brenda Wong - Director

Our Staff

To reach any of our staff, simply click on their name.

John Yannitsos - Executive Director

Angela Aviles - Outreach and Program Coordinator

Liz Gahan - Administrative Assistant

Despina Yannitsos - Administrative Assistant


The Family & Community Support Services provide funding to social services in the Calgary community. They emphasize prevention, volunteerism, and local autonomy. FCSS Calgary prevented many people from experiencing crisis through building skills to overcome challenges like poverty, homelessness, violence, addictions, and mental health issues. FCSS has a great partnership with the Government of Alberta and municipalities.

© 2016, Bow Cliff, 3375 Spruce Drive SW Calgary T3C 3A3

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