The Town Of Bow Island

Welcomes You ...

Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dry land farming economy.

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The Town Mascot

The Town of Bow Island is well known for the dry edible bean industry. An 18 foot high statue of the mascot, "Pinto MacBean" is located adjacent to Highway No. 3 and greets everyone coming into town.

Designed by Jane Osborne and unveiled to the public in 1992, Pinto MacBean was created to promote tourism and signifies the importance of the dry edible bean industry to the area.

Information on Jon Pinto: Jon Pinto is an artist who lives in Orlando, Florida and has worked for Walt Disney as well as similar companies. You will notice Pinto MacBean is a cartoon character who has M & M Eyes and Veggie Tale Arms and Feet. Mr. Pinto has allowed us to use the new version of Pinto MacBean for our 100th Centennial Celebration.

The “Centennial Pinto MacBean” is very popular and we have received numerous comments of how cute he is.

Randy Oxford Band Saturday December 12th.  
Skate with Santa Sunday December 6, 4-5 pm,at Western Financial Group Community Arena
Community Carol Festival Sunday December 13, 2 pm at St. Michaels Church. Everyone welcome.  Food bank donation gratefully accepted.  All choirs please register with Judy Van Ham 545-6433 or Carla... Read More
The North Forty Mile Regional Waste Commission Open House on Tuesday November 24th from 3-8 pm Community Meeting Room 2 at the Town Office. Regarding the redevelopment of the Landfill.
Influenza Clinic Bow Island Provincial Building 802 - 6th Street East. Monday December 7th 3-6 pm
Administrative Assistant Forty Mile Regional FCSS Permanent Part Time Position. Applications can be faxed to 403-545-6642 Sent to Box 100, Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0 or emailed to: fcss40ml@bowisland.... Read More
Volunteer Fire and EMS Members  Needed By Bow Island Emergency Services  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Town Office Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30 or Phone 403-545-2424
For anyone interested there are still a few "Down Memory Lane" books available. If you would like a copy please contact the Town Office at 403-545-2522.