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.

Election Day will be  OCTOBER 16th, 2017 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Bow Island Legion
2017 Advanced Polling Station will be located at PLEASANT VIEW LODGE October 6th, 2017 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
In Alphabetical Order 2017 Civic Election Candidates: Davis, Kevin DeLeenheer, Bernice Ficur, Rob Harrison, Dave Hildebrand, Ian Hyland, Alan Lyons, Louise MacLean, Nan Matz, Terrie Moncrieff, Marj... Read More
2017 Civic Election Forum will be held on  September 27th at the Bow Island Multiplex Doors Open to Public at 6:30 p.m. Only written questions accepted and handed in by 6:50 p.m FORUM STARTS AT 7:00... Read More
Christmas Supper & Dance Friday December 1st, 2017 $20 per person Supper at 5:30 pm Music by: "Gone Country" Call 403-545-2430 to sign up
October Fest:  Friday October 6th, 2017 Supper: 5:30pm $20.00 per person Music by:  Alpen Schapz  Call 403-545-2430 to sign up
Military Whist Tournament  Oct 12th, 2017 Call 403-545-2430
A Fire Restriction within the County of Forty Mile, will be in effect at 08:00 Thursday July 13 and will be in effect until further notice.  No new Fire permits will be issued and any current permits... 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