Bow View Manor History
A long term care facility has been located on this site since 1961 when it was known as the Bow View Rest Home Ltd. and contained 32 beds. In 1967 it was purchased by B. I. Strafford and has undergone several renovations to meet both nursing home regulations and resident requirements.
In 1973 the Bull ‘n’ Bush opened as the first lounge in an Alberta nursing home. In 1981 the west wing addition and the Solarium were completed.
In 1982 the facility was taken over by The Brenda Strafford Foundation Ltd., an Alberta based Registered Canadian Charitable Organization, which was founded by Barrie I. Strafford to honour his late wife, Brenda, and to perpetuate her concern for humanity.
The renovations continued with the completion of the Health Club, Library and Chapel, refurbishing the lounges, replacing the call bell system and redecorating.
Bow View Manor now has 51 private rooms and 71 semi-private rooms for 193 residents in a beautiful park setting adjacent to the Bow River.
Accreditation was first achieved in 1990 and we continue to meet or exceed all standards by the Canadian Council on Health Facilities Accreditation.