BOWS-Becoming an Outdoors Woman NS


To: All Past BOW Participants,


We want to inform you that our Board of Directors will be taking a more active role in the registration and delivery side of the BOW program and you will probably notice some exciting changes.

One noticeable difference will be how we distribute BOW information. In an attempt to save money (and trees), we will be moving away from paper correspondence and will distribute information electronically, either on our website or on the Facebook page (BOW Nova Scotia).

In keeping with past practices, former participants will continue to be notified of upcoming events/programs via email.

You will also note BOWNS has a new email address . All comments/inquiries should be directed here. The new account will be closely monitored and you can expect a reply within 48 hours.

I’m pleased to report the 2016 Fall BOW evaluations have been compiled and the overall consensus is very positive. In light of these findings, the Board has confirmed the 2017 Fall BOW will be returning to Camp Brigadoon.

It has also been decided that we will not be holding a 2018 Winter BOW, however, we will keep you abreast on future winter BOW plans. Please frequent our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information on future events and any new correspondence.

Yours truly, Judy Clattenburg – President BOWNS

2016 Fall BOWS



September 23 – 25, 2016 at Brigadoon Village, South Alton, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Early Bird Registration for New Participants Only:

All registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 

Registrations will not be accepted by telephone or without payment.

Please make cheque or money order payable to BOW Nova Scotia Association, and send to:

Denise McCleave

PO Box 130 Lawrencetown NS B0S 1M0

Workshop Fee: $245. Includes meals, accommodations, equipment, instruction & social programs

Please Note: When you choose Shooting Rifles or Shotgunning class(es), you will automatically be registered for and must attend , Firearm Safety, Handling & Storage, Friday, September 23rd, 8:30 am to 11:30 am, unless you possess a valid Firearms Possession & Acquisition License.

If you have special dietary needs, you may bring your own food/dietary supplements. A fridge and microwave are available. Specific gluten free meals will not be available, however the menu should allow for choices compatible with a gluten-free diet. A vegetarian option will be offered to those who have indicated this option. Brigadoon is a Nut-free and Shellfish-free facility and products containing these are not to be brought onto the premises.


Because BOW® NS is a not for profit organization, no refunds will be granted once the final number of participants has been confirmed with the facility. Prior to this date a $25 administration fee will be charged on all refund requests.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 902-584-2229

Denise M. McCleave – Department of Natural Resources

PO Box 130, 108 Elliott Road

Lawrencetown NS, B0S 1M0 902-584-2229 / Ê  902-584-3685


BOWS: Becoming Outdoors Woman Winter Nova Scotia 2016

HELD February 19 – 21, 2016

The Gaelic College – St. Ann’s, Victoria County

“Vince – Thank you for your good wishes!!  We have a full workshop for 2016 Winter BOW.  Participants come from all parts of Nova Scotia from Cape Breton County through to main land.  The snow has dropped but we are happy that there still is snow to work with. Thanks again” – Gail Holman (Feb. 19, 2016)

“Vince – Yes, I agree that last winter certainly encouraged people to get out and try snow related activities ie snowshoeing, etc. Hats off to your organization as well encouraging and make programs affordable for individuals and families. Cheers” – Gail Holman (Feb. 19, 2016)






Winter Bows 2016!  Above was the registration flyer that provided information on the workshop as well as a registration form. 

For further information, please contact: Gail Holman –

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