Lowell has been an area resident since 2005. He owns a number of businesses in the community and he, along with his family, have always sought to be involved in the Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows communities by volunteering in various capacities and organizations.
Neil first fell in love with Bragg Creek in 1982 when he stopped for gas at the Old Trading Post. At the time he was in the Army and moving lots, but a dream of returning began to take root. In 1988 he was posted back to Calgary and bought a chunk of raw land on which to homestead, which they called M&M Ranch. When the Army moved from Calgary to Edmonton he and the family decided to stay, and since finding a job seemed like way too much work he set his mind on self-employment. Harnessing his love of adventure, the mountains and horses, he created Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures, which has grown over the past 27 years into a thriving enterprise. He has been a chamber member for most of those years and is also president of the Cowboy Trail Tourism Association and a director of The Alberta Outfitters Association.
I moved to Bragg Creek 12 years ago to “get away from the city.” My favourite time of year in this beautiful quaint hamlet is winter. There is nothing like the snow on the trees set against the expansive blue sky in the background. Bragg Creek Roast is the best coffee ever! My favourite place to eat is the Italian Farmhouse and I love to browse the shops and stop for ice cream when family and friends are visiting. Of course my canine children absolutely love all the trails that they can explore!
I moved to Bragg Creek in January 1991 and opened The Bavarian Inn Restaurant. I like Bragg Creek because of everything it offers; diverse people, hills, trails, wildlife and the Rocky Mountains are near for skiing. My vision for Bragg Creek is to move forward with tasteful development, completion of the water and sewer hook up, and flood mitigation that will make us safe as possible in the future. We want to show investors that we are open for business.
As a new resident to the hamlet, I got involved with the Chamber because I wanted to contribute to Bragg Creek’s economic development in some way. Professionally I work in Communications & Change Management and am responsible for helping shape the Chamber’s communications. I love being out on the trails, eating Gram Jams from The Heart Cafe, sipping on a Bombay Fog at Lucid, dining at our romantic restaurants and checking out the gin selection at Spirits West.
Bouwien is an art loving serial entrepreneur with an urge to share. Bouwien is a resident of Bragg Creek and the founder of Try it ART an online gallery and local art rental service. Opening their online gallery doors in early 2018. Bouwien recently joined the Chamber as a member and quickly volunteered to be a Director on the Board.