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Not hanging up the gloves

Talk about sex?

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Islander will steer Living Oceans Society through turbulent waters

Please do, Meg Hickling tells parents. It’s good for the children’s health.

For the love of ballet, a young dancer heads further afield

Government acknowledges the problem

A different decal for a different day

Transport Canada will conduct a study about abandoned and derelict vessels

Committee works to educate residents about the upcoming food waste collection






he long wait for a means to address the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels in Deep Bay may soon be over. The subject has repeatedly been brought to the attention of M.P. John Weston and last week, he responded to let concerned citizens know that it is on the radar screen of the Department of Transport and the federal government in general. He praised members of the community for their “perseverance and passion” and said, “I wanted to express my gratitude to Bruce Russell and other concerned islanders who have given me all the information and brought the issue to my attention. This enabled me to do my job.” Weston says that he has been in regular communications with the minister and that Transport Canada has confirmed the presence of a large number of abandoned and derelict vessels in the Bowen area. He added, “The first step in obtaining a remedy is often the acknowledgement that there’s a problem.” Weston has communicated that Transport Canada’s Marine Safety Operations and Environmental Programs Branch is currently consulting with various parties that are involved with dealing with abandoned and derelict vessels to assess the scope and proposed approach. A final report of the study is anticipated as soon as the beginning of June. Among the terms the study examines are the present states of various programs that have dealt with abandoned and derelict vessels. It will also create an inventory and review regulatory gaps in dealing with this issue, hoping to come to an understanding Continued PAGE 11


Nina Rhodes-Hughes has been much in the limelight lately as an eye-witness to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Story on page 3. Susanne Martin photo

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ood scraps need to be removed from general garbage and will be collected separately starting July 3. The Solid Waste Resource Management Advisory Committee (SWRMAC) is going full steam to get the word out and will hold an information meeting on Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at council chambers. At last Monday’s council meeting, SWRMAC’s chair Don Marshall gave a report on the committee’s work. “We’ve been meeting weekly since April 5,” he said. “We’ve created a long term plan that lays out three phases.” The first phase of the plan covers the current program where food scraps will be sent to the North Shore. The second phase envisions an on-island waste management facility that could commence operation in 2014. “I’ve been working on this intensely [with Zero Waste] for the last few years,” Marshall says. “And I’m excited to see it coming to fruition.” Educational activity is a big component of the first phase. “One of the things we’ve been focused on is using language that is positive and permissive,” Marshall said. “We believe that people are happy about the opportunity and that the next step of taking food out of garbage is not going to be difficult.” Councillor Alison Morse asked Marshall if there were any committee members who were in favour of just throwing food waste in with the general garbage. Marshall said no, and mayor Jack Adelaar stated that collecting food waste separately Continued PAGE 2

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Throwing food waste into the garbage not an option Continued PAGE 1

is a requirement by Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver has committed to diverting 70 per cent of the amount of material that goes into landfill by 2015. Separating out food scraps and yard trimmings and handling them differently from other waste has been identified as the most effective method to reach this target. Adelaar said, “This is the responsibility of all residents on Bowen. If the garbage is not separated, it’s not going to get collected. Councillor Andrew Stone is SWRMAC’s council liaison. He said, “The decision of Metro Vancouver to separate organics from the waste stream is causing us to rethink the solid waste program. We have to separate organics from the garbage and that brings a whole bunch of decisions. It has an impact on the community because it involves changing behaviour and policy decisions.” Marshall said that there is a learning curve and the committee is set to help. It has posted a list of questions such as: Can I use plastic bags to hold organics in the yard trimmings bin? What about animals getting into the bin? What’s the cost of this year’s decals? There is even a list of

items that rightfully belong in the non-organics container. Please check out the information at Food waste and yard trimmings will be collected on separate days of the week (and need separate decals), says Marshall, and the first step is to monitor the amount of food waste collected to see what kind of food recycling program would work well on island. He advises people to come up with an in-house collecting system like an “under counter bin” but adds that it has to be funded by residents. Stone said that the committee has spent many hours talking about different garbage containers and has advised local stores to carry suitable bins to get ready for the change. Marshall also mentioned that SWRMAC supports on island processing of land debris as an alternative to trucking it off island. “And the committee has visited five potential sites that might be useful for on island organics processing,” Marshall said, adding that the committee works closely with Dave McIntosh to produce an integrated solid waste management program. “Our education program is not just about separating the food out from the garbage,” Marshall said. “It’s about the mindset and seeing food scraps as a resource and not as a waste.”

Don Marshall, at 81, says that he ‘feels like a kid.’ One of his secrets to staying youthful is to follow his passion and work for what he cares about. For his initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle, Marshall was nominated for the Islands Trusts Community Stewardship Award. For over 13 years, Marshall has been involved with many island groups who work toward finding sustainable on-island solutions. Susanne Martin photo



Bowen Island, established in 1999 as British Columbia’s only Island Municipality, is a vibrant community of approximately 3,500 full time residents accessed by a regular 20 minute ferry service from West Vancouver. An island within the Islands Trust, it is also a member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. The Municipality is committed to enhancing its unique natural ecosystems, improving economic, environmental and social well being, and fostering community involvement. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, as a member of the senior management team, the Planner will: • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of planning, sustainable development and land use issues ; • Review and process Official Community Plan (OCP), rezoning, development permit and other land use applications, and provide advice and recommendations to Council; • Process subdivision applications; • Administer the preparation and amendments of bylaws ; • Prepare reports and make recommendations to Council on land use and development matters; • Coordinate the activities of, and act as a technical advisor to, the Advisory Planning Commission; and • Supervise a small department consisting of a part time building inspector, planning clerk and bylaw services officer. The successful applicant will possess: • Substantive experience in the review and processing of subdivisions and development applications; • Working knowledge of the functions of the department including extensive knowledge of legislation, regulations, bylaws and policies as they pertain to municipal land use planning ; • A degree in Planning or a directly related discipline and a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) ; • The ability to write effective technical documents including reports to Council, bylaws policies and procedures ; • The ability to provide effective team leadership and to undertake all facets of supervising staff. This position will be of interest to Planners at an intermediate level who have had direct, hands on experience in development review and are seeking advancement and increased responsibility. It may also be of interest to more experienced professionals wishing to take advantage of a flexible work environment in a spectacular natural setting. The salary range for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume, covering letter and salary expectations in confidence by 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012 to the attention of: Kathy Lalonde Interim Chief Administrative Officer Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 EMAIL: PHONE: 604 947 4255 FAX: 604 947 0193 We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

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More than eight shots Islander who saw Bobby Kennedy’s assassination wants to set the record straight, with local support MARCUS HONDRO

Nina RhodesHughes has kept a telegram from Bobby Kennedy as well as a photograph she took with him on the set of NBC’s Morning Star (unfortunately her co-star Elizabeth Perry barged in). The 78-yearold Bowen Islander has been forced to think back to the day Kennedy was shot as his convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, has filed a motion for a retrial.



story focusing on an islander’s connection to an event known the world over has gone international and the woman at the centre of it, Nina Rhodes-Hughes, told the Undercurrent that Bowen is helping her deal with the attention. Rhodes-Hughes was recently featured on CNN, in the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, in Le Figaro and the Vancouver Sun, among other media. The focus comes because on June 5, 1968, she was standing only feet from U.S. Senator Bobby Kennedy when he was shot. Kennedy died some 24 hours later but the story of that night is still alive. In February, William Pepper, the lawyer for Kennedy’s convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, filed a motion for a retrial, based on the argument there was a second shooter, something Rhodes-Hughes, 78, has always believed, a belief which now makes her a potential witness of particular interest. “I do not have any contention that Sirhan Sirhan fired shots,” she said. “But I believe, because I was there and I have the rhythm of those shots in my head, that there were other shots coming from the other side of Kennedy, from another shooter.” While compiling a story on Pepper’s motion, CNN’s Brad Johnson came across Rhodes-Hughes’ name and found her through a sister in L.A., interviewing her in March and featuring her in a print story (her reaction to him was “finally someone who believes me”). In late April, Johnson’s colleague Soledad O’Brien talked to her live on air on Skype. With this publicity, others began to Google her name and came across her affiliation to the Bowen theatre group, Kingbaby Productions (RhodesHughes is an actor and director). That led to David Cameron and Jackie Minns of Kingbaby fielding calls and emails from all over the world asking to talk to Rhodes-Hughes. Those two passed details along to Rhodes-Hughes in Victoria where she and husband David Hughes were visiting a relative and Rhodes-Hughes talked to between “30 to 40” news organizations. She said her Kingbaby colleagues were instrumental in enabling her to respond to all those requests. The reason Rhodes-Hughes is giving her time and energy to the story is simple: she wants to further the truth. The version of Kennedy’s shooting that made it into the history books is not consistent with what she believes occurred. And she wants the second shooter found. “I want to know who the other shooter was,” she said, then corrected herself. “No, I don’t want to know who the other shooter was – I want the other shooter to be brought to justice.” She believes the “horrors” of people’s lives being taken because of what they believe “has to stop” and hopes finding the answers to Kennedy’s killing is a

Historical photos courtesy of Nina Rhodes-Hughes

part of ending such acts. In 1968 Rhodes-Hughes, then Nina Rhodes, was a mom, an actor and activist for the Democrats when she attended the speech Kennedy gave at the Ambassador Hotel after he’d won a primary over Eugene McCarthy. She’d been enlisted by Kennedy’s campaign manager Pierre Salinger to direct Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, as they came off-stage. But the couple were ushered the wrong way, she says, toward and into the kitchen, with her behind and trying to re-direct them. Moments later Senator Kennedy was shot by Sirhan, with a horrified Rhodes-Hughes no more than seven feet from him as he fell. After the shooting, it took the FBI about one month to interview her and she was never called to testify at Sirhan’s trial, though she told them she would. It was only in the early 90s that she saw the FBI report on her interview, a report never entered at trial and which she never signed off. There were, she said, 14 inconsistencies between the report and what she had said, including, and most importantly, the FBI’s assertion that she’d said there were only eight shots. “I told them there were 12 to 14 shots,” she maintains. She saw her FBI files because a copy was sent to her by University of Massachusetts professor, Phil Melanson, now deceased, who wrote a book about the Kennedy assassination. He talked to Rhodes-Hughes and included her account in the book. After speaking with Melanson, nothing further happened and she was left with her frustration. She did not share the story of witnessing history often and, when she did, it was only with family and intimate friends. But that night did not leave her nor has the pain of Bobby Kennedy’s death. She stayed for years in L.A. During that time, she appeared in the shows Wagon Train, McHale’s Navy and Bewitched under her stage name Nina Roman. In 1987, her love of Vancouver saw her move north, where she hosted a talk show and appeared on The Commish, The X-Files and other shows. With her husband, she moved to Bowen over five years



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ago and has been involved in island theatre since. The feeling of community she gets here is of great import to her, she says, especially now that she must again deal with the resonance of an experience “emblazoned” on her psyche. For her even the location of our interview was an example of how Bowen helps. We met in Snug Cove so she could go from our talk to the ferry. When the owner of the Tuscany restaurant, Christophe Langlois, learned we sought privacy, he insisted we take a key to his restaurant, closed at the time, and talk there. “It’s wonderful what Christophe did,” she said. “But that’s the way Bowen is.” Rhodes-Hughes found local support in another area: CNN had warned her not to read the comments from readers on the website where Johnson’s story was published, but she did and found them hurtful. She was accused of seeking money and derided for not coming forward earlier. Had she defended herself, she would have said she seeks no reward and that she did come forward, only no one listened. But she didn’t need to defend herself, Bowen friends did, with islanders Rob Bailey and David Cameron writing passionate online rebuttals on her behalf. She said she’s grateful to them, to Langlois, to her husband, to Minns, friend Lindsay Walker and others who’ve supported her. “We’re like a one big family working together on Bowen,” she says. “And it’s made it an easier ride for me.” Rhodes-Hughes soon flies to California to appear on the Inside Edition. Should Sirhan be granted a retrial, her testimony is likely to be sought. In October, she’ll return to Bowen Island to direct a production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, starring Cameron and Minns, Rosie Montgomery, Laurel Bailey and Tina Nielsen. In the meantime, she stays committed to doing what she can to help find closure to a difficult chapter in American history. “For me this is all about getting the truth out there,” she said. “There’s no other thought but to get the truth out after all these years. “It’s a long time to live with futility.”

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New rules of engagement

Karen Wristen, here in Snug Cove, was appointed executive director of the Living Oceans Society and divides her time between the organization’s Vancouver and Sointula offices. Submitted photo

Karen Wristen appointed executive director of Living Oceans Society SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


aren Wristen takes over the helm of the Living Oceans Society just when it’s headed into turbulent waters. The non-profit society is the largest Canadian organization that focuses exclusively on marine conservation – it has a history of working with the government to create domestic legislation. But this climate of cooperation changed when the government pushed ahead with the Enbridge pipeline project. And, in a time that could see an exponential increase in tanker traffic, the oils spill response team has been drastically reduced. As Karen Wristen replaces Jennifer Lash as the executive director of Living Oceans Society, she says the organization has been forced into an “adversarial position.” “We have spent a huge amount of time and drawn a huge amount of foreign investment to get First Nations, industry leaders, governments of all levels and environmental groups to sit down together and negotiate. We’ve produced good plans as a basis for developing good policy,” Wristen said. “We supported the whole process and we’ve created maps so that people can see what they are planning for.” All this time and money coming mainly from American foundations was channeled to help the Canadian Government plan for a healthy ocean and meet commitments it made internationally, says Wristen, “The Oceans Act in Canada was enacted to meet an international agreement Canada made about the health of oceans generally and conserving fish stock in particular.” Without the society’s involvement, the implementation could have been lagging for 10 years or

longer, Wristen guesses. “We secured the funding, helped convene the tables and have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into a process that the government should have paid for,” she said, adding that last fall, the process was scrapped. “There should not be any oil tankers in our marine protected areas,” Wristen says. “But the government is intent on making sure the Enbridge pipeline will be built.” This puts the interests of First Nations groups, commercial fishermen and coastal communities at risk and [Living Ocean’s] investment was for nothing, according to Wristen. “We’ll need to move on to a different way of engagement,” she says. “This kind of legislation leaves us with very few avenues to cooperate. It puts us in an adversarial position that wasn’t our choice.” It’s solutions Living Oceans cares about, says Wristen but adds that it’s

only possible to “work with a mature and responsible government that is actually interested in solutions.” The task on Wristen’s desk will be raising awareness about the Northern Gateway project and tanker issue. “We’ll work in coastal communities around BC to let people know what to expect,” she says. “We’ve done a lot of good work already. We have expert reports that deal with marine safety and ecosystems protection and we’ve built an oil spill model that is running on our website.” The model is a response to the government’s decision to disband local oil spill response teams. “The reason given by the minister of environment is cost saving,” Wristen says. “But without the team to coordinate local response, there will be no ability to tell responders about local conditions. They won’t know where the clam beaches are or where the salmon spawn. Without the

local knowledge, the navigational risk to a ship in distress is huge.” Wristen explained that, in order to operate in Canadian waters, a tanker is required to hire a company commissioned to do the clean-up as part of the insurance. “When the spill happens on the central coast, for example, the operator may be dispatched from an urban centre and has no ability to get detailed knowledge of the local environment. Environment Canada had a team made up of representatives from local communities and that has been cut in terms of number of staff. And the office has been relocated to Gatineau.” Wristen says that with the potential increase in tanker traffic, oil spill protection is needed more than ever. “I’ve been on the board of Living Oceans since 1998 when it first incorporated,” Wristen said. “I’ve seen Jennifer [Lash] build the society into an incredible science-based organization. Now, we’ll plan the future differently.” Wristen divides her time between Living Oceans’ Vancouver and Sointula offices. The Bowen Island resident has been active on a number of local groups and committees and the new appointment has forced her to give up some of her volunteer work. “I can’t keep everything on my plate,” she said, adding that she will stay on as the president of Bowen Heritage. “I couldn’t give this up just when we’re moving ahead with the plan to restore the Davies Orchard cottages.” For her work at Living Oceans, Wristen stresses that the society still pursues avenues of collaboration, for instance with the provincial government. “We’ll collaborate wherever we can. It will probably be hard trying to inject some common sense into the federal environmental policy but if you don’t believe it’s possible, you might as well hang up your gloves and go home.”



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Presented by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. This fun evening gives you, your family and/or staff the opportunity to amble in Ambleside and experience all that the Village has to offer. And we’ll be open to welcome you! Come and get to know the MP’s staff, Find out how we can help with issues involving immigration, Canada Revenue, Service Canada, Veterans Affairs, etc., Gather valuable information about our volunteer program, and pick up a flag in plenty of time for Canada Day! Partial proceeds from ticket sales will go to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and the Ambleside Business Association.

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Heading further afield to pursue the love of dance DEBRA STRINGFELLOW CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I dance because I love it!” says Toby Creswick as he leaps and spins for the camera He makes it look easy but this dedicated 14 year-old works very hard, determined to make each move flawless, he continues to jump until finally he is satisfied. Creswick has been dancing for almost eight years, starting out on Bowen Island with Mara Brenner at a tiny tots dance class held at the Gallery at Artisan Square at the age of five. He took a year off but only because the class had been cancelled. After watching a performance of Cirque du Soleil on TV, his enthusiasm for dance was reawakened. He later was influenced by the talents of Angela Parkin who taught Creswick in his early years at the Bowen Dance Academy. Parkin invited her brother Richard Zimich, a professional ballet dancer, to teach a boys-only class which influenced the young dancer and fed his passion. The Bowen Dance Academy awarded Creswick with a one-year scholarship of free tuition, recognizing his potential at an early age. He now dances at Arts Umbrella, learning ballet, jazz and contemporary dance forms. Creswick dances five days a week, three days a week he is up at 5:30 a.m. and on the 6:30 ferry.

By 8:30 a.m., he is expected to be warmed up and ready to practice his routines. He has been commuting by himself to these early morning sessions since he was 12 years old - committed only begins to describe this independently motivated young dancer. Arts Umbrella’s dance program has a reputation for superior dance training that is recognized internationally. It not only focuses on technique but also embraces and nurtures artistic expression in young dancers; programs include beginner classes right up to career-level dance training. Arts Umbrella recognizes that regular dance classes may not be enough to push professionallevel dancers to the next level, so opportunities are offered through the school’s Professional Training Program to perform within two dance companies: the Apprentice and Senior Dance Company (AUDC). The school invites world-class choreographers such as Canadian born Aszure Barton. Barton has created works for famous dancers and schools such as Mikhail Baryshikov and the Juilliard School to name just a few. Creswick is part of the Apprentice Company at Arts Umbrella and has recently performed with their Sunday performance series which runs several times throughout the year. If this isn’t impressive enough, Creswick has been accepted into

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Dancer Toby Creswick is heading to the Canadian National Ballet School in Toronto for a summer program. Debra Stringfellow photo the summer program at the Canadian National Ballet School (NBS) located in Toronto. After auditioning Creswick, was chosen to train at this prestigious school for the entire month of July. If you want to catch Creswick in action, the AUDC’s season finale show will be held on Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. To buy tickets to this event, call 604 947 0940.

rom Saturday, May 15, islanders have once again the option of taking a water taxi to Granville Island, but only on weekends. “We are only running the smaller boats,” says Mike Shannon, owner and operator of the English Bay Launch. “And we are not doing the commuter run.” Shannon has previously run a water taxi service seven days a week between Snug Cove, Granville Island and Coal Harbour. Last December, he discontinued the run and has since explored the possibility of securing a subsidy. He hasn’t had any success to find additional funding sources. Earlier this year, Shannon considered putting one of his boats, the High Flyer, into the water if he had a minimum of 12 riders per trip for the commuter runs from Monday to Friday. Again, he was unsuccessful and has now decided to limit his Bowen Island service to weekends only. English Bay Launch will leave Granville Island at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Departures from Snug Cove are scheduled for 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 604-4848497 or on the website at Shannon has made Bowen Island his home and says he wants to do his part to support local businesses by bringing visitors to the island. At this point in time, he is planning the weekend service until the end of August. “We will also operate on long weekends,” he said. “But this will be our last summer [for the Bowen Island run].” In addition the the English Bay Launch, Cormorant Marina provides a water taxi service to from Bowen Island to Horseshoe Bay and back in the evenings.



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Rivendell Retreat Centre, a place • Welcome to Island Neighbours: for small groups and individuals to - stories of Island history, people, seek spiritual renewal, respite and activities and events. To share an growth, was almost completed. • item, telephone 604-947-2440 or Paintings by the ever-lively Bowen e-mail to Island Art Workshop group were ne Friday morning in 1992, displayed at the Artisan Square 10 islanders met in the Gallery. • In May, Ginny Proctor kitchen of Norma Dallas to was among the first to discover “a brainstorm the idea of a tour, sort really cute little bear in my comof an eco-museum display, using post.” Conservation authorities said the whole island to illustrate the they no longer relocated bears. • At special features of Bowen Island 60, Ian Henley earned his pilot’s living. Members from the Museum license and bought a two-seater and Archives and the Memorial plane. Since 1995, he has been sharGarden Society liked the idea and, ing his enthusiasm with Grade 8 if it could be a fund-raising event students of Island Pacific School by for the two non-profit societies, so much the better. The group, Daphne organizing an annual flying day. • On a Hood Point construction site, Shaw, Jacqueline Bakker, Lois tools and equipment had been stolen Meyers-Carter, Marlene Mather, over a period of months. Finally the Christine Smith, Jeanette Murdoch, construction team figured what was Barbara Robinson, Joan Tennant, happening, notified the RCMP and Jane Riddell and Norma Dallas met every Friday morning until the third together caught the thieves – two men from the Jiffy John Company weekend of July 1993 when the sun who changed the johns every two shone on the first PPP Tour. weeks. The Jiffy John owner • It was Joan Tennant who island made full restitution. suggested the name: “People, Neighbours • Birthdays May 20 through Plants and Places Tour.” The June 2: May 20: Norman name stuck, in spite of the Tait, Richard Goodall, Ariel temptation to paraphrase it Buckner, Dick van Aelst, Jan into something like: “Peeking, LeRoy and Jan Parker. On Poking and Prying” tour. The May 21, birthdays include site selection committee soon Heather Carter and Jenifer became known as the “snoop Loree while the lone May 22 committee”. Homes and garcelebrant is Michaela Anne dens were selected because of Schaly. The May 23 folks their particular island history are Peggy Frulling, Jeff Scouten, or special qualifications. They had Bonnie Hunter James, Pat Durrant, to be more than just “show homes Jordyne Shatzy-Greenspoon and and gardens.” Site selection was a Adam Reid. On May 24, there’s major element but the group soon Kiera Nidle and Ryan Hanen. learned that there were many facets Birthdays on May 25 include to arranging a weekend tour: each Roger Arndt, Meredith Sbragia, person took on responsibility for David Gourlay, Jim McConnan, particular jobs. Early helpers were Matt LeRoy, Alissa May Schaly Pam Peel, Susan Redmond, Marilyn and Kalen Shalagan. On May 27, Harris and Audrey Shirley who there are Corinne Hays, Raya coordinated volunteers; Barbara Semeniuk and Anne Thompson. Robinson and Joan Tennant were Anne was one of the founders of the Vancouver team delivering flythe Museum and Archives in 1967. ers everywhere and bringing guests She now lives off island but keeps from museums and garden clubs. in touch so we know she’s turning Earl Mathers and Charlie Wallace 95. May 28 is the birthday for forput up road signs. From 1995 to mer notary Marion Pearce, Randy 1998, Don Leigh, Bruce McLeod, Anderson and Rob Schultz. The Mac McDonald, Bill Taylor, Jim three May 29 birthdays belong to Dorman and Ian Henley helped to Natasha Zimmerman-Wehn, Liz plan routes and parking and even Watson and Alex Dombroski. Next attached signs in the dawn. Family up is May 30 when Mark Coates members were called into service. and Vanessa Singleton have birthAs the tours developed, individual days. May 31 belongs to Denise display panels were created for each Jamieson, Thomas de Zwart and site, each host family was interAndra McCorquodale while Ayah viewed, the tapes were transcribed Ouziel celebrates June 1. Lastly, on and the sites photographed. The June 2, the five birthdays include PPP chair, historian Daphne Shaw, Janet Davidson, Sylvie Montrevil, was partnered with the Memorial Sarah Karr, Beth Pretious and Kate Garden’s Jacqueline Bakker. Over Bentley. Please note: new birthdays the years, so many good-hearted and updates are welcome. people made contributions to the • The Last Word: Congratulations annual PPP tour that the list has to choir leader Ellen McIntosh and never been truly complete. It is estiall those involved in the Spring 2012 mated that approximately 180 sites concert by Bowen’s Community have been visited. Choir. • Ten Years Ago in May of 2002. What a treat! High atop Cates Hill, the four-storey

went to Montreal to stay with my aunt last week. She is approaching 90 years young and quite the gal. She also happens to be blind. Her favourite part of the day is the time she spends listening to books on tape sent to her by the library, for free. One afternoon, as I watched her attentively perched on the edge of her chair listening to the latest book, I was struck by the thought that reading to children is the beginning of a life-long gift, a joy that starts in infancy and continues until we die. My aunt, at 90, enjoys being read to as much as she did as a child, as much as your children enjoy the nighttime, daytime, anytime ritual of cosying up with you and a book. Tina Nielson, our Bowen Island librarian since 1995, agrees with me. “We all know that reading is necessary for success in life and develops skills, focus and concentration. But more than skills, reading gives enjoyment and information, encourages you to ponder and requires you to slow down,” she says. So I asked Tina, why use the library? Why should parents be encouraged to take their very young children to the library? “Well,” she said.

“Libraries: • are inclusive - everyone can access them • carry a huge selection of books for children that families wouldn’t have at home • have children’s books selected by someone with expertise so they are appropriate for all user styles • are friendly places that offer a unique and spontaneous social experience that supports a culture of reading for all ages • are free which is enormously important as there is so little today that we can participate in that is totally free – a truly accessible place where everyone is welcome.” Tina advises to “teach your children to borrow young. It is a conscious social skill – you get great enjoyment from something and then give it back so someone else can enjoy it too – it’s called sharing!” So tonight, when your child is lying down, being read to (with a book from the library for free), eyes closed, safe and secure, listening to the sound of a treasured voice, it is not just a night time reading ritual - you are taking your child on a magical journey that can last a lifetime. Ann Silberman


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ordon Ganong was aghast at the cost of TransLink’s imposed property taxes, and suggests working towards zero. He is not alone in that sentiment. Virtually all of the Mayors’ Council members, at least in the last term, have felt that the residential property tax is an inappropriate tool for funding TransLink’s activities. However, Ganong doesn’t go on to explain what is his desired outcome, nor suggest some alternate funding mechanisms. Is it just Bowen that shouldn’t be paying? Does he feel TransLink should be selffunded? Or deconstructed? Peter King has long attested that we could look after our own on-island and commuter bus needs at a fraction of current costs. I’m not so sure he has properly included equipment costs, but even if he is correct, the fact remains we are part of Metro Vancouver and the TransLink catchment area. We either opt out of everything, or not at all, unless someone can pull some magic. The provincial government just turned down a proposal for a ‘vehicle levy’, and any prospect for a more sophisticated ‘road usage tax’ seems a long way off. In response, the Mayors’ Council nixed the hitherto agreed upon TransLink service expansion plans, save the Evergreen Line. So there won’t be any increase in property taxes, other than a formula 3 per cent uppage per annum, built into a previous agreement. Regardless of how it is paid for, the real question is what we want TransLink to be doing. Currently they run the buses, SeaBus, Skytrain, maintain the regional road system, bike lanes, even Aircare. I think it’s foolish to starve public transportation, and if the ‘user pay’ philosophy were imposed, fares would become unaffordable to many current users. Imagine what our ferry fares would be like with that kind of thinking. Or road use, for that matter. Anyone who thinks there is little societal benefit to public transportation should simply look to many American cities where it is either lacking or in poor repair, take Austin or Houston (Texas) or LA as examples. The alternative is ever increasing The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.


highways, built and maintained at great cost, creating blight, and not really relieving congestion. The Canada Line cost $2.2 billion, the Evergreen line will run $1.4 plus. But compared to driving a car to the airport, hopping the bus in Bluewater and being able to ride all the way to YVR for $3.75 is amazingly inexpensive. A lot of ideas have been hashed over to generate more revenues for TransLink, from upzoning taxes along transit routes (think the Cambie corridor), imposing truck movement fees, especially for the container port feeders, to a ‘smart blackbox’ vehicle tracker that rewards or imposes charges at different times of day and on congested routes. I think that equitable funding solutions are out there, and simply saying we shouldn’t have to pay does nothing to maintain and improve a vital regional service. Peter Frinton

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ecause of the long holiday weekend, the May meeting of the Bowen Island Garden Club will be held on the fourth Monday, May 28, rather than the third Monday. This will be an evening meeting, at 7 p.m. at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Our guest speaker this month will be Gordon MacKay of Alba Plants in Cowichan Bay. Gordon’s love of gardening began in Scotland where he was encouraged and inspired by his father and his uncle and worked with them on many landscape installations and maintenance projects. He received his college training in Scotland and England, specializing in ornamental plants and their production. He has worked in England, Scotland, Australia and Canada and now has over 25 years experience in both amenity and commercial horticulture. He has worked as a landscape contractor, horticultural/ arboricultural consultant and professional nurseryman. In 1994, Gordon was offered a job at Island Specialty Nursery in Chemainus, and emigrated to Canada. He now owns and operates Alba Plants in Cowichan Bay where he grows “gems for the rock garden.” He also works as a teacher and mentor in horticulture therapy at Providence Farm. On May 28, Gordon’s presentation will be about the propagation and growing of his favourite alpine plants, and also how-tos of crevice gardening. He will bring a selection of his plants for sale.



rom trees, flowers, asters, to berries and meat, we are guided through Bowen’s natural buffet. Meat, you ask? Emily van Lidth de Jeude has spent her whole life collecting information on wild food on the island and suggests a recipe for local slugs, but never for the poisonous black arion variety. The rest of her guided tour focuses on edible plants: how to identify them and where they like to grow. She describes some natural remedies and a few traditional native uses, such as vitamin C, antiseptics, diuretics. Nature has so much to offer. A few children play while we slowly walk through the woods, stopping to explore and study. What was once a visual backdrop of varying shades of green has now become a system of individual ingredients. Reflecting upon my woven basket lined with leafy specimens for research, trial and further harvest, I feel connected to our surroundings. Later, I sprinkle my dinner with nutrient-packed petals and greens and I am reminded that we are all a part of the ecosystem. Contact Emily at emilyonbowen@gmail. com for more information on her casual and informative tours. $20 per adult.

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ust over a year ago, in March 2011, the Sendai region of Japan was hit with a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The news made headlines then, but the world soon moved on while Japanese families set about recovering from incomprehensible loss and devastation. As countries rallied to send financial and material aid to Japan last spring and summer, a small, grass roots, child-centred project began to take shape. Inspired by her concern for the children in Japan, documentary filmmaker and artist Linda Ohama spearheaded a social art project called Kids for Kids, Cloth Letters for Japan. The task: to write, paint or draw on a 10 by 10 inch square of cotton a message of hope, encouragement and support to the children in Tohuko, the hardest-hit region of the Sendai province. Beginning in BC, the project soon spread nationwide. Cloth letters began arriving by the dozens and Bowen children and youth contributed 70 squares. Linda decided to sew the pieces together into a massive quilt that soon turned into two massive panels suspended on hand-carved wooden poles. All services were volunteered and materials donated or financed through donations. The Bowen Island Municipality contributed a small sum as well. Although she was in Canada at the time of the earthquake, Linda lives in Japan half the year and was keen to get back and help. She arranged to deliver the quilt panels herself to Yuriage, one of the towns in Sendai. At a middle school where 14 students had been swept away by the tsunami, she was suddenly worried how this gesture of goodwill might be received. After

all, who was going to care about a bunch of cloth letters when you had your whole life to rebuild? Unveiling the panels, her worries melted away as she saw smiles, looks of wonder and surprise on the students’ faces. They laughed and clapped and examined each of the squares, marveling that children like them, halfway around the world, had bothered to create all this. And then they asked something Linda did not expect: Can we write back? At every village, the children asked the same question. Back in BC, fundraising took place and art supplies were shipped to Sendai. Over the next several months, as Linda travelled through the ruined region, she collected the Japanese young peoples’ cloth letters. To date, there are 14 large panels and the correspondence keeps growing. These cloth letters were on exhibit at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo last October and they are now on a national tour of Japan. During his March visit to Asia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper requested to see two of the panels and was very moved by the project. The cloth letters will be exhibited in Canada in 2013. On Tuesday, May 22, Linda Ohama will visit Bowen to speak about her experiences in Tohuko and the power, depth and reach of social art. As she travelled throughout the region, she spoke one-onone with survivors, listened to their stories, and photographed her journey. Linda acquired a deep affinity to the people of the Tohuko region and was awed by their resilience, openness to seeing the goodness that grows even in the midst of devastation. Her stories and photos are deeply inspiring. Please join us for this unique event at 7 p.m. at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Admission is by donation.

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* RESIDENTIAL * COMMERCIAL * INTERIOR * EXTERIOR Students examine the cloth letters that were sent from Canadian youth in support of Japanese youth in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake and tsunami. They marveled at the fact that children so far away cared enough to participate in the project and asked if they could write back.

of the funding mechanism and size that is needed to address this issue, and the necessary infrastructure that should be in place to deal with abandoned and derelict vessels. Next steps will also be recommended. Weston hopes that the study will identify a suitable solution. “This is not the end of the conversation but this issue is clearly on the radar screen of the Ministry of Transport,� he said. “The department is looking at a story that is bigger than Bowen - it is looking at the issue of abandoned vessels from coast to coast.� Weston says that the government has an array of competing priorities but in his communication with the ministry, he made it clear that the people on Bowen Island would like a response. “We are pleased that [the ministry has] given us a specific date,� he said. Bruce Russell, president of the Bowen Island Golf Club and longtime advocate for addressing the issue of the abandoned boats, is pleased with Weston’s and the government’s response. He said,

“I thought this was a very positive start, at least from the federal government’s position as they have been very non-communicative during the more than a year when a number of locals have been expressing concern about the situation.� For Russell, the problem is not confined to derelict vessels, it also includes related garbage on the beaches, long stay anchorage and live-aboards. Russell also suggested that the Bowen Island Municipality secure a foreshore/water lease like the township of Gibson to be in a better position to take matters into their control as to the use of the foreshore area, including the length of stay and type of use. Weston is not sure whether the scope of the study will touch on the issue of live-aboards that has come to the attention of Deep Bay residents but he promises to keep Bowen Islanders informed. “I will be looking for answers,� he said. “That’s my task, to shrink the distance between Bowen Island and Ottawa whether it’s with the issue of the abandoned vessels or the sewer extension or the boat ramp.�


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The Bowen Library received $2,500 from the Bowen Island Community Foundation to enhance computer access for its clients. A technology literacy program will be launched this fall for those who want to learn more about using computers and the internet. Andrea Little, board chair, and Tina Nielsen, chief librarian, receive the cheque from Joyce Ganong, chair of the Foundation.


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embarrassed to come to doctor or didn’t recognize the problem,” she said. “There are still people EDITOR who are ill or dying due to the lack of [sexual] eg Hickling often talks about sex, espeeducation.” cially with children aged three to 13 and Hickling mentions AIDS and other sexual their parents or caregivers. And she’s transmitted diseases (STD) and elaborates, quite good at it. The feedback she gets regularly “What people don’t realize is that some cancers from grownups is: “I wish I had someone like you are caused by STD. And that Chlamydia and around when I was a kid.” Hickling, a registered Gonorrhea are causing infertility. It is really heartnurse and award winning sexual health educator, breaking. If these people are open about it and get has written two books on the subject. One is for help, this is preventable.” She adds that many phythe parents and it’s titled Speaking of Sex: What sicians are just as uncomfortable as their patients Your Children Need to Know and to discuss sexual health. “Doctors When They Need to Know It. The need to be educated as well,” she other one, Boys, Girls & Body says. Science: A first book about the Hickling does a lot of profesfacts of life, is for a younger audisional training for doctors, nurses, ence. On Tuesday, May 22, from social workers, teacher, lawyers 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hickling will and members of the clergy. “Many share her knowledge with Bowen people don’t get the information Island parents and anyone interwhen they get their training,” she ested in the subject at Cates Hill says. Chapel. In short, Hickling is looking for Hickling is of the opinion that societal change. And she feels it the best time to speak to children is of vital importance because it about sex is from the day they are has two impacts. One, it creates born. “The problem is we don’t a stronger families if the children start soon enough,” she says. “The feel that they can talk openly day a child is born, we give them about sexuality. And secondly, all kinds of non-verbal messages, [sexual] education makes children from the way we handle them, we abuse-resistant. “For a few years, interact with them. If we started I’ve worked in prisons with sexual when they begin to talk and offenders. I was hired to teach named the [body] parts with the them about healthy sexuality but Meg Hickling believes that I also learned that they look for right scientific expression, they we should talk about sex to a child that has no vocabulary wouldn’t get to that embarrassour children early to avoid ment stage.” and has no defense mechanism,” the embarrassment stage. “Parents make the mistake Hickling says. “I often hear the Melissa Harrison photo thinking that because the children argument from parents that they don’t ask them about it, they don’t don’t want to talk to their children have to talk to them yet,” she said. “And the chilabout sex to preserve their innocence but nothdren think that because the parents never talk ing destroys innocence faster than being sexually about it, they can’t ask. When I ask children who abused.” they would prefer to talk to about sex, they say Hickling also advocates against programs that they wish they could talk to their parents but they stress the negative about sexuality. “We have to end up talking to their friends.” Hickling believes lay the ground for a healthy sexuality first before that it is hard for parents to broach the subject we talk about bad touching,” she says. “It always because it is likely that their parents weren’t good amazes me when people accept an anti-abuse role models. “I hope to inspire them all to start program but not a healthy sexuality program.” the conversation,” she laughs. Hickling is semi-retired but she still presents Hickling sees a direct correlation between an at conferences and regularly travels to Japan to effective sexual education and good sexual health. speak. For her talk on Bowen Island, Hickling “It’s important to teach the scientific vocabulary,” stresses that everyone is welcome to attend Hickling suggests. “A lot of the baby talk and whether they are parents, grandparents, caretakthe rude names create discomfort. The scientific ers or simply curious. She looks forward to comwords keep everyone calm and you can build on ing to the island, especially since she now has that for the next 35 years.” Her desire to improve two grandsons living here. “When the [Island sexual education stems from a time when she Discovery Learning Community] invited me to worked as a nurse. “I came across people who speak, I was happy to do it,” she says. had serious problems because they had been too Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. SUSANNE MARTIN

ookFest 2012 is ready to go! On Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., readers of all ages will be found in the BICS gym browsing through an enticing array of affordable books. The annual book sale is the result of nine months of weekly sessions of collecting, evaluating, sorting and packing books donated by islanders. The proceeds support library needs and activities. Since 1978, FOBILS (Friends of the Bowen Island Library Society) has supported each step in the

library’s growth and development. from youth programs like the annual Summer Reading Club and author visits to equipment purchases: the long list includes items like the art rails, new return slots, the DVD and CD repair device and a digital camera. FOBILS supplied $15,000. towards the new computer system and $25,000. towards library remodeling. Currently, the Friends are making possible the purchase of British series DVDs as well as the June visit of Norden the Magician. When there is a library need, FOBILS stands ready to assist.

Welsh, Janet (Jenny) Theresa Kinnarny born in Vancouver B.C. on March 26, 1927 passed away May 6, 2012. Predeceased by her husband George of 63 years in December 2010. Mom and Dad retired in 1989 to Welsh’s Last Resort, their dream home on Bowen Island. Survived by their 12 children Chris (Shelly), Kathy, Peter (Beverly), Paul (Darlene), Janice MacMaster (Barrie), Michael, Mary Bender (John), Daniel (Trish), Patrick (Wendy), Stephanie Mose (Danny), Andrew and Suzanne Macdonald (Hugh), 31 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren. Jenny is also survived by her sisters Gert Littlewood and Pat Pa Dedinski-McCabe. She was predeceased by her siblings Josephine, Allen, Bill, Marie and Kathleen. sib Jenny was a member of the Bowen Island Arts Council, Je Bowen Island Art Workshop, Seniors Keeping Young B (S.K.Y.) and the Bowen Island Memorial Society. (S The T major part of Jenny’s life has revolved around people; co-raising a family of 12 and working in p the th field of human services. This involvement has strongly influenced on her direction in her art, in s attempting to portray various aspects of family life a and a the human condition. For F many years Jenny worked for SPARC of B.C. and Home Support of B.C. to try and make a difference. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the 6th floor East at Lions Gate Hospital for their care and support of the year. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the B.C. Cancer Society.



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he Bowen Children’s Centre would like to thank all merchants and businesses that donated to the Mother’s Day raffle. We had such an overwhelming response that we cannot name them individually as there are over 50.

The money we made will be going right back into the community to support quality programming for Bowen’s children! Thank you to Irly Bird, Phoenix Photo and the General Store for allowing us to sell our tickets at your place of business.


On the calendar FRIDAY, MAY 18 • Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. • Legion dinner: 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome. SAT., MAY 19

• Translink information meeting: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Snug Cove General Store. May be rescheduled due to weather conditions • AA Open Meeting: 9 a.m., Collins Hall. MONDAY, MAY 21

• Crippen Stewardship Group Weed Warriors: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meeting as usual at the bridge at the mouth of Davies Creek (at nearby picnic table in field). • Food recycling public information meeting: 10 a.m., Council chambers.

• NA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. • Seniors Keeping Young: No event. Happy Victoria Day.

• Sex education: Talk by Meg Hickling, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. Tickets $10 at the door. • Presentation by Linda Ohama about the Kids for Kids project: 7 p.m. the Gallery at Artisan Square. WED., MAY 23 • IPS open house: 6:15 p.m. IPS. Students presentations and talk by Dr. Ted Spear.


• Drop-in knitting group: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court.

• AA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933.

• Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/

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• Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955 for info.

• Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food.

Tickets: $20 at Phoenix Tickets will not be sold at the door They must be purchased in advance

• Rotary Club: Rotary business meeting and social, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Rob Wall’s Gallery, Artisan Square. Guests welcome.

Time: 7pm til late (there will be late night bus service)

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Treasure trove of theatrical experience awaits


owen Island’s longest running festival of the performing arts, the annual Festival of Plays, opens this weekend. Celebrating the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School’s 24th year of offerings to the Bowen community, five separate student productions ranging progressively in age from younger to adult actors will present a new play each week through June 17: a veritable treasure trove of theatrical experience with a gem to satisfy each particular taste. The festivities begin with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, loosely based on the famous story by Roald Dahl and performed by actors aged 10 and 11 with the assistance of younger friends, in evening shows on May 19 and 20 and a special matinee on May 21. The following weekend, May 26 and 27 will unveil The Search for Delicious, adapted from a lovely novel by

Natalie Babbitt, featuring a nine to 10-year-old cast, again accompanied by younger students. Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! — adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs and brought to vibrant life by the teenaged contingent, — will hit the boards on June 2 and 3, followed by a rollicking rendition of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors on June 9 and 10. This year’s festival will be wrapped up by an adult adaptation of Jane Wagner’s remarkably beautiful and heart-opening Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe on June 16 and 17. It’s an invitation to come, broaden your horizon, bring some joy to your life and witness Bowen’s cultural heritage in the making. Tickets on sale at Phoenix on Bowen. Box office info at

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BIAC seeks Manger for Visitor Centre The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) will be operating the Visitor & Cultural Centre from the long weekend in May to Labour Day in September. In addition to a focus on providing services to tourists and other visitors to Bowen Island, the centre will promote local arts, culture and heritage. BIAC is currently seeking to fill the administrative and supervisory position of Visitor Centre Manager to oversee the operation of the centre, which includes a gift shop and mini-gallery. He or she will possess superior customer service skills and be an ambassador for Bowen Island. The position is a full-time position for 16 weeks. Candidates must be enrolled in a secondary or postsecondary educational program. The Manager will take a lead role in: • coordination of staff and volunteers, • gift shop and gallery operations, • promotion of special educational, social, and cultural events; • and attending to the needs of daily visitors. Qualifications include: strong leadership, communication, organizational and computer skills. Specific training or education in tourism, travel, marketing and customer service is a definite asset. Please submit a cover letter and resumé to Jacqueline Massey, Executive Director, Bowen Island Arts Council, Box 211, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0, or email to For a full job description, please visit our website at

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Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2007 MAZDA CX7 - AWD Leather interior. Fully equipped with Navigation, heated seats & more. 41,000 miles. $19,000 firm. Call 604-541-0739. 2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 miles, 4x4, Excellent Cond! $23,400/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)

BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024

1965 CADILLAC convertible, coupe de ville, white, blue lthr. int. collector plates $12,500. (604)945-6860

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


2001 Windstar loaded, black, dark tinted windows. Runs Nice. 233K. No aircare. $950. 604-9968734

MARINE AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022


For Rent, large 1 bedroom suite in Bowen Bay area, on acreage with waterview, $850/month includes utilities. 604-947-9820 or 604-727-2788.







The Scrapper

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

This contest is organized by Grade 9 IPS student James Milligan as part of his masterworks - the money goes to supporting athletic endeavours for underpriviledged children. The winner of the last contest and recipient of $50 gift certificate to the Bowen’s Little Pet Shop. is Nancy Lee (congratulations).



2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-998-9302 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

FOR RENT: Office space in Snug Cove: 2 units, 141 sq.ft. & 255 sq. ft. office spaces with shared common entrance, kitchen, bathroom. For more info please call: 604-947-0099 ext. 104

Or email French conversation class, private/small group; high school tutoring. 604-947-2315 HERITAGE TOMATO and vegetable plants for sale. Pick-up Victoria Day weekend. Contact Sandy @ 947-9295 or Kelly @ 947-9104 for information about varieties. Also find us at “Ruth’s Plant Sale” May 26th. Hoekstra Construction Framing, foundations, and roofing based on 20 years of experience. Affordable and reliable. Free estimates and references available. Call: 604-947-2805 HOUSE FOR SALE Miller’s Lndg. near Moonwinks Adrienne 604-947-2433 LANCE’S RECYCLING I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $20/load. Kindling $20/box CALL 947-2430

Mature woman wants to run away from Ontario while her house is being renovated & hang out with her sister on beautiful Bowen Island. I would be delighted to look after your home, garden or pets in return for accommodation anytime in August. You can reach me, Catherine Elliot at or my sister, Barb Gibbard 604-947-2006. References avail. Notice -- Doc Morgans Restaurant & Pub will be closed to the public until further notice. The facilities will be available for special events and private parties. For additional information contact Rondy or Dorothy Dike at 604 947 0707 ext 4. ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO! Ruth’s Big Plant Sale

Sat. May 26 10-2 Corner of Scarborough & Oceanview PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE, VILLAGE SQUARE: 613sq ft for rent or lease. For info call 604-947-0099 ext 104 or email STAINLESS SPADE Would the person who borrowed the spade from 1122 Lenora please return it. Thanks.

Reno Items Wood framed double paned windows; smoky glass blocks 8”x8”; marble/granite slabs 1” thick; interlocking paving bricks. 604-947-2126 or 604-327-9600

Spring into Paradise! WE’RE OPEN every day except Tues. and Wed. Come down for our special Monday Monster Burgers! Delicious burgers include Fried Onions,Cheddar Cheese,Bacon etc.or try a Smokin’ Smokey. We have the BEST veggie burgs & dogs! Suite for Rent Furn. 1 bdrm. Beautiful view, private entrance, deck, beautiful garden. N/S, N/P, no children. Eaglecliff. $850 incl. hydro. Phone 0114. The Gallery @ Artisan Square Current exhibit “Mixed Media” featuring the work of Marc Baur & David Graff. Runs until May 20th.

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16 • FRIDAY MAY 18 2012


The ABCs of Food Recycling on Bowen Applecore Bin Compost

Sat. May 19, 10-11:30 in Council Chambers Municipal Hall


Kitchen Collection Ideas Home Compost Do's and Dont's Roadside Bins & Pickup Schedule

Bowen Islanders will be separating food scraps from their garbage so that all organics disposed of, along with yard trimmings, can be taken to a central facility and composted. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: Find out more about why we are separating food scraps (new Metro Vancouver regulation) and how best to do it. Provide input and get excited about being part of a more sustainable future for Bowen Island.

Island Pacific School

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:15-7:45 pm 671 Carter Road ~ Bowen Island, BC 6:15-6:30 Brief School Overview Ted Spear, Head of School 6:30-7:45 Gr. 6-7 Design Technology Exposition An Exposition of Student-Created Inventions & Designs 6:30-7:45 Gr. 8 “Twin” Project Students Twin Themselves with Famous Portraits to Create an Eerie Duality That Is Truly Stunning For more information visit our website or contact Barb Bingham at or 604-947-9311

Middle School Matters

Bowen Island Undercurrent, May 18, 2012  

May 18, 2012 edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent

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