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Wild Child Party returns

Annual fundraiser for BCC is a chance to let loose

Blue skies and a breeze

Bowen sailors participate in Southern Straits yacht race

2013 Strategic Business Plan

Community partners and organizations can work together to promote Bowen as destination



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Cellist performs ‘lost’ piece in classical concert series

Partnering for a viable economy

Council approves

owen Island council approved an official business plan that was presented by planning consultant Tom Fletcher at the council meeting on March 25. The 2013 Strategic Business Plan does not contain decisions on issues before council but is a listing of goals that council and staff will work on. It comes after council and municipal staff held a strategic planning workshop with what the municipality called “a view to creating a strategic business plan for the municipality” last month. Councillor Cro Lucas notes that the plan has given council and staff a “step by step process” on the goals they are looking to move forward on. “Everything that is being proposed in the plan has to go through the public input process before it finally becomes an action plan,” Lucas told the Undercurrent. The municipality enlisted Fletcher of Fletcher and Company Municipal Consulting in March of 2012 to help with planning and Fletcher took the goals and priorities from the February workshop and assembled the 2013 Strategic Business Plan, approved on the 25th. Some areas the plan details movement on are: Snug Cove improvement, including ferry marshalling and parking issues, acquiring the strip of land on the north side of Government Road, updating by-law enforcement, cleaning up Mannion (Deep) Bay, updating Bowen’s Emergency Plan and detailing economic strategies. Creating a “community campus” with the intention of building a community centre that could include a municipal hall, a cultural centre, the library, museum and medical practitioners’ offices is also noted in the plan. The finding and allocating of funds for that project and the others are also areas mentioned as priorities.

Como una fantasia



Sunshine, horses and Easter treats - the conditions were perfect for BIHORA’s games event on Saturday, March 29. More photos on page 12.

owen Island’s economy can benefit from visitors and partnerships can help to implement initiatives that can boost the numbers, says Shawna Leung, director of community relations of the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Tourism Region. She traveled to Bowen Island to address the Economic Development Advisory Committee and members of the public in an open meeting on Tuesday, April 2. After her presentation, Leung stopped at the Undercurrent office with Maria Steernberg, manager of the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce. Both were excited about working closely with the community to promote Bowen as a destination for visitors. According to Leung, the last time Bowen Island accessed funding through Community Tourism Opportunities was in 2008/2009, when a Tourism BC facilitator come to Bowen Island to “walk the community through a tourism plan.” The Community Tourism Foundation Program allocated funding for four projects: the Come to your Senses initiative that aimed to bring visitors from off-island by offering packages, Applefest, an arts and culture banner program and the creation of an image bank. After the four year gap, Leung looks forward to connecting with the community again to “revisit the community plan from 2008, updating it and implementing initiatives.” “The organization I represent works with 39 communities throughout the region, Bowen Island included,” Leung said, adding that this year, she has applied for a $9,200 grant for Community Tourism Opportunities on behalf of Bowen.

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Cookies of Course retail counter closed SUSANNE MARTIN Editor


ven though the retail location for Cookies of Course used to be at the Harbour Centre in Vancouver, it has been regarded as a Bowen business by many. That is because its owner, Alan Boysen, and his family have been an active part of the community and his cookies and cookie batter have sweetened the deal for many local fundraising efforts. As of last week, the Cookies of Course counter at the Harbour Centre is closed as tenants of the mall were given notices due to upcoming renovations. And even though Boysen appealed this decision (he was told that the mall manager didn’t want independents any more and, if he wanted to move back in, he would have to spend a large sum on his unit), he sees both upsides and downsides in his move to a new warehouse location. “I have been [at the Harbour Centre] since 1984,” he said. “Getting ‘reno-victed’ means I lose my income, have to lay off staff and miss interacting with my customers. On the positive side, I no longer have to deal with a landlord that has been hopeless as a manager of a retail mall.” Boysen will continue to run the business from a warehouse, focusing on wholesale. About his bestselling cookies, he said, “Chocolate chip is by far the most popular but gaining in popularity is the Anzac Biscuit (Australia and New Zealand’s national cookie). The rice-flour chocolate chip and vegan organic chocolate chip are also becoming really popular. [Bowen Islanders] can see and taste some of the flavours at the

Snug, Cocoa West and Tir-na-nOg shows as well as at the Bowen Building Centre.” In addition to delivering to Bowen shops, Boysen has donated his goods to lots of Bowen non-profits, among them Tir-na-nOg, BICS, and IPS. “Look for a pail of batter at the CAWES event that is coming up,” he said. “I certainly plan to continue supporting Bowen events and am launching a fundraising program to support island non-profits.” Boysen says that he is making it easy for islanders to benefit. “Essentially there is a referral fee where I deliver right to the home after an order is placed on my fundraising page at It’s designed to be simple to reduce the efforts of the volunteers,” he explained. “A coordinator confirms with me that a non-profit would like to participate, then they contact their membership (usually via email) to inform them about the program. I offer 20 per cent for the first six weeks, then 10 per cent for repeat orders. Every three to four months, I mail a cheque to the group. Since I will be coming to Bowen for deliveries, there is not going to be any delivery fee.” Boysen, who still owns a home on Bowen but currently lives in Vancouver with his wife, Susan McLaren, says that he looks for any excuse to visit friends on the island, including delivering cookie batter. “We left the island because Susan is also working full time in town. The house was too big and both our sons have left the nest. Frankly, Susan has mobility issues due to her polio and walking on and off the ferry was taking its toll, physically as well as on the pocket book,” he said.

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On Thursday, April 4, mayor Jack Adelaar thanked municipal council, staff, friends and the volunteers of Bowen Island for their community contribution as he accepted the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award from MP John Weston.

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Signage and partnerships to promote tourism continued, PAGE 1

“This is a $1 million program through the province and over 100 communities apply,” she said, adding that the funding has to be matched locally through community partners, municipal funding, in-kind donations or with other grants. She will hear back at the beginning of May and, if it goes ahead, she’ll bring the initiative to Bowen Island where the “community will decide which development and marketing initiatives are going to be priorities for funding.” Leung said that she sees awareness-building as one of the priorities and mentioned the Hello B.C. website that includes a Bowen Island section. “It is 15 pages long and had 15,000 views in 2012 but the information hasn’t been updated since 2010,” Leung said, adding that there is also a calendar of events and a blog available

to showcase what the island has to offer. A great place to start would be with a signage audit, according the Leung, who has noticed that on approaching the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, destinations like Nanaimo and the Sunshine Coast have more prominence than Bowen Island. “We also look at beautification options for the community and the marketing side with an increasing online presence,” Leung says. “We want to build partnerships that can involve everyone on the island who provides key experiences and want to collaborate with communities on the mainland.” Promoting festivals and events can be a stepping stone for visitors to come and discover what Bowen has to offer. Leung hopes that once people realize that this is an easy and affordable destination, they will want to return, stay for

longer periods and travel in the off-season. “Some people think that Bowen Island is far away or that it is difficult to get here,” she said, adding that her friends come to Bowen to hike or kayak and her daughter always remembers the candy store. Leung also says that she has attended corporate retreats on Bowen. Steernberg added that other activities that are popular with visitors include boating, golfing, browsing local shops and eateries and sampling arts, culture and history. “We are promoting Bowen as a green get-away,” she said. “We have this park of over 600 acres right where people get off the ferry.” Another goal is to build awareness in the community of the value of visitors, says Leung. Steernberg added, “We are going to work together very closely.”

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The plan states that it has to be reviewed each year in advance of the budgeting process because “circumstances change – financial issues arise or may be resolved, legislation changes, infrastructure needs may arise that are not

anticipated that distort priorities, grants may become available and so on.” The strategic plan can be viewed at the municipality’s website ( and concludes by stating the plan is a “work in progress” and that the “priorities...are the ones that

staff will concentrate on” during the year. Lucas adds that “there is much to do and time is short” but the municipality has “a full complement of staff working well together as a team under the very capable leadership of a CAO who knows this island and its eccentricities.”


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nglish Bay Launch has started operating a commuter service between Snug Cove and Granville Island and Coal Harbour and plans weekend runs from May to September. Mike Shannon, owner and operator of the English Bay Launch said that his goal is to make the service more stable as ridership has been as consistent as he had hoped. He is looking at connecting his customers with a Car to Go service that has “six cars at Granville Island that have assured parking spots.” Shannon explained that he has learned a lot about Vancouver transportation options, including transit, in order to help islanders with their commute. The water taxi leaves Snug Cove at

6:30 a.m. to Granville Island and at 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to Coal Harbour. It departs Vancouver at 4:30 p.m. from Granville Island and 6 p.m. from Coal Harbour. The trip takes approximately 35 minutes and costs $20 one way and $35 for the round trip. Books of 10 round trips are available for $300 and monthly passes are also available. Shannon says he has received a lot of positive feedback from visitors who enjoy the ride because of the beautiful scenery and appreciate seeing a part of British Columbia that is so different from downtown Vancouver, yet so easily accessible. For the weekend schedule, Shannon envisions as many as six departures from Granville Island and six departures from Snug Cove. Tickets are available at www. eblaunch or by calling 604-484-8497, they can also be purchased on board.

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As part of its regular water system maintenance program, the Municipality will flush water mains in Bowen Bay, Bluewater Park, Cove Bay, Eagle Cliff, Hood Point, King Edward Bay and Tunstall Bay from april 1 – may 3, 2013. This procedure is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes and will not pose a health hazard. Municipal staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. Flushing will take place 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in most neighbourhoods. Every effort will be made to ensure that water quality is not affected but some turbidity and higher than normal chlorine concentrations may be present for short periods of time. Running your tap briefly should clear this up. In addition, temporary pressure fluctuations may occur. For more information call Bob Robinson, Superintendent of Utilities at 604-947-4255. reminder: It is recommended that water users with compromised immune systems ensure that their drinking water is boiled, filtered or distilled. Public Works

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A seawalk with no sea to see

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n the article “The Looks of the Roger Curtis Seawalk” in the March 29 Undercurrent, I see an attempt to placate us into a state of ignorant bliss. But you only need to ask one question to realize that this is an attempt at spin – and that question is: “Why in God’s name would we ever want privacy on the sea side of the path?” There are, of course, other questions but that one is the most clarifying (and the answer is obvious). Here are some other questions: 1. Who are the Bowen residents who “appreciate and value” this hedgerow which has made the path not only ugly but unwelcoming? I haven’t talked to a single person who has this perspective. 2. What planet is the environmental consultant from who would recommend planting such an unnatural hedge? It might be “planet Vancouver” and environmental consultants who positions themselves as “specializing in the management and planning of urban ecosystems” (or whatever is left of an ecosystem in an urban environment). 3. They said this will “also provide habitat for birds and insects” – is that to replace the tens of thousands of board feet of lumber removed from other sections of the Cape? 4. My favourite, it will act as a “privacy screen for … the trail users”. 5. It helps define the trail – I believe that if

you couldn’t follow the trail before you should have stayed on your couch. 6. They will remove the fence when the trees have grown strong enough to stand on their own? Who cares? The hedge alone is ugly and unwanted, even without the fence. In an article in the Undercurrent in September 2011, Mr. Ho was quoted as saying “It would have been very unkind to the people who had been enjoying the beautiful views from the various spectacular look-out points like the Lighthouse, the Pebble Beach and the Arbutus Point, before our development. Hence we designed the trail to connect all these three distinctly remarkable locations for more people to enjoy than just the few who would own the waterfront properties.” Ho went on to say “they wanted to create a legacy for the island.” I can read between the lines (I.E. that he didn’t mention the beautiful views BETWEEN the lookout points) – but what kind of legacy did he create by planting this hedgerow? I consider it to be a slap in the face to the people of Bowen that they agree to the Roger Curtis Sea Walk and then plant rows of cedars to block the view of the sea. Why bother making the sea walk if there is no sea to see? I have no problem with the hedge blocking the view into the property on the inland side of the walk but to block the view on the seaside is not right. Dennis Vetter

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e wanted to invite everyone to join us on a free, virtual-adventure as we sail 2,700 miles across the ocean, from Cabo San Lucas to the Marquesas Islands. The kids are calling it “Project Shellback” and the idea is to use our journey across the Pacific, to raise awareness about our oceans and what we can do to

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ith the passing of former Vancouver mayor Art Phillips, we lost a man who embodied the spirit of an emerging progressive consciousness on the west coast of Canada. He was a leader and an elected representative who knew that a community is about people, first and foremost  and that there is no real livability and quality of life without a fundamental emphasis on the people who live in that community. And because people are a part of their natural environment, he understood that livability and sustainability is the recognition that the two are inseparable. In many ways, by spearheading the move towards one of the greenest cities in the world, Mr. Phillips led the way towards a more people oriented and environmentally conscious new world society. Bowen Islanders should also be aware of the fact that, while performing his functions at the meetings of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, he was one of the staunchest supporters of our democratic efforts towards the creation of our Official Community Plan. When the plan was passed by the G.V.R.D., prior to its eventual adoption by the Islands Trust, Mr. Phillips praised the efforts of islanders and the creation of their community plan. He stated that, as a result of  its far sighted policies, the community of Bowen Island will be able to avoid many of the mistakes made by Greater Vancouver municipalities.  John Sbragia

What will be council’s legacy? To the editor:


Re: Open letter to Bowen Island Municipal Council fter a year and a half in position of governance of this municipality, you have not provided us taxpayers with any constructive achievement based on open and transparent discussion of commitment and planning. On the contrary, unwanted private docks on the shoreline of CRC and an unwanted roundabout for Snug Cove is what you envision for us all. Decisions are being made without the required formal public consultation and participation and without reference to the OCP. Instead, consultation and planning is being done at our expense ($35,000) by a Vernon planning firm that has provided a plan Q for Snug Cove. That plan in its “wisdom” cumulates aspects that had been proven wrong as presented and publicly discussed in the past 25 years in the many successive plans. You want now to impose on the next generation of taxpayers (as most of us, including many of you, will not be here to see it paid) a $5.5 million expenditure on 20 years for a flawed structural change of Snug Cove, proven to fail in its complexity, in its disconnection to the commercial life of the cove with ferry marshalling, in its waste of parkland and natural space to be paved for an unnecessary expansion of vehicle circulation and parking network. (To be noted: the local government act does not allow to do so without a plebiscite or a referendum.) Is this the legacy to Bowen Islanders of your years of governance?  As for the private docks at Cape Roger Curtis, due to your inaction, we are to lose the pristine beauty of the south shoreline of Bowen known to be unique. This defies all sense of respect for those before us who had left it unspoiled. What next are we to expect from you? No community centre to be a priority? Indeed, after a year and a half since your election, I see little to show but a lack of concern for the well being of our community.  André Chollat





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Bowen seen through visitors’ eyes Welcome to Island Neighbours stories of island history, people, Neighbours activities and events. Do you have special news? Phone 947-2440 or email his week’s theme: Looking at Bowen through visitors’ eyes. •The many charms of Bowen Island begin with its access by ferry. The challenges of ferry transportation mean that life on Bowen is not for the timid. But its beauty and intimate lifestyle are powerful rewards. • Bowen’s identification as a beautiful and relaxing place to visit started with the First Nations peoples who utilized the island as a peaceful meeting ground. In the late 1870s, Bowen was discovered by a number of European and Asian immigrants who came to log, to farm or to establish a homestead. Those early years were followed by the Terminal Steamship era (1902-1920) with its tent camping, hotel, tearoom and dancehall. That period ended with the beginning of the Union Steamship Company’s resort years, which lasted into the late 1950s. Both of these eras left their physical mark on the Snug Cove area and on the memories of many residents of the lower mainland. • Awareness and utilization of this heritage should be part of any Snug Cove plan and of community planning in general. Public consciousness should utilize the visibility of Snug Cove’s heritage. In the immediate vicinity of the ferry landing are significant places which could be identified and made appealing to visitors and to Bowen’s own residents, a number of whom are new and have no idea of the island’s long history as the ‘ Happy Isle’ The 1924 Union Steamship Company Store, now Bowen’s library, is but one of several sites to be identified. The restoration work going on in the 1920s Davies Orchard cottages is a heritage accomplishment to be proud of. • Close by is the much loved community baseball field. Across the road and tucked just inside Crippen Park is the Memorial Garden, Bowen’s unique memorial to loved family members. Nearby is the Visitor Information Centre housed in a restored summer cottage. A few steps away, the Causeway leads across the lagoon to two buildings, Evergreen Hall and the Inn at the Old Dorm, both originally part of the USSC resort complex and lovely examples of historical and economic utilization. • Over the last thirty years, new residents and new businesses have arrived expanding Bowen’s village community into three intimate areas Lower Cove, Upper Cove (Village Square) and



Grace Quarry and Sofie Norris love animals. They came up with an idea to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win a signed Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team jersey. They set up a table outside the General Store (along with their assistant Storm) for a few hours and with the help of our generous community they have raised $124.50 so far. Submitted photo

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owen Island poet Heather Haley has recently received three notices, accepting her poetry into three anthologies. “I’m excited! My work is being published in three anthologies, including the forthcoming Bowen anthology commemorating the Bowen Island Arts Council’s 25th anniversary, Ooligan Press’s Alive at the Center, featuring Cascadian poets from Vancouver, Seattle and Portland and Force Field, 77 Women Poets of BC, published by Mother Tongue Publishing and edited by Susan Musgrave,” Haley said. This is not the first time Haley’s work has been in print. Her writing has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The Antigonish Review, Geist, subTerrain, Vancouver Review, ROCKSALT: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry and A Verse Map of Vancouver. Her poetry collections include Sideways (Anvil, 2003) and Three Blocks West of Wonderland (Ekstasis, 2009). In addition to the print media, Haley has directed numerous videopoems including Purple Lipstick, Bushwhack and Whore In The Eddy, official selections at dozens of international film festivals. Renowned as an engag-

Heather Haley’s poetry is included in Force Field.Submitted photo ing performer, she has toured the critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CDs of spoken word songs, Princess Nut and Surfing Season. Alive at the Center will be launched on April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m at the Rhizome Cafe (317 E. Broadway). The free event includes reading by the contributors and poet Evelyn Lau will open the night. Force Field will be launched at the Vancouver Public Library on Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Haley will participate in both events.


Artisan Square. All three areas feature small-scale buildings with distinct architectural personalities. Take the Seabreeze building for example. Who would know that it once was a simple green cottage facing the lane? And how about the many chapters in the life story of the Tuscany building? Each area has its own charm and history. The fact that most Bowen businesses are also small means that service is often over and above what you might get on the mainland. And, just ask an islander where to eat! Bowen has at least fifteen choices - everything from pier-side tacos to white tablecloth fine dining. . inside, outside, in the cove, mid-island or on the golf course. • Some people find their cup half empty, others find theirs to be half full. I see Bowen as a unique place to live and a unique place to visit. There are no malls or fast food franchise facilities but the island still remains “ the Happy Isle.” • Ten Years Ago in the Undercurrents of April 4 and April 11, 2013, The latest version of the Snug Cove plan, in its fourth draft stage, proposed possible new uses for the heritage baseball field in Snug Cove. Glen McGregor, president of the men’s baseball league, expressed his shock on hearing of this possibility. Highlights of the proposed municipal budget had not yet been discussed but included costs for the municipal hall expansion. • BC Ferries half-page ad announced that BC Ferries was now an independent self-financing company with a new business plan dedicated to improved service. • Lily Hooper’s Cottage Tearoom was open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sue Richie explained the Bowen Island’s Emergency Program and the need for more NERPs (Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program People. • Cormorant Marine’s announcement of its 25th anniversary reminded islanders of the Cabrini and the Bowen Arrow besides the current Apodaca, Cormorant and Kinbasket Queen. • Alan Whitehead’s Heron Watch article reported that six active heron nests had been identified and recommended that people stay away from the nests. • A delightful sketch by artist Gary Ferguson dramatized how a future Abbeyfield might look if plans by architect Don Nicolson were carried out. •Neighbours saluted Phoenix Photo’s successful progress from Angela Powell’s home-based photo finishing service in late 1995 to a move into retail space at Village Square • Bill Granger’s thoughtful letter commented on municipal financial planning and suggested that the draft 2003 five year financial plan needs significant rethinking and revision. • The Last Word: I’m happily waiting for Bowen’s burst of daffodils – the Garden Club’s gift to the community.

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owen Islanders will have a chance to meet Liberal candidate Jordan Sturdy on Sunday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the home of John and Katherine Lawrence at 105 Baker Road (off Old Eagle Cliff Road - parking is available on Old Eagle Cliff, a short distance up from Baker Road). For many Bowen Islanders Jordan Sturdy may be a little known quantity. He grew up in Vancouver, lived and worked around Howe Sound and made his way up the corridor to the Pemberton Valley. Jordan is described as a man with presence. Big, and tall, his strong broad shoulders hefted many an injured skier off the hill at Blackcomb, where as a professional ski patroller, qualified paramedic and explosives expert, he has seen action for over 20 years. Jordan and wife Patricia, and their two daughters, created North Arm

Farm, a 55-acre certified organic vegetable and berry farm, complete with ‘you pick’ crops, long-table dinner events and a farm bakery. Their produce regularly ends up on restaurant tables in Whistler and Vancouver via weekly deliveries, and at many farmers’ markets. The farm is a destination for locals and visitors alike, with a reputation that draws international interest. It has been a challenge and an inspiration; and a great place to raise a family. Now in his third term of office as mayor of Pemberton, Jordan says that he is ready for a challenge. He was returned by acclamation at the last election and while new to the provincial scene, he is youthful, a business man with a great capacity for hard work, a politician of proven ability from a rural part of the riding, and a man who could help rebuild the party. John and Katherine Lawrence

Islanders will be cheered by the arrival of the season’s crop of daffodils. You find them in Snug Cove, on the roadsides and on the golf course. Please refrain from picking them, great as the temptation might be. In all probability, they were planted by a member of the Bowen Island Garden Club. Since the project was initiated, club members and the community have planted hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs. Submitted photo

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spa treatments, yoga and Pilates classes, packages for children (Thomas the Train, Build & Grow Package from Irly Building Centre, horseback riding, summer camps) to gift certificates for many of Bowen Island’s fantastic businesses, there truly is something for everyone.” Visit BCC’s Facebook page to bid online, get sneak peaks of items and packages, and even enter the Allan Financial Wild Child photo contest. And it’s not too late to offer an item for auction. Please share your auction item via email at bowenchildrenscentre@ or by contacting Quentin Beck (604.928.9642) and designate which organization you would like the funds directed towards – the BCC, Family Place or the Bowen Youth Centre. “We have been thrilled with the support from the community and businesses both on and off island. We have high hopes that both the party and the silent auction will be a wild success,” Beck said. Release your inner “wild child” on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at 650 Carter Road. Tickets are available at BCC or Phoenix on Bowen for $20. Enter the Allan Financial Wild Child Licenced Adult Event 8 - 12 pm, Saturday April 20th photo contest to win Tickets $20 Bowen Youth Centre (where the wild things are...) a $100 spa packat BCC or Phoenix 650 Carter Road age at Heartstone Spa at An important fundraiser for the Bowen Children’s Centre Bursary Fund Sponsored by Allan Financial BowenChildrensCentre and visit the Allan Follow BCC on Facebook for sneak peeks on auction items & to bid online. Financial page (faceFollow Allan Financial to enter our Wild Child Photo contest & win a spa package! to get a sneak peak of the wild side of your friends and neighbours.

ake a walk on the wild side this spring and join Bowen Children’s Centre (BCC) on April 20 for the second annual Wild Child party fundraiser sponsored by Allan Financial. This adult only event takes its inspiration from the much loved children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. The youth centre gets a jungle makeover and the evening features food, drink and the talents of Adam Woodall. All money raised from the Wild Child

Party is dedicated to the BCC scholarship fund. “I think the most exciting addition to this year’s fundraiser is our first silent auction that we are hosting in conjunction with Bowen Youth Centre and Bowen Island Family Place,” says Quentin Beck, board member and one of the silent auction coordinators. “From a Vancouver get-away package to a visit Bowen Island B & B package, a boat cruise, a lunch ‘n shop in West Vancouver,

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owen Islanders can now learn and experience the many benefits of walking with poles, a low impact activity that provides a full-body workout, engaging 90 per cent of the body’s muscles. Transforming walking into a full-body workout is easy when you add a couple of specially designed ergonomic poles and a little professional instruction. Bowen Island Community Recreation is pleased to offer Nordic walking courses this spring, with a variety of days and times to choose from. A free Nordic walking information and demonstration session will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the undercover area at BICS. This is an opportunity to learn about health benefits of Nordic walking and to demo the high-quality ergonomic poles made by Urban Poling, a local Vancouver company. “I love Nordic walking because it gives me an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great trails that we have here on Bowen Island,” says Jody Lorenz, Nordic walking instructor. “I also like the convenience and simplicity of Nordic walking. By adjusting my pace, I can have a more or less vigorous cardio workout. This flexibility makes Nordic walking a suitable activity for most people and for most fitness levels.” Nordic walking combines an upper body technique similar to cross country skiing with the lower body technique of walking. By engaging the core, back and triceps muscles, Nordic walking provides a low-impact activity that burns 20 to 46 per cent more calories than regular walking. Individuals may register for the Nordic walking classes at The classes will be one hour long and are offered as a set of five lessons. Four different sets are offered this spring. For further information, please contact Jody Lorenz at 604-947-0855.

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or the last of this season’s BIAC classical concerts on Sunday, April 7, we are lucky to be welcoming cellist Michael Jones. Jones, a British cellist, started to play at the age of 13. He studied at Dartington College before going on to the Royal College of Music. During his time in London, he won prizes for solo and chamber music playing, was chosen to perform for the British Royal Family and was awarded a scholarship from the German government to study in Dusseldorf. While a student in Germany, he became solo cellist for the German Chamber Academy, playing concerts around the world. He also studied with the Swiss Hindemith Foundation, the Amadeus, Vermeer and La Salle Quartets. Tours included China, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East, as well as recordings with WDR, the BBC and collaborations with well-known artists and groups such as the Moscow Virtuosi, Lindsay Kemp and Carlos Cano. In 2002 he recorded the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello on a 1667 Stradivarius Violoncello for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Jones made his debut concert tour of Japan and the Far East in 2007 with his cello guitar duo, the only duo of its kind. Resulting from the tour, the duo was invited to perform in China during the Olympic year in 2008. In 2009, Jones was awarded the blue moon Swiss audio award for his recording of solo Bach. In his concert on Sunday, Bowen Islanders will be fortunate to hear a first. Jones will be playing a piece by Joachim Rodrigo that has been considered missing for 14 years, Como una fantasia. The concert will be at Cates Hill Chapel. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the concert will start at 3:30. Individual tickets will be available at the door.

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he latest in a fine tradition of Miller’s Landing house concerts will take place on Sunday, April 14, when Bob Doucet and Susan Munro welcome the Foghorn Stringband for a return visit to Bowen. The concert will be held at 1223 Miller Road at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $20 and are available from Bob at 604-947-0698 or The band will also teach workshops in the afternoon (at 4 pm); if you are interested in a fun class in harmony singing, fiddle, mandolin, or guitar, contact Bob to register. The Foghorn Stringband has gone from strength to strength since their last visit to Bowen. They are the shining gold standard for stringband music, with seven albums, thousands of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts. From their origins in Portland’s underground roots music scene, the core duo of Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Sammy Lind, perhaps the best

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old-time fiddler of his generation, have spread the old-time stringband gospel all over the world. As the music has changed, the band has changed and reformed as well. Canadian singer and bassist Nadine Landry, from Québec via the Yukon, joined the band in 2008, bringing a wealth of experience as an internationally touring bluegrass musician. New member, singer and guitarist Reeb Willms from Bellingham, comes with a suitcase of old, vintage country songs and a powerfully beautiful, pure voice. It’s a new Foghorn Stringband these days, but the music is as furiously compelling as ever. Foghorn Stringband plays the old way. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern; instead, they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place, creating the rarest of music: songs that are at once wildly virtuosic and intimately hand-crafted. Foghorn Stringband plays American roots music of the finest order. Join us for what is sure to be a rollicking good time! Seating is limited, though; call now to reserve your tickets!

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For Rent: Large 1 bdrm suite View of ocean & mountains. Own entrance & deck. On bus route. Avail May 1. Rent incl hydro, internet and cable $825 Jane of Studio B Hair Gallery would like to inform her clients that she’ll be on holiday April 26 - May 6. (604) 947 9269 Storefront/Retail/Studio Space available Immediately. Small Office with ocean/mountain view. Call 604 329 5643 The Gallery @ Artisan Square presents Colours in our Midst Featuring the work of Jilly Watson Marguerite Mahy Lyn Webster Apr 5 - May 5 Reception Sat Apr 13, 1-4pm Welder Wanted: Structural Aluminum and Stainless Steel certified. Call Union SteamShip Co. Marina, attention Rondy Dike 604 947 0707 ext 4 or resumes to


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Bowen Island Undercurrent, April 05, 2013  

April 05, 2013 edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent

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