FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2013 VOL. 38, NO. 47
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Money and children
Workshop will explain that allowance can be divided into different categories
Bowen students can apply to Bowen Community Foundation until April 30
Documentary follows biologist’s quest to save wild salmon
Red tape for tiny homes Homes for Less II is looking for a good location for a tiny house SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
tudents of Emily Carr University of Art and Design are working to create a tiny home that packs living essentials into 150 square feet. The model will be built on Granville Island but it can’t stay there and Robin Burger believes that this could present an opportunity for Bowen Island. At the April 8 council meeting, Burger presented a report on the second Homes for Less program, together with Charles Dobson, associate professor at Emily Carr University. They suggested that the Bowen Island Municipality could take a role in the project. “We have homeless people on Bowen and I would like to dedicate my presentation to all the local homeless people in the past as well as the present,” said Burger who is currently working on a community service practicum for a master’s degree in community psychology. She explained that the original Homes for Less project was built at the Emily Carr University site in 2008 and that four of the tiny homes were subsequently brought to Bowen by the Bowen Community Housing Association in an effort to highlight the reality of homelessness and create awareness of the need for affordable housing options. Burger presented statistics that show that 116,000 people in B.C. are in a housing crisis, with 11,000 being visibly homeless. “Another 65,000 people are at risk of homelessness – they spend more than 50 per cent of their income on rent and many live in substandard housing,” Burger said, adding that Homes for Less II’s goal is to design a unit adopting sustainable design practices using recycled material. Dobson explained that the original Homes for Less buildings were “just shells” and that this time, the emphasis is on designing a place for a single homeless person that is truck transportable and includes amenities for washroom, heating and other services to make the building livable. Dobson said, “I was impressed that Bowen stepped up to the plate when the tiny houses needed a home [in 2008].” continued, PAGE 2
Students at Island Pacific School re-imagine the story of Romeo and Juliet. More on page 12. Deb Stringfellow photo
Disposal of abandoned items depletes roads’ budget SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
bandoned sofas, mattresses and TV sets have been spotted on Bowen Island not just near the roads, where they could potentially find a new
owner, but also in ditches and pushed over embankments, says Wil Hilsen, the Bowen Island Municipality’s manager of public works. “We want the public to know that there are options for disposing those items responsibly,” Hilsen said, adding that the
annual residential clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot on Mount Gardner Road. Bowen Waste Service will provide large containers where household items, appliances and continued, PAGE 2
Music Every Thursday, April 18 Saturday, April 20 Saturday, April 27 Saturday, May 4 Thursday, May 16 Saturday, May 18 604-947-BPUB (2782)
Jazz Night with steak & prawn dinner special Mindle Beach Mohawk Lodge (with opening band “The Fight”) TBA Jazz Night with Prime Rib Dinner May Long Weekend Kick off to summer party featuring Gonch Messiah Bowen Island Pub
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B o w e n I s l a n d M u n I c I pa l I t y
PUBLIC CONSULTATION/COMMENT 2013‐2017 FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN Please be advised that there is a scheduled public meeting regarding the Proposed 2013 – 2017 Five Year Financial Plan on:
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 AT 6:00 P.M. A Budget Public Open House will take place Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. A budget overview presentation will take place at 6:00 p.m., and the floor will be opened to comments and questions from the public. Questions should be directed to Kristen Watson, Interim Manager of Finance Bowen Island Municipality • 604‐947‐4255
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MeMbers requested for the solid Waste & resource ManageMent advisory coMMittee
Bowen Island Municipal Council is requesting applications from members of the public interested in serving on the Bowen Island Solid Waste & Resource Management Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice to Council regarding solid waste processing & management options, and develop and implement a long term solid waste management plan. Please visit the Committee page on the BIM website at: http://www.bimbc.ca/solid_waste_and_resource_management_advisory_ committee to view the Terms of Reference. Those interested in sitting on the Bowen Solid Waste & Resource Management Advisory Committee are asked to print and fill out a Committee Application form (including details of specific expertise) located on the BIM website at: http://www.bimbc.ca/files/embedded2010/committeeapplicform.pdf and respond in writing via email, fax or regular mail by Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to: Lisa Wrinch, Deputy Corporate Officer Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 FAX: 604-947-0193 EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.bimbc.ca
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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety
featuring guest speaker Dr. Aaron White
Learn the signs and symptoms of anxiety. Connect anxiety with many of the behavioral challenges you face. Discover concrete strategies to reduce your child’s anxiety.
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other items considered too large for weekly garbage pick-up can be disposed of free of charge. Mattresses will be accepted with a maximum of two per vehicle. The spring clean-up will be followed by a free paint recycling and hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Building Centre, 1013 Grafton Road, where things like latex, aerosols and oil-based paints and stains can be dropped off. Details are available on the municipality’s website at www.bimbc.ca or by calling Bowen Waste Service at 604-947-2255. Items that are
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“Now we need a place for [the new unit]. That’s where we need your support,” Dobson added. “We are hoping there would be a place for it on Bowen,” Burger said. “I feel that this is a great opportunity as a model for advancing affordable housing and build awareness.” Dobson said that the unit will have a composting toilet, propane heating, LED lighting and would be connected to water lines coming from the outside. “It also has a bar sink, shower and an under-the-counter bar fridge,” he added. Burger believes the home would fit into a rural setting like Bowen Island and says there has been an expression of interest from a local homeless person. “It makes sense that we try it out here,” Dobson B o w e n i s l a n d m u n i c i pa l i t y Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the requirements of the Community Charter that the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The Panel will review the Parcel Tax Roll prepared for the following bylaws. If no complaints are received, the parcel tax roll will be considered to be authenticated. Hood Point Parcel Tax Bylaw # 145, 2005 Eaglecliff Water System Parcel Tax Rates Bylaw # 117, 2004 Bowen Island Community Parks Parcel Tax Bylaw # 47, 2002 Bowen Island Garbage Parcel Tax Bylaw # 48, 2002 Queen Charlotte Heights Parcel Tax Bylaw # 15, 2000
The Parcel Tax Roll is available for inspection at Municipal Hall during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Dr. Aaron White is an Adjunct Professor at UBC and a BC certified school psychologist. He provides school psychology and counseling services to the West Vancouver School District. He is the clinical head of the crisis response team for WVSD.
accepted at the Bowen Island Recycling Depot are listed at www.bimbc.ca/recycling and include electronics. Leaving unwanted junk by the side of the road or dumping it in a public place is inconsiderate, said Hilsen, explaining that he has to tap into the roads’ budget to pay for the disposal. “[Those funds] could go to other works we should be doing for the general public,” he said. “Someone is passing on a problem to Bowen taxpayers.” Adding insult to injury was a piece of junk that was left right next to a newly erected No Littering sign last week, prompting Hilsen to urge islanders to get rid of unwanted items in a responsible manner.
Burger: Tiny home would fit into rural setting
A complaint shall not be heard by the Panel unless written notice of the complaint has been made to the office of the Collector at Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 by the close of business on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
BICS Multi-Purpose Room
Spring clean-up a chance to clear out unwanted stuff
A property owner may make a complaint only on the grounds of an error or omission in the roll.
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An abandoned sofa bed had to be hauled away at taxpayers’ expense.
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said, explaining that Burger would write a report about the research project. “We want to make sure it works well from many different perspectives – we realize that you need more than a building [to address homelessness].” Councillor Wolfgang Duntz commended Burger for being “one of strongest advocates for affordable housing on Bowen” and said he hopes to make some headway during this term. “When I use the term affordable housing, I am talking about housing for people who cannot afford to buy a home,” he explained. “If that need is not met, we will lose the young folks in the community. When it comes to your proposal, in the public’s perception, affordable housing could be mistaken for providing housing for the homeless.” Duntz added that he realizes that housing for the homeless is a part of affordable housing but it makes up only a certain percentage. He also expressed fears that focusing on homelessness could potentially attract more homeless people to Bowen. “Bowen Island has a small population and a small tax base,” Duntz explained. “And we don’t have all the services the homeless require, like dealing with mental illness and drug use. I feel that the notion that we build something for the homeless will be counter-productive.” Councillor Darron Jennings said that he is a firm believer in pilot projects but that concerns that housing for the homeless could attract more should also be taken under consideration. He also cautioned that the Land Use Bylaw and building code could be hurdles to bringing the unit to the island. Councillor Cro Lucas mentioned a proposal by Ruth Harding that also envisions building a small house. “It sounds like there is a confluence of the idea,” he said. “I see this as an exciting opportunity of trying out a model that is cutting edge.” Councillor Alison Morse stated that bringing the house to Bowen would likely depend on a community-minded resident offering to put it on an empty lot. Mayor Jack Adelaar acknowledged that affordable housing is an important subject for the Metro Vancouver region and Bowen Island. “The municipality has property that we are trying to develop in a sustainable fashion so we can address things like affordable housing and affordable market housing,” he said. Burger said that Homes for Less II is meant to create awareness. “It is simply a model for progressive design and for dealing with a social issue,” she said. “We have this issue in our community. If you address affordable housing, you address homelessness. And it is a project that the community can embrace.”
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Children & money
Financial Fitness workshop explores topics like allowance and distinguishing wants from needs
atural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and impact of whatever emergency we might face . Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to: • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare. • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency. Visit www.getprepared.ca for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies. This week, take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster. Get an emergency kit now - it can make a world of difference.
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hildren and Money will be the topic of a free workshop offered by the Bowen Children’s Centre (BCC) on Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the BICS library. The presenter, Andrea Verwey, will share tips on giving allowances and how to distinguish between a need and a want. Part of Verwey’s expertise comes from research and part comes from applying what she’s learned in her own family. “I’m not a money expert,” Verwey said. “I’m a mum who got interested in the topic because I wanted to do the right thing in terms of teaching my kid financial literacy skills.” Verwey explained she would feel uncomfortable if people showed up, expecting to hear from “the money lady”. “I did a bit of research, found a great book, Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s Money-Smart Kids, and started talking to other parents about things like allowance and talking to your kids about money,” Verwey said. “Everyone said, ‘Oh allowance – I need to do something about that. What are you doing?’” Verwey compares the topic to something that should be addressed, “like doing or updating your will, getting life insurance, or finally getting through all the Mad Men seasons,” but that often ends up on the back burner. At her house, she’s implemented Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s suggestions and has given her son an allowance since he turned five. “The age kids start getting an allowance will depend on the kid,” Verwey said. She explained that her son Louw was getting to a stage where he was asking for treats everywhere the family went: the General Store, the Ruddy, the ferry. “He was also starting to want things he would see in stores or at other kids’ houses, asking matter-of-factly if we could buy them, please, and getting rather upset when the answer was no or (almost as bad) ‘why don’t you ask for it for your birthday?’” Vervey said. “We realized he was ready to learn that available money
for treats and toys is finite, and start making some of his own choices.” Verwey believes that the best ways for kids to learn to become money-wise are through observing their family, talking about it and “having a go with their own money and their own transactions.” There is a lot to learn at a young age, from figuring out the different denominations of coins to getting a general sense of what things cost ($0.25 for a lollipop, $1 for a kid’s cone, $1 for a toy from the Knick Knack Nook, $5 to $125 for Playmobil wonders), according to Verwey. “There’s also handling a transaction – handing over money in a polite way and waiting for change – and figuring out a safe place to keep their money,” she said. “As kids get older, there’s more to think about in terms of budgeting, shopping around for the best price, and learning to work through the pang of not giving in to every desire, ideally because they have a special purchase or experience that they are saving for.” As to how much allowance to give, Verwey again turned to Money Smart Kids for advice. “Vaz-Oxlade suggests starting out at $1 for every year of a kid’s age, and that’s what we have done. A few people were shocked when they heard about the $5 a week for a five-year-old but that’s not all pocket money,” Verwey says. “We’ve set up a version of the system recommended by Vaz-Oxlade who suggests creating separate jars.” One of the jars can be dedicated to “forever-savings,” one for planned purchases like toys, experiences or special clothes, one is for sharing and giving to others and one for pocket money that can be spent through the week. “We have created three jars for Louw: the bank for forever money, savings for purchases and pocket money that he keeps in a little change purse. We always make a fuss over the first $1 of his $5 that gets put in the bank – we say goodbye and know that it is gone (for a house, a business or something important he decides on when he grows up). The rest gets
Andrea Verwey says giving her son Louw an allowance has made a huge difference She will share her experiences at the Financial Fitness workshop on April 23. Susanne Martin photo divided up,” Verwey said. “Having pocket money created a huge change straight away. No more whining for treats at the General Store or on the ferry. Less ‘want’ around toys because he knows that he can buy (or save to buy) what he wants.” Not all the learning experiences were easy and Verwey recalls the time when her son spent $45 on a remote control toy that broke almost straight away. At another time, he borrowed $2 from her at the Knick Knack Nook and didn’t have the money to buy an ice cream when his pocket money for the week was blown. But the system has also worked well in dealing with money from members of the extended family who know about it and can contribute in their own way. “Louw’s grandpa adds to his pocket money for helping with jobs. His grandma in South Africa will give money specifically for ‘the bank’ or for ‘saving for a toy,’” Verwey explains. “And having his own money limits has made it easier to talk to Louw about our own spending decisions.”
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He now understands about the need for saving for special purchases and occasions. “When I do decide to treat Louw to an ice cream or a special book, it feels like a treat, and not something he is expecting or constantly demanding,” Verwey says. Children and Money is the fourth workshop in the financial literacy series sponsored by BCC, BICS, Family Place, Phoenix on Bowen and Allan Financial. Ross Allan will also be on hand to answer questions about insurance planning for children. To register for the workshop, call Ann Silberman at 604.947.9626 or email info@bowenchildrenscentre. ca Verwey added that she’ll present the ideas from the book MoneySmart Kids, that will also be available for purchase, and other reading material and discuss a range of common scenarios affecting parents of little kids right up through teens. “I know that we’ll all learn much if not more from those discussions,” she said.
Scholarship deadline approaches
owen students are invited to sbmit their applications for a number of scholarships and bursaries to the Bowen Island Community Foundation by April 30. There are scholarships and bursaries available for students entering university as well as university students continuing their studies. Among the scholarships awarded on Bowen Island are the Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship, the Bowen Island Golf Association Junior Scholarship, the Danielle Dulong Memorial Scholarship, the Knick Knack Nook Environmental Sustainability Bursaries and the Maggie Cumming Memorial Scholarship. Last year, eight students received support totalling $6,900. Details for the applications are available from school counsellors and at www.bowenfoundation.com.
Places of Worship Welcome You BOWEN ISLAND UNITED CHURCH Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon
Service and Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Collins Hall Bookings: Helen Wallwork Minister of Music: Lynn Williams
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BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITy CHURCH Pastor Clinton Neal 1070 Miller Road 604-947-0384 Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
ST. GERARD’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Mass: 10:30 a.m. Priest: Father James Comey
CATES HILL CHAPEL www.cateshillchapel.com 604-947-4260
(661 Carter Rd.)
10:00 a.m. Worship • Sunday School: Tots to Teens Pastor: Dr. James B. Krohn
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Thankful for emergency veterinary care To the Editor:
his past weekend our dear friends from Vancouver came to Bowen for a visit. We went for a lovely walk with the dogs in the afternoon sunshine before returning home to enjoy a relaxing Saturday evening. All seemed as it should be but at about 9 p.m., everything suddenly changed. Our friends’ dog Noche started to wretch and very quickly began yelping in pain. Clearly something was terribly wrong. We called the 24-hour emergency number for Bowen Veterinary Services and within 15 minutes, Dr. Alastair Westcott met us at the clinic. He immediately speculated that Noche was experiencing a condition called bloat, which causes the stomach to fill with gas and then twist. We have since learned that bloat is a leading killer in dogs, second only to canine cancer. The only treat-
ment is emergency surgery, which Alastair performed after confirming the diagnosis through an x-ray and consulting with our friends. He called at about 1 a.m. after completing the surgery to let us know everything had gone well and that Noche was resting peacefully. He then stayed the night at the clinic to monitor Noche and administer her medications. Further research on bloat has revealed that it is almost always fatal and can kill a dog within about two hours of the symptoms first appearing. If we did not have access to 24-hour emergency veterinary care on Bowen, Noche would have almost certainly died. We are so thankful to Alastair and his technician Marla for saving Noche’s life and for handling the situation with such care, sensitivity and professionalism. Thank you. Jennifer Hall and Peter Robinson
MLA Joan McIntyre was a true champion for Bowen Island To the editor:
Re: Joan McIntyre, MLA (retiring) t’s been almost four years since I penned a letter to express my support for Joan McIntyre, a friend of mine, and a true champion for Bowen Island in her role as our MLA in Victoria. Joan was first elected in 2005 and re-elected to serve West Vancouver – Sea to Sky in 2009. On April 15, she officially concluded her duties and has now retired from public office. I am writing, here, to express my thanks. Joan was the kind of politician we wish we always had – she, literally, put the ‘service’ first in being a public servant. It may not have been noticed by most Bowen Islanders, but Joan was willing (and more than able) to pick up our local issues and carry the torch for us in Victoria. Her support helped deliver over one million dollars in provincial investment for our major infrastructure (sewage systems) and recreational (turf field) needs. She was a true champion for arts and culture, child care and senior’s activities – helping many Bowen non-profits with support for their capital and operating programs. She also aided our requests for funding assistance for the community hall, seniors housing and even helped our golf club get assistance #102–495 Bowen Trunk Road, PO Box 130, Bowen Island BC, V0N 1G0 Phone: 604.947.2442 Fax: 604.947.0148 Deadline for all advertising and editorial: Monday, 4:00p.m. www.bowenislandundercurrent.com
for its clubhouse project. Joan took our priority issues and local campaigns to the province and, with considerable equanimity, represented our competing passions and ideas to her cabinet colleagues and government staff. In this vein, she deserves special recognition for helping shepherd the Faerie Fen conservation project, the national park review and work to resolve issues with private docks and abandoned or derelict vessels. On the continent, Joan’s work helped with major upgrades at Lions Gate Hospital and improvements to roads/bridges infrastructure in the riding. While Joan achieved notable recognition for her leadership abilities and passion for societal issues (service on committees such as Children and Youth, Families First, and Hope Centre (mental health, addiction), she also served our province as minister of state for intergovernmental relations (2008-09) and was deputy chair, member of the Select Committee on Public Accounts. For all this, and more, on behalf of Bowen Islanders, thank you Joan for your fine work and solid effort. Congratulations on your success and good luck with your next endeavours! Doug Hooper
Sue Ellen Fast shows how to watch Crippen Park’s heron colony without disturbing the nesting birds. Will Husby photo
Heron Walk explores nesting area in cove Dear editor: Re: Thank you to Heron Watch and to Sue Ellen ast Sunday, with a number of other interested community members, I attended the Heron Watch sponsored by the Bowen Nature Club and the Bowen Conservancy. Sue Ellen Fast and Will Husby had their telescopes out on the sidewalk across from the Snug Cafe and we were all able to observe several of the six nests in the vicinity. Most thrilling was the mating we observed in one nest as that bodes well for seeing new baby herons in about 28 days or so. Sue Ellen explained about this blue-listed species and its protected status under provincial law. She answered our questions about why our herons choose busy places like the cove to nest. Interestingly enough, the herons choose this area as eagles, their main predator other than humans,
are more spooked by noise and traffic and thus are less likely to be in the vicinity for long and thus less likely to raid the nests. Having said that, the herons can be spooked too, especially with too much noise in the immediate vicinity of the nests. The public is asked to respect the buffer area in order not to endanger the herons or risk having them abandon their nests (as has happened). Metro Vancouver Parks has done a good job of placing some signs in key locations around the buffer area to warn people about staying away from the trees where the herons are nesting. Take your binoculars, stay on the sidewalk or on the marked trails – and enjoy our unique avian residents as they welcome spring – and become aware of the importance of these birds and why we need to protect them. Sue Ellen asks that you record and send her any of your observations of heron nesting in your areas. Nerys Poole
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A look at Bowen’s upcoming events Welcome to the 23rd year of Island Neighbours Neighbours, a gathering of items about island people, activities, interests and events. To share an item, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 947-2440. ook sale? Yes! We are deep into April and that means that now is the last chance to donate books for 2013’s Friends of the Library book sale. The sale is set for Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, in the BICS gym. April 30 is the donation deadline. So, if you have materials that you’ve been meaning to donate, pack them in small boxes and get them to the library during open hours. Do it soon! • Of course, April is also the month when plans for summer activities are being finalized by many island organizations. A major new event, all set to go, is the Salmon Enhancement Program Community Workshop scheduled for May 17-19. This event, held every two years since 1991, brings together 120 to 200 community volunteers from all over British Columbia and the Yukon. From Friday to Sunday, participants will take part in educational and inspirational programs presented by community advisers and experts. The local hosts, the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club, have worked thoughtfully to take advantage of local resources, accommodations, meal catering, shopping, island exploring, bus access, etc. Their detailed planning seems to cover every possible situation or need. Some of the attendees have asked for a shopping tour of the Cove so Peter King and his friendly bus have been booked for a morning
expedition from 10 am to 12:30. Key, of course, is the sharing of Bowen’s own achievements in the field of salmon enhancement, which are definitely praiseworthy. And, second is the pleasure of sharing some of the things that make living on Bowen so special. Outgoing president Bill Newport and incoming president Tim Pardee and the Fish and Wildlife Club are to be congratulated on their organization. • Visitor friendly? Definitely! The cove’s easy-to-find Boulevard Cottage is a marvelous location for a visitor centre as the Arts Council so deftly demonstrated last summer. And, this summer, Bowen’s Chamber of Commerce will be headquartered there as well. I’ve also heard that the Chamber is having its meetings in the Cottage 20 office of Bowen Heritage, a handy location with parking close by. Speaking of the Chamber’s renewed energy, it considers revitalizing the Citizen for the Year award. This award, created in 1978, lends recognition for major service to the Bowen community given by an individual or, occasionally, a couple. The recipient is selected in late summer and rides in the Bowfest parade. The long list of award recipients is a partial history of Bowen life. • Steamship Days begin on Wednesday, July 10, and run through Sunday, July 14. The 2013 Steamship team learned a great deal from last year’s pioneer effort and are bringing their experience to this summer’s event. One of the items mentioned is the special planning being arranged for seniors on the Wednesday and Thursday. Maybe bus tours? Certainly, many seniors will have heard about the resort years that lasted into the ‘50s so how to highlight those early years? Boats again: I’ve heard that Wolfgang Duntz’s elegant 62 foot, Wanderer
will be moored at the USSC dock while the Dallas dock will be home to the 1922 SS Master, the last steam tugboat on the coast. It’s coming from Vancouver’s Maritime Museum where it’s lovingly cared for by the SS Master Society. • Ten Years Ago in the Undercurrents of April 18 and April 25, 2003: Revisions to draft four of the Snug Cove Plan prompted councilor Cotter to float the idea of using the parking spaces in the library parking lot as well as creating a loop road into the woods behind the library. • Meantime, baseball league president Glen McGregor led councilors and members of the public on a walkabout where they learned about the ball field, its meaning to Bowen folks and its heritage qualities. Later, council voted unanimously to take the baseball field out of the Snug Cove Plan. • The cruise coordinator for Harbour Cruises came to Bowen’s Chamber meeting to pass on the good news that the M.V. Britannia will be coming to Bowen again this summer. Passengers will arrive at 11 a.m. with departure at 2:30. Once again, the round trip will feature a special $25. price for residents of the Greater Vancouver area. • At Monday’s budget meeting, council and staff discussed how $750 chairs fit into the grander scheme of municipal budgeting. Councilor Wrinch said, “I don’t know anyone who pays $750 for a chair.” At least three chairs were listed in the budget at $750 each. • The Last Word: If you were one of the music lovers who missed Sunday’s smashingly top notch performance of Portland’s Foghorn Stringband, you have a second chance on May 3. That’s the date for their Rogue Folk Club performance at St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue.
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he Bowen Island United Church and the Food Bank wish to thank Lonn Proudlock and his hard-working
crew for raising over $1,000 for the heavily used Food Bank. Thank you also to the islanders who had their cars and trucks washed and polished and gave so generously.
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Lonn, we appreciate your thoughtful community-minded spirit. Bless you all, from the Little Red Church, Helen Wallwork
Make May 7th a Very Special Night; Come to Tir-na-nOg’s Musical Evening with Dinner At the Vancouver Rowing Club!
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Four West Coast singer-songwriters & two Argentine musicians will be playing. Your ticket is a donation of $50 to $100 to Tir-na-nOg (Snug Cove to Rowing Club return water taxi service $25 leaving 5:30, back by 11) Please contact Karen Cowper 604-947-2403 for reservations and more information Come, enjoy and support our children’s theatre school!
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nce in a while, an opportunity comes around that provides a student with a chance for a transformative, even life-changing experience. Smooth Stones Foundation has been looking to provide such an opportunity and is pleased to announce that Colleen Treleaven has been chosen to receive a scholarship to complete four years at Island Pacific School (IPS). “When I explained to Colleen why she had been chosen, I said that we looked for students who would be really interested in going to IPS and that we thought would really blossom into the best they could be if they were able to attend,” Laura Ruloff of Smooth Stones Foundation said. “I explained that it was a fouryear scholarship and we also wanted her parents to be excited about [this opportunity].” This is not the first time that Smooth Stones, a charitable organization on Bowen Island, has awarded this scholarship to a family that values education but would not be able to afford the independent school’s full tuition cost. The scholarship covers the full term (from Grade 6 to 9) at IPS and culminates with a masterworks program where students study a topic of their choice over the course of a whole school year. “This came out of principal Ted Spear’s idea of learning and all of the ways to teach and challenge a child to grow and develop his or her character and humanity,” Ruloff said.
The smiles on their faces say it all - this photo was taken when student Colleen Treleaven learned from Laura Ruloff of Smooth Stones Foundation that her tuition for four years at Island Pacific School would be covered by a scholarship. Janis Treleaven photo “This is interwoven in the programs to culminate in the masterworks program and the Right of Passage ceremony,” she added. Ruloff also noted that Smooth Stones does not accept applications for the IPS scholarship as recipients are chosen through a referral process. But Ted Spear, principal and founder of IPS, says there are other avenues for parents who are looking for assistance with tuition as IPS has a more extensive financial aid program than other independent schools. “Since opening its doors in 1995, IPS has been committed to ensure the broadest possible access
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Lloyd Harding was the winner of the 2011 ACEbc (Association for Community Education in B.C.) award, for his many years of community service on the Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department. The 2012-2013 (school year) ACEbc award nomination forms are now available from community school coordinator Sarah Haxby (604 947-0389 or SHaxby@sd45. bc.ca). Nominations are accepted until April 30. Recipients will be honoured on June 25 at the BICS final Assembly Volunteers’ Tea and Community Service Recognition. Sarah Haxby photo
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oes your organization need grant funds but has no one to write grant proposals? Have you written grant proposals that have not been successful? Have you been successful in grant writing but think you should have received more? The Bowen Island Community School Association (CSA), Bowen Island Community Foundation and BICS Continuing Education are offering a grant proposal writing workshop for individuals, non-profit organizations and anyone interested in learning more about grant writing from start to finish. There is more to writing a successful grant application than having a great project that can be matched with a likely grant source. This workshop is designed to build your knowledge about what works (and what doesn’t) and provide time to practice what you have learned. Because this is a workshop where you will practice
each step and learn from others, it would be ideal if you come with a project in mind that needs funding and an idea about a possible grant source. The workshop can also help you define your business case for future funding, and offer ideas about how to find funders, so that even if you don’t have a project in mind, it will be helpful for the future. The facilitator is Joyce Ganong of the Bowen Island Community Foundation and the workshop will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tunstall Bay Community Centre. Please register by calling Sarah Haxby at BICS at 947 9337 and leave your full name, email address and phone number as you will be contacted to confirm your participation. There is no cost for the workshop, but we are hoping to collect $25 from each registrant to go towards food, handouts and venue rental. Cheques can be made out to the Community School Association. Cash or cheques can be dropped off at the BICS main office or brought to the workshop on the day of the event.
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BIMTAC continues dialogue with BC Ferries ADAM HOLBROOK FERRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
IMTAC (formerly the Bowen Island Municipality Ferry Advisory Committee) meets with representatives from the BC Ferries twice a year. Our most recent meeting with BCF took place on Monday, April 8, (agenda and minutes will be on BIM website). This report highlights key items. Some may have wondered what came out of the consultation program initiated by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, with a view to getting public input as to how to improve BC Ferries’ service to ferry-dependent communities. Many Bowen Islanders who turned out to a town hall meeting last November were skeptical of the process, seeing in it an attempt by the government to soften up ferry-dependent communities for service reductions. In the end, the consultation process reached no conclusions. The report submitted by the consultant simply described the process. The ministry has postponed any further action until after the provincial election. But we are under no illusion that the new government, of whatever persuasion, will be looking for savings and revenue increases from BC Ferries. The government appears to have forgotten the principle of equity: communities in the interior have free access to a highway system, but coastal communities have to pay tolls to access their communities. As some may know, the Queen of Capilano will be going in for her mid-life refit in 2015. BC Ferries has scheduled the refit from January to May 2015. BC Ferries, during our meeting, acknowledged that replacing the Cap with the Bowen Queen for this extended period would not be acceptable. They are looking at a
number of options that include replacing the Cap with the Island Sky (which was originally designed for the Bowen run, capacity 125 cars), or running two ferries, the Bowen Queen and another small ferry. BIM staff briefed BC Ferries on the proposals for ferry marshalling in Snug Cove. In addition to planning issues, there are concerns about ferry turn-around times in Snug Cove. If BC Ferries is trying to find operational savings, the process of getting foot passengers and vehicles on and off the ferry has to be streamlined. BIMTAC has asked BC Ferries to assign engineering staff to liaise with us as to what improvements can be made to the Cap during the refit. BIMTAC registered its disapproval about the increased buy-in levels for the BC Experience card. This is an issue that unites all of the Salish Sea communities – it is effectively a tax on less wealthy residents. An ongoing issue is the integration of the Blue Bus timetable with the ferry schedule. BIMTAC has been working with both administrations, and while all are amenable to scheduling improvements, the devil is in the details, not the least of which is the fact that BCF now has three separate sets of schedules for the Nanaimo run –winter, shoulder and summer. This includes cut-off times, particularly for foot passengers arriving by bus. The Langdale ferry advisory committee shares our concerns. At the beginning of the meeting BIMTAC welcomed its newest member, Jane Kellett. She brings to the committee a much-needed perspective about the single largest group of Bowen ferry users – the high-school students. BIMTAC meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. For dates, agendas and minutes please see the BIM website.
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hen biologist Alexandra Morton discovered B.C.’s wild salmon were testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events was set off by government to suppress the findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moved from courtrooms into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing B.C.’s wild salmon. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry road-
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Star Crossed - Romeo and Juliet re-imagined Star Crossed - Romeo and Juliet re-imagined IPS students from all grade levels worked closely IPS withstudents Christian from all grade levels worked closely with Christian MacInnis (this year’s musical facilitator) to re-imagine MacInnis Shakespeare’s (this year’s musical facilitator) to re-imagine Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a way that could be fun and Romeo musicaland for the Juliet in a way that could be fun and musical for the April 2013 production. After a series of creative team Aprilmeetings, 2013 production. a After a series of creative team meetings, a humorous reworking of the original story and countless humorous hours reworking spent of the original story and countless hours spent in rehearsals, Star Crossed was born. With a cast in of rehearsals, Star 25 students Crossed was born. With a cast of 25 students and a soundtrack driven by four ukulele troubadours, and athe soundtrack show driven by four ukulele troubadours, the show adapts modern musical hits to tell the story of Old adapts Fair Verona modernand musical hits to tell the story of Old Fair Verona and the townsfolk who live with an ancient grudge between the townsfolk warringwho live with an ancient grudge between warring families. IPS students present Star Crossed on Thursday families. IPS and Friday, students present Star Crossed on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April April 20, 18atand 1 p.m. 19, at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Tickets at IPS and at Phoenix. Deb Cates Stringfellow Hill Chapel. Tickets at IPS and at Phoenix. Deb Stringfellow
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