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FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 VOL. 39, NO. 2


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Headed for NYC

Bowen Islander finalist for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards

Looking for a best friend?

You need to go no further than page 5 of this week’s edition

Paddling season

BISK is getting ready for kayaking enthusiasts

Record your health choices

Launching pad

Caring Circle hosts two health service events

Community campus could accommodate multiple needs





avigating the healthcare system can often be a confusing, daunting task. Knowledge and support are critical to deciding bestcare options when we or our loved ones become vulnerable. The Caring Circle Resource Centre is a grass-roots organization aimed at providing education, resources and support, helping people to bridge the gap between illness and health and remain vital, active members of our community. Two upcoming events will highlight the work of the organization. On June 14, a My Voice session is designed to help participants to determine and record their personal wishes concerning health care decisions. And an open house is planned for June 15. “With the support of a generous donation from Dee Elliott, the Caring Circle has purchased 100 copies of the Ministry of Health’s My Voice - An Advance Care Planning Guide, which is a legal document that will assist people, if incapacitated, to express their wishes for future health care treatment,” said Caring Circle coordinator Colleen O’Neil. “Because the document is somewhat complicated, an educator from the North Shore who has been working with this document and community members for quite a while, will be available to explain the jargon and legal terms. This is a tremendous resource for community members who want to ensure that if they are unable to express their treatment wishes to health care providers, they can refer to My Voice documents that have been recorded in advance.” O’Neil explained that a relative cannot trump any wishes that are properly expressed in this document. “This is part of new incapacity or personal planning legislation that came into force in B.C in 2011. This advance care plan helps to alleviate some of the stress that family and friends could face if they are asked to make important health care decisions for a loved one,” she added.

he site is close to Snug Cove and Bowen Court. It has an interesting topography and beautiful views. The lot of the community lands that borders Government Road and Seniors Lane has long been earmarked for the site of Bowen Island’s future community centre but a new sketch reveals Bowen council’s bigger plans. The sketch is rough and not to scale but it clearly illustrates the idea of a community campus, showing five different buildings that could potentially house a municipal hall, community centre, performing arts space, library, clinic, housing for seniors, affordable housing and more. Mayor Jack Adelaar and councillors Cro Lucas and Darron Jennings explained that this new approach has a number of benefits. Jennings calls the sketch “an educational exercise” that was created to give people clarity. He added that that the property falls within the water district and that connection to the sewer lines is possible. “That is the only piece of property [of the community lands] that has that capability,” he said. One of the advantages of developing the concept of a community campus, is that it can start relatively soon, according to Lucas, who said, “It’s council’s job to enable it to happen. And by enabling, I mean that council is providing the space and ensuring that the infrastructure is in place and the zoning is done. What happens then is basically up to community.” The starting point was taking a look at the community lands to identify areas that could be potential building sites and Lucas sees those sites as “launching pads” for various projects. Such an approach would accommodate multiple needs and ideas that have been identified by the community. Lucas said that the board of the Snug Cove House Society has already approached council to express an interest in being part of it.


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Father’s Day is coming up but Santosha and Ella Rose don’t usually wait for special occasions to cuddle up to their dad. Bowen Island families with young children are invited to a Father’s Day picnic in Crippen Park’s Bowfest field on Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event is hosted by Family Place. Debra Stringfellow photo

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BISK Presents: Kayak Birthday Parties! Come celebrate your special day with a unique Bowen Island Sea Kayaking Birthday Party! Parties consist of 1.5 hours of supervised kayaking instruction and fun, age appropriate games and activities conducted by Bowen Island Sea Kayaking Instructors. Boats, paddles, life jackets, PFDs and FUN included!

Little Paddlers Parties (5-12 yrs) Cost: $240 Big Kid Paddling Parties (13 years & up) Costs: $299 (up to 12 paddlers) Each additional paddler: $25/per

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Jennings: Site can handle many uses continued, PAGE 1

The sketch that outlines the community campus idea is not to scale but it identifies the opportunities of the site that borders Government Road and Seniors Lane. Submitted photo

(photo – 2011 babies)


Come celebrate Bowen’s 2012 babies with group and individual photos, cake and refreshment

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 • 11AM-12PM CRIPPEN PARK PICNIC AREA (BOWFEST FIELD) Please RSVP to Angela Powell at Phoenix: -2793 or Sponsors: Phoenix on Bowen, Bowen Island Family Place, First Credit Union, The Village Baker


June 22 3:15 - 5:00 pm at BICS gym Come see all our gymnasts in action! *admission by donation*

Gymnastics Summer Camps Registration Dates: June 1st & June 22: 9:30 -12 noon BICS see: for details

Lucas explained that the community campus project would trigger a huge economic stimulus. He also believes that it would revitalize the area and potentially open the door to developing additional community lands. Lucas made it clear that including a municipal hall in the community centre was identified as a way of moving the project forward without having to solely rely on fundraising as the rent that is paid for municipal offices would be applied to a mortgage. “We’ve been paying rent for 13 years. And we have not applied those funds toward increasing our capital base. It makes fiscal sense to build a municipal hall we own as long as we don’t pay more money out than we currently pay in rent,” he said. In addition to the mortgage, Lucas believes it will be key to secure grant money as well as private donor funding. And as well as providing community spaces, council could look at revenue opportunities, such as housing and commercial rental units. One of the reasons to move away from a single building housing a combination of a municipal hall, community centre and performing arts space has to do with affordability. “We reached a point where we identified that a community centre with a municipal hall of about 14,000 square feet would cost something in the order of $8 to $10 million,” Lucas said, adding that the municipal hall components could provide the ability to raise almost $3 million. Even with grants and donations, he believes that this funding model is “tenuous.” “By breaking it into components, we look at a potentially much lower cost,” he said, explaining that it is cheaper to build a structure with a smaller footprint and add more storeys. Jennings said that the smaller buildings would allow local contractors to be involved. “Constructing a sizeable building on Bowen Island can be very challenging,” he said, adding that local

builders could potentially offer a better price point, save money on operating costs in the future and limit the dependence on consultants and heavy equipment. Jennings has done what is called “ground proofing” - he walked the site and identified opportunities. “That’s the first step where you look at geographic constraints and gain an understanding where the difficulties lie and where the easy sites are,” he said, adding that easier sites translate into lesser construction cost. He’s drawn up the sketch to outline those opportunities but says that the availability of funds will likely dictate how big the buildings will be. Jennings sees a lot of synergy between the ideas that have come forward and says that “the site can handle that and more.” “I feel that we are blessed as a community to have purchased that land. It gives us an inspiring and uniting opportunity to do something for the community,” Jennings said. “It is a beautiful site all across. It has beautiful views and opportunities for interesting topographical uses.” Adelaar believes the community campus is a terrific idea. “It’s gotten away from the concept of having one building,” he said. “We realized that if we spread it out and have different use areas, we can build it incrementally and that is far less challenging.” Adelaar said that by providing the infrastructure, council makes the land available for different purposes. “What we have done is opening up the thinking surrounding the community centre plan. There are five areas that will take buildings of various sizes,” he said, adding that it will be up to community groups to evaluate what to build and how to fund the construction as well as ongoing operation. Jennings added that the community campus concept owes much to the work of previous community centre committees and wanted to especially mention BIM’s director of community services Christine Walker, CAO Kathy Lalonde and councillor Tim Rhodes for their contributions.

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O’Neil said that anyone who is capable of understanding and communicating with the doctor or other health care provider will be asked to make his or her own health care decisions. It is only when a serious accident or illness renders a patient incapable of doing that, the advance care plan will inform caregivers of his or her wishes.




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“My Voice is a workbook of questions about what you need to decide on, as well as a representative agreement which can be prepared and which can include additional legal documents,” O’Neil said. “So, you are invited to Bowen Court on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barbara Greenlaw will walk us through the 52-page-document and we can learn together. We will have the My Voice documents available for a nominal fee/donation.” O’Neil added that she hopes some members of the group will be able to later pass along the knowledge to islanders who are unable to attend next week’s session. “We are intending to have information sessions throughout the year to help people complete their personal advance care plans,” she said. “Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to see the relevance of this kind of future health care planning. Anyone can benefit from knowing that our beliefs and values are honoured in health care decisions.” O’Neil also suggested that participants have a snack before coming as no lunch will be served. The My Voice session is just one of the many initiatives of the Caring Circle ( Learn more about the organization’s projects at an open house on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office located between the Village Baker and the Village Video store. Regular opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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No-fuss tote with edgy details Bowen designer gets ready to represent canada in new York city REHAM COJUANGCO spEciAl to tHE UndERcURREnt


hen Bowen Island’s Larissa Stefani, creator/ designer of Lloyd & Wolfe Couture, found out that one of her handbags was one of five finalists for the 2013 Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA), her immediate response was to call her friends, family, and finally her PR rep to get the necessary preparations in order for the big awards ceremony in New York City on June 19. Stefani is the sole Canadian nominee in this prestigious competition. When asked how she feels to be our nation’s representative, she says she can’t help but find the experience to be rather surreal. Although she has a background in Fine Art and Fashion Design and over 10 years of experience, it was only three years ago that Stefani started designing belts as a hobby for a means to be creative and learn something new. Once she tired of belts, she decided to use her knowledge of pattern-making and construction – not to mention her self taught slipcover-making skills – to produce her first bag. Since that first design, Stefani’s line has flourished and is now sold on her online store ( and in a trendy downtown Vancouver boutique. When discussing her inspirations for her line, Stefani explains, “I mostly draw upon what I need to fit into my life and style. I don’t like

Her family comes first, says Larissa Stefani who is preparing to travel to New York as a finalist for the 2013 Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Debra Stringfellow photo

things that are overly fussy or difficult to access. Bags need to be functional, easy to wear, and look great. I love leather and like to let that be the main focus of my bags.” The IHDA was founded by the HBD network and, over its six years of hosting the awards ceremony, has become a very coveted prize in the handbag industry. Stefani’s “Abi” bag was nominated in the Overall Style and Design category. It’s a no-fuss tote with edgy details and plenty of storage. Lloyd & Wolfe’s tag line Fiercely Individual, Limited-Run, Handcrafted Leather Goods sums up its products and target audience pretty well. It’s certainly geared toward those who lean toward fashion with an edgier style. And the combination of quality leather and careful thought of design speaks volumes about Stefani’s talent. One of the big fans of the Abi tote is actress Morena Baccarin, star of shows like Homeland, Firefly, and Serenity. The actress is expecting her first child and plans to use the tote as a baby bag –she likes that the Abi bag isn’t “too precious.” The winner of the category will not only receive the title but will have the opportunity to have his or her line carried at Bloomingdale’s and a booth at WWDMAGIC, a fashion trade show. In addition, the winner will have the chance to collaborate with the 2013 IHDA ICONOCLAST recipient, Rafé, as well as get featured in the September issue of Instyle Magazine.

Stefani first moved to Bowen Island 20 years ago with her family when she was a teenager. She was apprehensive about the move at first, she says, adding that she now calls the island home and raises her own family here. When asked how she manages to juggle her family life and her growing career as a designer, Stefani says that it has been interesting and certainly a few things have fallen by the wayside but her kids are learning to pitch in around the house and her daughter is a huge help in the kitchen. “It’s a work in progress,” she added. In response to questions about her future aspirations for the company, Stefani says, “I certainly have more styles to add, a lot of travel in the near future for sourcing, but in general, it is my goal to remain true to my brand philosophy which is to stay with limited runs. My family comes first. When I started this whole thing, I wanted it to be something I could have fun with, but manage to maintain with the same integrity.” But for now, Stefani is putting her focus on the excitement of making her debut in the international fashion scene. To quote from her blog, “I am thrilled to have been recognized by esteemed members of my industry, and also to get the opportunity to go and have a complete blast with them in New York City. There’s nothing better than that!...Well, it’d be great if I could swing some Jimmy Fallon tickets.”

TedxKids illuminates curiosity and wonder dEBRA STRINGFELLOW contRiBUtoR


wo students of the Bowen Island Community School were chosen out of 60 applicants to participate in TedxKids, the kids’ version of Ted Talks. On May 17 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, Paolo Verlee and Sophie Walters bravely got up on stage in front of 100 people and preceded to conduct a four minute talk on topics reflecting this years theme:

Curiosity and Wonder. At the age of 11, both can now add Ted talks to their lists of accomplishments. Paolo spoke about different cultures and how they vary. “I’ve lived in the Philippines for a third of my life and you see a lot of poverty over there. I find that it’s easier living here in Canada”, he said.   Sophie’s talk was about the feeling of classical music. “The thought came to me as I was playing my violin one day and I became curious about

what the composer was feeling when he wrote the piece,” Sophie explained. The day-long event allowed the kids to watch other motivating videos that, according to Paolo and Sophie, moved and inspired them to make a change in the world. When asked whether they would do it again, they both said yes without hesitation – they would love to do it again.  For more information about TedxKids, see http://www.


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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


BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITy CHURCH Pastor Clinton Neal 1070 Miller Road 604-947-0384 Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

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Thanks for community’s support To the editor:


would like to thank everyone, both on Bowen and off, for the support during this past week, as this has been a particularly difficult time for our family. Your comments on the forum and to me personally were very much appreciated.   I would also like to thank everyone who kindly donated towards the Run Up for Down Syndrome fundraiser, in aid of Down syndrome research, which we entered as a team last Sunday.  We raised an amazing $1,550 , thanks to your support!  Many, many thanks to the lovely Nancy Lee for posting the details on the forum to help spread the word.  This made us realise how much a small community cares. Thank you again. Karen McGregor

Steamship Days auction a success Dear editor:

Second throughts about signing the petition

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es, on the spur of the moment, I signed the Stop The Docks petition placed beside the cash register in a local store. Unfortunately, I signed a document without knowing all the facts. I want apologize to our mayor and council for that impulse act as I now believe the petition is directed solely at our elected officials. I have since done some homework on the dock issue and here are my findings: I don’t believe there has ever been a regulation on building a dock in front of a water front property. Current council, like previous councils, has never exercised its authority to stop an

owner from building a dock outward front the shore line. This precedent is a long standing one. I believe that the owners and developers at Cape Roger Curtis acted in good faith by obtaining the necessary environmental and federal requirements to go forward with their plans. When the provincial government corresponded with our municipal office to inquire about possible reasons not to allow the Cape owners to proceed, the municipality had no choice but to allow the project to go forward. As there were past precedents and no contravening by-laws in place, the municipality’s response was straight forward. Erwen Smith


he 2013 Steamship Days auction hosted by the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce at the Bowen Island Pub on May 31 was a great success! The Chamber would like to thank all the private donors and business owners that so generously donated both gifts and gift certificates to support the cause. Your prizes and gift certificates raised over $3,000 which will be applied to the costs of the promotion of Steamship Days (July10 to 14).  The event is going to be better than ever with the help of all the volunteers who make this possible. The dance floor was hopping to the tunes of Ginger 66. The donations were great and lots of people went home with fabulous prizes. Hat's off to Bowen Island! Maria Steernberg, B. I. Chamber of Commerce manager

Many thanks to Bookfest helpers To the editor:


n behalf of the Friends of the Bowen Island Library, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to everyone who participated in this year’s BookFest. To the wonderful crew who helped set up on Friday, manned the cash and book tables on Saturday and Sunday, we could not have done it without your  assistance.

To those who volunteered for packing up on Sunday - what can I say, you are all stars in my book (especially those who suffered injuries in the process). And to all Bowen Islanders who purchased books and in doing so helped to support our local library - thank you so much. The reponse to this year’s BookFest makes the hard work throughout the year very meaningful. Greta Smith, volunteer voordinator

Smooth Stones grant pays for instructors To the editor:


he members of Bowen Island’s Seniors Keeping Young thank Smooth Stones for the grant of $800. The money will be applied to the costs associated with the physical workout program every Monday morning at SKY. At 9 a.m., members enjoy a dance program that challenges balance and coordination while they learn old and new dance steps and moves. At 9:45 to 10:30, they do aerobic

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exercises working on stamina, flexibility and muscle development. Our instructors are Bowen residents who are highly qualified professionals, experienced in health and physical training. This grant will help pay for their time. Thank you, Smooth Stones. SKY members pay an annual fee of $10 and a $2 donation (for speakers, room rent and coffee time) for each morning they attend the program at Bowen Court from 9 a.m. to noon. Kip Anastasiou, for SKY

BIAC’S BANNERS ARE UP! Thanks to the work of the SHAW Cable guys -- Tim Hausch and Martin Jasny, the colourful Silver Anniversary banners are hanging at Artisan Square. Depicting the art of Gregg Simpson and Rick Stringfellow, the banners are a wonderful addition to the square. Thanks again to Tim and Martin for helping this initiative take off. We also thank the Province of British Columbia for its assistance with program. Submitted photo





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Correspondence raises questions about sincerity Dear editor:


a complaint about possible construction at lots 13 and 11, with bylaw officer attending on April 26 and confirming that forms were being built on the foreshore adjacent to lots 13 and 11. • Letter dated April 30 from BIM to Mr. Ho, reminding him of the original instructions NOT to proceed and that, contrary to this direction, he had started construction, and again asking for revised drawings to address BIM’s specific concerns, one being how mitigation measures will be achieved, and another asking for the environmental construction management plan as recommended by The Cape’s environmental consultants, Pottinger Gaherty. • Letter dated May 6 from Mr. Ho to BIM, noting that his contractor will be providing various items addressing some concerns. No documents included. Stay tuned, as to what good neighbours will do next – maybe listen to the pleas of the community to abandon the controversial project and to demonstrate their “sensitivity and respect for all.“ Thank you, BIM staff, for being diligent in your pursuit of this matter. Please consider a “stop work order” as a necessary next step when builders do not comply. Nerys Poole

Island Paradise-themed Bowfest set for August 24 To the editor:


owfest 2013 will once again be held on the traditional Saturday prior to the Labour Day weekend, on August 24. We are gearing up to bring the event back to its roots with a Bowen focus throughout. We are planning events that are in keeping with who we are as islanders and have proven to be popular over the decades of our community festival’s existence. We have lots of family activities and live music planned throughout the day, with The Adam Woodall Band headlining the mainstage event and Mr. David Cameron as our gracious emcee. Thank you to the community members who

filled out the survey or gave us direct input. You have helped to shape this year’s event. We do have to issue special thanks to two groups that have made it possible for this event to take place on this date. First is a thank you to the Tunstall Bay Community Association who made it possible to relocate a wedding reception that was scheduled on Crippen Field during part of the Bowfest weekend. The second is a heartfelt thank you to the wedding couple whose willingness to relocate has made this possible. A true community effort was engineered in bringing this to fruition. “Island Paradise” is Bowfest 2013’s theme, so now all the creative types can begin

designing and building floats along with choreographing the staging around these moving creations. Finally, we will be looking for some stalwart souls to become part of our team. Volunteers are essential for our community event to be seamless in programming and presentation. We hope you will consider joining us to make this a success. The Bowfest board (Adam Taylor - chair, Holly Graff - vice chair, Lynne Hartle - treasurer, Shaun Nagy - secretary, Pam Culver, Tony Dominelli, Andrew Stone and members at large: Bill Granger, Becky Henderson, Denise Smith, Michelle Taylor, Richard Goth).

Sweet little cat needs to find a home To the editor:


sociable little Torty has been hanging out for many months on Holding Road, which is off Bowen Bay Road. She was also seen at Sealeigh Park this winter, so she is roaming far and wide. Is she lost and searching for her home... or for the people who left her behind? Following her vet check, we learned she has a tattoo but it is undecipherable. She has been dematted, dewormed, and had a general check up. We’re hoping that the blood work analysis will not reveal anything majorly wrong health-wise. Not having a facility and therefore nowhere to keep her safe is a

dilemma. For now, she has a bed on the porch, where a kind person is feeding her. But she’s getting too old to be an outdoors cat and she is desperate for human interaction. The ideal solution would be if her family contacted us to say they miss her and want her back. Is this just wishful thinking? Otherwise, we are seeking a fosterer or adopter who will give her the love and care that she is longing for. We would be willing to help with potential vet bills. She’s a real little character…even went for a walk yesterday with her current caregiver. Please contact or 604-947-0032 with information or suggestions. The CAWES team

slow lane


he summer’s a good season to spend extra time with your best friend but of course you have to have a best friend to spend time with. I’ve had best friends in the past, I don’t really have one now. My son would be my best friend but I’m talking about best friends from outside your family. My best best friend ever was West Coast Comerford, blues guitar man. We played in blues bands together and over the years toured, wrote songs, made albums and talked about music, sports, women and life together. On a pilgrimage to the south side of Chicago we jammed with legends like Hubert Sumlin, who played with Howlin’ Wolf. We wound up touring with Hubert and made a record with him. This one band West Coast and I were in began doing reunion gigs a few years back. But after hauling my drums from Bowen to exciting places like Duncan a few times, and not making much coin, I dropped out. West Coast got mad and we haven’t spoken since, though the fact he lives in Victoria is partly to blame. Best friends are best if they’re nearby. I’d like a new best friend but you don’t wanna go asking someone to be your best friend. It’s indecorous, embarrassing somehow. But if I was gonna ask, Bowen seems a good place to find a best friend. It would have to be a guy, in straight couples, spouses don’t like it if their partner’s best friend is from the opposite sex. And besides, on the female front, my wife is quite frankly challenging enough. Wolfgang Duntz would make a good best friend, knowledgeable and in the epicentre of Bowen activities, and he has a great sense of humor. But I’m probably not his type. I mean we get along but he’s smarter and could likely get a better best friend. If he doesn’t have a best friend, he might consider Andrew Stone or Cro Lucas or maybe even Doug Hooper, they’d be fine selections as best friends. Michael Epp would be a good best friend, he has an interesting way of looking at the world, but Michael’s more of a lone wolf. I like Morgan Quarry and Burns Jennings from Bowen soccer, but they seem like each other’s best friend already. Same with Phil Carlington and Mark Pennington, they are not only good guys but no better at soccer than me so it wouldn’t be

Marcus Hondro

Re: Good neighbours at Cape Roger Curtis? hen I read the half page ad (May 24 edition) from The Cape on Bowen Community Development (the Cape), I was pleased to see that they have come to “identify with and respect the island’s core values” and that they have “sensitivity and respect for all.“ I was then left pondering the sincerity of those comments when I received information from Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) as a result of a freedom of information request, disclosing the following correspondence: • Letter dated March 20 from Don Ho, the principal of The Cape and owner of lot 13, to BIM, announcing they are proceeding with the construction of the private moorage for lot 13 and attaching a copy of the site plan. • Email reply dated March 22 from BIM to Mr. Ho, noting that there is a concern “the information you provided is not sufficient for you to proceed.” • Letter dated March 25 from BIM to Mr. Ho, reminding Mr. Ho that a condition of approval from the provincial ministry was that he “must consult with BIM

prior to constructing your private moorage. . .” and stating that Mr. Ho is required to “submit a complete set of plans.” The letter identifies a number of concerns, including the fact that the sketch sent to BIM differs from what was approved by ministry, a reference to their site plan showing a contravention of the upland covenant, issues with the sundeck platform, concerns about the environmental requirements, etc. BIM concluded: “Construction on this project is not (bolded in letter) to proceed” until BIM has reviewed complete submission package as requested. • Email dated April 3 from province to Mr. Ho, noting that the revised site plan sent to BIM “is different than the site plan that accompanied your original application” and requesting “an explanation as to how public access will be maintained along the foreshore” and underlining the warning they he must comply with local bylaws prior to commencing construction. • Letter dated April 24 from Mr. Ho to BIM, enclosing “a complete set of plans” purporting to address concerns raised in the letter of March 25, 2013. • Email from BIM bylaw officer, noting the April 24 report of

On the lookout for a new best friend – on Bowen


an unbalanced friendship, like with Morgan or Burns. But again, Phil and Mark might already be hooked up. If someone has a best friend, you can still be one of their best friends, but not their best friend. You’d assume that most people would know who their best friend is. But I was talking to Patrick McGowan and R. Kynaston Kemble at the Ruddy this week and asked if they were best friends. One said, “You bet we are,” while the other said, “No, not at all.” It got quiet and I left them to work it out. I decided recently to bite the bullet and ask Paul Lieske if we could be best friends. I brought up the subject but before I could ask, Paul jumped right in and said that I was his best friend on Bowen. You can do that, you can have best friends in certain areas, like a best friend on your environmental committee or a best friend to meet on the Bowen ferry, which for me is Paul Stewart. Now naturally I was glad that I hadn’t come right out and asked Paul Lieske to be my best friend overall and after he brought up being Bowen best friends, I had to make an adjustment on the fly. “Yeah, sounds great,” I said, thinking quickly. “I mean, we can only be best friends on Bowen anyhow because I got several best friends off-island. Or actually just the one but if I didn’t have that best friend, I do have others who’d be my overall best friend ahead of you. “But sure, we can be best friends on Bowen. Cool.” So, it looks like that will have to be it for me this summer, having Paul as my best friend on-island and no best friend off-island. I guess it doesn’t matter. I mean, I don’t really go anywhere else and if I do, I’m happy going with my wife and son, my dad, auntie Judy, my step-daughter and the outstanding grandbeans. The thing is: after being here a few years, you learn Bowen is a movable feast of best friends. I know great adults like Miles Hayes and Courtni McGillivray and great kids like Poppy Clemenson and Daniel McGregor, dogs like Juno Welsh and cats like Paris Hogan. I even know Sarah-Jo Bucklesnort-Lightbody’s chubby fish, Henry and Bob, and most every creature on island is loads of fun to be with (okay, Sarah-Jo’s fish, not so much). So here’s a thought: perhaps for this summer, and indeed for evermore, I shall have more than just the one best friend, and instead shall have an entire island of best friends. You in?

Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Gourlay (nee Malcolm) June 11, 1954 to May 31, 2013 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, after a brief illness. Survived by her loving husband Andrew, sons David and Ben, sister Kate and brothers Bob, David and James. Born in Cornwall, Ontario Liz attended CCVS before moving to Kingston to attend St Lawrence College. Liz headed to Calgary after graduation, where she met the love of her life skiing at Sunshine. After temporarily residing in Nova Scotia and Ontario, she and Andrew moved to the West Coast to raise their family. Following seven years in Surrey, Liz and family moved to Bowen Island in 1991. Liz embraced the island culture and was a regular volunteer in the island community. She had a passion for hiking, camping and canoeing - rain or shine. Her love of sailing extended into volunteering with youth sailors. Liz was always cooking up a storm. She will be remembered sharing her love of food and laughter with friends and family. She will be missed by us all. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Is this your cat? Submitted photo

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Masterworks Presentations Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13 Cates Hill Church Chapel Grade 9 students will publicly present their yearlong Masterworks projects, followed by questions from their Committee and from the floor. Members of the general public are welcome! Tuesday, June 11 10:00-11:00 am Emmett Sparling ~ Between the Lines: A Short Film 11:00-12:00 am Devon Thomson ~ Still Movement Photography 1:00- 2:00 pm Elsa Heath ~ Wilderness Search & Rescue Wednesday, June 12 9:00-10:00 am Nicholas Belluk ~ Raptor Conservation Through Visual Art 10:00- 11:00 am Christina Berti ~ Writing & Publishing a Cookbook 11:00- 12:00 am Bella Perroni ~ Marine Mammal Rescue 1:00- 2:00 pm Kye Jensen ~ The Art of Sailing

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Approximately 150 students coloured the artwork by visiting author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas that was inspired by BICS’ Whale Day. Debra Stringfellow photo

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ophie Townsend-Gault was a student who attended BICS from 1981 to 1994. She died when she was 12 and her legacy has given BICS the Sophie’s Stories program, the special Grade 7 reference library, the white lilac bush in the Muriel Neilson Peace Garden, as well as the memory of her spirit and unforgettable smile. Sophie’s Stories is a program that was created by the Townsend-Gault family, aiming to have annual local authors’ visits for five years (20102015) to share the joy of stories, inspire students, explore how books are created, raise awareness and deepen the connection between writers, books and youth. The program is offered to different grade levels during its five-year

run. The community school coordinator organizes the program in consultation with the family, staff and local authors. This year, the Sophie’s Stories presentation was by local author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas for Grade 4 and 5 students. The presentation included looking at Haida Manga, the story of RED, original artwork, and a Q&A with students about how artwork and ideas can become a book.  After the talk, students had the opportunity to colour an original piece of Michael`s artwork that he created for BICS. Thank you to Michael and the parent volunteers who helped with this activity. The collaboratively-completed Sophie’s Stories whale artwork, coloured by approximately 150 students, was unveiled at BICS as part of the Whale Day celebration.

Sentinel Secondary student Andy Choi is joined by (from left to right) WVSD Career Facilitator Michele Doucet, West Vancouver Board of Education Chair Cindy Dekker and Supernal Arts business owners Farhad Amini and Mahnaz Baikzadeh. Andy, a Grade 11 student, is gaining work experience and pursuing his passion for art, as part of the district’s special needs student work experience program. Thank you to all of our community partners!

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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved character Anne of Green Gables once mused, “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June?” Well, if you attend school or work in the West Vancouver School District, it would be very busy! IB exhibitions, sports days, exams and grad ceremonies are all taking place this month, capping off a year of exciting learning opportunities for our students and staff. We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting all of the schools in West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay and celebrating students’ academic, artistic and athletic achievements and special events. It has been a year of firsts, with the highly successful launch of our new Creative and Performing Arts Showcase - Lighthouse Festival 2013, held at Park Royal. We also co-hosted several sold-out parent education forums, in partnership with our Parent Advisory Councils. Our primary goal of educational excellence and innovation has been achieved through the introduction of several new courses - District Honour Choir, The Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad (YELL) and ACE-IT Carpentry - as well as our brand-new Premier Basketball Academy. We are also very pleased to announce that Bowen Island Community School’s unique outside45 program of choice for Grade Six and Seven students is expanding this fall to include two classes. None of these initiatives and enriched learning experiences would be possible if it wasn’t for the tireless dedication and work of our teachers and administrators in the West Vancouver School District. They continue to lead the way in public education and to “make a difference” in our children’s lives through inquiry-based teaching practices and social-emotional learning models. Thank you! We wish all of our students and staff a restful and rejuvenating July and August and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the premier place for learning in September.

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Grade 7 students at Irwin Park Elementary are the proud winners of a Clean Air Achievers contest sponsored by HSBC. The school plans to use the $1,000 prize to implement a new green initiative. The students are also looking forward to hosting two Olympians for the official award ceremony. Congratulations to all of the staff and students involved.

WVSD Summer Enrichment Programs – Where Learning Never Stops!

Still looking for enriched activities for your child or youth this summer? Check out our amazing lineup of camps offering fun and interactive experiences for your kids. New this year is a Japanese Cultural Awareness camp and the innovative KWIL program, which engages kids in literacy for life (also available at Bowen Island Community School). Please visit our website to register online.

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What is Full Day Kindergarten? Full Day Kindergarten is a play-based approach to early learning that

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The Board of Directors of the Bowen Island Community School Association hereby give notice that the Annual Play-based learning helps to develop General Meeting ofskillsthethrough Association will be held at Bowen strong social-emotional peer-to-peer interaction. A full dayLibrary of Island Community School on the 11th day of June, at Bowen Island learning also provides time for more— themusic, hourmore of 7:00 pmart, fordance, the following purposes: more drama, Community School

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• To receive the financial statements of school the Association elementary in West Vancouver School District. BICS, children thrive in an innovative and enriched • To receive reports of BoardAtMembers environment, with a caring and supportive • To elect Board Members ofeducational the Association to fill required school community that encourages family involvement. At BICS, children develop their vacancies on skills the board and interests under the guidance of When canspecial my child begin Kindergarten? • To consider and pass the following resolution: expert teaching staff. The extended K Children may begin Kindergarten in September of the calendar year in which they turn five years old resolution (born that inthe2007 existing the year). Association be for theBylaws 2012/13of school

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“RESOLVED as a special amended to delete clause Part 4 - #13 in its entirety, “A quorum at any general meeting “Welcome to Kindergarten”—June 12, 2012 at 9-10:30 am shall be 20 members of the Association”, and that the following be adopted as clause We are pleased to invite all children registered for Part 4 - #13 in the Bylaws of the Association: “A quorum at any meeting shall be Kindergarten to attend thisgeneral FREE orientation event! 5 members of the Association.” The waters around Bowen Island offer paddling at its best. Susanne Martin photo

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s the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, more and more kayakers enjoy Bowen’s picturesque ocean backyard. Locals can take advantage of great Bowen kayaking on Wednesday nights after 5 p.m. where locals paddle for only $10 – the best deal in town! Advance and hone your kayak or stand-up paddle board skills with one of the many Bowen Island Sea Kayaking (BISK) courses or tours that provide kayakers with the instruction and knowledge to paddle safely and with confidence. Are you already an intermediate or advanced paddler looking for an adventure not far from home? The Howe Sound “Three Peaks Challenge” tests your skills and stamina both on land and on the water. This two-day guided tour involves paddling to and from three Howe Sound islands: Anvil, Gambier and Bowen, and climbing the highest peak of each. We provide kayaks, food and guide for this unforgettable experience.

Kayaking is not just for the adults. BISK has a fleet of kids’ boats to get your little paddler started! The popular Kids Kayak classes are well underway on Monday evenings and at local schools: IPS and BICS are getting ready for their upcoming overnight kayak trips guided by BISK guides. Our summer “Kids Kayak Kamp” has already started taking registrations. BISK is also offering Kayak Birthday Parties for little paddlers (five to 12 year-olds) or big paddlers (ages 12 and older). Parties include 1.5 hours of supervised kayaking instruction and fun, age appropriate games and activities conducted by BISK instructors. Boats, paddles, life jackets, PFDs and fun included. On June 23, look for a hub of activity on the dock and around the island as paddlers from all over North America travel to Bowen for the epic Round Bowen Challenge. In its 13th year, this 32-kilometer race around Bowen Island is open to kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and outriggers as solo or relay team members. For more information on tours, courses, camps and upcoming events, see or call Martin at 604-947-9266.

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Last week the WVSS Senior Boys’ Rugby team competed in the BC Rugby Union Secondary School Provincial Tournament in Abbotsford, ending the tourney with an impressive fifth place finish. Pictured here is the ‘Bowen Brothers’ component of the team, after winning their final game on Saturday.  From left to right:  Malcolm McEachern, Finn Morales, Jack Welsh, Ayden Radley, Niko Blomberg, Charlie Welsh, Jamie Frost and Jonas Blomberg (missing from photo: Coby Derban). Submitted photo

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he Bowen boys have done it again. For the fourth year, a Bowen Islander has won the West Vancouver Secondary School Grade 8 Male Athlete of the Year award.   Congratulations to this year’s winner, Elliott Beamer, who follows in the footsteps of Charlie Welsh (2012), Finn Morales (2011) and Jack DeSante

(2010). Eighth grader Calum Cole was also nominated. Elliott and Calum are off to a great start in their high school athletic careers. Several other young men were nominated for Athlete of the Year award in their respective grades:  Charlie Welsh and Grady Huskisson (Grade 9), Finn Morales (Grade 10) and Jack Welsh (Grade 11). Congratulations to all the boys, but especially to Elliott, for keeping the streak alive!

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Different people have different thresholds of what they can tolerate, said Pollak, but everyone has a limit. Pollak said that even in her life, with her hectic travel schedule, things slide. “That’s normal,” she said. “But you don’t want them to slide too far.” And the way the show deals with that is by taking most of the possessions out of the house for a period of time. “When they took our kitchen chairs and table, it was a bit of an eye opener, it made for some interesting dinner conversations,” Heather Kerr recalls, adding that “the kids loved it when we had the bare minimum in our house. Just 10 items and a few kitchen necessities. It was a joyful and free time.” After living with the bare minimum, the Kerrs were invited to the warehouse where their possessions were stored to decide what they wanted to keep. They later learned that not everyone was on the same page in this decision making process. “The funniest thing was when our items were brought back from the warehouse and I commented that I was missing several things that I thought we had kept, such as wedding china, some furniture and a few things that were special,” Heather said. “It turns out that our oldest child, who really wanted a simpler life, had put ‘toss’ stickers on stuff behind our backs.” She explains that the family had to sort

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

JACK RUSSELL pups 3F 1M. 8wks old, short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. $500. 778-883-6049

MALTESE 1 Male. 12 weeks old. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guaranteed view mother. $600. 1-604-355-0452

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

PUG STUD (rare silver) and Golden Retriever Stud (OFA and eye Cert.) available for service. May consider puppy back or cash, depending. 604-820-4827 Mission

SHELTIES: Sable colored. One 7 month old, two 3 month olds. Ready now. Shots/dewormed. 604-826-6311



RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction Burnaby - Saturday June 15th @ 11am - Used Equipment and Refrigeration from closures, buyouts & bailiff seizures. New Equipment Liquidation - direct from manufacturer, & dealer showrooms! Got to - or call 1-800-556-5945



AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers Local service. Save $$ 1-866-404-8827



Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

Need CA$H Today?

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837


PIANO, Full keyboard, all the bells and whistles. Yamaha Clavinova. $500. Good cond. (604)531-1267

Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000


RNs, RPNs, LPNs, Lab Techs

Cash same day, local office.

REAL ESTATE 604-777-5046



Insurance Services Co. recruiting in Bowen Island and surrounding. Venipuncture experience req’d.

Contact: careers@



EXCAVATOR OPERATORS req’d, prefer with exp. in Residential Excavation. Good wages & benefits. Fax 604-460-7853 or e-mail KLASSIC AUTOBODY (Hay River, NT) seeking Working Shop Foreman/Assistant Manager - Oversee Bodyshop, estimations, quality/safety, team-player. $37-$42 hourly+OT, company matched pension plan, benefits. Apply to: Fax: 867-874-2843. MACHINERY mover with Class 1 Drivers Licence Fax resume to 604 946 0623 Pro-Tech Industrial Movers Apex Industrial Movers TWO FULL-TIME positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor -minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician - Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email:


NO CREDIT CHECKS •MONEY TODAY! •$500-$5000 • Instant Approvals • 60 Day Loans • Privacy Assured • Burnaby & Surrey Locations 604.503.BARK (2275)



CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737


removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

PETS 477


MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)


STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, one male puppy left, $1000. (604)869-5073 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

incl 8 years with Vancouver Coastal Health on Bowen Val Gooch 604-947-2640 Cell 604-802-4365 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


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t#*$PNNVOJUZ4DIPPM "TTPDJBUJPO"(. 7 p.m. BICS library.

t*14.BTUFSXPSLT 1SFTFOUBUJPOT 10 a.m. to noon Cates Hill Chapel.



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Natural Family Medicine


Dr. Gloria Chao

Registered Massage Therapist



Registered Physiotherapist



Naturopathic Physician 596 B. Artisan Square

604-730-1174 RMTBC 05279


604.288.2860 250.726.8080

Available every Sat. Sun. & Mon.

COUNSELLING THERAPIST Bowen and West Van offices




6:45 - 9:00 A.M.





(Available Mondays through Fridays)



Registered Massage Therapist (Available Thursdays through Sundays)

Dr. Susanne Schloegl M.D.

Open Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Call for an appointment Artisan Square


Lisa Shatzky



Advanced Certified Rolfer / Movement Teacher / Registered Massage Therapist 32 Years experience

Therapy & Counselling In-home sessions available

778-837-7040 Serving Bowen Island since 1992

To advertise on the Health Page call 604-947-2442 Friday June 7 2013 11





2009 Kawasaki 650 KLR motorcycle for sale

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


Blue with 4000km. Corbin saddle, tank bags, saddle bags,barkbusters, throttle lock, ram mount, GPS, skid plate, crash bars, etc. View in driveway at 1137 Miller Rd. or call 2254. $5,500 OBO.

Artisan Eats Cafe

1ST CHOICE AUTO FINANCE Guaranteed Auto Loans 1.877.786.8704

Hiring F/T line cook, min. 2 years exp. Also hiring counter attendants F & P/T


Good wages, great team, tasty food



For Rent 1 bdr apartment Between Village Square & Municipal Hall


Available July 1 ref. required Sorry No Pets Contact: 604-947-2944

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist

The Scrapper


Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


Family Dentist

ON COWAN RD. (Just past Willy's Way)

Diana Romer MEd, RCC



FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~




t'BUIFST%BZQJDOJD June 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crippen Park picnic Now in Horseshoe Bay! area. Bring your own picnic, join fun activities and don’t forget to Phone: 604-875-8711 bring dad! A FREE Family Place Email: event for families with young children. Website: WWW.BOWENISLANDUNDERCURRENT.COM


DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663

Dr. Dana Barton

t"OOVBM1IPFOJY#BCZ4IPPU June 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Crippen Park, Calling all babies born in 2012, group and individual photos, cake and refreshment. Please RSVP to Angela Powell at Phoenix: 604-947-2793 or



DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

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

On the calendar

HELPING HANDS Home/Business Cleaning Doctor Visits (local + town) Shopping, Yard Work, Moving assistance. 25 years exper. incl 8 years with Vancouver Coastal Health on Bowen Val Gooch 604-947-2640 Cell 604-802-4365


UNCLASSIFIED VACANCY COMMERCIAL SPACE Location: Artisan Square, 569 A Prometheus Place (Next to the Dentist office)

Hiring P/T Stylist at Movement. Must have previous retail clothing sales experience and love our clothes and customer service. Must be able to work on Saturdays and Thursdays. Good compensation and perks email:

The Gallery @ Artisan Square Presents

UNIQUE APPROACHES Featuring the work of Michael Epp Angie Bosworth Liz Watson June 3 - July 7 Artists Reception: Saturday June 8, 7-9pm

Size: 400 sq. feet

Rent: $607.00 inclusive

Contact: Audra 604 908-0545 778-374-0158


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JUNE 21 - JUNE 23

JUNE 28 - JUNE 3o

AUGUST 7 - august 11

august 21 - AUGUST 26



Penticton 598 Bermuda 584 Honolulu 570 Bahamas 504 Tahiti 453 Los Angeles 29 3 Rio 413



Bowen Island Undercurrent, June 07, 2013  
Bowen Island Undercurrent, June 07, 2013  

June 07, 2013 edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent