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Why she runs

Margaret Butler uses her love of running to help girls in Rwanda

Bowfest is Saturday

There is no shortage of ways you can have fun at popular annual event

Waste service costs

Bowen councillor explains why the costs of taking out the trash are higher

Ferry riders need a way to be heard: FAC chair MARCUS HONDRO Contributing Writer


C Ferries says locking the village gate at the Horseshoe Bay terminal protects passengers. But that’s not holding much water for Bowen Islanders, including the chair of Bowen Island’s ferry advisory committee. Many islanders are complaining that the locked gate is inconvenient, making it a longer trek to and from the ferry. They question why such a change was necessary. Darin Guenette, public affairs manager for the ferry corporation, said the change enhances safety by having all passengers go through the terminal building and use the overhead walkway. “The fewer entrances and exits, the easier it is to monitor safe passage and be aware of customer movements.” Reducing the possibility of people using the gate as a way of not paying for a ticket is also a motivation behind the change. The gate makes it easier for a foot passenger to get into the car of a friend or family member. Guenette did not say how much money B.C. Ferries feels it may have lost through fare evasions, nor why anyone attempting to evade fares could not now use the new overhead walkway to access the vehicle area. Long-time islander Kim De Sante chairs Bowen’s FAC and feels locking the gates represents reduced service and that B.C. Ferries has not provided an adequate reason for having done so. “If there’s really a security problem, having one gate locked isn’t going to solve the problem,” De Sante says. The lack of input from customers on this issue, and on others such as the 10-minute pascontinued, PAGE 2

A feast for all the senses: This year’s Bowfeast was a celebration of all that is possible on Bowen Island. Local growers were given an opportunity to share the bounty that is possible here and shoppers delighted in the opportunity to buy all sorts of delcious foods that didn’t have to travel far to market. James Glave photo

New realtor sought in Village Square sale MARCUS HONDRO Contributing Writer


he Village Square on Bowen Island is still up for sale and Island community builder Wolfgang Duntz, a co-owner with the Gunter Hahne family in Germany, said that the group is now seeking a real estate developer to handle the sale.

Duntz said that such a sale is complicated and he himself is not able to, nor does he desire to, handle the transaction. The ownership group is looking to hire a realtor from Vancouver, he said, one with the requisite experience in the sale of such properties. That process is underway. There have been inquiries about the property but nothing came of them,

Duntz said. He added that talk of the sale being connected to the new OCP was “totally false.” The sale has come about because Mr. Hahne recently died and family members now jointly owning the square would like to sell. Duntz said he has a 20 per cent stake in the property.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that Bowen Island Municipal Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Bylaw: Q

Bylaw No. 309, 2011 – cited as “Bowen Island Municipality Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 309, 2011 (Satellite Fire Hall)

for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to the Bowen Island Municipal Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaw at 7:10 p.m., Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at the Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC. At the public hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. In specific terms, the purpose of Bylaw No. 309, 2011 is to amend the Bowen Island Municipality Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002 by zoning the lands shown outlined in a solid black line on the map below to Civic Institutional Ci (a) to accommodate the construction of a new satellite fire hall:

Election ballots can now have OneBowen candidates recognized


neBowen has satisfied the requirements of British Columbia’s Local Government Act to become Bowen Island’s first legally recognized electoral organization. As such, during the November 18 municipal election, ballots will list the group’s name alongside those of its candidates. The interim leaders will host the group’s first general membership meeting on September 15, 7-9 p.m., at Collins Hall. Attending members in good standing will ratify the group’s draft platform and elect five leaders who will in turn form an executive steering committee. “With election season about to get underway in earnest, we felt it was time to check in with our members to make sure we are on the right track,” said James Glave, OneBowen’s interim chair. “It’s time to bring back the sense of optimism and possibility, and get on with the positive change so many of us want to see in our community.” Membership is open to any Bowen Island resident or property owner who pays the $20 fee. Members will make all fundamental deci-

sions, including refinement and adoption of the OneBowen policy platform, election of executive members, and candidate selection. OneBowen’s platform is rooted in the theme “Back to Basics” and will focus on the revitalization of Snug Cove village. OneBowen believes Bowen Island’s government must implement existing plans and put in place the infrastructure and policies needed to address a number of pressing challenges. A selection of aligned councillors could help create new and better on-island jobs and opportunities, protect the environment, and enable more housing options and a community centre in Snug Cove. OneBowen’s membership includes tradespeople, performers, business owners, artists, architects, academics, environmentalists, developers, families, elders, and more. For more information, please visit onebowen. ca or, or stop by and say hello at its Bowfest booth. Submitted by OneBowen

Independent arbiter could give Bowen Islanders way to advocate for change continued from PAGE 1

A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any background material that may be considered by the Bowen Island Municipal Council in respect of the proposed Bylaw, may be inspected at the Bowen Island Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, inclusive, excluding statutory holidays, commencing Friday, August 26, 2011.

-senger ticket cut-off rule and passengers having to wait until after cars have off-loaded, highlights the fact there is no manner in which the needs and wants of ferry-users can be expressed. “The real problem is that the Bowen ferry traveller has nowhere else to turn to have this drop in service quality reasonably heard, i.e. some regulatory body that can be independent and determine an appropriate balance with customer service considered,” De Sante said. With a public utility that has a monopoly, customers can’t “vote with their feet” and choose a service that more fits their need. Therefore, De Sante said, there must be an independent arbiter set up for grievances to be filed and for the voice of the Bowen Island ferry traveller to be heard. “In the current set up the voice of the customer is at best mute,” De Sante said.


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Written submissions may be delivered to: 1. the Bowen Island Municipal Hall in person, by mail at 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, B.C., V0N 1G0, or by Fax (604) 947-0193, prior to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2011, or


2. after 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2011 to the Bowen Island Municipal Council at the Public Hearing at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Inquiries regarding the proposed bylaw may be directed to Hap Stelling, MCIP, Director of Planning, (604) 947-4255 or by email at NO REPRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING. Brent Mahood, Chief Administrative Officer

With the new system only customers with bikes, kayaks or dogs may leave through the gates while others must take a longer route. Upon purchasing a ticket, passengers permitted gate use are given a four-digit code to open the gates. Leaving the terminal is monitored by the control tower and staff there respond when a button is pushed by a departing passenger. Guenette declined to reveal how much the project cost. “As sharing the costs associated with having this work done may compromise our competitive bidding/contracting process for other projects, BC Ferries will not share the actual costs at this time,” Guenette said. “BC Ferries recognizes that customers may require some time getting used to these changes and we appreciates their co-operation and understanding,” he added. “We continue to make enhancements to signage and procedures, in the hope that the adjustment is as smooth as possible.”



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Run gives strength and courage to girls in Rwanda MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER


argaret Butler is not one to sit still when people around her can use a leg up. The 32-yearold Butler, who moved to Bowen when she was two and is now based in Boston, founded an organization that provides educational opportunities to young women in Rwanda. This week Bowen can help her in helping them. How? Simply by running. The annual Run for the Ferry has taken an organizational hiatus this Bowfest and this year there’s a Run for Rwanda, more specifically a run for The Komera Project. Komera means “be strong, have courage” in Rwandan. The project began in 2007 when, after completing her master’s degree in international education and development in New York, Butler worked in Rwanda for the Clinton Foundation. An avid runner who has spent countless hours joyfully running the trails of Bowen (and competing for West Van Secondary School), she continued running daily through villages and over the beautiful terrain of the ‘land of a thousand hills,’ as Rwanda is known. As she ran, she thought about the lack of educational opportunities for girls and women there. “I found that there were many boys run-


ning with me but rarely girls. One early morning run, a brazen girl started to run with me. She was amazing,” Butler told the Undercurrent this week. “This little sequence gave me the start of an idea. I knew I wanted to start a scholarship fund for girls in secondary school so they felt like there was hope [to continue learning past primary school].” “I also knew that I wanted to do something with the community to celebrate girls and educate everyone on the importance of girls/women and girls education. I worked with the local government and schools and 10 girls were selected to be the first set of Komera scholars. They were selected because they were the most impoverished yet at the same time showed a zeal to continue on with their education.” That program now gives 35 girls a secondary education, providing them with “full tuition, health care, pens and books, uniforms, luggage, mattresses and sheets and feminine hygiene pads” and works at growing the number (details at www. After her work with the Clinton Foundation finished, by great happenstance she got a job in Boston as executive director of IEE, a non-profit organization that supports teacher-trainers in Rwanda. She travels there often, allowing her to keep a hands-on approach with Komera.

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An avid runner all her life, Margaret Butler started the Komera Project to send young girls in Rwanda to high school. Proceeds from this Saturday’s run on Bowen will help the former islander achieve that goal. Submitted photo Butler says Rwanda is working hard to move past the genocide that took place 17 years ago. “Where they are today is a testament to their drive, their ability to forgive and the incredible hope for the future,” she says. “The scars are still there and they will be there for a very long time but they are determined to move forward and build a country that leads Africa towards prosperity.” To illustrate their great sense of community, she notes that “on the last Saturday of every month the entire country takes part in local community service projects: building schools, repairing roads, cleaning up public gardens etc.” A practice that Bowen, and Canada, could learn from. The Run for Rwanda here came about when her parents, Robin and Hilary,

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heard about the lack of a run this year and stepped in to work with Bowfest to fill the void. Margaret, here recently for a visit but now back working in Boston, can’t make the run but is grateful to her parents and a community she loves. “Bowen is such a special place,” Butler said. “I am also completely overwhelmed and appreciative of the amazing support that the people of Bowen have shown to Komera. I am so proud to be part of a community that has such a big and open heart to a group of girls who live so far away.” Run for Rwanda entry forms are available at First Credit Union, the Gym, Phoenix, Positively Fit, the Snug Café and the rec office. There’s a 1.5 km run for kids, a 5km and a 10km event.


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Look off the island for why garbage costs are increasing To the Editor:


would like to correct a misperception regarding waste management on Bowen Island, having earlier made comments about the alarming projected increases in fees and contract costs. Some people have assumed that Bowen Waste Services (Dave and Louise Mcintosh) are somehow either to blame or are unduly profiting from these rising costs. Nothing could be farther from the truth. BWS has provided exemplary service to the island for many years. They make no more money than they did two years ago, and yet are providing more service than ever. They provide employment to seven Bowen Islanders, and go far beyond what is strictly required of them in their contract. This year they twice absorbed the $20 fee for mattress disposal that is imposed by Metro Vancouver. They have three general drop-off days, up from two just a few years back. The volume of recyclables is way up. They collect over 47 yards of green waste every week, and have returned 7,500 pieces of ewaste (old computers, etc), without extra charge. The overall annual tonnage is a staggering million Kgs./year that all gets hauled off island. The real reasons for cost increases are more related to tipping fees, fuel and ferry cost increases, and a more complex dropoff regimen for recyclables. In fact, Metro Vancovuer is looking to increase the current tipping fee of $97/tonne, up from $82 in 2010, to an anticipated $205 in 2016 The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program (PAP) toward our mailing costs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

– that’s a 250 per cent increase over seven years! Add to that what might happen with ferry fares and fuel, and it starts to become apparent that the way we are doing things needs serious review. Supposedly that was to have been done by now, but it still remains in the works. Zero Waste Bowen (and the McIntoshes!) have advocated for on-island green waste processing and the introduction of mandated clear garbage bags to provide easier monitoring of the waste stream. Morganne Kepler, aided by a grant from the Knick Knack Nook is creating a report that will outline options. Council has requested a full review of things such as frequency of pickup and service delivery modalities, eg Whistler style dropoff of all waste at the BIRD compound. To handle green waste on-island, we will need to develop and service a site, fence it, likely rezone it. Or enter into a contract with a third party. Whatever means is chosen, there will be an added burden of organics by 2013, when kitchen waste will no longer be accepted as garbage. These are tough challenges, particularly if we are to enjoy the current high level of service. Add to this such things as bear-proofing our garbage, and the inherent geography and low residential density of our island, and it becomes clear that escalating costs stem from the fact that waste mangement is becoming ever more regulated and sophisticated. The fault hardly lies with Dave and Louise. Peter Frinton, Councillor

Growers love BowFeast To the Editor:


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t some point during the bustle of the BowFEAST community farmers’ market last Saturday on the library lawn, I stood still for five minutes and took it all in. What I saw were crowds of locals and visitors wandering about, laughing, visiting with friends, chatting with farmers, and marvelling at the abundance of giant squash, potatoes, beans, apricots, plump pies, juicy apples, carrots, preserves and voluptuous garlic on offer. It was such a wonderful and successful event! A big thanks to all the growers, bakers, kid vendors and customers who made it so. It’s a beautiful thing to see commerce of this kind happening here. I want to particularly thank the Bowen Island Municipality (and rec office) for its ongoing support, the Bowen Agricultural Alliance board and BICS community school coordinator Sarah Haxby. Thanks to First Credit Union for generously donating a new canopy tent! Thanks to Tim Hausch for hanging the banner; to Jim Clark for driving the truck and IRLY for donating the truck; and the library for the great venue. Thanks to the Bowen retailers who got in on the fun: the wine cellar, Ruddy Potato, Phoenix, Tuscany/Artisan Eats and Cocoa West. Eliza McCullum did a bangup job at the kids’ craft tent. Sarah Haxby and the Chillbillies made everything so festive. We’re also grateful to the Undercurrent for spreading the word. And thanks to all who feasted on locallygrown goodies and toasted the harvest. Elle Glave

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n the early years, Bowen Island was a very popular resort for picnics and summer camps. In fact, since it was almost the region’s only summer resort, it saw many adventures. One of them took place about 15 years after the turn of the century. On a pleasant afternoon, a motor launch left the Coal Harbour log float with a boating party. There island were three women, four school Neighbours children, two babes in arms, the owner of the launch plus a Major Matthews and his 13-year-old son, Hugh. The excursion was expected to last about an hour. They had reached the entrance of Snug Cove when the engine stopped. It was out of gas. The tide was ebbing at full force and the vessel began to drift down the coast on the fast ongoing tide. Then, the two Matthewses found that the launch was bare of anything usable: no water, no milk, no food, no blankets, not even a hammer or nail.. The twosome knew that the boat had to be propelled to shore before it drifted past Cowan Point and out into the lonely and dangerous gulf. Hugh took off one of his boots, smashed an apple box, and hammered one thin slat to a heavy pike pole, the only tool on board. Using this, he began to paddle. His father lay on his stomach and paddled with his hands. After massive efforts, the boat touched a rocky shore, enabling them to tie the boat’s painter to a tree root. It was getting dark as the two Matthewses began to scale the cliffs and ravines , stumbling,

staggering and falling until they came to a deer trail, then a fence which led to a smooth pasture at the head of Snug Cove. It was after midnight. They yelled and shouted until they alerted three fellows from a small yacht who found the boatload just north of Cowan Point. A scary situation ended well. Many years later, Major Matthews learned that the same place where the tragedy almost occurred was for sale for $2,000. It consisted of a rocky terrain with a shorefront of 1,200 feet, a tiny cove and a mountain steam. He decided to buy it as a memorial to his son who had died in a tragic accident at 23. He then offered it to the BC government as a public park. When he was asked to name it, the man who became Vancouver’s first archivist chose Apodaca Park and Apodaca Cove, thus linking the park to 1791 when Bowen was named Isla de Apodaca by Don Jose Maria Narvaez as his ship entered Howe Sound . Apodaca Park still exists.

Ten Years Ago in the Undercurrent’s August 24 Bowfest edition: Busking in the Cove, August 4 through September 3, was a summer treat courtesy of a municipal grant. • The Chamber of Commerce had begun an informal welcome program designed to make life easier for newcomers. Welcomed this issue were Kathryn Thomson and Dan Parke, Janet Wells and Gerry George as well as Jason and Allison Schubert.• BC Ferries VP of engineering and construction answered Elbert Paul’s July 27 letter. He acknowledged difficulties and explained that BC Ferries planned to build a larger vessel for the Bowen run which should alleviate many overloads. And in the August 31 issue: Joan Knight was declared Citizen for the Year. Among her many community activities, she’d been the volunteer “Ticket Lady” for the majority of island events. • Council decided to uphold the bylaw stand of no hunting of deer on

public lands. • It took a large team to solve all the challenges required to present the 54 paintings by the late Ione (Betty) McIntyre which were the highlight of the fifth Fields of Magic outdoor exhibit. • Birthdays from August 26 through September 10: On August 26, Ellen Wingfield, Jessica Hallat and Olivia Ockloen have birthdays followed on August 27 by Maddisen Fulton, Bert Davies, Aaron Hanen and Melina Marsden. Then, on August 28, Sue Cotter, Marlene Mather, Alexandra Romer and Lola Ocana celebrate. The one and only birthday on August 29 belongs to Black Sheep Squire Bob Doucet. On August 30, Laura Wright and Brett Davidson are the stars but on the day after, August 31, Mike Ducayen, Surinda Bacon, Carmen Shea and Fiona McTaggart are the honorees. Pat Jose is the only September 1 birthday person but on September 2, Spencer Reid, Emily Allan, Isaac Knowles-Gruft, and Caitlin Frost will celebrate. Richard Smith celebrates on September 3 and Jim de Zwart on September 4. Juliette Pare and Jake Moir share September 5 as their birthday. September 6? First, there are Neela Todd and Len Gurski. Then come two close friends: Brian Hodgins and Claus Spiekermann. Not only were they born on the same day and in the same year, both were professionals in the education field. The Undercurrent archives provide fascinating records of the many contributions they made to island preservation and management. The September 7 cake eaters are Bernadette Hall, Damien Clarke and Michelle Creber while the September 8 star is Douglas Durrant. Irene Wanless and Gillian Barber, two music lovers, celebrate on September 9 and Matt Taylor, Brad Bacon, Jess Malkin and Deborah Kirby are the September 10 birthday folks. Next time: birthdays from September 11 through September 23.

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Welcome to Bowfest 2011! Saturday, August 27 – 11 a.m. to 11 pm! Bowfest is nearly here and the events and activities are set to go. The climbing wall is back this year – thanks to the generosity of Bowen Island realtors. It’s fun for all ages and particularly for our locals teens. Maybe we can see some of the parents up the wall as well! The jousting pit will be back again for kids of all ages, where for just a loonie you can jump into the pit and whack your

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friend or sibling with a giant foam mallet! What could be more fun? For the younger children the swing ride and the ponies will be back again, as well as the ever popular bouncy castle. (Thanks to the generous donation of the Sung Cove General Store.) A fun day for the whole family, great food, with fabulous music provided by our local Bowen musicians. Bowfest Under the Sea – see you there ! And don’t forget that it’s time to get involved with Bowfest for 2012.

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Waterfront Stage Schedule 11:35 to noon: British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drum in front of the beer garden Noon to 12: 12:45 to 1:30: Flying South 1:45 to 2:30: Tony Dominelli Band 2:40 to 3:15: Best Legs, Look Alike 3:20 to 3:30: Dance Academy 3:30 to 4:25: Teun Band 4:30 to 5:15: Songwriter contest 5:30 to 6:15: Wasabi Fox 6:30 to 7:15: Taken 7:30 to 8:15: Shari Ulrich 8:30 to 9:15: Adam Woodall Band

Harvest Stage Schedule 12:15 to 12:30: Master Ryu demo 12:35 to 1:35: Salsa dance class 1:55 to 2:40: Peter Jack-Rainbird 2:55 to 3:40: The Works 3:55 to 4:40: Kipp Thompson band

Line the parade route Saturday morning Everyone loves a parade. Here are some of the expected entries in this year’s event from BICS to the wharf. The parade starts after the Run for Rwanda is finished. Rotary Club MLA Chamber Montessori Dog of the Year RCMP

British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums Captain and Mrs. Canada Black Sheep Lambs S.K.Y. Irish wolfhound club USSC Marina General Store Tae Kwon Do Candy in the Cove Best Friends doggie training

Two Wheel Bliss Partners for the Park Cocoa West Bowen Dog Ranch Bowen Children’s Centre Montessori Bowen Building Centre Lucille Bowen Historians Bowen’s Little Pet Store Women’s Golf Club Salmon Watchers Fire Trucks

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Saturday, August 27th 10:30am Bowfest Parade

There will be minnows mooching, crab fish dancing and jelly fish swaying to and fro . . . at the Codfish Ball. Its some affair, they’ll all be there From the herring to the whale They’ll turn out to shake a scale In Neptune’s Hall. Come along and follow us to the bottom of the sea. We’ll all join in the Jamboree . . . at the Codfish Ball.

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The fun continues on the boardwalk.


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Rotary Club to assist African communities


he Rotary Club of Bowen Island is fundraising for two African community development assistance programs during Bowfest. Both are closely linked to Bowen residents. The Rotary Run for Rwanda is being held to help support The Komera Project (page 3.). Meanwhile, Sheila Webster’s daughter Andrea lives in South Africa and is integrally involved


the Kunavelela Project. Rotarians will be offering a range of spring flowering bulbs for sale as a fundraising project to help both these worthwhile projects. The Bowen Rotary Club has already raised over $20,000 for a variety of causes. Since inception one year ago, the club has grown to 28 members. The president is Eva Churcher.

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record turnout of members and non-members attended the Bowen Island Golf Club’s AGM on August 19 which was held at the nearly completed new clubhouse. The excitement level and awe were very high as that was the first time everyone had the pleasure of seeing the interior complete with tasteful colours, finishes, furniture, artwork and other details. Every aspect was highly endorsed and very well received by all in attendance. This was but a “dry” run for the official opening, the date for which is still to be written in stone. Until we receive both the BIM building inspector’s and North Shore Health Department’s approvals the clubhouse cannot be officially opened. Following those two approvals the final BC Liquor Board inspection/approval is expected as the last leg of our application for a permanent liquor licence. As for other matters discussed at the AGM, the president (yours truly) thanked Spencer and his dedicated staff for a great job maintaining the course and doing such an incredible job of reducing operating costs, but not the level of performance. Thanks was also given to First Credit Union for the now completed and opened practice range improvements, funded with the proceeds of FCU’s $10K Giveaway contest.

It was noted new members continue to join the club and the landscaping is forever improving with many questioning, “how can it possibly get any better”? In conclusion, the need for everyone to use and enjoy the clubhouse was emphasized with, we hope, a soft opening soon. All were reminded that the clubhouse is a public facility so please remember, those wishing to use it do not have to be club members or golfers. Bob Sangster presented his usual comprehensive overview of the challenging financial operations and Spencer provided an excellent overview of the club’s general operations with a commitment to roll call the extensive list of individuals who volunteered their time and services on the clubhouse construction at the official opening. Jane Kellett gave an update on the liquor licence application which has been approved in principle. The incumbent directors were re-elected with no nominations from the floor: Bill Brown; Gordon Campbell; Mardy Duncan; Jane Kellett; Cro Lucas; Garth Meeres; Alan Morse; Herb Paterson; Bruce Russell; Bob Sangster and Dick van Aelst. The members elected Bruce Russell as president, Mardy Duncan as vice-president and Bob Sangster as treasurer. Bruce Russell President & Director Bowen Island Golf Club


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On the Calendar TO AUGUST 28 • Local Landscapes: new show at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Open Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 • SUMMERSTAGE Play Quest: 10 a.m. to 12 noon daily through to August 26. Our theme will be developed from Shakespeare’s Tempest. For children 6 to 13 years. To register, contact the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School @ 604 947 9507 or e-mail • Youth Centre: 6 -10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

a.m. - 4 p.m. on the boardwalk, info 947-0640. • Drop-in Meditation Circle 7:15 p.m. in the yurt at 903 Windjammer. Call Lisa 947-2246. • Family Clay: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cloudflower Clayworks at Artisan Square, phone 604-947-2522 to register. MONDAY, AUGUST 29 • AA Meeting: Women’s: 9:15 a.m., Collins Hall. • Bowen Children’s Centre: Community Daycare, and B. I. Preschool, 947-9626. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

• Run for Rwanda: See page 3 for details • Bowfest: See pages 6 and 7 for details • Bowen Summer Market: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the boardwalk, info 947-0640. SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 • Bowen Summer Market: 10

• Legion: Open from 4-7 p.m. Tues., Wed. and Thurs. Drop by for socializing, pool and darts. • AA Meetings: Open Meetings, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 • Weight Watchers: Collins Hall.

Have you seen Oscar’s hat?


o you remember the photo of reptile petsitter Milo Knowles Deeker on the front of last week’s Undercurrent? He was wearing a nifty Australian adventure hat that’s very similar to

6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: Angie 947-2880. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 • Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food. • Rotary Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Snug Cafe. Everyone welcome. THIS WEEK ON BOWEN • Local Landscapes: new show at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Open Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Bowen Island Library: Hours: Tues., Fri., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays.

• B. I. Community Museum & Archives: Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For appt. call 9472655 or 947-2440. Please visit the museum’s table at the Bowen Summer Market. • Knick Knack Nook summer hours: Thurs. Sun. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


• Paysages: new show inspired by landscapes in France by Gregg Simpson, Coastal Patterns Gallery at Artisan Square, open Wed. to Sun. from noon to 4 p.m. or by appt. • abstracts and distracts: Artwork by Claudia Schaefer at the B. I. Library. Runs until Sept. 20. Open during library hours.



his brother Oscar’s hat. Only problem is that Oscar’s hat has gone missing. It was last seen near the playground. If you know where it is, please contact his mother Sam Knowles at 2709. Many thanks!

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Places of Worship Welcome You BOWEN ISLAND UNITED CHURCH Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon Service and Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Evensong first Sunday of each month 5:00 p.m. 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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Soccer club kicks off season


he fall 2011 coed soccer season is now open. The season begins on Monday, September 12 with games played as doubleheaders on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. The deadline for registration is September 7 and new teams will be chosen the next day. You will be advised of your new team and shirt colour then. The club has purchased new league game balls and GK jerseys for the upcoming season as well as GK gloves for each team. (Please return your jersey from the previous season to your captain.) Registration remains at $45. For more information or to register, visit www.bowenfc. com. The Bowen Island Football Club looks forward to seeing everyone out playing.

Vancouver Whitecaps BIFC is offering its members an opportunity to attend the Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers game on October 2. The game marks the first-ever game at the newly renovated BC Place. The club will be using its youth players as player escorts, high-fivers, ball boys and flag bearers. Each registered youth player has received a ticket to the game as part of their registration package. The club is offering its members and members of the public a chance to purchase a ticket for $20. The tickets will be in a designated BIFC section. Tickets (vouchers) will be available at the BIFC tent at Bowfest, from your team captains and various members of the club. You can purchase a voucher which will be exchanged for a ticket to the game.

Daffodil bulbs on sale


ttention all gardeners! Fall days are upon us and it’s time to start planning your spring garden. Help is at hand. The B.I Garden Club’s daffodil queen, Sheila Webster, is once again offering great deals for your spring bulb collection. This year she has three varieties of the taller daffodil: King Alfred, Missouri (yellow with an orange cup) and Barret Browning (white with an orange cup). These retail at $25 for 100 bulbs. The smaller and first flowering tete a tete daffodil sells for $20 per 100. Snowdrops (single galanthus variety) are offered at $37 per 100. All prices include tax. To place an order email Orders will be available for pick-up in mid-October. The Garden Club’s spring bulb planting program has been in operation now for five years. In this time Islanders have planted more than 120, 000 bulbs both on their own properties and alongside the highways and byways of our Island.


Does Skin Care Cause CANCER?


The Knick Knack Nook Bursary for Environmental Sustainability The purpose of Knick Knack Nook is to foster environmental responsibility through both action and education. To that end, a $1,000 Bursary will be awarded in 2011 to a student with ties to Bowen and who is pursuing a career in support of environmental sustainability through studies at the undergraduate or graduate level (or equivalent) at a recognized Canadian post secondary institution.

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Doug Mitchell’s family would like to thank the Bowen Island RCMP and their Search Team for their search efforts. We are especially appreciative of the many difficult dive searches made by the island divers Bob Robinson, Amber Spitkovski and Larry Morse. In addition, many thanks go to Doug’s boating community friends for their daily searches of the shoreline. We appreciate the support that Cpl. Don Southern, Cst. Brian Mulroney and Cst. Chris Froats gave to the family during this difficult time. A special thanks is reserved for Norma Dallas — Doug’s dear friend — for her great kindness. A casual drop-in “Farewell to Doug” to be held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Dallas home, 375 Cardena Road.

Please note that preference will be given to applicants demonstrating strong ties to Bowen and those who have already shown a commitment to environmental sustainability. Though not the primary determining factor, financial need will be a consideration. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2011. The Bursary is offered by Knick Knack Nook Re-Use It Store Society in cooperation with the Bowen Island Community Foundation. Details of the application requirements will be emailed to prospective applicants on request, by contacting: or Joyce Ganong, Chair, Bowen Island Community Foundation, 604 947 2802.

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1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, 4 door. Mechanic owned, great student car. Blue, Aircared, 254,000 kms, loaded. $1400 obo. 604-855-9601 1991 CADILLAC Allante only 44,000 mi. Removable hardtop & Softtop. Rare model, hard to find. Must Sell $8,500obo. 604-309-4001 1992-Cadillac Fleetwood, 215K km, sunrf, leather, exc.cond., $1995 OBO, 604-796-8698/604-798-8965 2004 OPTRA air cond., loaded, 4 door, 127m,000km. Air Cared. $4500 obo 604-780-8404 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Sacrifice $27,000 obo. 604-805-4545.

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17’ F.G. BAYLINER, 160hp Merc Cruiser. Comes with trailer $4000 obo. Call 604-768-8434 1992 Bayliner Classic 22.7 bean 8’ new engine pkg 4.3L Merc cruiser V6 Dec .04 new seats, upholstery, canvas, gauges etc. since 2006 $15,000 obo. Don 604-929-7002. 9’ BOAT with 4 stroke 2 HP Honda o/b, very good cond. unit. Come test ride on the Fraser. Priced for quick sale $990. 604-888-4903.

Break out the BBQ Come get your “Custom Cut” Steaks, Chops and BowenMade Smokies at the Bowen Butcher Shop on Alderwood Farm 1351 Adams Rd- 947-9434 Open Wed-Sun 10-5pm CLEANING SERVICE, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Special event & spring cleaning. Dependable, personal service with attention to detail. Call 947-2779 or email: DOG RANCH-part time Dog Handler position starting mid Sept. (Tues/Wed/Sat) Do you love dogs and have a positive attitude? Are you fit enough to work on your feet all day, lift up to 50lbs and like outside working in all weather? Are you hard-working, efficient and a multi-tasker? No dog handling experience necessary - we will train. Email resume to: FOR RENT: 2 BDR apt in Village Square. Avail Sept 1. References req’d. Sorry no pets 604-947-2944 Homesick. Gone too long. Apartment urgently needed. Close to cove. Call Rita Greenlaw 1-604-740-0282



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12 • FRIDAY AUGUST 26 2011


Bowen Faces Sometimes in life, you have to stop and sell the lavender. That’s exactly what BowFeast invited people to do when it held its annual celebration of what can be grown on Bowen on the library grounds last Saturday. Vendors from around the island set up their booths, and there was a large contingent of young producers as well. Throughout the morning, the Chillbillies kept everyone entertained and smiling. James Glave photos

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