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Bowen Island welcomes revellers at the first annual Steamship Days

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Little space but lots of users

The bounty of the ocean around Bowen

Bowen library is looking to be included in community centre

YouTube video showcases this year’s nature dive

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t this year’s Nature Dive, many of the participants were captured, not only by the fascinating creatures from the sea that were brought to the surface, but also on camera. The Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of B.C. (MLSS) joined Bowen’s divers and nature enthusiasts on Galbraith Bay on June 24 for the annual Bowen Island Nature Club event and filmed the proceedings. This week, the society released a short video titled Bowen BIP [Beach Interpretation Program] 2012 and those who missed the event, can watch (https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=2sfGDEbZRFM) as divers bring up nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, crab species, brittle stars, leather stars, sun stars and urchins and explain the bounty of the ocean surrounding Bowen Island to a young (and surprisingly knowledgable) audience. Claudia Schaefer, the event’s coordinator, said that the Nature Dive started six years ago. “The Bowen Nature Club was hoping to engage more young families and get kids out to appreciate the nature just past our backyards. We came up with the idea of bringing sea creatures to the shore,” she said. “Anyone on Bowen with young kids has made a trip to the Vancouver Aquarium but this has potentially more meaning since it is right here on our island, and the critters are from our waters. It is also more interactive as the kids are able to touch and hold some of the organisms.” Schaefer said that the idea found resonance with Bowen Islanders. “We were amazed by how successful it was in its very first year, with over 60 people attending. Now we get double that,” she said, adding that not

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ompared to communities of similar size, Bowen Island has a library that has a high number of users and is in the lowest bracket for space – a discrepancy that Tina Nielsen, the chief librarian, brought to council’s attention at the council meeting on June 22. The solution? To include the library in the plans for the community centre. Tina Nielsen explained that the library board looked at the library’s long term need. “In our strategic planning session, the board decided that we needed to come up with a long-term strategic plan and we hired [consultant] Florrie Levine,” Nielsen said, adding that Levine completed the report and presented it to library board. “At this time, we would like to proceed with the request to include the library in the planning for the community centre,” Nielsen said. “We feel that having the library there will be of mutual benefit for other community centre stakeholders.” Nielsen explained that the library currently has about 100 users a day and would bring a great synergy to the project. “We’ve looked at the current location of the library,” she said. “and the report has identified a number of deficiencies. It was the board’s decision to look for future spaces for the library outside the building we are in now.” Andrea Little, the library’s board chair, spoke about the rich history of Bowen’s library. “It began as a small reading room,” she said, adding that libraries enhance community and are vital elements of a democratic society as they ensure equal access to information. “It was a significant milestone when we become a municipal library,” Little said.

It seems like there is something to celebrate on Bowen Island every weekend. And even though it was a wet day, locals were determined not to continued PAGE 6 miss out on last Sunday’s Canada Day festivities. Debra Stringfellow photo

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Honouring the Heritage of Bowen Island and Steamship Days

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Sweetening island life DEBRA STRINGFELLOW CONTRIBUTOR

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aking island life sweeter, one gourmet truffle at a time, is chocolatier Joanne Mogridge, owner and operator of Cocoa West chocolates. Along with her artist husband Carlos Vela-Martinez, she has created one of the most popular establishments on Bowen Island. On July 6, Cocoa West will be celebrating its 10th year in business, a feat worth celebrating in this economic climate. Located in Artisan Square, Cocoa West opened its doors to the public in 2002 and has been producing gourmet organic chocolates, serving delicious hot chocolate and scooping mounds of decadent ice cream ever since. “The opening day was our busiest day for that entire year,” Mogridge recalls. After five years as a professional photographer in Toronto, Mogridge decided to reinvent herself and pour her creative energy into learning the business and craft of making chocolates. She worked at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, apprenticed at Chocolate Arts in Vancouver and then was chosen to participate in the Venture Program at B.C.I.T. Graduating with honors, Mogridge was one of a small group of graduates who received financing to help her with her new venture. The first six months of business were tough, according to Mogridge. Most of the summer people were skeptical of the longevity of the business but hoped they would see them again the following year. Cocoa West endured 13 power outages and once had to suffer through 44 hours without power which for a business that was just starting out proved to be very challenging.

Joanne Mogridge and Carlos Vela-Martinez are the wife and husband team that made Cocoa West a success. Debra Stringfellow photos In 2010, they used a Toyota Prius to power their cash register and used a campfire to make hot chocolate for their customers, “you do what it takes to stay in business,” says Mogridge. Six weeks after they had opened, Mogridge discovered she was pregnant with her daughter Eden. “We instinctively went into survival mode, the idea of starting a business and a family at the same time was overwhelming,” says Mogridge. Working 100-hour-weeks was the norm and being pregnant as well proved very tiresome. Mogridge worked right up until going into labor, then they closed the shop for five days and went to the city for the birth. Eden was born 10 days before the Easter long weekend, which for a chocolate shop is one of the busiest times of the year. The hospital kept the mother and daughter for four days as they knew Mogridge would immediately return to work. Sure enough, after leaving the hospital with her child in her arms, Mogridge was back wrapping bunnies for the Easter rush. Eden came to the store with her and the locals nicknamed her the chocolate baby. “Some customers would come to the store when they knew Eden would be fussy so they could hold her for awhile - a real community effort,” says Mogridge. In 2006, the couple were part of an exhibition held at the Gallery at Artisan Square titled Meltdown: artwork in chocolate. They helped local artists visualize and create works of art made of chocolate. The show proved very popular and had one of the largest opening nights ever. To complement their current business, Mogridge and Vela-Martinez designed and built the Chocolate Suite, which is a romantic get-away located only steps from the Cocoa West cafe. Even the paintings on the wall were created and designed by the couple. “Guests come from all over the world to stay here; we’ve had marriage proposals and even anniversaries with rose petals,” states Mogridge.

CALLING ALL VENDORS/Crafters/nonprofit organizations Are you a vendor, crafter or non-profit organization interested in being a part of Bowfest this year? If so, we would like to hear from you and ask you visit the Bowfest website www.bowfest.org and download the vendor application form. Once you have completed the application, please send it back by Monday July 23, 2012 (at the very latest) to either Ellen White - ellencdawson@gmail.com if you are a crafter or nonprofit organization or Julie Cree - info@tuscanypizza.com if you are a food vendor. We would love to accommodate all requests so we ask you complete the application form early and get it in to us as soon as you can. If you need additional information please visit www.bowfest.org.

She also teaches the art of making chocolates. “I’ve been teaching for eight years and [the students] come from all over the world, Dubai, China, USA, Guatemala and even Bermuda” says Mogridge. Mogridge now works a normal 40 to 45 hour work week with the help of a team. She plans to revisit the original business plan and intends to sell more chocolate off island, including a top secret chocolate bar that will be released soon. Cocoa West currently manufactures everything on Bowen and distributes hot chocolate to a variety of places on the mainland such as Urban Fair. Serving an impressive 200,000 customers in the last 10 years, Cocoa West definitely has lots to be proud of and has planned some special events to celebrate in style. For more information about Cocoa West, visit www.cocoawest.com.

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Support from a village on the other side of the world

Run for Rwanda raises funds for girls’ secondary education

Margaret Butler has just returned from Rwanda where she organized an empowerment camp for girls that included a run. She also brings words of gratitude from Komera scholars who are sponsored by people from her own village: Bowen Island.

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he girls arrived well before the start of the event. They gathered in circles and were singing and dancing when the organizers arrived. Then they discussed futures that might hold possibilities they hadn’t dreamt of. After that, they got to run, an activity that Rwandan girls normally don’t do. It is another run, halfway around the world, that will help to make some of the girls’ dreams come true, according to Margaret and Hilary Butler, who are the mother-daughter team organizing the Rotary Run for Rwanda, the annual event that has replaced the Run for the Ferry. Margaret had just returned from Rwanda when she joined her mother on Skype to discuss the preparation for the fundraiser that benefits Komera, a non-profit organization that assists Rwandan girls in getting a secondary education. “I was in Rwanda under six weeks and it felt like two days,” Margaret said. “There is a lot going on and Komera has grown, thanks to the people of Bowen Island.” Komera started in 2008 by sending eight girls to high school. “Last year, the Bowen Island Rotary Club raised $3000 so we could bring on two more girls, Christine and Angelique, who were doing very well,” Margaret said. “I explained to them that a group of people from a small island was sponsoring them.” Margaret currently lives in Boston but grew up on Bowen Island. She told the girls that it was her village that was sending them to school. Christine and Angelique are not the only students sponsored by Bowen Islanders. “Komera scholars go to a variety of secondary schools,” Margaret explained. “We pay $500 a year on average. That covers the tuition for the boarding school, a mattress, sheets, blankets, sanitary napkins, everything they need. This year, we implemented a mentorship program where teachers are mentoring them in a number of subjects like financial planning and health. That also provides opportunities for the scholars to get together and talk about the issues they are facing.”

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Within Rwanda, there are 30 districts and Margaret explained that Komera works in Rwinkwavu. “We work within five or six villages,” she said, adding that the scholars are selected from within the community. “The local government, village leaders and social workers select the scholars by looking at a number of criteria. The girl has to be vulnerable – she has to have no other chance [of obtaining a secondary education] – and she has to show promise.” Hilary said that the region is a good distance away from the capital and was among those hit hardest by the genocide. And even though Rwanda is not a big country by geographic measures, it makes a difference where you live. “The majority of our students would have to travel to Kigali to attend university.” Margaret said. “Komera’s specialty is in the secondary school realm but our commitment is to find partnerships that allow the students to get a degree. We haven’t taken on that cost but we expect every single girl to go [to university].” The Komera Project currently supports 57 scholars. Next year, 15 of its scholars will graduate and all of them will receive scholarships within Rwanda. “We definitely want to get more girls into school. The need is high and there are many who really want to go,” Margaret said. “But we are on the conservative side of a nonprofit: we only take on girls when we have all the school years covered.”

Hilary noted that the neat thing is that the girls are helping one another. “That hasn’t been something we’ve been pushing – it comes from being self-motivated,” Margaret said. “That’s been one of the best things for me to see. When the girls get through secondary school, they want to be in a position where they can support a Komera scholar. One day, they will run Komera.” Last year, the Rotary Run for Rwanda on Bowen Island attracted around 150 participants, according to Hilary. “It was our first time and we were amazed how well it worked,” she said, adding that most of the runners, probably 85 per cent, were locals. “We appreciate the local sponsorship and it was nice to have a community run but the more people we have, the more money will go to Komera.” Margaret has often told Komera scholars about Bowen Island. “I love the idea of Bowen getting together and supporting a community so far away. And they love that idea. The concept of family, village and community is so strong there. This is how these girls have survived - they rely on their community,” Margaret says. “When I told them about how my village supports them, those girls’ eyes grew larger and larger. They felt so special to have a village of support.” It is meaningful for Margaret as well that the community she comes from supports the community where she wants to make a difference. “That’s really special about this event, that my community believes in the work I am doing. It’s about Bowen Island reaching out and supporting girls thousands and thousands of miles away and the impact is huge.” “Every single year, we organize a girls-only run in Rwanda,” Margaret said. “This started when I was living there. I noticed that only the boys ran and the girls would never run.” Margaret decided to initiate a community event where the girls could talk about education. “This year, 250 girls came out from two primary schools that are feeder schools for our scholars,” Margaret said. I n addition to the run, Komera hosted an empowerment camp in the afternoon where the girls talked about what they can achieve together, and with the help of a village many miles away. Hilary added that Margaret will be on Bowen Island for this year’s Rotary Run for Rwanda on August 25. Email the race organizers, Hilary and Robin Butler, at butlersonbowen@gmail.com or check out www.rotaryrunforrwanda.com for registration details.

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Dog incidents require action

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e’ve all been there: the trip to the airport to pick up visitors (be they relatives, friends or friends of a relative/friend) and the “wow”effect on the ferry ride, expressing awe about the natural beauty we live in. For some, that’s a wake-up call. They may have been commuting and are used to burying their noses in a book or electronic device to make the most of the hours in the day instead of standing on the deck and admiring the view. Having a visitor is a perfect opportunity to look at the place you live in with fresh eyes, from a slightly different perspective. And the most exciting part is the planning of all the things to do and places to see. It’s exciting to be the guide, to show visitors around neighbourhoods to point out the sweeping views up Howe Sound, the sunsets from Bowen Bay, the stretch towards Vancouver from the golf course and from Dorman Point. It’s fun to talk the visitors into kayaking, golfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing or hiking. Of course, it depends on what they want to see or do but usually, as hosts, we have a bit of say and can persuade them to try out our favourite trails to

To the Editor: Killarney Lake, the meadow, across island trail etc. Another aspect of island life that begs to be shown off is the arts community that can be experienced by taking the Art and Nature Walk (brochures at the info centre) and by snooping around local galleries and shops. Then there are the local eateries that need to be sampled. The list is long and I suggest making it at the beginning of the summer. And, oh, don’t wait for the visitors, just imagine your perfect guest showing up and asking to see your favourite haunts. It’ll be fun. I hate to say this but the summer will not last forever and soon enough, it will be: back to school. To soften the blow and sweeten the reminder, the Undercurrent is asking you to fill out a survey (now that you’re done answering the questions the municipality asked Bowen householders). We have a little incentive for you to go through a few talking points about where you do your back-to-school shopping: we’ll give away an iPad to thank you for participating. Details on page 20. Susanne Martin

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hate being the person who raises a fuss, but the dog issues on Bowen continue to threaten the freedom of many who share our public spaces. Yesterday, a small dog was killed by a large dog at Artisan Square. I’ve heard of many people being bitten by dogs on Bowen, and many dogs that are repeat offenders, with owners rarely facing consequences of significance. In general, it seems that we handle the actions of our “human children” much more seriously than our “canine children”. Every year, there is an incident that prompts a dialogue, but so many incidents of dog bites or attacks go unreported. I’ve learned that many frail or elderly people quit walking the trails because of fear that off-leash dogs will jump up and knock them over. Is it enough to have a bylaw that results in a few tickets and fines? I’ve heard of one repeat offender who simply ignores the fines. When I lived in Kelowna, there was a single beach designated for dogs. I’ve lived in six different communities in B.C., a small town in Washington State and visited numerous others, and they all have problems. However, Bowen seems to have a greater share of dog owners that neglect responsibility for leashing and controlling their dogs’ behaviour. I’ve been bitten three times in my 10 Bowen years, and two were small dogs with owners telling me their dogs were “harmless” and wouldn’t bite. I’ve heard now of incidents of dogs that have: bit a child’s face; bit off a man’s ear; a certain prominent business man’s dog biting numerous staff and customers; knocked down people; and more. I spoke with a former bylaw officer who told me about dealing with many “horrible” cases here on Bowen. What’s it going to take before we designate a specific dog park and start seriously enforcing leash laws? I wish to appeal to Bowen residents to report past and present incidents with dogs, including friendly dogs whose owners allowed them to jump up on a person. I suggest you send your letter to the municipality, and a copy to the Undercurrent so we can be sure they receive attention. Once enough letters are gathered, perhaps a legal appeal to Metro Vancouver Parks for a solution for enforcement of leash laws on public trails? I’d like to have a dog again someday, but I’ll be carrying mace to protect myself and my dog when I go walking if things don’t improve here! I love this island enough to step up publicly and I urge others to do the same. I find it shameful that some of our elders quit walking trails for fear of dogs! Dwayne Matthews

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or a moment in time, the sun was shining on tables set under the apple tree at Collins Hall. The fresh flowers carefully placed on linen tea cloths listened as neighbours and friends laughed and swapped stories as they ate their afternoon tea and lingered in the enjoyment of being together. The quaint little Red Church looked so beautiful with its window baskets in full bloom in the unexpected sunshine of the weekend. The strawberries were big and flavourful, the treats were decadent, but all that was secondary to the enjoyment of the community gathering for a precious time of connecting and reconnecting. On behalf of The Little Red Church, I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

the Strawberrry Tea this last week-end such a wonderful success. Local businesses were remarkable in their generosity. The ChillBillies added their music. Volunteers donated hundreds of hours to make it the fabulous start to summer that it has been for many years. To all who donated, who attended, who bought raffle tickets and who bid on the silent auction items, we are so grateful for your support. To all who baked, helped in the kitchen and served the glorious Strawberry Shortcake, those who flipped burgers and ‘dogs; who sold tickets and welcomed folks to beautiful Collins Hall, and to Sue Clarke, who headed up this years brilliant team: Thank you so very much! Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you at the Fall Supper. In gratitude Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon

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appreciate the support of Bowen Island residents to ensure that their island is protected from poachers. I do however have some serious concerns that, when caught, that the poachers were let off with a warning. Any bivalves (like oysters) harvested during a paralytic shellfish closure are toxic to humans. This means that wherever these poachers unload their illegal catch, it opens up the possibility of paralytic shellfish poisoning. This is a serious health concern and needs to be addressed with fines, not warnings. Roy Mulder Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of BC

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A climb & a party - BIG! event was a huge success To the Editor:

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he BIG! Climb Mount Gardner fund-raising hike for Alzheimer’s last Saturday was a huge success. We raised over $15,000 for UBC and Alzheimer’s and related disorders research. Despite the rather disappointing weather, spirits were high and all 99 hikers made the summit of Mount Gardner and returned without getting lost or breaking limbs. Congratulations to all. Doesn’t it feel good? Many, and many more, carried on to the after-party at the Legion where we somehow managed to find the energy and remaining leg muscles to dance non-stop for hours to the amazing music of Peter Robinson, Ron VanDyke, David Graff, Grand National, and Tony Dominelli and the Rolling Stallones. Thank you to all the amazing talent, who continue to give so much of their time and talent to the community for our never-ending fundraisers. We wouldn’t have a party without you –

and such a fantastic party it was! Special thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers; Katherine Gish, Felicity Buskard, Pernille Nielsen, Suzanne Allan, Julia Courtnay, Renate Williams, Lyn Edwards, Caroline Goodson Parker, Denise Lawson and David Verlee. Special thanks to Peter King for, as always, amazing bus service for the event and for getting everyone home safely. Also, to the neighbours of the Legion for allowing it to happen, and many others mentioned on the BIG! www.bowenislandgives.com website. All-in-all, the event was the most fun I’ve had in a long time, and I hope that was true for all. I can’t wait to do it all over again next year. Thanks again to all who participated, supported and contributed. Sincerely, Nicola Murray and the BIG committee: Karen Redmond, Tim Hausch, Jennifer Hall, Barbara Wiltshire, Lisa Holleman, Jeff Kellner, Natasha LaRoche and Carol Petersen.

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he Greenways Advisory Committee was created by the Bowen Island Municipality in March of 2008, in order to protect and enhance the natural areas on Bowen Island, their connectivity, and their quality (often referred to as ecosystem integrity). The volunteers on the committee took their instructions from council and staff. They were asked to provide advice and input into trail and outdoor recreation planning, land use decisions, parks, eco-tourism and nature conservation opportunities on the island. The present council has dissolved the Greenways Advisory Committee, and mayor Adelaar has introduced a resolution to repeal Bylaw No 216 that gave rise to the committee, stating that “the way the bylaw is presently written and enacted is too wide and it is not required for the island”. The committee of volunteers provided a tremendous service to the community, and the Bowen Island Nature Club would like to thank them for their efforts and highlight some of their many achievements. The group was chaired by Sue Ellen Fast and supported by committee members Andre Chollat, Alan Whitehead, Cathy Buchanan, David Van Berckel, Dawn Riley, Josephine A. Riley, Zoe Thorbergson and Shaunna Strickland. They maintained an ‘inventory’ of existing green spaces on Bowen Island which included map-

ping, plans to connect trails and efforts to ensure that existing green spaces service as broad a range of users as possible. The Greenways Advisory Committee also worked closely with other community groups and individuals, such as the Conservancy and the Nature Club to support the development of many trail and park projects including, but not limited to, the Evergreen trails, the Old Milk Run trail, Headwaters Park, Alder Cove Beach, Singing Woods trail and Quarry Park. These efforts ranged from advising council on how best to prioritize budget allocations for specific projects to organizing work parties to refine existing trails. The committee also worked with council to safeguard funds provided by developers to the municipality so that parkland or trail commitments could not be by-passed, and they provided local knowledge and expertise on rezoning and subdivision proposals. All this was done under the direction of council and at no cost to the municipality. It makes one reflect on the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi: “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”. Please take the time to thank the members of the Greenways Committee for their efforts. Bowen Island Nature Club directors Jlonka Bally-Brown, Claudia Schaefer, Luz Budzinski, D.G. Blair, Melissa Harrison, Leonardo Frid, Emily van Lidth de Jeude, Everhard van Lidth de Jeude, Will Husby, Lois Belluk

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n important segment of the ferry rules message published June 29 in the Undercurrent was missing. I refer to late-comers lining up behind the probable overload sign at the top of the

hill. Common courtesy should prevail and the vehicles that arrived first should have priority in moving forward in line. This courtesy goes a long way in making life on Bowen what it is. Erwen Smith

Bowen pastimes reviewed: asleeping at the wheel

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or those who may be visiting Bowen, or the newly relocated, waiting at the ferry is a virtual pastime for islanders. We’d prefer not to but inevitably we miss a sailing or arrive far too early. This reprise of a column from January of 2006 details what islanders often do with their line-up time. You’d left the island on that plucky yet somewhat muted 6:30 a.m. ferry and then put in a full day on the job. You were alert driving back to Horseshoe Bay but now you’re sitting in your vehicle and waiting time passes so slowly. Though a commuting veteran you are still prone to forgetting that weariness stalks your every waiting moment. You stifle a yawn. You might normally read, only of late you’ve eschewed the likes of Steven King for more challenging fare and on this day are too worn to meet the slow test. Yes, you enjoy visiting other lane commuters on the ferry but this is the line-up and islanders don’t visit now. You check the time and realize the Queen of Capilano is now just loading at Snug Cove. You cannot hold out that long and though you fight it your head leans back against the headrest and you are doing it again: you are asleeping at the (stationary) wheel. It’s not a pretty sight. I’ve been there and I’ve seen others go there. All crumpled up in your seat with a loopy expression you’d normally only let family or someone close enough not to be appalled see. And why? Exactly why does being in a car in the ferry line-up suddenly make it okay for you to display your tongue and snort in public? You actually look somewhat ill. The fact you’ve chosen to fall asleep – and make no mistake, it was a choice means that you run the risk of snoozing through loading and being left behind; it’s happened before. Of course there are two other issues of more consequence: 1) you are visible to passersby at a time when you look stranger than Marcus Hondro

Committee provided tremendous service to island

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Bowenian documents environmental concerns and lack of monitoring of development To the Editor:

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am writing to commend the Bowen island Eco-Alliance for publishing the June edition of the Bowenian. This reporting of issues that concern many of us is timely and heartening, although deeply troubling. It is heartening only in that the environmental destruction and lack of monitoring of development on Bowen’s south side is

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hank you, family and friends, for the outpouring of love and support that you have given to me at this difficult time. The stories that you have shared

with me about Dick hold a special place in my heart. I will always treasure our friendship and hope to build new memories while remembering fondly those times that Dick and I spent with you. Barbara Wallis

out in the open and documented. We have watched with sorrow and frustration as truck load after truck load of dead trees have been taken off-island. Roger Curtis, the beautiful Roger Curtis land is being clear cut. As I ended my letter of protest to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Resources regarding the huge docks on the foreshore of Roger Curtis: It is to weep. Jean Jamieson

Bowenian articles should bear authors’ names To the Editor:

Stories will hold a special place

at virtually any other time in your life and 2) you will never know who’s been watching you. For seeing you slobbering and snorting will make it harder for those who happened upon you to believe that you’re as competent a person as they may have thought. If you work on island those who view you will henceforth find it more difficult to buy insurance or produce, law services or a sandwich from you. I myself have encountered people I know sleeping in their cars. Mouths agape and head cocked sideways, spittle, they reminded me of victims from the gangster movie Goodfellas. One looked so unwell I became concerned and approached for a closer look. She stirred and I got out of there fast; I saw her later on the ferry ride. “Oh hey, you’re on this ferry,” I stuttered. “Yeah, I had a really long day. Tired.” “Still? I mean…yeah, I bet.” More often it is solitary sleepers that you see but I have seen couples sleeping together in their car. That looks more wholesome, even cute leaning back there all side by side like that with conjointly openmouths. I’ve promised myself that I’ll simply furtively glance and move on only it rarely turns out that way anymore. The truth is that I’ve begun to openly stare and can no longer be sure of what I’m capable of. I mean what could be next? Taking photographs and publishing them in the Undercurrent? Humph. Last week I had a dream about this – naturally as I slept in my car – and in it I wondered why, with all the attendant risks, we allow ourselves to fall asleep in the ferry line-up. By the end of my dream, I had an epiphany and saw that we islanders do get a reward for our line-up lapse, a reward that, dignity be damned, each one of us can always use. We get sleep.

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s promised in the June 29 issue of the Undercurrent, residents have been mailed the flagship publication of the Bowen Island Eco-Alliance. This announcement was signed by its directors. However, regardless of one’s opinion of the views expressed in the Bowenian, I personally find it completely

unacceptable that none of these articles bear the author’s name. This is against all journalistic principles. Neither the Undercurrent nor the Forum will publish any item that does not bear the name of the writer.. I feel the same should apply to the Bowenian. We should not have anonymous submissions floating around in the ether. P. Stimpson


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Library users ask for a bigger collection Marine life is coming back but additional steps are required

continued PAGE 1 “Since then, we’ve improved seating, increased shelving and made an effort to respond to the emerging needs of the community,” Little said, giving examples such as supporting home-base businesses and improved access to and education about technology. “Our goal is to develop a multi-functional community space that meets the changing needs of our community for individuals as well as groups,” Little said. To compile a report about the library, Florrie Levine of FHL Consulting has looked at a wide range of components including the roles of the library, space details and limitations. She has also evaluated data from B.C. public library statistics that look at 14 small communities. Bowen Island ranks seventh in population size but its library ranks 11th when it comes to square footage. Levine’s report draws attention to the fact that, of all the facilities in that group, Bowen has the lowest ratio of library area compared to population size. Levine has also considered the option of combining the library with the community centre. “Ideally, this would be increasing the vitality and use of both facilities,” she said. “It opens the door to sharing operating and capital cost, increase joint programming and harmonize service hours. In short, it would be a more economic use of municipal dollars.” Nielsen added that the library is associated with a charitable organization that has the option of fundraising. She sees the library turning into learning commons, providing spaces for small group and individuals to use their own computers or library computers. “The role of the library as gateway to books has changed. Now there are added aspects. It is important to provide free and public access to resources and

promote technological literacy,” Nielsen said. “So far, you don’t see libraries shrinking their spaces.” Nielsen explained that the library adds 2000 to 2500 titles every year but has to withdraw the same amount of material. “We end up withdrawing things that are still popular because there is no space,” she said. “And when people come in and ask for it, we say, ‘We had it but had to get rid of it last year.’” Nielsen added that the library received community feedback that identified a bigger collection - more on the shelves - as something Bowen residents wanted to see. Councillor Wolfgang Duntz expressed himself pleased with the report and said that this assessment confirmed his belief that the library would be a good fit for the community centre. “There is hardly a group that is as disciplined and professionally run as the library and this report supports that notion. This gives council a level of comfort in the decision making process,” he said. “My hope is that the library will turn out to be the glue that holds things together. A community centre without a library is not really a community centre.” Duntz also said that he sees the library’s influence as “calming.” Councillor Alison Morse spoke about the trend to read e-books and Councillor Tim Rhodes said he sees potential for the library to be an incredible vibrant community space much like what he observed in the newly completed Surrey Library. “It’s a space for all ages from students from elementary age to college age and seniors. I’ve never been in a library that has so much space that is not dedicated to books.” Levine added that one third of libraries in B.C. are shared facilities and they are most commonly shared with community centres. Council referred the library’s report to the Bowen Island Community Centre Implementation Committee.

Bowen Island Golf Club 2nd Annual J&E Backhoe ProAm Benefiting Junior Golf Development

continued PAGE 1 everyone is there at once - people drop in over two hours while the tide is low and the divers can more easily reach deeper waters without going far. Morgan Reid, beach interpretation program leader of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, explains in the video, “This is not an industrial wasteland. For a little while, Howe Sound was hit pretty hard, by a mine and a mill, by pollution and by fishing. But now, after the mine and the mill closed, it’s much more natural around here. The herring have been coming back, and the humpback whales are coming back.” Adam Taylor has led the diving group into the waters for the event over the last six years. He shares the positive outlook but thinks that additional steps are in order. “The bottom line is many of the components are there for a full marine environment recovery for Howe Sound. Many of the pollutants have been removed, and other than commercial prawning, there are no commercial interests to impact.” he

said. “What is lacking is a will to set aside certain areas as sanctuaries/nurseries to allow fish stocks to recover.” Roy Mulder, president of the MLSS, said the society is currently developing a Beach Interpretation Program and Bowen Island seemed a good place to start. “Adam [Taylor] has been holding these programs on Bowen for years now,” he said. “We believe the answer to marine protection lies in community engagement and we use videos to promote marine conservation and to show people what lives in the ocean. We use a non-invasive system that pays particular attention to the health of the animals. We make sure to monitor the animals in our viewing tanks and make sure to return them to their proper ‘homes’ once done with the viewing.” Mulder added that the Bowen Nature Club is supportive of MLSS’s effort to create voluntary marine sanctuaries in Howe Sound. For information on the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of BC, please see www.mlssbc.com, to learn about the Bowen Nature Club, see http:// bowennatureclub.blogspot.ca.

Community cupboard in care of library

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ntil now the Community Cupboard has been operated by Adrienne Lawson. Starting on July 3, the Bowen Island Library will be taking care of requests for the free loan of such items as walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and other health help equipment. Storage for these items will be in the library shed behind

the building and items will be available during normal library operating hours. Normal length of loan time is a maximum of three months. As before, any donation that a borrower cares to make will be most welcome: the money goes into a special fund which is used for repair and parts replacement purposes.

June wetter and cooler than last year ERIC LAWSON JASON ROAD

Thank You to all the Sponsors that made our 2nd Annual J&E Backhoe ProAm on Monday, June 25th a huge success! Together we raised over $1500 to support Junior Golf initiatives on Bowen Island.

Tournament Sponsor

Tournament Prize Sponsor - Callaway Golf Putting Contest Sponsor - First Credit Union Miksa Restaurant Planet Clean Gulf Pacific Group Wick Agencies

Hole Sponsors Baskerville Fine Homes Bowen Island Construction Colin & Dale Forbes Oak Creek Golf & Turf

Bowen Island Golf Club 810 Beach Dr. (P.O. Box 202) Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 Phone: 604.947.GOLF(4653) Email: proshop@bowengolf.com

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Temperature cooler than last June, which was drier with just 47.4mm of rain.

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Bowen Island Steamship Days 2012

All aboard! Bowen Island was a popular destination during the Steamship era and the island saw a lot of traffic when steamers like the S.S. Brittania, the S.S. Baramba and the Bowena arrived with full loads of holiday-makers. In the photo above, picnickers bound for Bowen follow the sign to embark on the Lady Cecilia and the Lady Alexandra at Vancouver’s Union Steamship dock. Photo courtesy of the Bowen Island Museum and Archives

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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

FOOD BANK DROP-OFF

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

ST. GERARD’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Mass: 10:30 a.m. Priest: Father James Comey

604-988-6304

CATES HILL CHAPEL www.cateshillchapel.com 604-947-4260

(661 Carter Rd.)

10:00 a.m. Worship • Sunday School: Tots to Teens Pastor: Dr. James B. Krohn


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Location, location, location Steamship Days venues make the most of the many different stunning settings around the ferry dock in Snug Cove and are easily accessible without a car

Saturday, July 7th, 6pm on the municipal wharf in Snug Cove.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH UNION STEAMSHIP MARINA LAWN Call 947-0707 ext. 2 for info All proceeds donated to BC Guide Dog Services Thank you to all our sponsors: Bowen Island Building Centre, Bowen Island Dog Ranch, Cormorant Marine, Dee Elliott/ Macdonald Realty, First Credit Union, Korna Pet Supplies, Miksa, Snug Cove General Store

Bowen Island Steamship Days

Art Rogers “Night Train Swing Band” features the famous big band sounds of the 40’s and 50’s. Swing to the music of Glen Miller and Count Basie or relive the ballads and your favourite all-time song hits.

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Italian Gelato!

Smoothies, Shakes, Iced Lattes! Brewing supplies by Bodum, Bialetti & Many More Meet “Al Capone”... A Tough Sandwich to Beat!

Tickets $20.

Available at the Visitor’s Centre 604-947-2634 and at Phoenix on Bowen 604-947-2793. Beer, wine and food will be available at the dance. Outdoor event - adults only.

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The venues for the Steamship Days events are all in the vicinity of the ferry dock in Snug Cove and are within easy walking distance. If the steeper trails to Artisan Square offer too much of a challenge, there is a bus service available. The bus will stop anywhere along the blue line if it is evident that people want to get on or off.


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Pancake Breakfast

Bowen Island Marina

9 to 11 am

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 4 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

10 to 4 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

10 to 4 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

10 to 5 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

10 to 5 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

10 to 5 pm

EVENT

WHERE

WHEN

Pancake Breakfast

Bowen Island Marina

9 to 11 am

Croquet & Bocce

USSC Lawn

10 to 11 am

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 4 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

10 to 4 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

10 to 5 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

10 to 5 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

10 to 5 pm

Arbutus Sounds Chorus

Bowen Island Marina

11 to 12 pm

Dock Talk//Be Whale Wise

USSC Marina

11 to 1 pm

Art Rogers/Jazz Out West

Rotary Stage

11 to 1 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

11 to 1 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

11 to 4 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

11 to 6 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

10 to 6 pm

Croquet & Bocce

USSC Lawn

10 to 6 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

11 to 12 pm

Jewal Maxwell

Bowen Island Marina

11 to 1 pm

Robin Loochie

USSC Marina

11 to 1 pm

Music

Cates Village Square

11 to 1 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

12 to 1 pm

Arbutus Sounds Chorus

Heritage Museum

12 to 1 pm

Shasta Martinuk

Rotary Stage

12 to 3 pm

Arbutus Sounds Chorus

USSC Boardwalk

12 to 1 pm

Tug of War

Crippen Beach

1 to 2 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

12 to 1 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

1 to 2 pm

Arbutus Sounds Chorus

Cates Village Square

1 to 2 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

1 to 3 pm

Tug of War

Crippen Beach

1 to 2 pm

Music/Clockwise Trio

Bowen Island Marina

1 to 3 pm

Historical Talk & Walk

Heritage Museum

1 to 2 pm

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Bowen Island Marina

1 to 3 pm

Dock Talk//Be Whale Wise

Bowen Island Marina

1 to 2 pm

Buskers

Muni Wharf

1 to 3 pm

A Walk Through Time

USSC Boardwalk

1 to 3:30 pm

Pie Eating Contest

Bowen Island Marina

2 to 3 pm

Lion’s Gate Model A Ford Club USSC Boardwalk

1 to 4 pm

Tea in the Afternoon

Bowen Lodge

2 to 4 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

2 to 3 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

3 to 4 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

2 to 3 pm

Wine tasting

B.I. Beer and Wine store

3 to 6 pm

The Raven’s Song Duo

Bowen Island Marina

2 to 4 pm

Night Train/Art Rogers ($20)

Muni Wharf

6 to 9 pm

Tea in the Afternoon

Bowen Lodge

2 to 4 pm

Timothy Lambert

Rotary Stage

2 to 4 pm

Buskers

Muni Wharf

3 to 5 pm

Mariner’s Knot Class

Bowen Island Marina

5 to 6 pm

Tickets for the Saturday Night Train/Art Rogers event are available at the Bowen Island Visitors’ Centre (604-947-2637) and at Phoenix on Bowen (604-947-2793)

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We’re looking forward to seeing you at Bowen Island Steamship Days.

Visit the Ruddy Potato for all your outdoor eating necessities 201-203 996 Dorman Road

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Pancake Breakfast

Snug Cafe

9 to 11 am

Acrylic Painting workshop

Gallery Artisan Square

9 to 4 pm

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 2 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

10 to 5 pm

Bruce Jefferson & Robin Loochie Cates Village Square

11 to 1 pm

Timothy Lambert

Rotary Stage

11 to 1 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

11 to 4 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

11 to 4 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

11 to 4 pm

Croquet & Bocce

USSC Lawn

11 to 6 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

11 to 6 pm

EVENT

WHERE WHEN

Buskers

USSC Marina

10 to 12 pm

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 4 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Croquet & Bocce

USSC Lawn

10 to 6 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

10 to 6 pm

Buskers

Muni Wharf

11 to 1 pm

Graham & Ben Dawson

Rotary Stage

11 to 1:30 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

11 to 4 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

11 to 5 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

11 to 6 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

11 to 6 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

11 to 6 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

12 to 1 pm

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Bowen Island Marina

12 to 1 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

11 to 6 pm

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Bowen Island Marina

12 to 2 pm

Buskers

Muni Wharf

12 to 2 pm

Bowen Historical Display & Talk Bowen Island Marina

12 to 1 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

1 to 2 pm

Amber Spitkovski

Bowen Island Marina

12 to 2 pm

Old-Fashioned Sing-Along

Rotary Stage

1 to 2 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

1 to 2 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

1 to 2 pm

Sing-Along with Marc Gawthrop Rotary Stage

2 to 3 pm

Music/Jewal Maxwell

USSC Marina

1 to 2 pm

Buskers

Muni Wharf

2 to 4 pm

Wild Food Walk

Bowen Island Marina

2 to 4 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

3 to 4 pm

Amber Spitkovski

Rotary Stage

3 to 4 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

3 to 4 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

3 to 4 pm

LoLo Bianco Trio

Rotary Stage

3 to 6 pm

Timothy Lambert

USSC Marina

3 to 5 pm

Music

Bowen Island Marina

4 to 5 pm

Music

Bowen Island Marina

5 to 7 pm

Chillbillies

Rotary Stage

5 to 7 pm

Tuesday, July 10

WHERE

Monday, July 9

EVENT

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Antique Emporium at the Crossroads & VONIGO Pottery 604-947-2446 Come visit us and step back in time!

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First aid and lost and found at the Bowen Island Visitors’ Centre, 604947-2634, in Snug Cove. All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please see the notice board at the Rotary Stage for posted changes or check out the website at steamshipdays.com.


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Pancake Breakfast

Snug Cafe

8 to 10 am

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 4 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

10 to 5 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

10 to 5 pm

Croquet & Bocce

USSC Lawn

10 to 6 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

10 to 6 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

11 to 4 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

11 to 6 pm

EVENT

WHERE

WHEN

Art Exhibit/Local Landscapes

Gallery Artisan Square

10 to 4 pm

Museum Open

Museum & Archives

10 to 4:30 pm

Museum Open

Heritage Museum

10 to 4:30 pm

Croquet & Bocce

Bowen Island Marina

10 to 6 pm

Marketplace

Muni Wharf

11 to 4 pm

Wooden Boat Show

USSC Marina

11 to 5 pm

Wooden Boat Show

Bowen Lodge

11 to 5 pm

Chess

Davies Orchard

11 to 6 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

11 to 6 pm

Horseshoes

Crippen Beach

11 to 6 pm

Mariner’s Knot Class

USSC Marina

12 to 1 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

12 to 1 pm

Music/Clockwise Trio

Rotary Stage

12 to 2 pm

Old-Fashioned Sing-Along

Bowen Island Marina

1 to 2 pm

Children’s Crafts

Bowen Island Marina

1 to 3 pm

Historical Talk & Walk

Heritage Museum

1 to 3 pm

Walk Down Memory Lane

Bowen Island Marina

2 to 3 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

2 to 3 pm

Children’s Old-Fashioned Games Bowen Island Marina

11 to 6 pm

Bruce Jefferson & Robin Loochie Rotary Stage

12 to 1 pm

Historical Talk & Walk

Bowen Island Marina

12 to 1 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

12 to 1 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

12 to 1 pm

Buskers

USSC Marina

12 to 3 pm

Tea at Bowen Lodge

Bowen Lodge

12 to 3 pm

Music/Jewal Maxwell

Bowen Lodge

1 to 3 pm

Historical Slide Show

Museum & Archives

2 to 3 pm

Old-Fashioned Races

USSC Lawn

2 to 4 pm

Mariner’s Knot Class

Bowen Island Marina

2 to 3 pm

Amber Spitkovski

USSC Marina

2 to 4 pm

Old-Fashioned Sing-Along

Rotary Stage

2 to 3 pm

Poet’s Corner

Rotary Stage

4 to 6 pm

Shasta Martinuk

Bowen Island Marina

4 to 5 pm

Music

Rotary Stage

6 to 7 pm

Lawndawgs

Rotary Stage

4 to 7pm

Thursday, July 12

WHERE

Wednesday, July 11

EVENT

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See you next weekend! For the Steamship Days events scheduled for Friday, July 13, to Sunday, July 15, please see next week’s edition of the Bowen Island Undercurrent or check the Steamship Days website (www.steamshipdays.com).

Guess what is open for Steamship Days? step into the past... then step into the future...

590 Artisan Lane

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In 1902, the 110-foot Britannia, with its salon and promenade deck, started bringing daytrippers from downtown Vancouver to this oasis of hills and beautiful shorelines. The Terminal Resort was built for those who could stay overnight or for a week, and quaint cottages began to dot the landscape. There were playing fields and beaches and picnic grounds. Then, in 1924, came the steamship Lady Alexandra, which could carry 1,400 passengers from the docks at Carrall Street to Snug Cove. For more info, see www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/ opinion/160732455.html. Photos courtesy of the B. I. Museum and Archives

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A picnic on the beach

This historical photograph is of John Woods and Marjorie Woods, Marjorie Hicks, Mrs. L.W. Hicks, Bill Woods, Marie Hicks and Bill Hicks having a picnic in one of the bays near Cowan’s Point (c. 191020). Picnickers during the heydays of the Steamship era had the right idea when they covered up and wore hats when they went to the beach on Bowen Island. Photo courtesy of the B.I. Community Museums and Archives

To screen or not to screen that is the question BUD MASSENDER C AT E S P H A R M A C Y

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or six billion years, the sun has been emitting ultraviolet radiation in two forms that have been identified by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization as carcinogens. Both the UVA (long) and UVB (shorter) forms can cause the genetic mutations in DNA that cumulatively lead to basal and squamous cell lesions and perhaps even melanoma. Compared to today’s average Londoner, Shakespeare was less at risk because of his shorter life span and the filtering protection of the ozone. UVB radiation is the main cause of skin tanning and burning. While the division is not totally clear, UVA seems to be the main culprit in the aging effects of sunlight, such as wrinkling, sagging and thickening. It is also responsible for the photosensitivity reactions associated with certain medications (including some naturopathics) and diseases such as lupus and cold sores. Both forms play a role in skin cancer, but unlike UVB, UVA penetrates glass and clouds and puts us at risk all year round. The good news is that exposure, and hence risk, can be limited. While the most effective remedy is to avoid exposure altogether, wearing a bee-keepers regalia (indoors as well as out) is not an appealing option. Clothing that blocks or at least filters the rays is certainly worth considering, as is limiting outdoor exposure, especially during sunny days. Indeed this may be the best option for the very young. For those of us who insist on gardening or playing tennis out-

doors, choosing a good sunscreen is important. Relying on the SPF for a product can be deceiving because it indicates only how much longer it protects against burning than no sunscreen, and it ignores the other serious effects of UV radiation. There is no satisfactory gauge for judging UVA protection, so the most sensible approach is to ensure that the product you use offers broad-spectrum coverage of both UVA and UVB. Apart from lotions that are more waterproof or cosmetically acceptable, a good combination of ingredients is the key. An SPF of at least 15 does indicate acceptable UVB protection. And to absorb and block UVA radiation, look for ingredients such as ecamsule (Mexoryl) and avobenzone. Octocrylene or titanium or zinc oxide block both UVA and UVB. How a sunscreen is applied is a critical determinant of how well it works. It must be applied liberally, and the rule of thumb is one ounce(two tablespoonfuls-externally, of course) for the full body. It should be applied every two hours(unless the label states otherwise) or after swimming or heavy sweating. It is important to note that a higher SPF rating does not offer significantly higher protection against burning for the time it is effective, but only slightly higher protection for a longer time. Avoid products that combine sunscreen with insect repellant, and if using both, apply the sunscreen first. So, since Shakespeare’s time, the ruddy complexion or “native hue of resolution” whose absence Hamlet bemoaned, has in our time become a source of concern that is at least easier to handle.

Sunday, July 15th - 1:00pm shotgun As part of the Bowen Island Steamship Days Celebration, the Bowen Island Golf Club will be hosting the 1st Annual Hickory Open. Join us on Sunday, July 15th as we roll back the clocks to a time when golf clothes weren't made for comfort and woods were actually made of wood. Golfers are encouraged to dress in steamship period golf attire and play with equipment from years gone past, with a prize for the best dressed. The BC Golf House Museum will also be in attendance for the BC Golf House Par 3 challenge. On this hole competitors will play the hole tee to green using hickory shafted equipment and period specific golf balls.

Entry Fee: $65.00 per person Entry includes: 9 holes of golf, prizes, and post round appies Space is limited to the first 64 paid players to register, sign up now as this event is sure to fill up fast. Register by calling the Pro Shop at 604.947.4653, or via email at proshop@bowengolf.com

Partial proceeds of this event will benefit the preservation of the game in BC through support of the BC Golf House Museum.


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Photos courtesy of the Bowen Island Museum and Archives

BOWEN BUSINESS BULLETIN BOARD

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Did you have a good time? Remember that the fun is far from over. Steamship Days will run until July 15. And Bowen Island offers other festivities that make perfect excuses to visit again: • People, Plants and Places Tour: Take a peek how islanders live on July 21 and 22. Tickets are $25 each. (BowenIslandPPP.org) • Dog Days of Summer: A festival for dogs and dog lovers alike, August 12 • Run for the Ferry: now called Run for Rwanda, the 5km or 10km forested race starts just as the 9 a.m. ferry leaves on August 25. Raises money for KomeraProject.org (RotaryRunForRwanda.com) • Into the West Theatre Festival: July 19 to August 12. (TirnanogTheatreSchool.org) • Bowfest: Parade, country festival, kids games and rides, outdoor concerts — one big, day-long island party on August 25. (Bowfest.org)

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On the calendar FRIDAY, JULY 6 • Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. SAT., JULY 7 • AA Open Meeting: 9 a.m., Collins Hall.

7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933. WED., JULY 11 • Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 947-2717.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

• Sound Circle for World Peace and Enlightenment 7:30 p.m. $10 rsvp healingsong@shaw. ca or call 947-2057.

• Steamship Days: See pull-out section for program.

• Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880.

MONDAY, JULY 9 • NA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel.

• Pied Pumkin: Kid’s show at 2 p.m. Evening show at 8 p.m. at Tir-no-nOg Theatre.

TUESDAY, JULY 10

THURS., JULY 12

• AA Meeting: Open meeting,

• Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call

• Steamship Days: See pull-out section for program.

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Request for Quotes Irene at 2955 • Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food. • Rotary Club: Guest speakers Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer will share their experiences at this year’s Rotary International Convention in Bangkok- 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Snug Cafe. Guests welcome. Ongoing • Bowen summer market is back! Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Labour Day. For info call 604947-0640 or email bowen. market@gmail.com.

Bowen Island Municipality would like to invite qualified contractors to bid on the supply and installation of a pre-designed septic field for the Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department Satellite Fire Hall located at 1421 Adams Road. All interested contractors must have a valid Worksafe BC account and a minimum of two million dollars in general liability insurance. The successful applicant will be working under a qualified engineer and will be expected to satisfy all requirements set out by the engineer. Interested parties must contact the Project Manager by July 13, 2012 for further details and project specifications. Late inquiries will not be accepted. Project Manager: Chris Sorrentino 604-861-5966 customcoastal1@gmail.com

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Pied Pumkin’s Rick Scott, Joe Mock, and Bowen Island’s Shari Ulrich come together to play on Bowen Island on Wednesday, July 11. Submitted photo

Two Pied Pumkin shows on Bowen: one for adults, one for kids

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he incomparable Pied Pumkin with Rick Scott, Joe Mock, and Bowen Island’s Shari Ulrich, is thrilled to be launching their 2012 tour with two shows on Bowen Island on Wednesday, July 11. The first will be a children’s Pumkids show at 2 p.m., and the second will be a garden variety Pumkin show at 8 p.m. at the intimate Tir-na-nog Theatre. The legendary B.C. folk trio Pied Pumkin have been creating original, infectious music for over 30 years. In the mid ‘70s, their mixture of timeless music, fearless arrangements and irreverent humour defied categorization and made the group a Westcoast favourite. The combination of Rick Scott’s dulcimer, Shari Ulrich’s fiddle, Joe Mock’s guitar and flawless vocal harmonies created an uttlerly original and enduring sound. They self-produced two albums which sold over 30,000 LPs on their own Squash Records, one of Canada’s first independent labels. After Shari’s departure to The Hometown Band in 1976, Rick and Joe continued recording and performing for eight more years as Pied

Pear, then each Pumkin went on to their own successful career. In 1998, Pied Pumkin staged the first of many reunion tours and released PLUCKING DeVINE, a retrospective CD that made Jurgen Gothe’s Top Ten Album list and was nominated as Best Roots Album of the year. In 2000, they released PIED ALIVE, 13 musical polaroids recorded in nine communities on the summer ‘99 tour. In 2007, their children’s CD PUMKIDS won the Western Canadian and Canadian Folk Music Awards. Following that tour, the members have been involved in individual projects. Joe Mock lives in France and has been performing in Europe; Bowen Island’s Shari Ulrich performs with several other groups, including her own trio with daughter Julia Graff and former Bowen Islander Ted Littlemore; and Rick Scott has been working on “The Great Gazzoon - a musical audio novel. They are pleased to finally be able to carve out the time to come together once again to share their high spirited timeless music.

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e are an aging society. The latest census confirms this and Bowen Island is no exception. The island needs extended care assisted living facilities for seniors. Most Bowen Islanders are aware of the good work that is done by the Snug Cove House Society, formerly Abbeyfield, which has been raising funds for this project over the last several years. The Kick Knack Nook Re-Use-It Store Society (KKN) and the Snug Cove House Society are currently working together on a new initiative to raise funds. Amidst the steady flow of donations received at the KKN, the volunteers occasionally spot items of considerable value. Many of these have been saved and valued independently, with a view to offer them up for auction. To this end, the KKN and the Snug Cove House boards have TRANSPORTATION 806

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Bill Leithead and Katherine Lawrence with the latest haul of treasure trove! There is a steady stream of treasure that flows through the Knick Knack Nook but some pieces are more valuable than others and the Nook’s volunteers have set those aside for a special cause - to raise funds for the Snug Cove House Society. If you have any treasure you would like to donate or want to be involved as a volunteer, please contact Katherine Lawrence at kathjohn@ fastmail.fm or phone 604-947-6953. established a joint committee to organize and promote an event to raise funds for Snug Cove House. This project goes hand in hand with the mandate of the KKN to promote sustainability – in this context the idea of social sustainability allowing aging islanders to remain in residence on island. The joint committee plans an event at the Legion Hall on Saturday, October 20, when this treasure trove

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will be offered at auction under the hammer of Graham Ritchie. Mark it on your calendars. Please consider supporting this worthwhile event that will ultimately benefit all of us. If you have valuable items that you would like to donate please contact committee chair, Katherine Lawrence at: kathjohn@fastmail.fm or phone 947-6953.

he 2012 People, Plants and Places Tour, set for Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, is lining up its roster of volunteers to assist in hosting, guiding, parking and shuttle car operation. Now is the time to give this year’s volunteer coordinator Alison Morse a call at 604-947-9875 or e-mail her at amm5@shaw.ca. Let her know if you are available for a few hours on either Saturday or Sunday. Volunteer applications can also be downloaded from the PPP website (bowenislandppp. com) or picked up from the community archives. Aside from assisting Bowen’s Memorial Garden Society and the Community Museum and Archives in their annual fund-raising, the volunteers receive a special ticket price of $10. Most volunteers work a three or four hour shift and see the selected homes and gardens on their non-working day. The PPP volunteers become part of a special group – an enthusiastic and knowledgeable cadre of islanders who enjoy meeting other islanders and off-island visitors. A handful of PPP volunteers have been involved in almost every tour to date and know the island and the tour mechanisms well. The existing volunteer lists show the coordinator that there are excellent assistants out there that she hasn’t had an opportunity to speak to yet, and that’s good because the tour has room for more friendly helpers (a few mature people in their teens or twenties would be terrific). By the way, the earlier you volunteer, the more choice of assignment you’ll have. Your help will be immensely appreciated and you will enjoy yourself. Tickets for the annual tour are $25 and are available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Museum and Archives building in Snug Cove. As well, order forms are available at the Bowen Island Nursery and the Bowen Island Flower Shop in Artisan Square. Mainland folks may order by telephone to 604-947-0384, or by e-mail to bowenppp@shaw.ca.

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Bowen ball player turns pro with Great Warriors of Maui MARCUS HONDRO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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owen Island kids don’t often continue playing baseball but there is one islander who kept it up, and got so good that he’s made the pros. Matt Walker started where other young Bowen players start, at Cypress Park. For youth players, there are often enough members for an all-island team at Cypress but gradually, kids drop out and those left get placed on off-island teams, which leads to more travel and dropping out. By high-school, some Bowen Islanders have joined the island fastpitch league but most have left the game. But Walker kept working at his game through stops with the Thomson River University team, Toronto and in the California Winter League and Arizona Winter League. He’s loved the journey and it’s paid off – he’s pitching in the independent North American League for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika (the name translates to: Great Warriors of Maui). Walker has an extremely positive outlook and expresses a lot of gratitude when he talks about not only being a professional, but doing it in, of all places, Hawaii. “Honestly, being in Maui playing professional baseball is a blessing,” he wrote in an email. “I am living life in the moment and soaking up every second, including surfing on some off days and mornings. I`m so grateful for this opportunity and I wouldn`t be here without the love and support of my parents, sisters, friends and teammates.” Signing with Hawaii came about after a strong performance playing winter ball in Arizona. Thanks to his work in the AWL, he was drafted by Maui and went to Hawaii to prove himself at a two-week tryout camp this spring. He not only made the club but earned a starting spot in the Na Koa Ikaika rotation. How is he doing? Well, at this writing, Walker was 2-2

Bowen Island’s Matt Walker is no longer on the outside looking in he’s now pitching in the independent North American League for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika. Submitted photo and leading the league in earned run average. For the uninitiated, the ERA is the averaged out number of earned runs a pitcher allows over the course of nine innings. Walker’s ERA was 1.04 around the June, a number not often achieved in any league.

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This notice is to inform Bowen Island residents that construction will be ongoing on Adams Rd. (between Sunset Rd. and Tunstall Blvd.) and Windjammer Rd. (between Malkin Creek Rd. and Captain’s Way) beginning July 9th, 2012.

This notice is to inform Bowen Island residents that road surfacing work will be ongoing on Mt. Gardner Rd., Adams Rd., Windjammer Rd., Captain’s Way, Spyglass Rd., Clipper Pl., Arbutus Pt. Rd., Westside Rd., and Laura Rd. beginning July 9th, 2012.

Occasional 15 minute delays and alternating traffic is expected.

Occasional 15 minute delays and alternating traffic is expected.

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A coach in Walker’s Cypress Park days, John Winter, said the now 24-year-old “always had a strong arm” but Walker doesn’t rely on natural abilities. He works at the four pitches he’s using, a two-seam fastball, a slider, change-up and curve, and said he’s a “sponge” when it comes to learning from coaches and teammates. His goal is to go as far as his arm, and motivation, take him. “Any time a baseball player is playing in an independent professional league, his goal is to sign with an MLB affiliated team and play in the minors,” he said. “My focus is exactly that, I am constantly working to get better and noticed by an MLB team.” Mom Caroline, who runs the Bowen Flower Shop, and father, Brent, recently went to Hawaii, to see Walker pitch in a fully-professional league for the first time. Caroline is aware of the cut-throat nature of baseball and mixed in with the joy of watching him pitch in an exotic location were the nerves of wanting him to do well. He didn’t disappoint, pitching late into the game each time and in one game allowing only a single run in seven plus innings of work. “We were lucky enough to get to see a game on our first and last night there,” she said. “To be honest I wasn’t as nervous watching as I have been at some of his younger games; some university games and (games in) Toronto were quite nerve racking.” Generous by nature, Walker cites the coaches and ballplayers he competed with on Bowen and at Cypress as helping him improve at a game he insists you have to keep enjoying in order to excel at. “It was a blast playing with friends you grew up with, and I believe all my Bowen teammates were exceptional players,” he told the Undercurrent last fall. “We had the luxury of having coaches like Jack Bryck, Bob Wiltshire, Rick Sinke and Bill Hoopes. All of them made baseball an enjoyable experience for the kids and I believe your childhood plays a factor in determining what to focus on when you’re growing up.” Walker appreciated those guys he grew up playing with, islanders such as Derek Sinke, who himself has had a taste of elite baseball, Eric Ander, Jake Moir, Dylan Macintosh, Dave Hilborn and the Woodwards, Adam and Tom. He enjoys his teammates in Maui, too, and he’s playing with a diverse bunch, not just Americans. “I’m the only Canadian on the team and I definitely get the brunt of the razzing when it comes to ‘EH’ and Canadian jokes, but we’re all very close and it’s all in good fun,” Matt reports. “We have two Venezuelans, six Hawaiians, and two Japanese players. It’s incredible playing with players from all over the world and having local Maui players brings out great crowds, plus these guys can really play ball.” One of the Japanese players is making a name for herself. Yes, a she: Eri Yoshida. The 5’1” pitcher is a knuckleballer and has four wins, the record for wins by a woman in pro hardball. Walker says her English is improving but their conversations still include nodding and gestures. He says she’s a great and hardworking teammate. If you want to keep track of how Walker, and teammate Yoshida, are faring, there’s a stats section on a sports website that includes their league. Go to pointstreak.com and click on baseball and under ‘featured clients’ and ‘professional’ click on the NABL icon. Walker intends to work at keeping his name at the top of the pitching stats list. “Baseball is something I put my heart and soul into and I dream of playing at the Rogers Center for the Toronto Blue Jays, or down at Safe Co field for the Seattle Mariners,” he said. “I believe with the right amount of confidence, work ethic, passion, and patience, it’s a realistic dream to fulfill.” Regardless of where he goes in baseball, he’s certain to keep loving the journey.


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Graham Hallat presents Peter Clarke with the Aaron Wilkin Memorial Trophy. Submitted photo

Golf club updates Saturday, June 23 - 4th Annual Community Challenge On a day in which we saw almost every weather condition, 53 golfers from all over Bowen Island came out to participate in this annual event which determines which community on Bowen Island produces the best golfers. Each community can field as many players as they like, with the two lowest men’s and ladies’ gross scores for each community counting as the team’s score. Lowest team at the end of day gets crowned the top golf community on the island. This years winning team with a total score of 189 and an 11 stroke margin of victory is Team Hood Point comprised of Bob Sangster, Tim Kerr, Pam McCall, and Jocelyn MacNiel. Winning the net portion of the event and taking home a prize, but no bragging rights was Team Hood Point West comprised of Tim Pardee, Hugh Freeman, Sally Freeman, and Susan Stoilen. I hope to see even more golfers out next year as we renew the rivalries once again. Monday, June 25 - 2nd Annual J&E Backhoe ProAm On a rare sunny and warm June day, the Bowen Island Golf Club hosted 30 of the Lower Mainlands top Golf Professionals for the 2nd Annual J&E Backhoe ProAm. Competing in teams of 2 comprised of one Pro and one Amateur, 30 teams took to the course in what proved to be a fantastic test of golf. This event not only features golf, but it also raises money for our Junior Development Program to grow the future of golf on the island. Winning the Professional Division with a score of 65 (-5) and taking home a cheque for $1,000 was defending champion and #4 ranked golfer in Canada Bryn Parry of Seymour Creek Golf Centre. Tied for 2nd place with scores of 69 (-1) were Doug Morgan of the Redwoods Golf Course and Sergej Dronov of University Golf Club, each taking home $700. On the team side of the event, taking home top honors with a team score of 62 (-8) was Peter Clarke teamed up with Dave Bolton of Savage Creek Golf Centre. Peter takes home a brand new set of Callaway irons and they both will get their name etched on the Aaron Wilkin Memorial Trophy presented annually to the winning team of this event. A huge thank you is owed to all of the great sponsors and supporters of this event, without your help this event would not have been possible. See you at the course! Steve Liddicoat,

Muddy and sporting scrapes and bruises but proud - the tough mudders.

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ough Mudders came out to have some fun on Saturday June 23. The Big Kahunas, our team of 16 men and women entered into the 19.3 kilometer challenge, were as ready as we could be for an off road run with 22 military-style obstacles designed by the British Special Forces. All but one crossed the finish line to receive the coveted orange Tough Mudder head band. The one who didn’t finish had a shoulder injury, and two made it across

the finish line with knee injuries. A few cuts, a few scrapes and plenty of bruises round out the listing. Eight of these Big Kahunas are from Bowen Island: Johnny Bacon, David Kurt, Fawn Gill, Scott Begg, Joanne Mogridge, Carlos VelaMartinez, Melodie Mosier and Tim Hausch. Michelle and Mathew Harrison, both from Bowen Island, were on a different team. Joanne Mogridge

MANAGER OF DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS Bowen Island, established in 1999 as British Columbia’s only Island Municipality, is a vibrant community of approximately 3,500 full-time residents accessed by a regular 20-minute ferry service from West Vancouver. An island within the Islands Trust, it is also a member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. The Municipality is committed to enhancing its unique natural ecosystems, improving economic, environmental and social well-being, and fostering community involvement. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, as a key member of the senior management team, the Manager of Development and Operations will: • • • • •

Provide strategic leadership to the Planning and Public Works divisions; In this capacity will lead and coach a team of three direct reports and approximately ten indirect reports in the areas of Infrastructure, Utilities (water and sewer), Planning, Parks, Solid Waste & Recycling and Bylaw Services; Be integrally involved in the Municipality’s short and long term infrastructure planning process, capital budgeting and programming, and coordinating the design and construction of municipal infrastructure; Ensure that the activities of the Development and Operations Department are coordinated with other municipal departments and to promote an atmosphere of cooperation with all; Be responsible for retaining and managing consultants to undertake planning and public works capital projects.

The successful applicant will: • • • •

Have related civil engineering credentials coupled with approximately ten years of municipal experience in supervisory positions of increasing responsibility; Have a demonstrated knowledge of municipal engineering and operations, land development approval practices and policies, and project management; Have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated success in working effectively with elected officials and staff in a team environment; Be cost conscious, innovative and bring leadership qualities and a progressive approach.

The salary range for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume, covering letter and salary expectations in confidence by 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 to the attention of: Kathy Lalonde Interim Chief Administrative Officer Bowen Island Municipality 981 Artisan Lane Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 EMAIL: klalonde@bimbc.ca PHONE: 604-947-4255 FAX: 604-947-0193 We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

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Canada Day on Bowen Island It wasn’t the best of days in terms of the weather but young and old, everyone enjoyed the festivities in Crippen Park. Debra Stringfellow photo

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