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Fall clean up this Saturday

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Exempt or not? Council goes back on decision to grant only 60 per cent exemption to Camp Bow-Isle SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


AppleFest was a huge success and Beck and Finn were eager to help celebrate this year’s harvest. More photos on page 12. Debra Stringfellow photo

Ferry refit plus dock repairs SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR


rom October 14, the ferry run between Horseshoe Bay and Snug Cove will be covered by the Bowen Queen as the Queen of Capilano will go for its annual refit until November 20. Councillor and member of the Bowen Island Municipal Ferry

Advisory Committee Alison Morse gave a short verbal presentation to council on Monday, October 9 and said, “BC Ferries confirmed that the Queen of Capilano’s DOT certification will be done at the same time.” At this point, there is no date set for the Queen of Capilano’s conversion to LNG as had been under discussion last December but Darin Guenette, BC Ferries’ manager of

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public affairs, said that the corporation will continue considering the benefits of using LNG on its vessels. “For now, our primary focus is on ‘new builds’, as we could realize the benefits (cost savings) for the entire expected life of the vessel. As for conversion of current vessels from diesel to LNG, we will continue to consider


ll of the public comment made at the October 9 council meeting related to the issue of permissive tax exemption, specifically to the decision to grant Camp Bow-Isle a 60 per cent exemption rather than the historical 100 per cent the camp has enjoyed for many years. The discussion about permissive tax exemption policy and the step to reduce the exemptions for Camp Bow-Isle as well as Rivendell was made by council at its September 17 meeting. The first speaker on Tuesday morning was Jon Heath, the director of the BC Camping and Recreation Guild for Christian Scientists, also known as Camp Bow-Isle. “We are seeking a solution that will benefit everyone,” he said. “We would like to have you understand that we are part of a network of non-profit organizations that serve this community. These groups provide services that cannot be replaced, and if you would try to replace them, it would be cost prohibitive. They flourish though donations and the hard work of countless members of the community.” Heath pointed out that Camp Bow-Isle is looking back at 52 years of being exempt from paying property tax and acknowledged council’s challenge of reviewing applications for tax exceptions. “You have to look at the merit of the organization and try to decide who is exempt,” he said, adding that he believes that council has always granted tax exemptions to all organizations that applied. “This is first time that council decided that two organizations should not be exempt,” he added. “In the past years, we were always contacted about the decision, this year, we didn’t hear back and it caught us off guard. When we called, we found out that the first reading [of the bylaw] had already taken place.” Heath stated that the cost for Camp Bow-Isle, were the tax exemption kept at 60 per cent, would be in the neighbourhood of $15,000 to $17,000 - a substantial budget item, ranking right behind staff and food costs. “For us, that will be huge,” he said, adding that he sees this as a dangerous precedent. “If you tax the charities, you get the ball rolling and where will it end? Will the elderly get preference over children and will recreation will get preference over art?” Heath added that Camp Bow-Isle has recently worked together with the Bowen Island Community School, in addition to existing partnerships with the Island Pacific School and the Island Discovery Learning Centre. “Especially in recent years, we have brought in as many people

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IT’S THE DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE ‘Are you going to get that?’ Jean asks as the cell phone of the man sitting at the table next to her continues to ring in the opening scene of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a Theatre On the Isle (TOTI) production opening on October 12. Producer Judi Gedye says that the play is good for some laughs but also has moments of introspection. The cast includes Jackie Minns, David Cameron, Laurel Bailey, Tina Nielsen and Heather Hodson and the play is directed by Nina Rhodes-Hughes. It runs for two weekends (October 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20) at 8 p.m. at the Tir-na-nOg Theatre and tickets are $20. Don’t miss the fun. Marcus Hondro photo

rowing old on Bowen isn’t easy. It’s difficult and very expensive to find someone to look after you at home, and there’s no safe and supportive accommodation to move into when the daily business of keeping your house going, shopping and making meals gets too much. Every year, four or five islanders have to leave the island to find supportive housing on the mainland, saying goodbye to neighbours and friends. Seniors contribute actively to their community for longer than ever before, and across Canada all levels of government are readying for the “grey tsunami” of baby boomers and polishing up the art of aging gracefully in one’s own community. But government money does not go to small communities like Bowen. Instead, Bowen is considered to be part of Vancouver’s catchment area. That looks economically right on paper, but it’s not good for islanders who must leave everything behind to find the right resources. That 20-minute ride across the water between Bowen and Vancouver means nothing to the big picture social planners, but it can mean everything to uprooted island seniors. For a very long, time (this November will see the 18th annual general meeting of the Snug Cove House Society formerly known as Abbeyfield House), Bowen volunteers have been striving to create supportive seniors’ housing so that our elders can live well in the community they’ve helped to foster. Snug Cove House will help to stop the exodus of seniors, which are, after garbage, our second biggest export. Without federal or provincial support, we’re on our own, and the community has responded, raising $160,000 to buy the society’s Miller Road land in 2004, and funding the rezoning process four years ago, which envisions selling half the land for affordable general housing, which, in turn, should provide

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This antique cut-glass flower vase with a gold rim is one of the treasures that will be auctioned off in support of Snug Cove House on October 20. Submitted photo half the construction funds for the seniors’ residence. A mortgage will provide most of the other half. Since then, building plans have been refined to adjust to the reality of lower land prices and tighter mortgage requirements: the residence will now be built in two stages, starting with a 10-unit building with staff accommodation and central kitchen, dining and gathering areas. Because it was originally surplus parkland, the society’s land is not within municipal water supply and sewage connection areas, and the battle to obtain both has been long and fruitless. Now there’s good news: work just completed, thanks to a municipal community grant and a generous donation from a society board member, means that Snug Cove House now has an assured water supply from a well on its land. And Vancouver Coastal Health has confirmed the land has the right conditions to process sewage on site with a septic field or fields. To help celebrate this heartening news, Bowen’s Knick Knack Nook has thrown its support behind Snug Cove House with a huge fundraising auction of an amazing wealth of special collectible art and craft works on Saturday, October 20.

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Help with dinner time and much more “I had to explain that my friends have organized a food train and I’ve had food brought to my house every night except one,” she said, adding that, on that night, the family ordered pizza. “The kids often take beautiful homemade meals to school for lunch,” Jean says. “Before the baby was born, the time from 4 to 7 p.m. would be quite hectic. It’s the time when everyone wants my attention and I also have to make dinner. With all the help I’ve had, I’m able to play outside with my kids.” In addition to Lochlan, Jean and Jim Coker have three children: Makena (6), Sawyer (3) and Saxon who is 16 months old. After Saxon’s birth, Jean and Jim thought they were done with having babies. “We got rid of all the baby stuff except the stroller,” Jean said, adding that their friends have rallied and replaced all the items they needed for the new baby. “One of my friends gave me a double stroller,” Jean said. “I have everything I need, including a brand new car seat.” The help the couple received didn’t stop there. Jean remembers that two days before the baby was born, her dryer broke. “We went into the hospital and while we were gone, a friend went to our house, stripped the beds, washed the sheets and then brought them back. When I thanked her, she said it was nothing,” Jean said. “It might be nothing for her to clean my house or for the other



hen Jean Coker went into the hospital to deliver her baby, someone gained entry to her home through a basement window that had been left open. The person went through the house, tidied up and swept the floors, not in an attempt to destroy evidence but as a present to the new mother and her family. When they returned from the hospital, the place was clean, the sheets were washed and the beds were made. If that sounds like a scene out of a fairy tale, Jean Coker would agree. “It’s incredible,” she said. Jean and her family have lived on Bowen for seven years. She thought she knew the community well but in the last few weeks, it held a string of surprises. It started with the birth of her daughter, Lochlan, on September 13 and hasn’t let up since. Last week, Jean recounted that five minutes before our conversation, someone rang her doorbell and dropped off three frozen meals. “I recently went for a check-up with my family doctor and he asked how I was doing,” Jean says. “I said that I was fine. When he asked how I was coping with dinner time, I told him that I haven’t cooked a meal in 17 days.” Jean laughs as she describes the doctor’s reaction who looked at her without comprehension.

friends to make an extra pot of stew, but for us, this is huge.” The same friend has been coming over twice a week to pick up the laundry and returns it washed and folded. Jean said that the parents from the Bowen Island Montessori School have made a roster to deliver meals Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until October 19 but, with all the other help, every day has been covered. “And the meals they bring are so nice,” Jean says. “There is often a salad, a main course, bread and a sparkling beverage. For dessert, we’ve had crumbles and cookies.” In addition to dinners, Jean has received fresh-baked croissants and cinnamon buns at 7:30 a.m. from the neighbour across the streets. Her kids have been invited to go on play-dates and have received rides to and from school. The family has also gotten gift certificates and balloons. “People have been remarking that I look pretty relaxed,” Jean says. “That’s because I’ve had so much help and support. As a result of that, I’ve been able to spend more time with each of my children and that has been great for their adjustment.” Jean says that while she is writing thank-you notes, her mother has been telling everyone that if they want to have a baby, the best bet would be to move to Bowen Island.

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as we can from Bowen Island – outside the Christian Science community. We look forward to being part of Bowen Island’s non-profits that serve that community. I hope you help us to do that but if you tax us to the tune of $15,000, you find yourself damaging the non-profits of Bowen Island.” Further speakers in support of Camp Bow-Isle included Ted Spear, head of school at IPS, Alan Saugstad, principal of the Island Discovery Learning Centre and Robin de Zwaart and his siblings, all of whom have had the experience of attending Camp Bow-Isle. Councillor Wolfgang Duntz said that the decision to carefully assess tax exemptions came from the necessity to look closely at municipal finances. “For us, getting $15,000 less in taxes means half a per cent increase for general tax payers,” he said. “The municipality has to balance its books, our financial situation is not desperate but it’s tight.” And while Duntz agrees that non-profit organization provide tremendous value, he believes that being overly generous with tax exemptions will place a larger burden on the island’s taxpayers. “I’m aware of many families who struggle financially,” he said. Duntz suggested a better system to gauge tax exemption eligibility. “We have to establish criteria that bring fairness and transparency to it,” he said. “We have to make sure that the system of taxation is fair and establish an unquestionable system of merit to evaluate tax

exception against service provided to the community.” Duntz suggested referring the draft policy to the Finance Review Task Force. CAO Kathy Lalonde offered an apology from staff for not notifying Camp Bow-Isle of the first reading of the bylaw. Deputy treasurer Kristen Watson has looked at several municipalities and how much tax exemption they grant. “I did some analysis of direct financial assistance and have found that we are a very generous community,” she summed up. “In 2011, our direct contribution equaled 5.6 per cent of our tax levy, I haven’t found a community with an equally high percentage.” Watson added that it is likely that the island’s non profit organizations are dependent on that level of assistance. CFO Karen Blow said that the decision to pull back on permissive tax exemptions was initiated by the previous council and recalled that the Seymour Bay Foundation representing the Bowen Island Golf Association had been removed from the list of tax exemptions last year but were granted 100 per cent this year. Mayor Jack Adelaar made the point that by granting a 100 per cent tax exemption, Bowen taxpayers will be shouldered with the organization’s portion of taxes to the Islands Trust and Metro Vancouver. After a lengthy discussion, council decided to rescind the first reading of the tax exemption bylaw and grant 100 per cent tax exemption to the Camp Bow-Isle as well as the Rivendell Foundation partly due to the fact that the organizations had not been properly notified. The tax exemption policy will be referred to the Finance Review Task Force.


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With all the help she has been getting from the community, Jean Coker has been able to spend time with each of her children making the transition into a family of six go smoothly. Debra Stringfellow photo

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the possibilities but do not have plans to convert any vessels at this time,” he said. Guenette added that the current analysis for the payback period for a conversion is 10 years and this length of time does not make LNG conversions financially viable for BC Ferries. If the business case changes, BC Ferries will consider the conversion of the Queen of Capilano during the mid-life refit in about two year’s time. During the operation of the Bowen Queen, BC Ferries is offering $10 per 24 hour parking for Bowen residents in the Impark surface lot starting on October 13. To be eligible, Bowen Islanders need to obtain a resident parking pass from BC Ferries’ customer service desk behind the foot passenger ticket booths. In addition to the ferry’s refit, BC Ferries plans improvements to the marine structures at Snug Cove terminal from November to February. A press release from BC Ferries states that “the work will involve an upgrade of one of the dolphins and the replacement of another.” “The good news is that the 40-year old dolphin will be replaced,” Morse

said. “Originally it had been indicated that all the work had to be done at night but now there is a good chance that most of the work can be done during the day by placing a barge between the wing wall and our dock.” Morse explained that the work will be finished before the heron nesting season starts. BC Ferries estimates that some night work will be required to access the berth outside of normal sailing times and will be performed eight to 12 times throughout the project. “The primary advantage to doing night work will be that normal ferry service between Bowen Island and Horseshoe Bay will not be affected,” the press release says. “The project work includes pile driving, drilling, welding, component installation and other miscellaneous construction. The type and level of noise will vary during these activities. The contractor will determine the exact schedule for night work, but weather and tidal conditions will be a critical factor in timing.” BC Ferries will issue a service notice that outlines the expected date and times when night work is scheduled to give as much advance notice as is possible.

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

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have now completed my survey of ferry users concerning the south side ferry marshalling proposal. The results are posted on my web site at: www., including all comments and can be accessed from the top item in the left-hand menu. Three hundred and eighty five flyers with requesting completion of the survey were handed out to ferry users in the ferry line-up with a further 15 emailed directly as a preliminary test of the survey. A letter was also published in the Undercurrent on Friday September 28 with similar survey information. I talked to about half of those in the ferry line-up to whom I gave flyers. Of that half, four or five spoke against the south side (5 per cent). The  majority (95 per cent) made positive comments about the south side proposal and the need to get some action on improving ferry marshalling. Up to Thursday evening, 104 responses had been received, a response rate of 26 per cent, considered good for such surveys. A further 17 responses were received over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The survey closed early Monday morning. With these figures, the survey results are within ±9 per cent, 19 times out of 20. This gives the survey reasonable validity, apart from possible bias: in the questionnaire itself; or the effect of  self-selection. Information provided in the questionnaire was intended to be informative rather than persuasive, but a few comments in the responses did state that the questionnaire was biased, or the respondent did not like the question wording. These comments, like most, were thoughtful and constructive, whether for or against. The respondents were 92 per cent Bowen Island residents, with 63 per cent resident for 10 years or more, and a further 18 per cent resident for five to 10 years. Most (84 per cent) knew about the south side proposal, but more than half (52 per cent) did not know that Mark Collins, V-P Engineering at BC Ferries had said that the south side has operational advantages. Even more (66 per cent) did not know that Collins said that BC Ferries are prepared to consider designing and funding the facility with full cost recovery, if the community supported it (emails as recently as June 14, 2012). Respondents’ willingness to bear the cost recovery (estimated as 50 cents a foot passenger and $1.50 a vehicle) was more evenly divided as 46 per cent said “yes”, 21 per cent said “maybe” and 32 per cent said “no”. The number of respondents who knew the proposed facilities would keep well clear of the Bowfest Field was fairly evenly divided (56 per cent said they knew, 44 per cent said they didn’t). A statistically significant majority of the respondents put the south side proposal as their first choice for locating the ferry marshalling facilities (55 per cent to relocate to the south side, 19 per cent to keep the current arrangements, 15 per cent to keep the existing dock but put the marshalling in the north park, and 11 per cent to widen Government Road and use the existing dock). Overloads were experienced by all respondents (on average: 56 per cent occasionally, 24 per cent once a month, 14 per cent once a week and 6 per cent several times a week). The need to arrive early and/or plan was mentioned by several respondents. A slim majority thought we should have a bigger ferry (53 per cent) with just 7 per cent thinking the ferry should be smaller, leaving 40 per cent thinking it should stay the same size. David R. Hill 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.

Documentary film screening of White Water, Black Gold causes ripple effect To the Editor: he pebble was tossed into the waters and the ripples are being felt. Many thanks to David Lavallee for bringing his powerful documentary film, White Water Black Gold, to the gallery last Thursday. The story of a drop of water journeying from the Columbia Icefields, down the Athabasca River, past the tar sands and ending up in Fort McKay, is a must for anyone who loves our coastal waters. Thanks to Sven Biggs of Tanker-Free BC for guiding us through the labyrinth of bitumen- carrying pipelines and super tankers, and to all who attended and took part in the provocative discussion.


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For the benefit of those who missed the film, Andrea Little has purchased a copy and donated it to the Bowen Library. I encourage everyone to see this film. The threat to our waters is enormous. Thanks to Paul Fast for postering and set-up and chauffeuring our guests. Thanks to Jacqueline Massey, our projectionist, and to Don Marshall, Will Husby, and Andrea Little for pitching in. Special thanks to the The Undercurrent for publishing a thoughtful editorial. For more information, go to or www.whitewaterblackgold. com.

Sobering facts and sense of hope To the Editor:


ar Sands tailings “ponds” the size of Lake Erie and visible from space. Rapidly disappearing glaciers. Downstream communities whose children are developing cancers. An industry so hungry for the remaining dregs of oil left on this planet that it will literally sell our future down the river to get it. Governments so invested in big oil that they turn a blind eye and lie to their citizens. These were the sobering take aways from David Lavallee’s award-winning documentary, White Water, Black Gold, screened to a committed gathering of Bowenians at the Gallery at Artisan Square last evening. There is nowhere to hide from the truth. Our oil-driven civilization is unequivocally on its way out, and if we don’t take a stand, it will most certainly take our waterways, our planet, and our children’s and grandchildren’s futures with it. Yet one of the most profound emotions I felt from the evening was hope. I felt hope because David Lavallee, the filmmaker, and Sven Biggs, the spokesperson from Tanker-Free BC, although well-versed in all that is wrong with this picture, did not waste their time indulging in despair for our future or even outrage at those bent on continuing in this destructive course. They have moved beyond reactivity to the more sustainable emotions of love and reverence for this planet and for all of the creatures that inhabit it, including we humans who have become addicted to oil culture. Young men in their thirties, they stood before us and responded to our questions with quiet authority and sometimes humour. They were humbly determined to do their part to shift the destructive course that we’re on and to use the considerable resources and ingenuity at our disposal to create a healthy world in which everyone can drink the water again. I felt hope because Pauline Le Bel, who had convened this gathering, was doing her part to be a pebble in the tailings pond - not from a “do-gooder” or even a “giving back” place but from a courageously held realization that we are collectively in a dark night and each must light a candle to illuminate our way forward. She did it by inducing us to sing her song, “My Burden is Light,” with her. She did it by encouraging us to hug and show our appreciation to our guests as she had observed at a global gathering of indigenous leaders because that takes the experience out of the realm of spectacle and into the embodied realm of our shared humanity, which is the place from which we need to act. I felt hope hearing that 130 First Nations chiefs have created an unbroken wall of opposition from Alaska to the US border, having signed a declaration opposing the export of oil through their traditional territories. I felt hope because I have been inspired to stand with them and with all others who are willing to be a part of this last line of defense against tar sands exports and global warning. Our time is now and we are it. Donaleen Saul

Bowen supports Inspire Health To the Editor:


ith a warm heart, I’d like to thank the Bowen community once again for their generosity and support for Inspire Health’s Kayak For A Cure fundraiser. The tally is in, as we continued to raise funds right to the end of September. The Vancouver event raised almost $40,000. Along with Victoria, the total raised was over $60,000 for Inspire Heath’s cancer care programs, money to go directly to patient care. This is such a blessing for many British Columbian’s (and many out of province folks too) who may not otherwise have access to our vital programs. Many thanks for digging deep and contributing to this cause. A special thanks goes out to the Ruddy Potato for not only contributing funds but also giving us space to fundraise and advertise. And to Bowen Island Sea Kayaking for lending us kayaks to practice. Did you know that anybody can now attend our main life program for cancer prevention?  If you know anybody afflicted with cancer, please tell them about Inspire Health and contact 604.734.7125 or go to for more info.

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Sawasy, Chris and Wolf of Sunnystein Farm, Ben the Best Baker, last year’s winner Laura Bramly, and Sarah Jane from The Snug; Rondy Dike of the Union SteamShip Company (USSC) for opening up the rental cottages for viewing; Coral Louie of the Sign Studio for new orchard signage and our beautiful Applefest banner; Tim Hausch of Shaw Cable for putting up the banner; Tatiana Michniewicz for face-painting willing little Applefeasters; Charmaine and Frannie Heffelfinger and Coral Louie for cakewalk cupcakes; and for getting the word out to their readers and members, thanks to Barbara Wiltshire’s Phorum, BC Living online magazine, the Bowen Island Arts Council, the Bowen Island Museums and Archives, Bowen Island Magazine, the Undercurrent, and Family Place. Thanks also to whoever was responsible for the glorious weather. Our sincere apologies to anyone we may have missed in this list of generosity. Maria Steernberg’s photos of the event are posted at html. If you have photos you’d like to share, please send them to bowenheritage@gmail. com. We always welcome new members who want to help restore the heritage cottages of Snug Cove. See Our directors are Rob Cairns, Judi Gedye, Maureen Nicholson, Caroline Goodson Parker, and Karen Wristen. How much cider did Florrie Levine, Doug Davis, and the kids serve up? “We gave out at least 425 cups of cider and many refills,” says Florrie. “We pressed 150 pounds of apples which we picked from the Podivans’ orchard. Thanks to them for their continued support of Applefest. We loved seeing so many kids and adults enjoy the workings of the cider press. Doug noted that many more girls were interested this year. It was great to have so many young helpers, especially Rylan, Molly, Raben, and Mait, who washed apples, pressed apples, and served the cider all day! It’s very fun for our family to participate in Applefest.”

Last farmers market October 20 ELLE GLAVE BOWFEAST


ocavores, it’s your last chance to snap up some fresh Bowen produce this fall. The BowFEAST community farmers’ market is Saturday, October 20, at the Bowen Island Community School from 9 a.m. to noon—the last one of this growing season. Not only will Bowen growers be rolling out their gorgeous apples, pears, figs, carrots, beets, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes,

beans, spuds and squash, but BIHORA will be selling bags of horse manure for your garden fall composting. Islander André Chollat is putting on a free demonstration showing his method of kitchen composting. Also on offer: bounty from the school’s student garden, jams (raspberry, blueberry, crabapple), vinegars, chutney and pickles, pies, scones, muffins, cookies and other home-baked goodies. Tables are $5; free for kids. Vendors, please contact Elle Glave at For info, see

Are they smarter than we think?

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Slow Lane’s thoughts on beasts, birds and bugs


’ve often wondered how animals, birds and even bugs think. Given the abundance of creatures on island, the subject seems Bowen enough to be fodder for a Lane since Susanne, like Martha and Edye before her, said I can write about pretty much whatever I want anyway. Now, I haven’t read up on the thought processes of bugs, birds and beasts and so don’t possess any real knowledge – what a surprise, hey – but it’s an enjoyable subject to consider. How does a bird, for example, ‘think’ its way around Bowen Island? Let’s say a bird is in Snug Cove and flies over the Woodward and Catchlove homes and lands on the roof of Peggy Proudlock’s but hasn’t spotted any seeds, what goes through the bird’s brain? “Well, perhaps I should fly over to Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ place out Cape Roger Curtis way, he’s got well-stocked feeders.” Okay I know it’s not gonna think in words, but what then? Does it get an image of Michael’s home, of his new roof (which strapping young lad, Jack De Sante, worked on) and then it just takes off? What does it think while flying there? “Wow, look at the humans poking around racks of naked and dead trees at the Irly Bird.” Do humans at the Irly Bird even register to a bird brain and if so, in what way? It’s a lot to think about. Here’s more: the other day this deer that lives in our neighbourhood was staring at me as I climbed into my vehicle. It had a look not unlike one my wife gives me, a mixture of disdain and horror. The deer was so stern-seeming, it was as if it just caught me butting into the ferry line-up and, as I watched it watch me, it occurred to me that deers might think cars are animals, too. “There goes that dishevelled-looking animal actually getting inside that poor shiny animal and making it take him places again. The gall of those creatures! Still, they grow nice geraniums and hostas.” I mean again, I don’t know

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big congratulations to this year’s winner of the Best Bowen Apple Pie Contest. That’s Ben the Best Baker who was selected by this year’s panel of distinguished judges: RCMP Const. Chris Froats, the General Store’s Nancy Lee, and Chief Librarian Tina Nielsen. Bowen Heritage gratefully acknowledges the support and help of many islanders for Applefest 2012. We enjoyed record attendance and raised over $1,500 to support our heritage preservation efforts. Bowen Heritage gave special thanks this year to Bill and Peter Granger, who for many years organized volunteer horticultural students from Kwantlen College to visit in the wet of winter to prune and inspect our heritage trees. They have been nurturing our trees and our organization for many years, and we are deeply thankful. We would also like to publicly thank John and Josephine Riley for their splendid heritage apple display; Bowen Agricultural Alliance organizers Elle Glave and Leah Walker, and growers Aubin and David van Berckel, Jayeson Hendyrsan and Kim Brooks of Forest Brooks Farm, Dave and Louise McIntosh, Maureen Sawasy, and Michelle Taylor; Florrie Levine and Doug Davis for their cider press; Julie Cree of Artisan Eats/The Tuscany; the Ruddy Kitchen and especially Elena Waldman; Sarah Haxby and the amazing apple-picking BICS kids; local orchards, especially Collins Farm, the Podivans, Kate Coffey, and the van Berckels; the Bowen Heritage Marathon Apple Pie Makers: Chris Buchanan, Brent Carline, Wolf Draegestein, Judi Gedye, Sheree Johnson, Maria Steernberg, and Karen Wristen; Metro Vancouver Parks staff (including Tom McComb and Rod Harding) for set-up, recycling, and park interpretation; a second thank-you to Brent Carline for the very well attended Windowsill Garden Workshop for Kids, supported by Vancity Community Projects; pie contestants Jules de Groot of Alderwood Farm, Julie Cree of Artisan Eats, Maureen


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how it could think that without language, but might that be the gist of it? As for bugs, when I was painting the parking lot at the USSC marina a spider crawled on the number two I was painting for parking stall 82. I turned with a brush full of paint just as a few legs settled down in the paint already there and before I could warn it, other legs followed and it stopped, stuck. What was the spider’s thought process there? “I can’t get out, I’m hooped”? Maybe it thought ‘great, eight legs and not one moves.’ I’ll say this - the guy was a game and a plucky spider for sure but it really was hooped. Even if I picked it up, some legs would have come off so the only humane thing was to paint over it, entombing it and putting it out of its misery. I despair to think of its final thoughts. As humans, we can vent about experiences like that, as I am here, but I’ve never thought venting to be something other creatures do, though crows seem to be venting when they sit on a branch and repeatedly call out the same sequence of ‘caws.’ “Life is tragic” they seem to intone “We’re born to die.” Lamenting, however, is something other creatures do. My friend Billie Lieske has been doing some lately. She’s in heat and Paul and Basia, her owner-parents, tie her up if she gets too playful with a male and Billie wails a bit, lamenting her inability to...conjugate. I’ll pause to say that it’d be nice for human males if our wives missed us when we’re apart and can’t... conjugate, but, lamentably, they don’t. Finally, I doubt birds, bugs or beasts get self-conscious or court regret like we do. Like toddlers, their thoughts turn into actions in the flap of a hummingbird’s wings. They don’t bother with “gosh, that might make me look stupid” or “wish I hadn’t stepped in this paint” or “gee, maybe a park Cape Roger Curtis would’ve been nice.” Which leads to this: I suspect that birds, bugs and beasts are smarter than we think.

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A thrill for some but trouble for the fen riding AtVs and dirt bikes in the nature reserve can have serious consequences SUSANNE MARTIN Editor


hey do it for the thrill. They get on their dirt bikes and ATVs and bring a chainsaw for good measure. Then they’re off, over rough terrain and through the mud, revving up the engines and proud of producing a fountain of muddy water. When they take their vehicles into the Fairy Fen Sanctuary Nature Reserve, they damage the creek bed of Huszar Creek and impact the fen, say Owen Plowman and Everhard Van Lidth de Jeude of the Bowen Island Conservancy. Last Friday, Plowman and Van Lidth de Jeude met up with councillor Andrew Stone for a hike to Fairy Fen to show him the tracks of ATVs and dirt bikes and discuss possible ways of discouraging the thrill seekers from trespassing into Fairy Fen. “Fairy Fen is the only fen of its type in the lower mainland and there are species and plants here that don’t occur anywhere else.” Plowman explained. The Conservancy’s website ( states, “Fairy Fen is described by biologists as one of the most undisturbed, biologically diverse, and ecologically rare fens in southern British Columbia (a fen is a wetland fed by ground or surface water and is neutral or alkaline in its chemistry, supporting a high diversity of plant and animal species). It protects unique plants, such as Labrador Tea, bog St. John’s-wort, bog cranberry, and a wide variety of sedges and mosses.” Even though the fen lies undisturbed, the destruction of the creek feeding into it can have repercussions for the wetland. “The Nature Reserve covers about 18 hectares. We were restricted by the size of the reserve and tried to cover as much of the

watershed as possible to protect the fen,” Van Lidth de Jeude says. “The fen is filled with organic material and we are afraid of the siltation that comes from the creek. It will kill the growth of sphagnum.” Not far from the fen, a sign clearly marks the area as part of a nature sanctuary, tire tracks run across the creek bed only five metres away. “They come right through here,” says Van Lidth de Jeude, pointing at the dry creek. He says that he was on his way to the fen on the previous Friday around 4:30 p.m., when he heard engine noise. He hurried down the slope but when he got there, he only found tracks. “Even if I had got here in time [to see the ATVs], there wouldn’t have been anything I could have done as they don’t have to have licence plates,” says Van Lidth de Jeude, adding that this makes enforcing the no driving regulation in the fen difficult. Another idea was to put up barriers to prevent easy entrance to the area but Van Lidth de Jeude points at a large trunk of a tree that had fallen across the path a couple of years ago and has been cut into at least five section by chainsaw-carrying ATV enthusiasts. The signs that are placed at access points to the area say: Welcome to Fairy Fen Nature Sanctuary, please respect the area and the wildlife it supports. The icons clearly indicate no ATV, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. Plowman says that the Conservancy has put up 15 out of the 18 that were produced with funding from the Islands Trust. “That is part of the conundrum,” Plowman says. “It’s not reasonable to say that people will be arrested or somehow punished. We have to enter into a dialogue with them and explain that the area is protected and maybe suggest alternatives.”

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He added that he doesn’t consider riding dirt bikes or ATVs to be wrong but simply wants to draw attention to the fen’s sensitive nature. “This is a problematic area, so we need them to go somewhere else. And if there isn’t a place, we might need to think of making one.” Plowman added that a gate was installed at the top of the path but that people just “drive around it.” Stone agreed that an approach that fosters understanding would be best. “If you put up more gates, you create an adversarial situation. Bowen has a massive amount of trails and maybe we could let them know that we’d prefer it if they stay away from the [Fairy Fen] area,” he said. “One thing that would help that along would be to inform the community.” Plowman added that it would be helpful to identify an area where ATV and dirt bike riding would be encouraged but says that the Conservancy doesn’t know whom to approach to open the discussion. Higher up the trail, the tracks are even deeper and the wall of the creek bed has collapsed. Van Lidth de Jeude points out the different threads left by ATVs and dirt bikes and explains how this contributes to the silt content that will be washed into the fen once the creek will carry water. To the right, the trail leads up to Radar Hill and connects to an access road between Josephine Drive and Salal Road. That’s where they think most of the drivers of the ATVs and dirt bikes enter the area. But monitoring the entrance won’t prevent the trespass. “The trail starts on Crown land, riding an ATV or dirt bike there isn’t illegal,” says Van Lidth de Jeude. “Only down here in the Nature Sanctuary.” “There are areas where the trail is covered in water and that makes an enormous fountain of mud go up,” says Plowman, “that adds to the thrill.”

A close-up of the fen hints at the diversity of life in the wetland. Just a few metres away, tire tracks show the activities of ATV and dirt bike riders. Tracks are even more prominent upstream, even though signs clearly mark the entrance to the reserve. Councillor Stone discusses options with Conservancy members. Susanne Martin photos

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Get ready to drop, cover and hold SUSANNE MARTIN EdItor


owen Island’s Emergency Social Services Coordinator, Amanda Ockeloen, believes in having a plan and she encourages the community to take part in the 2012 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. On Thursday, October 18, thousands of B.C. residents will practice what to do in the case of an earthquake: drop, cover and hold on. For last year’s event, more than 12.5 million people were part of the drills worldwide and Ockeloen believes that this presents a chance to participate and learn about the issue of emergency preparedness. “It’s good practice for sure,” she said, adding that she has sent all

the relevant information to Bowen schools and organizations who might benefit from taking part. The ShakeOut BC website ( has specific suggestions on how to prepare for the 18th that include planning on how to prepare and learning how to protect yourself. Audio and video drill recordings are available to view and manuals are available to download. The ShakeOut BC drill is scheduled for 10:18 a.m. on 10/18 and participants are instructed to drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, hold on as if a major earthquake were happening and stay down for at least 60 seconds. The exercise is designed to get people thinking about scenarios of what to do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover.

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Mark Singleton speaks on Bowen SUSANNE MARTIN



n Saturday, October 27, Mark Singleton will share his view on yoga with Bowen Islanders at a library literary event held at the Gallery at Artisan Square from 7 to 9 p.m. Singleton is a yoga teacher and scholar and his latest book Yoga Body has received critical acclaim as bringing fresh insight into the long history of yoga. His talk on Bowen Island, entitled Are Yoga Poses Ancient History? is geared to yoga students as well as the general public and Singleton said, “It will be suitable for everyone. I’ll start from the beginning and make it accessible to all.” Asked what we can learn about yoga through a

lecture, Singleton replied, “The question implies that we know what ‘it’ is. Yoga as it is popularly practiced has changed incredibly over the past 150 years. Often what we do in the name of yoga today bears little resemblance to more traditional practices. Historical study of the development of yoga, and its recent past, can tell us a lot about what it is that we practice. In turn, this can help show us other possibilities for practice. It seems to me that the “West” has received a very thin slice of the yoga pie.” On the topic how Singleton’s knowledge has influenced his practice and teaching, he says, “In brief, it has made me very curious about the parts of yoga that have been dropped from today’s dominant practices, and has pushed me to explore traditions of yoga that go in very different directions.”

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very year, the Grade 9 students at Island Pacific School complete a compulsory masterworks project on a topic of personal interest to them. Students research their projects extensively, write an extended paper, and defend their work at a public presentation in June. For many students, masterworks is the seminal academic remembrance of their middle school experience. Students are supported in the masterworks process by an advisory committee that consists of one IPS faculty member and two external advisers. The advisory committee meets five times throughout the school year to review the student’s work-in-progress and to offer suggestions, guidance and support. Members of the advisory panel attend their student’s presentation and public defense in June. Although every student submits a final paper relating to their topic of interest, the final product may take different forms, for example, a documentary film, an original composition or the building of a boat. The school is now looking for external advisers to sit on the advisory committees. The questions that are asked by students this year are: What is the process that the Vancouver Aquarium has for rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing abandoned seal pups and is this program successful? What is the future of girls in refugee camps and how can I help to improve it? How can I, through visual art, raise awareness about


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Nancy will be presenting a talk on: The Role of Municipal Government and Culture The AGM is an opportunity to hear the arts and cultural highlights of the past year as well as renew memberships. Not a BIAC member? Come check us out and see why we’re having so much fun. We hope you can join us. Refreshments will be served.

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An interplay between structure and decore Editor


mie Thomas named her interior design studio Moss and Oak ( “Moss represents the artwork: objects, furniture, the decorative element,” Thomas explained. “Oak is the structure: the interior space, the plan and the architectural elements. I’m pursuing an interplay between the two.” “I have been working with other design firms - I was employed by an architectural firm before moving to Bowen,” she said. “Now I have my own business because that gives me a more flexible schedule.” For her business, Thomas is looking to get more residential contracts - she also offers a workshop in the fall. “The workshop is intended to get people familiar with my name,” Thomas explained. “It also allows me to help people realize their ideas at a lower price.” She adds that many people have great ideas and not everyone can always afford designer fees. The first workshop Thomas offers starts in November. For the eightweek-program, the focus will be on specific interior design projects. “People bring in an idea for one room of their house,”

Thomas said, adding that she thinks kitchens might be too complex for the scope of the sessions. “I will share my sources and my contacts and we do field trips to the suppliers. I’ll also use my expertise to help the participants implement their own interior design projects.” The workshop is organized through the Bowen Island Arts Council and held Saturdays at the Gallery at Artisan Square. “I’m really excited to see what types of spaces people are bringing in. I’ll run the classes according to what they want,” Thomas said but adds that she would prefer a diversity of spaces. “We can all learn from each others’ ideas and come away inspired.” For most of her career, Thomas has specialized in kitchens and bathrooms and she likes this kind of work. “For those spaces, there are so many things to consider and small details can have a big impact,” she says. “I’ve been an interior designer for seven years. Before that, I was a set designer for five years.” Asked about her favourite projects, Thomas mentions two: a Boffi kitchen she designed a few years ago and a newer project on Bowen Island. “When I worked for a design firm, one of our clients was Inform Interiors and

One of Amie Thomas’ favourite projects she worked on was a kitchen on Bowen island. It turned out beautifully, says Thomas, and the bamboo echoes the colours from the Arbutus tree that form the backdrop. Freddy Harder photo

they asked me to design a Boffi kitchen,” Thomas recalled. “It was a high end residential project. The cabinets were all built in Italy and they were beautiful.” Thomas adds with a laugh, “It was exciting to be part of a project with such an established firm. And it was gratifying to see your design completed without corners being cut.” As much as Thomas enjoyed doing high-end work, she also realizes that most projects are subject to budget constraints and she enjoys the challenge of finding the best solution for each situation. The other project is a kitchen on Bowen Island. “We used bamboo for the cabinets and counter tops,” Thomas says. “The main idea for the space was to bring the outside in. The property is situated higher up on a mountain hilltop overlooking Howe Sound and we didn’t want to do anything flashy to take away from the gorgeous surroundings. Everything is quite subtle.”

Thomas’ work is not limited to designing interior spaces, she also designs furniture. “I’ve designed custom-made chairs, tables and desks. Sometimes a project just involves redoing a fire place. I work on big as well as small projects, from macro to micro,” she said. “I understand that big changes are not always easy in this economy. “It takes a lifetime to collect beautiful objects and sometimes, the best course of action is to utilize existing objects that can be restored or reupholstered. Rather than starting new, I can help extend the life cycle of an interior space,” says Thomas. “I don’t want to design something that needs to be removed in a short span of time. I’m aiming for a timeless aesthetic.” Thomas has a fine arts background and brings her artistic expression to each project - she also is passionate about sustainability issues and always looks at energy efficiencies and healthier options. Thomas also does staging preparing a home or space for real estate




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On the calendar FRIDAY, OCT. 12


• Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. • Legion Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome. • Printmakers show opening and artists reception: 6:30 to 9 p.m Gallery at Artisan Square. • Dead Man’s Cell Phone: 8 p.m Tir-na-nOg Theatre, a TOTI production.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 • Live music at Bowen Island Pub: - 9:30 p.m to 1 a.m. • Dead Man’s Cell Phone: 8 p.m Tir-na-nOg Theatre, a TOTI production. • Free Garbage fall clean-up: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m in front of BIRD.


• Ferry refit begins: Bowen Queen will be covering Bowen Island route.

MONDAY, OCT. 15 • NA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel. • New Moon Women’s Sound Circle meditation for peace and enlightenment. Call 947-2057 or email for location. • Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing, 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 10:45 a.m. Documentary film screening: Shanghai Exodus.

• AA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall. 604-434-3933. • Presentation about the PQ Smart Diet Program: 6 p.m. Xenia Retreat Centre. Contact Diane Leclair for info at or 604-947-2513.

• Drop-in knitting: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court. All levels welcome. • Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880. • Author Ken Oppel visits BICS: 9 a.m. at BICS. • Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 9472717.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 • Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955 • Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food. • Great British Columbia ShakeOut: 10:18 a.m. Drop, Cover and Hold drill, for more info, see www.

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Shanghai - the beginnings of an international city

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he documentary, Shanghai Exodus will be presented at 10:45 a.m. at SKY’s October 15th gathering at Bowen Lodge. Pat Adams will introduce the twohour film commissioned by the Old China Hands Archive at the California State University at Northridge. Shanghai Exodus features the stories of the Europeans who migrated to the city for safety or opportunity, who raised families and established businesses and who ultimately fled in the wake of the communist revolution. The film illustrates that where one calls “home” is not always easily defined by nationality or culture. From 1842, Shanghai presented a unique cross-cultural environment with its formal negotiated settlements of British, French and American nationals co-existing with the Chinese citizenry. Later, Shanghai was to be a safe haven for thousands fleeing to escape the Russian revolution and the rise of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. As such, it was the world’s first and largest international community. The rise of Mao’s communist forces meant the inevitable dissolution of the foreign settlements impelling all foreign nationals to leave, abandoning homes and businesses. Among those whose families lived in and left Shanghai are Patricia Adams and Beverley Rogers, who will be on hand to field questions and offer their Shanghai experiences. Pat’s father, Tom Butler, was an Irish journalist for the English-language paper, the North China Daily News. Her mother’s Portuguese family, from Macau, had lived in Shanghai since 1884. In 1948, the family of four fled to Hong Kong, immigrating to Vancouver seven years later. Bev’s British-born father, Ron Huntington, was a partner in a salvage firm operating on the Yangtze River from 1922 until the family’s departure in 1936. With the impending political uncertainty after Japan had taken Manchuria, the family left for Cape Breton, settling in the district of Huntington, the home of Bev’s maternal grandparents. For more information, contact Patricia Adams at 604947-0805 or TRANSPORTATION





s we finally bid adieu to the warmth and light of the late summer, it’s the perfect time to come inside and begin to play. The Bowen Island Arts Council is offering a number of programs and classes with an artsbased focus that will inspire and keep the energy moving throughout the coming fall and winter months. Artist Kim Kasasian is offering three workshops for those interested in exploring creativity in a safe, fun environment. Each workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the gallery and costs $33. Sign up for one, or for all three. The first is a photo-collage workshop, which runs this Sunday, October 14. Kim invites you to use photo-collage, in combination with other media, to create new images. The photo-collage images you create could be an end in themselves, starting points for paintings or a way to experiment with new material. However you choose to use what you create, you will find photo-collage to be a way to quickly expand your visual vocabulary and generate ideas. Other classes led by Kim include an Abstract Workshop on Sunday, November 18, and Big Brush & Mark Making on December 9. Portraits make wonderful gifts. Andrea Klann’s class focusing on painting the Portrait in Oil is perfectly timed as we move into gift-giving season. The program is suitable for beginner or advanced painters and includes the techniques to create a vibrant portrait of a real or imagined subject. Students begin with a charcoal drawing on canvas, progress using the bistre method to applying light colours and finally build layers of colour using further oils. The class begins Tuesday, October 16 at the gallery and runs for four sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125. If you want to learn drawing skills, Mr. Bill will show you the way. Drawing with Mr. Bill: Fundamentals runs on Fridays for six sessions, beginning October 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the multi-purpose room at BICS. This course is designed for beginners and those who wish to enhance their drawing skills. Bill is also offering a new class: Drawing with Mr. Bill: Transition to Watercolours, also at the multi-purpose room on Fridays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., beginning October 19 for six sessions. TRANSPORTATION





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The fee for each of Mr. Bill’s classes is $110. Another new, innovative program that combines physical practice and mediation is Body Mapping: Meditation, Creation, Investigation, facilitated by Carmen Poetschke. Body Mapping is a physical practice in the same category as yoga or pilates but is based in contemporary dance techniques and has a distinctly meditative flavour. With it’s slow pace and emphasis on investigation and observation, it is designed to create a deeper connection between the body and the mind. Each class will incorporate a variety of movement exercises, walking meditation, breathing meditation and hands-on partner work. The six session classes begin on Friday, October 19, running from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery. The class is $180. For more information and to register for these and other great programs on Bowen Island, visit

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Last BowFEAST Farmers’ Market of the Season! Sat Oct 20, 9am-noon at BICS. Tables $5. Contact Info: MOVING SALE 509 Rockmoyne Place. Sat Oct 13 and Sun Oct 14. 10 to 3. Everything must go. No offer refused. SUITE FOR RENT on Cates Hill. Furnished 2 bdrm, private entrance, great deck, ocean/mountain view, non-smoker only, all hardwood floors. Includes hydro/cable/internet. Short walk to ferry. Avail Nov 1. One person: $1000, two - $1200. Suitable for quiet mature person. Pet ok. Call 947-9064 THEATRE ON THE ISLE presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone Oct 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. Doors open at 7:30 pm at TirNaNog Theatre School TUSCANY RESTAURANT is hiring a part time/longterm Pizza Cook. Could lead to full time. Must be available Tues and Fri. email

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Applefest 2012

Applefest photos by Sea Snaps and Debra Stringfellow

The students and parent volunteers really enjoyed the time spent picking apples that was part of the BICS Outside 45 and community connections program. After picking the apples, students reflected on what it would be like to be a fruit picker, and how harvesting is a job that can take you around the world. Students got to taste freshly juiced apples and really connected with the idea that they were helping the community and Applefest with the over 200 lbs of apples they harvested. They were very appreciative of the fact that the family who owned the land let the class visit to pick apples. One apple didn’t make it to Applefest, it was ‘adopted’ by the students because it looked like a funny face! The BICS kindergarten and grade one students also contributed to Applefest, providing 12 lbs of apples picked from the school’s heritage apple tree to be part of the heritage apple tasting table. Students held their own apple appreciation and tasting during class time as well as learning about how orchards work as part of their class time learning. Sarah Haxby photo

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