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Drawn From Words

Three artists create images from stories, real and imagined

Actor’s Foundry

Company moves its office to Bowen. Can courses be far behind?

Faces of Bowen

Music recital, pet blessings and bonneted ladies

Snug Cove concept plan

Four schemes, lots more opinions SUSANNE MARTIN CONTRIBUTING WRITER


trong opinions abound when it comes to Snug Cove and the more than 120 islanders who attended the village design and ferry marshalling open houses didn’t hold back. On Thursday and Saturday, they came to look at the drawings, ask questions and hear what James Tuer, the consultant who worked with the municipality to create the concepts, had to say. Tuer presented four schemes and 16 modules, 12 of them interchangeable. Residents are asked to rank their preferences on feedback forms. The results will inform the future of Snug Cove. Tuer said, “Scheme A basically preserves the Government Road corridor. The options are pretty limited if you try to deal with ferry marshalling and squeeze in a touristic style village that also caters to locals. In all of our schemes, we looked at four-lane ferry marshalling - two lanes on and two lanes off - but there is also the option of alternating lanes and the public can weigh in on that. The other flavour is to relocate the on-street parking to somewhere else. And we identified a sort of a terminal building and a walkway through the south side.” The walkway concept found wide appreciation. Paul Lieske said, “Finally someone has drawn it so we can envision it. It’s been my dream to see a pedestrian-type village that would draw people into the cove and give people on Bowen the opportunity to see each other more often. And it would utilize a level area that doesn’t inhibit the elderly or young children.” continued, PAGE 5

The Black Sheep’s old friends, the Tiddley Cove Women’s Morris, came to Bowen this past weekend to celebrate their 25th anniversary and the Black Sheep’s 10th anniversary. The Tiddleys wrote a special song and dance for the occasion, The Beast of Bowen, about the exploits of the wolf-dog hybrid, which meets its end while consuming a rubber chicken. Graham Ritchie photo

Roads department fills in the cracks of aging system SUSANNE MARTIN CONTRIBUTING WRITER


owen has an aging road system, aging docks, damaged culverts and the need for pedestrian and cycling lanes. Safety improvements such as guard rails, rock and slope stabilization and traffic calming are also necessary. But the funding to accomplish this

is limited. In a special council meeting on Monday, Wil Hilsen, manager of engineering and operation, presented a report on the 2011 road capital upgrade plan. He first gave an overview to “give a sense of the overall structure and how we break it down.” Road surfaces need to be maintained but “we also have to keep in mind that

our docks are aging and we have to work to maintain them, that includes inspections,” Hilsen said. “And there are damages due to storms and other external factors. There are drainage systems and we need to work on improving existing storm drains. Some of them are of lower quality. Some of them are continued, PAGE 2

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are rotting. We are working on ditch and drainage improvement to address erosion or flood related issues.” Additional concerns are the construction of roadside trails, cycling lanes and sidewalks. Safety issues will be addressed by installing guard rails and Hilsen’s department is looking at rockfall hazards in the areas of Taylor Road, Woods Road, Eagle Cliff Road and Channel View Drive. Hilsen said, “We have to keep up the work on the existing capital at an acceptable level. That means we we need to find a balance and use common sense.” In order to develop a viable strategy, Hilsen looked at the road capital expenditures over the last three years. In 2008, the work focused on the “worst first” roads to address immediate repairs. As a result, only a small portion of the funds went toward road rehabilitation. In 2009, the program shifted towards preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and construction techniques to maintain and prevent deterioration. This trend continued in 2010 where the majority of the work went towards rehabilitation of the road surface.


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In a 2009 pavement surface evaluation, less than 50 per cent of Bowen roads were considered good quality and Hilsen thinks that many of them have deteriorated since then. The primary factor for determining priorities is the service level. It takes road class, snow plow priority, bus routes and whether it is a through road into consideration. The type of road, whether it is an asphalt or a chip seal road, influences the rating as well. “We also look at steep grading as it affects vehicle braking and acceleration, this is a consideration of safety.” The age and road condition are also taken into account. Normally, the road condition takes more precedence but on Bowen, this factor makes up only 19 per cent of the priority determination. Since the general road condition is so poor, the benefit of positively affecting most road users outweighs the need to improve some lowvolume, poor-condition roads. Hilsen presented the proposed capital plan that focuses primarily on rehabilitation and replacement of existing infrastructure. Additional work will include the installation of safety barricades and storm drainage works. Hilsen said, “At the BICS school bus drop off area, we have a drainage issue and we are planning to do some work for pedestrian access.” That work will commence during the school break. Culvert replacements and asphalt overlay are planned for Grafton Road. And road rehab and paving will happen on Bowen Bay Road and Tunstall Boulevard. Other areas will see chip seal application, spray patching, crack sealing and cold mix patching. Hilsen said, “We are going to use a new technique: spray patching. Crack sealing is a process we used in past. We found it very successful for extending the life of the asphalt.” The cost of the road work is estimated at $425,000 and matches the budget that has been allocated from the roads capital reserve fund. But some work on higher priority roads will have to be postponed. The Bowen Island Trunk Road will see only pavement patching that is deemed necessary to maintain the road to a minimum standard. The repaving of the road will be required in the next few years if Snug Cove is not re-developed and will cost upward of $1.5 million. And somehow, that money needs to be found. Hilsen said, “If we’re not keeping up with [the roads], it will come back to us.”

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What classical music would you like to hear?

Drawn From Words: new exhibit tells a story


he Bowen Island Arts Council is returning to its roots, and looking forward to once again presenting a series of classical concerts on Bowen Island beginning this fall. It is hoping to be able to stage three concerts per season at Cates Hill Chapel, all performed by professional musicians. Attendance would be possible with the purchase of an annual subscription to the series. But before the arts council takes the next step, it needs to hear from potential concert goers. It would be very helpful if people would take a few minutes to answer a short and straightforward survey about your interest and preferences. You can find the survey online at: http:// It will be open until the end of June. Please take a moment to aid organizers in this initiative. Your input is greatly appreciated.


My main interest is storytelling through visual media. What I like about it is that it is creating characters, settings and moods that all contribute to the story,” says Adrien Deggan, a local artist who is one of three illustrators featured in the new exhibit at the Gallery@Artisan Square. Drawn From Words, which opens on Friday, and runs until July 17, is about conveying ideas and stories through art. In addition to Deggan, the featured artists are Karen Watson and Ron Woodall. Although the three illustrators come from very different backgrounds, the result is an exciting collection of pieces that each tells a vivid tale. Deggan draws the inspiration for his illustrations from stories and characters he or his friends have imagined. They include fairy-tale depictions of trolls and fireflies. He also pulls from well-loved stories, as is the case in his piece titled Robinson Crusoe. Watson, who was recently named gallery curator, says “I really enjoy creating fun and whimsical pieces with small details for people to search out.” This is clearly reflected in her work, which has a magical, descriptive style. Watson’s process for creating an illustration begins with carefully reading the story she wants to portray and getting a sense of the characters and what “drives their personalities.” After finding the right composition and mood comes her favourite part of the process - “creating the final image, adding colour and bringing the characters to life.” Woodall is somewhat of a local celebrity, well known for his humourous and pithy cartoons and beautifully rendered series of Bowen Folk. He draws inspiration from his surroundings. Woodall believes that cartoons are “a very simple means of communication which usually must distill a complicated thought and image into instant comprehension.” In this, the three artists share common ground -- attempting

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When Karen Watson heard the story about the Princess and the Pea, this is what she imagined her bed would look like. Also featured in the new exhibit are works by Adrien Deggan and Undercurrent cartoonist Ron Woodall. to create narratives and craft messages by weaving together colours, line drawings and brushstrokes. Although illustrations and cartoons are commonly associated with children’s books and fairy tales, this exhibit is one that will appeal to all ages and perhaps spark discussion between generations as to the stories behind each scene or the true meaning behind the cartoon. Watson said, “Whether it be art to adorn the walls of funloving adults and children’s rooms or children’s book illustrations to inspire young minds, my greatest inspiration comes from stories. I am always in search of the next great fairy tale.” Everyone is welcome to join the artists at an evening reception on Friday, June 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery. Please note that the gallery is now operating on its summer schedule: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.

Summer Market seeks more vendors


A T h e a t r e F e s t ival on Bow en Isla n d

Into The West

here was a time when the island’s Summer Market was a bustling, thriving social centre. On a holiday weekend in the summer, there could be 30 vendors selling everything from organic pies to jewellery to handknit sweaters to crafts. And islanders and visitors responded by flocking to the market not just to see what treasures were on offer but to socialize while eating homemade goodies. Basia and Paul Lieske think those glory days can return. But first they need more vendors. The Bowen Island couple started the Sunday market in 1996. They were making handcrafted cottage-style furniture and needed some place to sell their products. They joined forces with Connie Wright, whose beautiful handknit pieces and custom beadwork also needed a retail audience, as well

as four other vendors. (Wright now has her own store.) But a few things happened to change the market’s popularity. One is that the cost of living on the island became too prohibitive for many of the people earning their living doing handcrafts. They left the island and vendors from the Lower Mainland didn’t fill their spots. Then there was a decrease in the number of tourists visiting Bowen, with 9/11 having the most tangible influence. This year, the market opens on the Canada Day weekend. Some popular vendors are returning - including two local jewellery makers and Artisan Eats - but they’d love to welcome more. A table costs $25 for a day or $40 for the weekend. If interested, please call them at 0640 or 0707 extension 2, which is the Union Steamship chandlery.

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The View, a supernatural sex farce, stars Heather Hodson as Debra Bailey and David Cameron as Zorg as well as Graham Ritchie as Kenneth and Jackie Minns as Connie or Angel depending on how the stars are lined up. It opens this weekend as part of the Into the West theatre festival at Tir-na-nOg and runs Thursday to Sunday at 8 p.m. and then again June 30 to July 3. Tickets at Phoenix. Bruce Steele photo

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BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPALITY BYLAW NO. 299, 2011 To amend Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002

BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPALITY BYLAW NO. 296, 2011 To amend Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002

BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPALITY BYLAW NO. 301, 2011 To amend Land Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002

A bylaw to establish development permit guidelines, and the conditions under which a development permit would not be required, for development within Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Areas

A bylaw to establish development permit guidelines, and the conditions under which a development permit would not be required, for development within a Steep Slopes Development Permit Area

A bylaw to establish development permit guidelines, and the conditions under which a development permit would not be required, for development within a Watershed, Aquifer, and Stream Protection Development Permit Area


PUBLIC CONSULTATION When did we give Council the right to change the rules for public consultation?


hy is Council avoiding public consultation on a series of very controversial bylaws? hy has no public meeting been scheduled to provide for public interaction with Council on these bylaws? hy, after over 4 months of revisions was the proposed Steep Slopes bylaw re-read a first and second time without further public input? hy are bylaws that are this intrusive upon our everyday lives prepared with only Council and staff input? hy is a Council that no longer has the confidence of the public making these kinds of important decisions without inviting full public participation?

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Snug Cove concepts spark lively debate continued, PAGE 1 Not all the options would be a drain on municipal coffers. Tuer said, “There are many ways to implement ideas. The idea of infilling behind those buildings [along Government Road] would only be a policy. We would ask landowners to build and they would become partners with the municipality. That’s one way. BC Ferries could also be a partner in some of the ideas.” Tuer said, “Scheme B is looking at some north side buildings while ducking around a few obstacles that are non-negotiable, like the heron rookery, the steep slopes and some of the big trees around the old gas station.” Buildings on the north side would provide a certain balance. Sally Freeman said, “One of the problems of the cove is symmetry. When you’re standing there, you’re feeling lopsided. Putting something on the other side, like in Schemes B and C, imposes some balance. I have the same problem with seaside villages where there are buildings on one side and the ocean on the other. People walk up and down but they don’t gather. In the cove, people get out of their cars because they love each other, not because they love the space. If we create a space they love, the community would really come together.” Tuer said, “Scheme C is easy

to envision. It basically brings back the loop road idea but it goes around the heron rookery buffer. It frees up Government Road for other things and you have a designated ferry marshalling compound.” Doug Elliott used to be on the ferry committee. He said, “The loop road idea has gone through many modifications. I always thought it was a simplest solution to take the traffic off Government Road. The main problem here is that some people don’t like the idea of encroaching on park land. But there is not going to be a perfect solution. We are going to have to give something up to gain something. [Scheme C] seems the least intrusive option for the village. The ferry line-up would be out of sight and on a flat area in walking distance to coffee shops. One of the problems with the ferry line-up we had in the past is that uneducated people would jump the queue. With a dedicated ferry marshalling area it would be simple; there would be no need to know the etiquette.” Peter Williams cautioned, “I’m all for making the cove a more interesting place to arrive in and I like the idea of having more access to the shops and walking areas. But I also think that we have to preserve the integrity of Crippen Park. I don’t mind taking off a few feet along the road but the loop road is problematic.”

Tuer said, “Scheme D looks at putting ferry marshalling more or less on Rondy Dike’s parking lot and then surrounding it with buildings either on top or on the side. That would have to be a public/private partnership, a very complex sort of set-up. One of the advantages is that it puts the ferry marshalling on the right side of the street so it’s not crossing the pedestrian traffic coming off the ferry.” Elliott also expressed an opinion on this scheme, “I have an issue with concentrating everything in one spot, in that area in front of the ferry. I was also perplexed by the scope, the costs and shape of this. Another big red flag is the shortage or reduction of parking in the cove. The population of Bowen could double in the next 40 or 50 years - why would we consider less parking? People with children or seniors need parking in close proximity to amenities.” Wolfgan Duntz said, “Each plan has merit but we need to know how much it is going to cost and what is the economic benefit. And, in my opinion, the timing is off. Here we are with our beautiful plans and we can’t even put $10,000 to our seniors.” There is still time to speak up. Feedback forms are available online at and at the municipality until Monday, July 4.


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Bring on summer tourism


o borrow from a certain beer commercial that was often shown during the Stanley Cup playoffs, long weekends in the summer are Canadians’ payback for all those cold or wet winter days. We savour the opportunity to get out and do the things we don’t normally have time for. But how many British Columbians are, at this very moment, saying “Why don’t we celebrate the long weekend by going to Bowen Island?” Bowen’s economy needs tourists. Many islanders do most of their shopping off the island and the influx of

off-island spending is the extra boost that keeps many businesses in Snug Cove viable. Without those extra dollars flowing in, some businesses would not survive. But how many more businesses – and jobs – could there be on the island if there were more tourists, whether they came for a week, a weekend or a day? Bowen needs to embrace the tourism opportunities that are out there rather than just worry about whether they’re going to get their car on the weekend ferry. Martha Perkins

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Values deemed lost to environmental agenda To the Editor:


omething is wrong. It just doesn’t feel right. The first guiding principle written into our existing Official Community Plan states: “The principles of this plan are - maintenance of the intrinsic attraction, insular rural identity and sense of serenity of the island and recognition of the desire of existing residents to be independent, selfreliant and able to exhibit local initiative and cooperation” The OCP also states under section 2.3 Broad Objectives that we are “to ensure that a balance is maintained between community wellbeing and the rights of individual property owners”. And yet there is an ever increasing feeling that these values are being lost to the environmental agenda. The latest initiative of council is to impose upon almost all property owners restrictions through the environmentally sensitive areas bylaw that would require The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program (PAP) toward our mailing costs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

us to ask permission from municipal staff for things as simple as cutting more than two trees over 20 cm in diameter per year or clearing an area greater than 10 square metres. They have pretty much earmarked 80 per cent of the island as sensitive and it is up to you, the property owner, to prove it is not, at your cost. I am not sure what bothers me most: - Is it the fees they will charge you for the permits; or - The consultant’s fees you will pay; or - The conditions they impose on you to get their permission; or - The time you will have to wait for the process. I think it is more that we will have to ask at all, for permission to use our property, almost like having to ask to live here, and even worse, feeling like we should bow our heads and apologize for it. Although I would consider myself a strong supporter of our natural environment, I think that

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a line is being crossed, and it is time to push back. Council, in its rush to protect our natural environment, is taking something else from us, something that cuts deep. Is it trust, respect, independence, rural culture, property rights? I am not quite sure. I just know I do not want to give it up. I am also not quite sure what problem we are trying to fix with this bylaw. Maybe we should step back and take another look at why we are doing this, and whether the quotes from the OCP above should be respected or removed. Maybe just remove the word rural completely from the OCP. We are collectively loosing something here and it is happening a little too fast this time. Council is holding a public hearing on this bylaw as well as several others on Saturday, July 9. You may want to read them and see how they affect you as your last chance to speak will be at the public hearing. After that, you can pick up your permits at the hall. John Reid




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Strawberries & Dorman Point


arrive late and sit at a table with Auntie Judy. The Bug goes to get my hamburger and strawberry shortcake, plus a tea - the staples. This is not the type of activity she’d normally do without a fuss but it’s Father’s Day and she hopped right to it, bless her heart. We are at the United Church’s annual Strawberry Tea and it’s Sunday, late in the afternoon, June 19, 2011. The Boy and Olie Sven Welsh are outside, doubtless careening into seniors and otherwise running amok. Here comes Tracey returning... sans hamburger? Calamity! “Hey, what’s the deal there?” I ask, naturally bristling as she hands over the plate. “What happened to my hamburger?” “I told you to get here earlier. They’ve shut down the hamburgers.” “They’ve shut down the hamburgers? But Donnie Nicholson always serves me a hamburger at the Strawberry Tea! Every year since 2004 I’ve had a hamburger with my shortcake.” “Well there are no more hamburgers. You’re too late. Donnie Nicholson isn’t even here and the grill is shut down. I told you to come earlier.” She had indeed called home and said you better get down here but I was writing about the Canucks on Suite 101 and it took too long. Big subject. No hamburger is a stiff price to pay though. Chin up. Life goes on. Bieksa and the hamburgers are done for the year. Live with it. Now here’s more bad news. The strawberry shortcake goes down the hatch nicely but they’ve gone with Earl Grey tea this year instead of Tetley. Don’t like Earl Grey and I never have done; prefer anything, even chamomile. Is Father’s Day coming apart at the seams? Here comes Penny Wright to save it. She forks over extra strawberries and cream and gives me some samples of other good things. Pays to have friends in high places. The Rev. Shelagh

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Mackinnon is forever cheerful - don’t recall seeing Shelagh when she didn’t have positive things to say - and our brief exchange is a tonic. Sue Clark is here but don’t see Gracey the dog. Vicki, Chris, noted thespian Susan Hogan, her daughter Jennifer and Jennifer’s daughter Dilly are here. Deshai is buying a pie. But the crowds are thinning; my favourite gathering on the Bowen calendar and I’ve come too late. Curse Suite 101 and Bobby Lou! It’s my choice to pick what we’re gonna do next today and I have no history to draw on as I don’t remember activities from one Father’s Day to the next, or one anything to the next. That’s life, experience comes and goes, hamburgers one year, Earl Grey the next; ask me about it in a month and I’ll draw a blank. I gotta fix my attitude here. This is like a Father’s Day with Friedrich Nietzsche or Oscar the Grouch. All right... a walk up Dorman Point to raise the spirits. Bribing the young Boy to come along gets nowhere so I’m forced to threaten loss of privileges. Away we go. ... Sitting on the rocks looking down at Howe Sound. Thinking of how I was going to come up here with Caroline O’Neil (Headley) but we never got around to it and she died two years ago. Caroline raised three excellent daughters on Bowen and I send a positive thought to her from up on Dorman Point. Still fazed by not getting my burger, I ask Scamp if I can have some of her portion of chocolate tonight, being how it’s Father’s Day and everything, but she declines instantaneously, not even considering it for one nanosecond. She says, and I quote verbatim: “Father’s Day, Smoathers Day.” Huh. Now it’s time to go and naturally Mr. Opposite insists upon staying. He didn’t want to come, didn’t ask to be included, but now that he’s here he doesn’t wanna leave. That’s how life is and I’m okay with it. Another threat, however - get moving or no ice cream! He vaults down the mountain. Outstanding parenting on Father’s Day.

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Budget addresses several needs BOB TURNER BOWEN ISLAND MAYOR


use this mayor’s report to provide a short update to the community on several important initiatives currently underway by the municipality. As this council term nears completion, so too do a number of strategic plan priorities that have been underway for the past two to three years. Budget: Our 2011 budget is complete. Staff prepared a budget that met council’s fiscal targets of a tax increase of no more than three per cent and a contribution to municipal reserves of more than three per cent over 2010 levels, and achieved a reduction in total operating costs. Council and staff had challenging choices as we balanced the needs of the community with the costs of our services, infrastructure investments, and savings. Major capital projects in the 2011 budget are the satellite firehall ($405K), road improvements ($455K), and Tunstall Bay boat launch ($220K). Council held constant the budget for the library and community grants, seeing both as priorities, while most departmental budgets were reduced. Wastewater Treatment Plant: The expansion and environmental upgrade of the plant, a keystone project required for any further development in Snug Cove, will provide much improved treatment of waste water and produce effluent that meets water quality requirements for irrigation of playing fields. Plant construction is targeted to complete in late June. Fire Hall: Staff are advancing building plans and a rezoning application for the satellite fire hall at the intersection of Cromie and Adams roads on the west side of the island. Environmental evaluation, site survey, and assessment of space requirements are complete. Construction is intended to start in the fall. Given the staff resources required by the satellite fire hall construction project, and outstanding uncertainties about location and design of a new main fire hall, council has decided not

to conduct a referendum regarding borrowing for a new main fire hall during the November elections. Tunstall Bay Boat Ramp: Boat ramp construction is in the 2011 capital budget and detailed construction drawings are complete. The boat ramp is both a recreational asset and a back-up emergency access to the island. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has accepted our design and initiated its final review. Authorization to proceed is now expected in late July. I would like to thank our MP John Weston for his assistance. Roads: Wil Hilsen, manager of engineering and operations, presented the 2011 road capital upgrade plan to council at the June 20 meeting. The 2011 plan is part of a longrange capital upgrade and maintenance strategy for island roads based on a comprehensive assessment of road use and condition, for which staff are commended. Major components of this year’s work include paving on Bowen Bay Road, chip sealing Bluewater roads, culvert replacements on Grafton Road, and many smaller works. Official Community Plan Update: The OCP update, underway since 2009, is drawing toward conclusion. The draft OCP received second reading June 6. Development permit areas for regulation of steep slope areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and watershed, aquifer and stream protection areas are established in the OCP with complementary guidelines and exemptions in amendments to the

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Land Use Bylaw. Bylaws received second reading June 13 and June 20. A public hearing for the OCP and related bylaws is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 at BICS gym, starting at noon. Snug Cove Planning: Public consultation regarding ferry marshalling and village design options is in process under the direction of our planning department and consultant James Tuer. Public information meetings were held Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18 at Cates Hill Chapel. An island-wide mail out describing the four design schemes was distributed three weeks ago. A website was also developed that allows the public to consider the options and vote on preferences at http://www.snugcoveconcepts. ca. Please take the time to visit the website and offer your preferences; the deadline for public input will likely be near the end of June. Based on this public input, council will decide on a ferry marshalling plan for Snug Cove this autumn. National Park: Council awaits Parks Canada’s revised concept plan for a national park on Bowen Island. Council provided comments on the preliminary concept plan, based on input from the national park community advisory committee which compiled public comment, the advisory planning commission, greenways committee, and staff. The council response highlights three major areas of concern and need for improvement: Crippen Park, transportation and ferry management, and park governance.

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ith just two weeks to go until Write on Bowen, several workshops are filling up. Local writers interested in attending one, two, or more workshops (or purchasing a pass) should register soon to secure the events they want to attend. A focus of some of the workshops and the special lunch panel on Sunday, July 10 is helping writers to write and then to perform their words effectively to the public. Betsy Warland, mutli-genre writer and the director of SFU’s Writer’s Studio Program, will teach poets how to create with a focus on what is not said and then save what they exclude for the next poem. Warland has published a must-read book for all writers: Breathing the Line - Reading the Act of Writing. Come and be inspired by the Growing the Poem workshop that encourages writers to expand their talents. Warland’s message will be clear when she reads in the noonhour panel on the Spoken Word. The panel also includes Ben Nuttall-Smith, a poet and novelist who has taught theatre and voice to all ages and acted in major musicals. He will demonstrate how to claim an audience’s attention by giving a dramatic reading of his novel. Finally, the Spoken Word panel features a duo multimedia performance by Dennis E. Bolen and Soressa Gardner. Bolen is a novelist, editor, and teacher, and Gardner is a vocalist, improvisor and electronic music composer who collaborates with authors, visual artists and other musicians and performs her cross-discipline pieces internationally. After these three lively contrasting uses of voice, this panel will be open for questions. On Sunday afternoon, Ben Nuttall-Smith presents an interactive voice workshop that will help all writers recognize and then develop their speaking skills. His guided exercises help writers to relax, develop their voice range, and learn how to project. Participants are asked to bring along a page of their own writing to share aloud. Write on Bowen 2011 is shaping up to be a great opportunity for local and off-island writers to meet, write, interact, and enjoy. Go to to register.

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he busiest acting studio in Vancouver has arrived on Bowen, at least as far as the business end of things goes. The Actor’s Foundry - founded by Bowen Islanders Matthew Harrison and Jeb Beach and now run by them along with fellow Islander Kim Sinclair - has moved its office to Artisan Square. The Foundry is not offering classes on Bowen but there are thoughts of doing so in the future. For now, in addition to regular classes, they are offering a two-week Teen Actor Summer Camp at Vancouver studios and will give Bowen teenactors a 15 per cent discount. The company hopes to one day conduct acting classes on Bowen as well as workshops, coaching for auditions and acting retreats; they may even produce plays on Island down the road. For now though it’s about getting the offices to the environs of Bowen and cutting down on commutes. Harrison, the Foundry’s artistic director and husband of noted actor Michelle Harrison, co-founded the Foundry with Beach in 2007. Both taught and took care of the business end of things but as the company grew, Beach, with a background in business, moved into that side of things and is now company business manager. He continues to teach as well. Sinclair came on board as studio manager a year ago. Beach says they are a “unique

company in that we’re bridging the gap” between the actor and the industry they work in. They help actors learn their craft, get an agent, even work with agents and other industry professionals. In addition to acting classes they have workshops with writers, casting directors and directors such as L.A.’s Michael Nankin, who has directed episodes of Picket Fences, Battlestar Galactica and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A big part of the reason they have had some 1,200 actors study with them and have seven or more classes at any time, is their approach. They look at all three aspects of what the actors need, Beach says, from understanding the script and the needs of the story, to being honest and emotionally available for the script and to dropping ego and focusing on doing the work required to serve the story. For Harrison and Beach, both fathers, living on Bowen represents an opportunity to be grounded away from the business in what Harrison refers to as a place that gives them a “fresh eye” and allows them to rejuvenate their passion. “You get on that ferry and you renew yourself,” he said. “There’s just something about the rock that keeps the passion and the art clean.” The Teen Actor Summer Camp will run in two sessions for two weeks each, one beginning July 4 and ending July 14, the other beginning August 8 and ending on the 19th.

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he Art at Endswell exhibition of original works, ceramics and prints by Nicolette McIntosh on June 18 was a memorable event, as well as a privilege to attend. It has been many years since I was last at the Endswell farmhouse, looking at the old wisteria vine blooming on the trellis, looking out to the sea past the mature apple trees. The walk down the forested unpaved driveway was like stepping into the Bowen of my childhood: the dappled light making its way through mature conifers, walking past the pond with the swan; glimpsing rhododendrons nestled throughout the landscape... it was like going to visit an old friend. The house is an island treasure: a true home with unspoiled heritage charm, a natural style and a sense of character. The character at the heart of the landscape, the home and the artwork is affectionately known as ‘Mrs. Mac.’ The exhibition of artwork had something for everyone and art patrons of all ages were delighted. Nicolette’s collection of exquisite watercolours perfectly executed in a thoughtful pallet favouring greys, whites, and subtle earth tones are unforgettable. Her ceramics, including bowls and various animals including young, and the young-at-heart friendly turtles, skunks and sea lions are charming and whimsical. The high quality prints of the watercolours and cards allowed for all to be able to afford and to add a Mrs. Mac to their art collection. (I went home with a bowl of charming raku sea lions, a watercolour print of Endswell farm, and some cards, so I can share the artwork with friends around the world.) Nicolette auctioned off a number of art-

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� Nicolette McIntosh, fondly known as Mrs. Mac, held a sale and auction of her work at Endswell Farm. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Foundation. Sarah Haxby photo

works, in aid of the Bowen Island Community Foundation Endowment fund, as an example of how one person’s vision and generosity can make a difference. Bringing the idea of the charitable exhibition of Art at Endswell to fruition was a labour of love for many, with many members of the community assisting with the event. Dee Elliott organized many of the volunteers who then all helped to display the artwork, open up the house to guests, serve food, and refreshments, put up the beautiful posters, run the auction, and help with the many details that go into creating such an elegant, sophisticated and charming event. Thank you to Nicolette McIntosh and to all who helped to create this generous, beautiful event that will be recorded as a cultural gem.

Beer and wine cellar celebrates new venue in style It’s not just the country that is throwing itself a party on Canada Day. The Bowen Island Beer and Wine Cellar is also celebrating its bigger new digs underneath the Ruddy Potato in Village Square. With more space, the store is able to stock more wines. There will be more than 400 wines, 70 of them under $15 a bottle. On July 1 there’s a BC wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by the draw for a Granville Island experience. Mary McDonagh explored what the new store has to offer at its unofficial launch a couple of weeks ago. Find out more on the Bowen wine blog.

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Around Bowen Right: Amanda finds a cuddly new friend at a Little Red Church’s pet blessing. Below right: Piano teacher Elaine Taylor performs a duet with Josh Yaron at the annual piano recital where the talents of her over 70 students are showcased. Lorraine Ashdown photos

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Helen Wallwork and Angie McCulloch of the Little Red Church’s annual strawberry tea welcomed everyone to the traditional weekend event. Sarah Haxby photo This baby woodpecker appeared to have just left the nest and was not yet world-wise. It was perched knee-high on the side of a tree, right beside a street! Sarah Haxby photo

Fare: A suggested donation of $10.00 per ride This is a trial: Use it and the Rotary Club and Bowen Island Transit will work to find further funding to continue. See posters at local stores and vessels for more info.

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On the Calendar FRIDAY, JUNE 24

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• Children’s Centre 40th Anniversary: Dessert and dancing – free! 7 to 9 p.m. at the children’s centre on Carter Road. Local bands and singers.

• Bowen Island Community Museum & Archives: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For appt. call 9479526 or 947-2440.

• The View: Into the West presents a King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tirna-nOg Theatre School, tickets at Phoenix or at the door. • Baby Connections: For new and expecting parents and babies. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Family Place, 9476976. • Youth Centre: 6 -10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. • Drawn from Words: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Opening reception for new show at Gallery at Artisan Square. Art by Adrien Deggan, Ron Woodall and Karen Watson. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 • The View: Into the West presents a King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tirna-nOg Theatre School, tickets at Phoenix or at the door. SUNDAY, JUNE 26 • The View: Into the West presents a King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tirna-nOg Theatre School, tickets at Phoenix or at the door. • Zero Motorcycle: Demonstrations and rides on three electric-powered motorcycles. In front of Tuscany from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consent forms at event. www. • Parent and Tot Drop-In: 9:4511:15 a.m. in BICS gym. • Drop-in Meditation Circle 7:15 p.m. in the yurt at 903

6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: Angie 9472880.

• Evans Lake Summer Camp: open house 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Swimming, canoeing, rock-climbing, face painting, logger sports, campfire. For more info: www.

• Bowen Vegetarian Potluck: Monthly meatless meals in different islanders’ homes. Next potluck: 1055 Harding Road at 6 – 8:30 p.m. Theme this month: Early-summer eclectic. Everyone welcome. Kidfriendly. For more info: matt@



.• Family Place: For parents, caregivers and children 0-6 years. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 947-6976. Lower Artisan Sq.

• Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food.

• AA Meeting: Women’s: 9:15 a.m., Collins Hall.

• Bridge Club: 7 p.m. Bowen Court.

• Taketina open practice groups: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at yoga co-op at Artisan Square, free. Call Shasta and Brian 9472283. • Rotary Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Snug Cafe. Wolfgang DuntzFuture Vision for Bowen Island and Rotary’s Role. Guests welcome. FRIDAY, JULY 1

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• Canada Day: Don’t miss out on the Fun at Bowen Island Community Recreation’s annual event. Enjoy music by Taken and other family festivities from 12 - 3 p.m. in Crippen Park.

• Summer Kids Klay Camp: Monday to Friday 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cloudflower Clayworks, Artisan Square. Five sessions, $100. To register email jeannesarich@ or call 2522.



• Legion: Open from 4-7 p.m. Tues., Wed. and Thurs. Drop by for socializing, pool and darts. • AA Meetings: Open Meetings, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 434-3933. • Bowen Island Library: Library hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Now open Sun. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 • Drop-in knitting group: Every Weds., from 2-5 p.m., in the lounge at Bowen Court. All levels welcome. • Weight Watchers: Collins Hall.

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JUNE 21 TO JULY 17 • Island Passages: Inspirations from the natural environment of Bowen Island by Gregg Simpson at the Coastal Patterns Gallery at Artisan Square. Open Wed. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appt. www., 778997-9408.

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Hobby size greenhouses for sale Ideal for both patio & garden use Dome was $40 - Now $20 24’’ ‘A’Frame was $30 - Now $15 10’’ ‘A’ Frame was $20 - Now $10 Visit us on line at To learn all about our patented greenhouse system.

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Wanted: 1000 Saints

All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. WEST HIGHLAND TERRIERS, 10wks, vet checked, 2nd shots, dewormed, family raised, paper/crate trained, 2 males, $1000. 316-8691

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 604-240-5362

PETS 477


AKC Papillon Pups. Classy and cute! 360-224-0903 Beautiful & adorable purebred German Shepherd puppies born on Apr. 27, no papers. Loving & affectionate parents, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Good family dogs. 604-796-3561 BICHON Pups CKC Reg. $750. Adorable. Hypo-allerg, vet chk, 1st shots, guart’d. 604-617-3470 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 CORGE PUPPIES, white, 12 weeks old. Ear chipped, registered. $3500. VIP only. 604-274-1056



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DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, Rare Breed. Born April 20. Ready to go. 3F, 1M. $1500. 778-242-0862 ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, Male/Female, P/B, mircochiped, dewormed, Vet check, health guar’d Call Andrei 604-970-3807. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS Champion bloodlines, CKC, $2,800. Call or email; 604-465-3254, GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 GOLDEN retriever X Australian Shepherd, 7 wks. male/female $375. Dewormed. No Sunday calls: 604-819-4404 or 604-823-6703 KITTENS $35 ea. Short hair tabbie mix. Varied markings 604-8560386, 604-839-4808 P/B BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES, 7wks old 1st shot Going fast. 2M 2F $1500 obo 778-808-0964




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STERLING PIANO Low style. Very good ring. $800. Call 604-557-9644



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Perfect condition, hardly used. Patented 3-D articulating chest press, arm & leg press.

Paid $3500, sacrifice $1000. Downsizing must sell.

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SOLD THE FARM Farm Equipment, Horses, Antiques, etc... June 25th 2011 at 11:00am.


Preview June 24th, 2:00pm to 7:00pm. 9230 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC. 604-596-7072 All the details on the auction are at:



SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT



CHERRIES: Juliette or Carmine Jewel at $6.99/tree for full box of 90. Also Evans Cherry, Haskaps, Raspberries, Black Currants, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn. 1-866873-3846 or



Antiques & Collectibles We’ve been displaced ! The Maple Ridge Antique Mall has closed. We are having a 20% off SALE. June 25 & 26, 9am - 4pm at 12627 Garibaldi St. Maple Ridge. (east on Dewdney Trunk Rd. to #1 St. before 272 Ave. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!! 604-341-9899.





ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

GARDENING 604.290.2879 ~ 604.328.6355


NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or P.B. Chocolate LAB female. 5 mo old. partially trained. All shots. Spayed. $650. (604)796-3669 PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, simply irresistible, 4 left, comes w/ extras. $450 ea. (604)869-0424 SHELTIE SABLE PUPPIES, 3 1/2 months old, asking to go out! $400$600 (604)826-6311 Springer Spaniel pups, 4m/3f, dad reg./mom not, gd hunting background, $600/ea. (604)798-3805 TOY POODLE PUPS, 14 wks old. healthy. $400. Also 1 yr old - price neg. (604)589-0781, 604-346-6720


HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, benefit packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or

SUMMER DOES NOT MEAN LABOUR Marketing + promo company looking to hire + train a few outgoing people to work. No sales. F/T, 18+. Going back to school? Not a problem! Scholarship program available. Call Destiny at 604-777-2194



MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Avail. 1-888-778-0459


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2008 Orion 2 Tilt Wheelchair with headrest, 18” x 18” Synergy Solution seat cushion, Prism Airback back rest, Elevating leg supports. Excellent condition! Asking price $1500.00 Call 604-463-8059 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.



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STEEL BUILDING SALE...SPECIALS from $5 to $12/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30’Wx50’Lx16’H. NOW $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.


*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

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Friday June 24 2011 15

Historians honour long-time volunteers JENELLE M PASIECHNIK BI HISTORIANS


he tightly knit group which attended the Bowen Island Museum and Archives annual general meeting on Sunday afternoon witnessed some important goings on. Our long-time volunteer archivist Dorothy Lawson gave her last annual report, as she will be retiring in the fall. She wisely laid out the road ahead, which the historians will have to navigate in order to fill the void that she will

Whisk up a story for library contest

Our festival is an ideal destination for aspiring and experienced writers. We offer a mix of highly interactive workshops, panels, readings, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with authors, editors and others of the writing ilk.

• Back by popular demand is the guided hike to the waterfront Lieben property, formerly a retreat for a Who’s Who of Canadian authors and artists. • Our Saturday night dinner/social and workshop promises to be a lively affair.


Presented by the Bowen Island Arts Council




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CUSTOM POWELL RIVER Ocean View home, no HST, 3-bed 2-bath, granite, covered decks, view this perfect retirement home with rental suite. $420,000 1-604-413-2099.


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02 CHRYSLER Intrepid, 105K, 4 dr, loaded, 6 cyl, gd shape. $2500 obo. 604-304-5571/604-441-7685 1981 CHRYSLER CORDOBA, carriage top, 318 cu in. 88,500 K, good cond. $4500 obo. (604) 852-9342. 1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, “rare�, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001 2002 MUSTANG COUPE, like new, only 44,000 kms. Asking $9,900. 604-853-9778.



2007 STARCRAFT tent trailer, mint cond. Sleeps 6, loaded, awning, strg. in/out. $7400. (604)465-9252




CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@



SURREY: NEW air conditioned home 66 Ave & 140th 3 bed+den, 2.5 bathrooms.Large private fenced back yard, N/S. 604 619-8413



1995 NISSAN SENTRA - aircared. 261,000 kms. Automatic, 2 dr. Nice car. $1300: (778)552-6300 2003 Mercedes 320SLK. Beautiful 2 door hardtop convertable. 44,000kms. Automatic. Full Load. Absolutely mint. Pewter with black interior. $23,900 obo. Call Glen 250-470-8251 2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, snrf, 17’’ whls. $10,000 obo. (604)309-4001. 2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 12,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8000 firm. 604-538-9257. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: 250-545-2206

Contact us via email at: or phone 604-247-2442. Subscribers can pick up a free copy of the July 1 Undercurrent at the General Store. TRANSPORTATION 851



1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 2003 LANDROVER V6 silver 135,405k loaded 4/whl dr $6999 778-908-7572,778-552-6300 2007 FORD Lariat Black, h.d Turbo Max V8, dual wheel, tow pkg. Loaded. $29,500: (604)536-8289 2009 Ford F150 XLT 4X4 S/C 36000km 5.4L XTR & Tow Pkg Exc cond 604-534-1248

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1993 PHOENIX 26’ Class A Motorhome, GM chassis, rear queen bed, awning, 62K, nice shape, $13,500. 604-536-8379.




That means deadlines are early, too. The deadline for display and classified advertising is Tuesday, June 28 at noon.



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The July 1 issue of the Undercurrent is coming out a day early to make sure everyone can read all about the events planned for the long weekend.

After a brief hiatus, the Bowen Island Undercurrent is now available for sale aboard the Queen of Capilano. Just go to the snack bar to purchase your copy — only 75¢ for a week’s worth of interesting news, letters and features!

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award along with Barry Seims. Both have shown inspirational dedication of their time and efforts over the years to the Museum and Archives. Without their dedication the organization wouldn’t be where it is today. Lois Meyers Carter poignantly recalled countless events, grant applications, and hours spent in her dedicatory speech and her words certainly rang true. The staff and directors are hopeful for the coming year, and must continue to embrace change and history as it is made.




ign up for the library’s writing contest. The theme is food. Submissions are due Thursday, August 11. There are weekly events for children ages five to nine starting Wednesday, July 6 from 11 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The library also has programs for youth age 10 to 13. Join the Tween Book Club starting Friday, July 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. There is a monthly writing workshop starting Saturday, June 25 from 1 to 2. Share your pieces, learn about the craft, and eat free snacks. Sign up at the library.

edge will be sorely missed. Thankfully he leaves us to pursue happiness and other veins of his own life. Director Rob Forbes detailed his new plans to give the museum a fresh look and improve opinions of our façade around town. The rather hidden museum will soon be exposed for the treasure it is, with new coats of paint and tamed tree life. The work has already begun, and the museum staff are eagerly preparing for a promising summer. Beverly Underhill, long-time board president, received the Anne Thompson

Don't miss the 4th Annual Write on Bowen!


leave behind. Dorothy has been a constant and reassuring source of knowledge and experience, a rock, which the historians and the museum have come to depend on for success and for survival. The historians’ society will be experiencing a great amount of change in the immediate future. Long-time treasurer and very valuable member Barry Seims has also resigned from the board of directors. Barry has been the board’s treasurer for nearly 11 years and his professionalism and extensive knowl-

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288


94 BUICK REGAL GRAN SPORT - one owner, mint cond. 50,000 miles, heated seats, moon roof, $5,000 - Peter & Ann, 604-947-2248. BowFEAST farmers’ market @ BICS undercover area Sat. July 2, 9 am - 12 pm. All island growers welcome! Tables $5. Vendors, contact, 604-833-4638 CLEANING SERVICE, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Special event & spring cleaning. Dependable, personal service with attention to detail. Call 947-2779 or email: MAGICAL MUSICAL JOURNEY for children ages 5-9, based in Karl Orff music, small groups 604-947-9813



DRAWN FROM WORDS Illustrations by Adrien Deggan Ron Woodall Karen Watson June 24 - July 17 Gallery hours Wed. - Sun. 10 - 5 The Gallery @Artisan Square Garage Sale: 954 Windjammer Rd. Saturday, June 25, 10 - 1 metal bunk bed, kids electronic games (ipod shuffle, leapster, gameboy), home theatre system, speakers, kids toys (polly pocket, pet shop etc.) portable bbq (new in box), tvs, and lots more. Lance’s Recycling I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $20/load. Kindling - $20 a box Call 947-2430



LOST: one bunch of keys - large black car key plus tiny mailbox padlock key, plus typical house key and a black plastic toggle with locator. The locator is apparently turned off or the battery has run down. If found, please drop keys off at the Undercurrent or phone 604-947-2442 OFFICE SUBLET suitable for psychiatrist or psychologist, days negotiable 604-318-1454 Piano lessons in the summer classical & improvisations all levels-all ages, 604-947-9813 18 yrs. teaching experience

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