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Davies Orchard invaded by the sweet fruit of Malus domestica: Applefest 2019

It was a sunny Saturday when hundreds of islanders and visitors crowded into Davies Orchard for Applefest 2019. Malus domestica (apple tree) was the star of the show as ...


Bowen's Climate Strike draws a crowd

Bowen held its own Climate Strike event Friday morning. Several businesses were closed in solidarity with strikers. These included: the Snug Café and Artisan Eats, the Bowen...


Bowfest 2019

Farmers, pigs, sheep, horses and all sorts of corn-y costumes took over Trunk Road Saturday morning during the farm-themed Bowfest parade. Then it was a day of festival fun ...

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Pulling Together visits Bowen 2019

The Pulling Together program visited Bowen last weekend. Alroy (Bucky) Baker of the Squamish Nation led a Welcoming Ceremony to welcome the canoes to Squamish territory and a...


Bowen's men's fastpitch championship 2019

The 2019 men's fastpitch championship Aug. 9-11 saw semi finals between the Diggers and the Brewers and then the Cruisers and the Shakers. The weekend culminated in a rematch...

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Bowen Island's 2019 citizen of the year nominees

Every year we honour a small group of people who make life better for all of us on Bowen Island and ultimately, we choose one whom we call “Citizen of The Year.” This is by ...


Boweners nestle into blankets and lawn chairs to watch a Movie Under the Stars

First Credit Union's biennial Movie Under the Stars Wednesday evening saw hundreds of Boweners get out their blankets, sleeping bags, lawn chairs and comfiest clothes to ...


Highlights of SwimBowen 2019

The second annual SwimBowen event took to the water at Tunstall Bay Saturday. The event drew 75 swimmers and raised more than $26,000 for islanders undergoing active cancer ...

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Cocoa West goes to the tip top of the Himalayas

Michelle Nelson and Chris Mull were trekking in the Himalayas back in March when they broke out the ultimate 18,000 ft. treat: Cocoa West truffles! In these photos the couple...

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Strawberry Tea 2019 goes to the cephalopods

In honour of cephalopod week, which started June 14, the United Church's annual Strawberry Tea honoured some special visitors. Vikki Michele Freckelton started hand-making ...

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Dressing a puppet curator: the Shadow, Strings and Other Things opening

The puppet standing at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) podium May 16 wore lace doilies painted with dollar-store sparkles. A crinoline cage hung from her golden canvas ...

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Youth build boxes at BCC's Hot Dogs and Hammers (thanks to IRLY)

It has been five years now that Bowen Building Centre has offered families with young children delightful Saturday mornings with “Hotdogs and Hammers.” Three to eight year ...

October 10, 2019

Ron Woodall's editorial cartoons

Check back every Thursday for Ron's latest take on Bowen life.

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Farewell fair chums

Last weekend at the lagoon, the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club (with Department of Fisheries and Oceans support) released approximately 20,000 chum salmon fry into the ...

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Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue visits Bowen scouts

Local scouts got a treat Tuesday April 23 when they got a visit from local Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue members. The local Royal Canadian Marine Search and ...


Christie Grace quintet community centre benefit concert

Christie Grace, Bill Sample, Laurence Mollerup, Tim Porter and Buff Allen played a community centre benefit concert at Cove Commons April 20. This was the first time Grace ...

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BOWEN BEAT: Rooting for volunteers

Last week was National Volunteer Week and on Bowen we’ve got many. The Garden Club members were a prime example last Friday as they got their hands dirty donating their ...


Third annual women's march on Bowen

Marching for women's rights in a Trumpian era, the Bowen iteration of the world-wide demonstration had a small but dedicated crew of islanders.

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Bowen lit up for the first weekend of December

From tree decorating to Light Up Bowen to the Community School Association's Christmas craft fair, the first weekend of December was full of cheer.


Bowfest 2018

While rain dampened Bowfest, the fun went on (especially since the theme was carnival.)

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Dogs of Bowfest 2018

There was quite a lot of puppy drama at this year's Bowfest festivities. *Dog thoughts guesstimated

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The non-expert's take on Bowen's fastpitch championship

I know nothing about baseball, softball, fastpitch, lacrosse, handball, waterpolo, whatever it is that had the Snug Cove field roaring with dedicated teams and their fans ...