- BC Games
Thank you, to everyone who made this year’s Applefest a huge success!
For the second year in a row, Applefest raised over $1,500 to support our heritage preservation
efforts. We couldn’t have wished for a more glorious weekend. We had a lot of fun and
hope you did, too.
New this year at Applefest was an outdoor concert and a heritage tea. The duo ‘Once Again’
– Lorraine Ashdown and Earl Jenkins – performed in Davies Heritage Orchard and entertained
visitors and Islanders alike. The remarkable Rebecca Henderson organized a heritage tea (with
pie) in Cottage 20, ably assisted by Pernille Nielsen and with tables and chairs provided by Chef
Becky of The Left Bank and Jamie at Doc Morgan’s.
Many thanks to the judges of the Best Apple Pie on Bowen Contest: RCMP Chief Constable
Nancy Joyce, BIM Chief Administrative Officer Kathy Lalonde, Metro Vancouver Director of
Regional Parks Mitch Sokalski, and BIM Councillor Andrew Stone. After some dedicated pietasting,
they named Burle Kenopa as the 2013 contest winner.
The Bowen Heritage Marathon Pie Makers made 67 pies – and sold them all! For stamina
in pie making, please recognize Allie Drake, Judi Gedye, Sheree Johnson, Carol MacKinnon,
Melanie Mason, Shaun Nagy, Maureen Nicholson, Pernille Nielsen, and Karen Wristen. Special
thanks to Elena Waldman and the Ruddy Kitchen for graciously accommodating the marathon.
For this year’s success, we would like to thank :
John and Josephine Riley for their splendid heritage apple display.
Bowen Agricultural Alliance organizer Elle Glave.
Farmers’ market participants as well as Daphne and Kamile Fargher of Foxglove Ranch, Dave
and Louise McIntosh, Maureen Sawasy and her mum and dad, Michelle and George Taylor, and
Aubin and David van Berckel.
Florrie Levine, Doug Davis, and family for their cider press.
Julie Cree of Artisan Eats and Jules de Groot and Joy Jubenville of Alderwood Farm.
Sarah Haxby and the amazing apple-picking BICS kids.
Marion Moore and the wonderful apple-picking Island Discovery School kids.
Local orchards, especially Collins Farm, Dave McIntosh, Davies Heritage Orchard, and the
Metro Vancouver Parks staff Rod Harding, Kevin Huskisson, Tom McComb, and Adria
Hussain for set-up, recycling, and park interpretation.
Rondy Dike of the Union SteamShip Company for apple-picking privileges.
Julie Cree and Maureen Sawasy for cakewalk cookies and Coral Louie of the Sign Studio for
Tim Hausch and Martin Jasny of Shaw Cable for putting up Our road banner.
Titania Michniewicz for face-painting willing little Applefesters.
David Demner and Rob Forbes of Bees on Bowen.
Rob Cairns for his brilliant outdoor chess set.
Leo Pedersen for technical help with our video “Memories of Bowen Island.”
Site volunteers Denise Lockett, Natasha Robillard, and Kelly Smith.
Museum cottage staffers Jean Cleator, Bill Granger, and Daphne Shaw.
For getting the word out to their readers and members, thanks to Barbara
Wiltshire’s Phorum, Jacqueline Massey and the Bowen Island Arts Council, and
the Bowen Island Undercurrent.
Our sincere apologies to anyone we may have missed in this list of generosity.
Thank you all.
Sincerely: Judi Gedye, Maureen Nicholson, Maria Steernberg, Karen Wristen