Bowen Heritage is looking for volunteers
To the Editor:
We would like to thank Carol MacKinnon for her generous donation of time in facilitating a productive meeting with Bowen Heritage. We are looking for nominations to the board and volunteers are always welcome!
The Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association was founded in 1989 in an effort to save a number of the former Union Steamship Company cottages. The purposes of the association are to promote public interest in the heritage sites of Bowen Island and to undertake public educational projects.
The Davies Orchard cottages are deteriorating quickly and their restoration needs are urgent. Metro Vancouver has recently funded the restoration of the Seaside cottage and a position of a caretaker. The remaining cottages are not welcoming to visitors. The orchard trees and vegetation are in need of upkeep. Our museum is significantly underutilized.
The Bowen Heritage board is looking for volunteers in a number of areas. In partnership with other community groups and individuals, Davies Orchard hosts the Applefest, Steamship Days and Light up Bowen. Volunteers are needed for our summer projects. Come join in the projects large and small and help protect and save this important community asset.
Please visit the website: www.bowenheritage.org