Naming Bowen Island's Citizen of the Year is a tough job. That's because so many islanders do so much to enhance the unique lifestyle that this community enjoys.
Volunteering comes in so many different forms. A more traditional volunteer donates the essential hours needed to staff places such as the library or art gallery. There are people who accept truly daunting challenges to run events or develop island amenities. Some go far beyond their day jobs to offer visionary planning or conceptual expertise. Others initiate smaller projects that nevertheless enrich our daily lives. A few go that extra step to shape the community, visualize dreams and aspirations, and undertake solutions. And of course, there are the more subtle heroes who have quietly put in time, year after year, to make the island a better place.
Supporting our children's growth, meeting our seniors' needs, aiding our unwell and our unfortunate – all of that is only possible through the gift of someone's time. We need your input to honour these acts of kindness. So we ask: Who do you think has made a difference to Bowen?
Help us choose the Volunteer Citizen of the Year.
Who would you like to see honoured this year?
Once again, you can be a key part of the judging process. Send us your suggestion for the Volunteer Citizen of the Year. We look for remarkable service, leadership, or project accomplishment. Include your name and the name of your nominee plus some detailed reasons and background for your choice. Post or email to: Bowen Island Museum & Archives.
1014 Miller Road
Box 97, Bowen Island B.C.
The deadline for nominations is July 12.