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Grandfriends program delivers songs, cookies, and glowing hearts

This year's Grandfriends activities got underway with a trip to Bowen Court
The Grandfriends visited Bowen Court on Monday.

Bowen Island Community School Grade 4-5 students started off this year’s Grandfriends Program by handmaking thoughtful cards for Grandfriends to share a smile and good cheer, and then baking cookies (while also learning about fractions and measuring.)

The class delivered the cards and cookies to the residents of Bowen Court. The hand-delivered cookies and cards were accompanied by seasonal songs and friendly wishes on a cold sunny morning.

Many thanks to Susan Nelson for coordinating this visit and helping to make the whole thing happen, as well as the parent volunteers who helped with the baking and cookie mathematics.

The enthusiasm of the students, and the thankfulness of the recipients made everyone’s hearts glow. The Grandfriends program is an inter-generational  community-connections program that has been running at BICS for over 30 years. Grandfriends are community members who are 55+.

Bowen Island Community School will be hosting more Grandfriends activities throughout the year. If you are interested in the program, and would like to be emailed about Grandfriends’ activities, please email