Despite the hard times we have all had to face because of the pandemic, the folk at the Knick Knack Nook have remained open for much of the time, providing a service to Bowen Islanders four days a week, and one evening a week by appointment only. This is a remarkable achievement by any standard as most of our volunteers belong to the most vulnerable cohort of the population. Nevertheless, faced with reduced hours, reduced in-store shopping numbers, a loss of most of our older clientele, and by donation only, the Nook has made the annual scholarship program a priority, and generous funding will be available for this year’s crop of graduating students.
Applications should be addressed to the Bowen Island Community Foundation whose website provides detailed information about the paperwork which must be provided, and most particularly the criteria which define what the Nook is looking for in a successful candidate.
The Kick Knack Nook is a volunteer organization dedicated to environmental and social sustainability and is looking for like-minded young people fired with the same commitment.
The deadline for submission is July 5. Let the word be known!