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It’s small business week: shout outs to and from Bowen Island businesses

Oct. 17 to Oct. 23 is Small Business Week in Canada. In the spirit of the week, we asked for shout outs – from businesses and customers alike – celebrating the people and businesses that keep this island chugging along
View of Cove from ferry
Thank you all the businesses that keep the island chugging along

From the businesses

  • Riley’s Cidery would like to thank our awesome customers for their amazing support. We are so grateful to be part of this community. 
  • Thank you all of the loyal customers of Branch on Bowen. Most importantly I want to thank my incredible staff who did a fantastic job through a busy summer! 
  • Bowen Island Soap Company would like to thank all of our amazing customers for their support over the past three years. We couldn’t do what we do without you.
  • Many thanks to all my customers for your support this season.Your flower enthusiasm inspires me to continue to grow beauty to feed the soul. – Flora Shamana Blooms

From their biggest fans

  • Bowen Pet Supply goes above and beyond. They not only bring in a raw food supply, but DELIVER it to my home! My furry friend is beyond happy and always looks forward to Sam’s visits. –Kristin Ganske
  • The Sweet Stand has been filling my sweet tooth cravings. Their cupcakes and cookies are delicious, but it was the kringle that got me, it was truly love at first bite! –Kristin Ganske
  • Alderwood Farm is off the beaten path of the cove, but a must visit. Their curries and soups make the perfect addition to the freezer for anytime meals. And don’t miss their tiramisu, you’ll be transported to an Italian cafe! –Kristin Ganske
  • I’ve relied on Bowen Sushi for those nights I don’t feel like cooking. Last night they were closed and it made me realize just how reliable this little business is. Food is great, service is prompt. Joon’s smile as he hands over my meal makes my day better. – Sally Freeman
  • I would like to thank Moss Hair, & Calypso for their never ending referrals and Bowen Pub for their customer and family support.  – Alex McNeill, Peach Fuzz Wax Bar & Spa
  • I’d just like to give a “hat’s off” to Zac Bligh and Renee Turner of ‘Tell Your Friends Cafe’ on the Pier in the Cove.  They started this VERY small business just before COVID adjusted the entire hospitality industry.  They have a following of Island families (best coffee on the island) and have transformed the Pier into a gathering spot for island families and visitors alike. –Murray Atherton
  • To Bowen Vet Clinic: Our senior cat Sara, with a myriad of existing health problems collected over her 21 years, was made more comfortable in her sunset weeks because of your care. Thank you. – Harmonie and Guy
  • Michael Bingham at I&I Towing and Hauling.  Reliable, prompt service, and a creative solution to get your vehicle out of a jam.  All delivered with a smile. –Liam Scrivins
  • Sending our sincere appreciation to all of the hard-working local businesses who help our school thrive by... providing hot lunches and special occasion catering to our students and staff; allowing us to learn about community service by engaging our students in your non profit organizations events and community activities; partnering with us to help our students experience outdoor learning opportunities… and so much more. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community!   –The students and staff at Island Pacific School