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Meet your Bowen Island Neighbours: Amber Spitkovski

Our weekly series continues
Amber with guitar

When did you come to Bowen?


How did you come to be on Bowen?

My mom had a friend here.

What’s attractive about living on Bowen?

Definitely the community. The people – they’ve half-raised me. I came here at 20 years old, and now I have a career. There are so many people here who are important to me.

And your career is diving?

Yes. And music now. I was doing open mics until COVID. 

I’m a certified music therapist and I’m thinking of doing private music therapy, but haven’t totally started. 

Where on Bowen do you live?

Hummingbird Lane

What’s your favourite part of Bowen?

Under Onion Island. 

What’s your favourite fact or story?

There’s a lovely woman that I do work for – my landlord – and her family. I like the story that her grandfather at Dorman Point, stopped a ship from hitting the shore.


I would imagine something with light. 

What’s something Bowen Islanders have in common?

The ferry. Or artists – usually everybody’s got a job but they’re usually an artist of sorts. I know a plumber and he plays a flute. 

What are you doing for fun these days?

I’m learning Spanish on Duolingo and learning underwater photography. It’s really hard so I don’t know how fun it is all the time. 

When you’re going around Killarney Lake, do you go left or right?

Absolutely right. Do the hard part first.