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Meet your Bowen Island neighbours: Byron Poschwatta

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Byron Poschwatta  and Clare

When did you arrive on Bowen Island?

My wife Clare and I moved here in the spring of 2018.

How did you come to be on Bowen?

We were inspired by a trip up the Sunshine Coast and started researching Bowen shortly afterwards. We felt it could provide a great balance of proximity to the city while still being surrounded by ocean and nature. That has proven true and beyond that we were happy to discover the island is a great community.

Where on Bowen do you live?

Cates Hill. We love being able to walk to restaurants and the ferry, but sometimes I pine for those west side sunsets.

Fill the ferry lineup gap or don’t fill the gap?

Fill unless it appears to be overloaded. Or better yet, bypass the lineup as a foot passenger or cyclist whenever possible!

What’s your favourite Bowen fact or story?

Some favourite moments of 2021 so far include: seeing orcas for the first time just this past week, witnessing an albatross at the beautiful Bowen Island Golf Club, and keeping the January 1st Polar Bear Swim tradition alive despite COVID-19.

What is something Bowen Islanders have in common?

A desire for Bowen to remain a great place to live and share with friends and family.

What’s been keeping you going during COVID-19?

Getting outside on the trails and working in our yard/garden. Golf and soccer too once they opened up again.