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Meet your Bowen Island Neighbours: Sally Ann DuMoulin

Our weekly series continues
Sally Ann DuMoulin

When did you come to Bowen?

Five years ago August – 2016. 

How did you come to be on Bowen?

I’ve been coming through Bowen and visiting people on Bowen since I was a little girl, because I’ve had connections to Pasley Island.

We found a home on Bowen that came on a flyer that came to our doorstep in West Vancouver and it called us. When we saw the property, we just fell for it.

Where on Bowen is that?

Sealeigh Park 

Where’s your favourite place on Bowen?

The Cape trail at sunset. 


Because of the wildness, beauty and open vistas.

What’s your favourite Bowen fact or story?

I was very interested to hear that the pebbles on Sealeigh Beach were ballast from ships that came to get the munitions that had been built [at the West Side explosives factory]. 

Or so this is a story I’ve heard. I’m not quoting this as fact – this is a story I was told by a Bowen person.

It’s a good story.

Yeah, and I just thought it was fascinating when I heard it. Because it is a particularly unique pebble beach.

What’s something Bowen Islanders have in common?

The big sigh when they get on the ferry and know they’re coming home – sigh of relief, of letting go. 

What’s been keeping you going during the pandemic?

My garden and walking my dog; the trails on Bowen. 

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

Fill the gap if you can see that everyone above you will be making it on anyway.