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Meet your Bowen Island neighbours: Sylvia Boss

Our weekly Q&A continues
Sylvia Boss

When did you come to Bowen?

My husband and I moved to Bowen on Dec 16, 2002. At that time we weren’t sure how long we’d be staying. We can’t imagine moving away now.

How did you come to be on Bowen?

A colleague living on Bowen who managed a long daily commute to Richmond told us what a great place Bowen was to live. Our daughter, after a visit here thought the island would appeal to us. Our family had had time living on Vancouver Island at a summer cabin in Fanny Bay. The  West Coast forests, calm and peacefulness had always appealed. We visited Bowen one weekend, were delighted with what we saw, checked on real estate and decided to buy a lot on Cates Hill and build a house. Wolfgang Duntz, Dennis Dallas and David Riddell made it all happen for us.

Where on Bowen do you live?

We live on lower Cates Hill.

Fill the gap or don’t fill the gap?

Fill it in if the line up is below Village Square. Otherwise, join the end of the line up the hill.

What do you like about Bowen Island?

The richness of the arts community, the close connections of a caring, supportive population, the accomplishments of a wealth of goal-oriented volunteers and the abundance of beautiful walking trails to ‘soothe the soul’.

What’s your favourite COVID-19 balm or activity?

Walking at Cape Roger Curtis, on neighbourhood trails and in Crippen Park with a variety of people and dogs; reading; gardening; connecting more on social media; and completing some DIY projects.

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