It was a beautiful, late June day at Bowen Island United Church. From 10 am until 3 pm a steady stream of islanders and visitors stopped by the annual Strawberry Tea. There was the usual fare of strawberry shortcake, sandwiches, a barbecue, children’s games, music, a silent auction, gently used clothing, and general high spirits and laughter.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our church’s annual fundraiser. It was one of our most successful years ever and we could not have achieved our goals without all of the wonderful community members who came out in your tea dresses, your high heeled shoes, your hats with fascinators, and your smiles and good cheer.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure things ran as smoothly as they did. A very large thank you to the many Bowen merchants and artists - and some off-island businesses - who contributed items to our silent auction.
There are some things about Bowen, despite the many changes, that remain the same over the decades. The Bowen Island United Church Strawberry Tea is one of the constants. Thank you all for helping to keep this tradition alive. We are enormously grateful and let’s do it all over again in a year.