The Bowen Island Museum and Archives invite you to share your stories about the COVID-19 pandemic.
This virus has changed the way we interact in our personal relationships and has generated unexpected modifications in community life.
How should we document the pandemic as it relates to Bowen Island?
Many archives are collecting official announcements, posters and signs, event cancellations, newspaper and digital information. What should we collect to ensure that future generations understand how our small community faced the challenges of physical distancing, job losses, school and business closures, isolation, and the expression of community generosity and caring?
We are looking for photographs, stories, experience, journals, doodles, letters, artwork (especially drawings by children), audio or visual recordings.
Maybe you have a game, physical activity or song that you created. Or a new neighbourhood tradition established as a result of the virus
This is truly a Bowen collection that will be held in the archives and preserved for future generations to document what is important to you, your family, friends, neighbourhood and community. We would like to collect in real time to reflect how we are responding and adapting as this crisis unfolds.
For more information or to add to the collection call 604 947-2655, or email firstname.lastname@example.org