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The fall supper is next weekend - please reserve a drive-through dinner

It's not the evening with friends and family of years past but the fall supper is going ahead nonetheless
A banner on the fence in front of the church
Penny White made this banner for the 2020 drive-through fall supper

Take your minds back to a year ago. The air was crisp and cool. The days were getting shorter. And the community gathered in the gym at Bowen Island Community School for our annual fall supper: turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The room was abuzz with connection and conversation. Well, things are a bit different now.

This year’s fall supper, again provided and hosted by Bowen Island United Church, will be brought to you in the new drive-through style at the Bowen Island Legion (1265 Scarborough Rd.) Both days, Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can drive through the Legion parking lot and pick up the meal that you have registered for. Yes, please make a reservation so that we know you are coming. You can buy your tickets in advance from Sheila McCall and send her an e-transfer at Tickets are $15 per person. I am sorry to say there is no vegetarian option this year.

Of course, we would all rather gather in a big room, see friends we haven’t seen for months, shake hands and hug and enjoy our wonderful and rich community. But not this year. As our guide and chief provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says, “This is for now. It is not forever.”

So please buy your tickets in advance. Let us know what day you would like your meal and we will have your food ready for you to pick up, take home and enjoy with family or friends. As always, we appreciate your support that allows us to do the work in the community that is so important to so many.