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Popular contests return to Bowfest

For this year's Bowfest, there is much planned for both the Waterfront Stage and the Harvest Stage.

Join a poetic tour of Provence this September

The registration deadline for The Poetry of Province travel seminar is approaching. Join Bowen Island poet, Heather Haley and anthropologist, chef and Chevalier de Vin Mark Haskell in France from September 22 to 28 at the height of the wine harvest.

Masterworks show abilities of today’s youth

On a recent Friday, Cates Hill Chapel was filled to capacity for a presentation on the production and distribution of music. It is not unusual on Bowen Island to get a good crowd for community events but this occasion was different.

Quilt carries kids’ messages to Japan

Some of the squares bear messages such as "hold on" or "you're not alone." Some have signatures, handprints and images of hope. Many bear the maple leaf or the Japanese flag. The pieces of cloth are works of art produced by local youth.

Paddlers break records in Round Bowen Challenge

What a race that was on June 26! This year's Round Bowen Challenge turned out to be an even more enjoyable and exciting event than usual. New competitors, new races, new records.

J&E Backhoe Pro-Am sets new records

On Monday July 4, the Bowen Island Golf Club hosted the Srixon Pro Tour in the 1st Annual J&E Backhoe Pro-Am.

Literary voices kick off Write on Bowen this Friday

Giller, Commonwealth, Rogers Writers Trust, Ethel Wilson, Libris, Journey, Impac Dublin, Canada Reads and half a dozen more: the two Canadian literary luminaries kicking off Write on Bowen have amassed a legion of honours for their writing.

Shari Ulrich finds her way – with lots of wonderful surprises

Recording artist Shari Ulrich moved to Bowen Island with her daughter Julia and Julia's dad when Julia was three years old. Within a year, Julia was starting piano lessons with Sandy Melody and violin with Alison Nixon.

Children's Centre celebrates 40 years of caring for island's youngest residents

Ann Silberman BI Children's Centre Friday night at the Bowen Children's Centre was a blast - so many folks out enjoying themselves, listening to the wonderful tunes of Shari Ulrich with back up artists Julia Graff (her daughter) and Teddy Littlemore

Happy birthday, Canada

Shauna Jennings Bowen Island Community Recreation Programmer Bowen Island Community Recreation is hosting its annual Canada Day Celebration on Friday July 1 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the festival field in Crippen Park.