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In the Community

Historians honour long-time volunteers

The tightly knit group which attended the Bowen Island Museum and Archives annual general meeting on Sunday afternoon witnessed some important goings on.

Whisk up a story for library contest

Sign up for the library's writing contest. The theme is food. Submissions are due Thursday, August 11. There are weekly events for children ages five to nine starting Wednesday, July 6 from 11 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.

Learn how to lift your words off the page

With just two weeks to go until Write on Bowen, several workshops are filling up. Local writers interested in attending one, two, or more workshops (or purchasing a pass) should register soon to secure the events they want to attend.

Summer Market seeks more vendors

There was a time when the island's Summer Market was a bustling, thriving social centre. On a holiday weekend in the summer, there could be 30 vendors selling everything from organic pies to jewellery to handknit sweaters to crafts.

Talk, laugh, share

If you can talk, you can write. If you can spin life's whimsical moments into stories that make friends laugh, you might want to incorporate humour into your writing.

Hatchery fish bid a bon voyage

Almost 200 people bid farewell to more than 5,000 tiny coho salmon on June 5. The 18th annual Bowen Island Coho Bon Voyage, sponsored by Bowen Fish and Wildlife, took place at the Terminal Creek Hatchery and Lagoon Causeway.

Scholarship recipient moved by island’s love for Aaron

The following letter was first sent to the Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship committee by this year's scholarship recipient. Running is therapeutic for me, as I'm sure it is for many of you.

Island effort raises $3,600 in Aaron’s Run

What a turnout we had for Aaron's Run on Sunday morning - and a beautiful day too! Many thanks to the 118 runners, walkers and families with strollers who came out to support Aaron's Run, get some exercise and eat pie.

Recreation leaders in training

Twenty of Bowen's youth came out last Thursday night for the annual Leaders in Training event led by Bowen Island Community Recreation and sponsored by Bowen Island First Credit Union.

IPS graduating class of 2011

Please join us in congratulating the Island Pacific School Grade 9 graduating class of 2011.