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Ballymack places second in division in 2012 Vic-Maui

Just to provide a small qualification to the impressive headline, there were only three boats in the cruising division of this year's Vic-Maui Race and the cruisers did start a few days ahead of the main fleet of 11 boats.

Bowen yacht club sends record number of kids to regatta

The Bowen Island Yacht Club sent a record number of members to compete in the Commodore's Cup Regatta at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club last week as 16 sailors and three coaches took part in the August 28 to 30 races.

Field expansion project gets a helping hand

A real community effort and a big thanks to all the amazing volunteers that came out this past Saturday to help roll out sod for the grass field expansion project .

Runners aid Komera Project in Rotary Run for Rwanda

Saturday was a perfect day for a run or a walk and the Rotary Run for Rwanda was very well patronized by Bowen Islanders and visitors. More than 180 enthusiastic participants walked and ran the trails of Crippen Park.

Islander’s ‘Pedalling for Papua’ campaign reaches the east coast

After giving his 28th performance of riding a bicycle along his 9,000 plus kilometre journey across Canada to raise awareness of human rights issues in West Papua, Jeremy Bally will be leaving Sydney, Nova Soctia, and heading into Newfoundland.

Bowen team comes away with ‘best dressed’ award

On Monday, August 20, a team of junior golfers from the Bowen Island Golf Club led by head professional Steve Liddicoat travelled to Meadow Gardens in Pitt Meadows to compete in the annual PGA of BC Pro-Junior Event.

Bowen women dominate in finals

With the Canadian women winning bronze in 2012 London Olympics, women's soccer has never been more visible .This past weekend, the Bowen Island Football Club hosted its first ladies' two-day tournament on Bowen Island.

Shakers finally get their championship

The Bowen Island Fastpitch League hit another one out of Snug Cove field last weekend with a year-ending tournament that featured outstanding ball, a food and beverage tent and crowds of up to 300.

Rotary Run for Rwanda kicks off Bowfest day

Oh no, is the end of summer really in sight? Bowfest is one of the signs that the summer vacation is nearly over, and everywhere on Bowen preparations are in progress for this day of music and fun. But wait.

Kayaking with Karla

The sea looks calm in Snug Cove but a little later, and on the other side of the island, it is a different story.