Achieving the community’s dream of a health centre on Bowen grew closer in 2019.
As with similar community health centres, the capital funds to build Bowen’s health centre must come from the people in our community. It simply won’t happen without everyone’s support. But last year, Bowen showed that we can––and will––rise to the challenge.
Thanks to a generous private donation of $300,000 and the co-operation of the municipality, we secured a site for our health centre on Lot 3 of the Community lands. In addition we finished the year with more than $1.5 million in donations and pledges towards our $5 million target. We continued to attract strong interest from primary care and allied health professionals, and from Vancouver Coastal Health, a key source for expanded health care programs on Bowen such as chronic disease management for diabetes, COPD and asthma.
Along the way, we marched in the Bowfest parade to great enthusiasm and applause, held Town Hall meetings to answer your questions, and gratefully received the support of the Knick Knack Nook Auction and a special community fundraiser in Tunstall Bay.
Now we’re asking everyone on Bowen to make 2020 the year we reach our goal. We are looking for community ambassadors to host neighbourhood get-togethers. We are asking the businesses and merchants of Bowen to actively show their support. Most important, we are asking you to invest in the health of your family, friends, and community.
Help ensure that quality health care is just minutes away when you need it!
Call Colleen O’Neil at 604-250-1977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our effort. Or visit our website at bowenhealthcentre.com and make your pledge today. Give like your health depends on it––because it does.