Clubs, Groups and Associations on Bowen Island

Photo: Claudia Schaefer

Clubs, Groups and Associations on Bowen Island

Know of a group that should be in this list? Please email: info@bowenbook.ca.

BOWEN CHILDREN’S CENTRE SOCIETY

BCC, a true child and family hub, is home to Bowen Island Family Place (prenatal-6yrs), Infant/Toddler Program (birth-3yr), Early Learning Programs (2-5yr) and the After School Club (5-12yrs).

For more information on any of these programs please visit www.bowenchildrenscentre.ca or call us at 604-947-9626.

BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL

West Vancouver Schools | K-7 Public Education Elementary School
For more information, visit http://westvancouverschools.ca/bics- elementary
General Inquiries and Registration: 604-947-9337
Community School Coordinator and BICS Room
Rentals: 604-947-0389
shaxby@wvschools.ca

BOWEN ISLAND AGRICULTURAL ALLIANCE (BAA)

is a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the Bowen Island Farmers’ market and supporting community-based agriculture. BAA organizes a weekly Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10am-12pm at BICS, May 14-Oct 15, and at Applefest if it takes place.

For more information, contact us at BowenAgAlliance@gmail.com or find us on Facebook @BowenAg or @BowenIslandFarmersMarkets

BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (CSA)

PO Box 220,
Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
The Community School Association supports the Bowen Island Community School as the hub of community life by encouraging community development and life-long learning, leading to strong families, a healthier community and enhancement of the quality of life for all ages. The CSA
encourages Bowen residents to volunteer in large or small ways.

Please contact us at bicscsa@wvschools.ca to let us know if you are interested in getting involved. The CSA meets monthly, Sept.- June, and concludes with a public AGM in June. Small group committees and special events offer opportunities for community volunteers of all ages to support the CSA

BOWEN ISLAND CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

Linda Pfeiff: 604-947-9625 / Pernille Nielsen: 604-947-2210
A registered, nonprofit, society which provides assistance for Bowen residents at Christmas time. Tax receipts provided.

BOWEN ISLAND COMMMUNITY AND NATURE (BowenCAN)

Working for a community in balance with nature www.bowencan.org
Bowen Island CAN wisely navigate and negotiate our future by balancing the priorities of
community and nature. We advocate for enhanced stewardship of the biodiversity of our island home and the rural character of our island neighbourhoods. Achieving this requires fair and transparent governance with an informed island community. Our role is to support community engagement in making decisions that impact the future of our island by providing information and educational materials

BOWEN ISLAND CONSERVANCY

Owen Plowman, President

The Bowen Island Conservancy is a non-profit registered charitable organization which works to preserve and protect the natural environment of Bowen Island, for present and future enjoyment.
We work with land owners to protect special ecological areas of significance, through gifts, covenants, and purchases, for the benefit of all who enjoy the peace and beauty of Bowen Island. As well we provide and sponsor public education activities several times each year.

Contact us to find out about land restoration and outdoor stewardship activities, ways to protect special features on your land, membership information, and more, via PO Box 301 or info@bowenislandconservancy.org. www.bowenislandconservancy.org

BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY CHOIR

bowenislandcommunitychoir@gmail.com
www.bowenislandcommunitychoir.ca

BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

info@bowenfoundation.com www.bowenfoundation.com
The Bowen Island Community Foundation helps to nurture and strengthen the values and priorities that are so special to our island community. Through the donations we receive from the community for grants, bursaries and scholarships, the Foundation helps fuel the passions and creativity of Bowen Islanders to bring good ideas to reality — ideas like the Garden Gateway and BICS solar panels. The Foundation gives all Bowen Islanders an opportunity to contribute and belong to the community through donating time and funds.

Visit our website for more information, to donate, or to propose an initiative.

BOWEN ISLAND FIBRE ARTS GUILD

The Bowen Island Fibre Arts Guild is an association of individuals who are interested in the fibre arts and crafts. Among our members are quilters, weavers, knitters, embroiderers and surface designers with varied approaches and styles. The Guild is always happy to welcome new members, and interested people can come to our meetings which are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month @ the Library Annex at 7 pm. To find out more about our Guild, contact Louise Painter at louise.a.painter@gmail.com.

BOWEN ISLAND FISH AND WILDLIFE CLUB

For info: Tim timpardee@shaw.ca

BIFWC is a non-profit society which operates the Terminal Creek Salmon Hatchery and conducts stream quality assessments using the Pacific Streamkeepers methodology. New members are needed to help with both hatchery and streamkeeping activities. www.bowenhatchery.org

BOWEN ISLAND FOOD RESILIENCE SOCIETY

604-947-9046
bowenfoodresilience@alpha-trucking

The mission of Bowen Island Food Resilience Society (BIFS) is to build the skills, knowledge, networks and structures needed to create a healthy, resilient, community-based food system on the island.

BOWEN ISLAND GARDEN CLUB

Lynn McArthur, Interim President 604-290-3245
Holly Cleator, Membership 778-984-7124

BOWEN ISLAND HEALTH CENTRE FOUNDATION

604-341-9488
info@bowenhealthcentre.com
www.bowenhealthcentre.com

BRINGING HEALTH CARE CLOSE TO HOME, the BIHCF is a charitable organization building an on-island
health centre offering primary and enhanced primary care services integrated with Vancouver CoastalHealth services and clinics (such as immunization, social work, and occupational therapy), dentistry, and allied health professional services (such as physiotherapy).

BOWEN ISLAND HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (BIHPA)

BIHPA works to preserve, share and celebrate our rich history through education, events and informative displays.The days of the Union Steamship Company’s resort are recalled in our Cottage Museum. Restoration of the cottages and trees in Davies’ Orchard has been a focus since incorporation in 1991. We hold a number of annual events that are open to the public such as the annual Applefest. We always have projects and events that could use your help! We are a new board and are looking for more volunteers in the community interested in getting involved.

Email us at: bowenheritage@gmail.com, write to us at PO Box 78, or call 604-947-9952.

BOWEN ISLAND MEMORIAL GARDEN SOCIETY

Van Hayden 604-539-6240 | Steph Boggan 778-829-5259 | bimgarden@shaw.ca | www.bowenislandmemorialgarden.org

A registered charity to create, maintain and install memorial plaques on behalf of residents in a memorial garden located in Crippen Park, Snug Cove in remembrance of loved ones. Please go to our website or contact Van or Steph directly for more information.

Donations are also gratefully accepted with a tax receipt being issued for gifts over $10.00.

BOWEN ISLAND MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

Bowen’s Community Museum, Logger’s Cottage and Archives are open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm from June to August. Fall/winter hours are Tues, Wed & Thurs from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment. 604-947-2655.

Please visit our website for more information. www. bowenislandmuseum.ca Email: bihistorians@telus.net

BOWEN ISLAND MUSIC ASSOCIATION (BIMA)

604-947-9454
Founded in 1990 by local musicians, The Bowen Island Music Association (BIMA) supports artists, organizations, and the community through the affordable rental
of our complete sound system, including our sound technician. From time to time we feed the consumers of music by producing live events, such as Howe Sounds Music Festival and the long-running Endangered Species weekend variety shows. We also present touring artists in conjunction with the Roots on the Rock concert series, and have featured performances from Coco Love Alcorn, Amos Garrett, Fruit, Annie Lou, Ruthie Foster, PoGirl, Cara Luft, Jason and Pharis Romero, and many others. We are ambassadors of Bowen Island culture. Enquiries regarding the equipment, availability, and cost should be directed to cindikeep@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook: BIMA.

BOWEN ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

604-947-9788
Website: www.bowenlibrary.ca
Email: info@bowenlibrary.ca
The Bowen Island Public Library is a welcoming place for all. We have books, movies, eBooks,
eAudiobooks, eMagazines, video courses, programs, take-home kits, technology help, printing/faxing/scanning, public computers, and many other services available for free. Get your library card today and visit bowenlibrary.ca to start browsing our catalogue and see all we have to offer. We hope to see you soon!

BOWEN ISLAND RECYCLING DEPOT (BIRD)

604-947-2255
Recycling on Bowen is run by local contractor Bowen Waste Solutions on behalf of the Bowen Island Municipality. Bring your reyclables to the Depot on Mt Gardner Road, but please check Page 8 beforehand to see what can be taken or visit the website at: www.bowenislandrecyclingdepot.com. The Depot is open daily 9am-2:20pm except Tue and Wed and
some holidays. www.bowenwastesolutions.com

BIRCH Bowen Island Resilient Community Housing Society

Tel: 604 947 0370
Web: birchousing.org
Email: info@birchousing.org
Mail: PO Box 8 Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0

BIRCH is a registered non profit society, with the vision that every Bowen Island Community Member has access to a safe and healthy home. Our mission is to create diverse housing options for Bowen Island, contributing to a sustainable community with a resilient population.

BOWEN ISLAND UNITED CHURCH

1122 Miller Road, Bowen Island, V0N 1G1
Reverend Lorraine Ashdown – 778-688-2061
Worship and Sunday School on Sunday at 10:30
Website: www.BIUC.ca
Email: bowenislandunitedchurch@gmail.com
Bookings: Helen Wallwork – 778-245-9951
Home of the Food Bank

BOWEN ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Information: 604-947-9324 / Emergency: 911

Proud to serve Bowen Island with dedication and professionalism

BOWEN ISLAND YACHT CLUB

The Bowen Island Yacht Club was founded in 1987 and for the last 35 years it has been dedicated to the encouragement and organization of junior sail training and sailboat racing, as well as educational and social activities for both power
and sailboaters living on Bowen Island and in the surrounding area.

Major activities of the club include the popular annual Round Bowen Race and the Summer Learn 2
Sail program for children. P.O. Box 113, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 biycsailtraining@gmail.com www.biyc.bc.ca

BOWEN NATURE CLUB

Promotes the understanding and enjoyment of nature, especially on Bowen Island, through nature walks, family outings, talks and publications. Affilliated with the Federation of BC Naturalists.

bowennatureclub@gmail.com
http://bowennatureclub.blogspot.com

CARING CIRCLE HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE

604-947-9100
info@caringcircle.ca www.caringcircle.ca
432 Cardena Dr.
Box 313, Bowen Island, V0N 1G0
Hours – Mon/Wed/Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Caring Circle is a drop in resource centre offering health and well-
ness information, both printed and electronic, and personal health
navigation for those having difficulty accessing the health services
they need. The Caring Circle Board and the Program Director
advocate for improved services for Bowen and offer various
health related educational opportunities for Islanders.
It is located behind the library in the heritage cottage.

CATES HILL CHAPEL

604-947-4260
Rev’d Phil Adkins
661 Carter Road, P.O. Box 82, Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
Evangelical. Worship and Sunday School at 10:00am
Bookings: bookings@cateshillchapel.com
email: phil@cateshillchapel.com
www.cateshillchapel.com

CAWES (Coast Animal Welfare & Education Society)

604-947-2555
info@cawes.org
www.cawes.org
A registered charity that has been dedicated to animal welfare on Bowen Island since November 2000.
CAWES mission is to care for any abandoned domestic animals, and assist any injured animal, including wildlife. CAWES strives to promote, inform, and educate the community on the human guardianship of all animals.

FRIENDS OF THE BOWEN ISLAND LIBRARY SOCIETY

FOBILS was created in 1978 to develop and nurture a community library. With their target achieved, the Friends have continued to support the library throughout the year helping to fund the Summer Reading Program, the Tech Tutor program, Literary Saloons, Author readings and purchase of DVD series, as well as pledge for the Cove Commons project. Fundraising is achieved through the Annual Book Sale/BookFest held the May long weekend in the Community School gym as well as a Mini Bookstore in the library lobby. The Friends welcome donations of good condition books which may be dropped off at the library during open hours only.

For further updates, check current status with the library. For information about becoming involved, please contact: Anna-Marie Atherton at 604-947-0333 or auntieama@shaw.ca

THE HEARTH GALLERY

604-947-2454
Visit the Hearth Gallery in Snug Cove. This is the place that celebrates the Arts and provides a space to excite all your cultural senses. Known as the cultural hub where the
arts are celebrated, hosting a variety of gallery art shows, artisan-made gift shop items, live music events, art workshops, films and more.

Find out more about our upcoming events, gallery hours, local artist information and more by visiting our website at www.thehearth.ca, emaiing
hello@thehearthartsonbowen.ca or call us at 604-947-2454.

ISLAND PACIFIC SCHOOL

IB Middle School Grades 6-9
info@islandpacific.org www.islandpacific.org

Express the very best of what it means to be human. We like to put the “why” before the “how”. Island Pacific School is, first and foremost, an independent middle school that is explicitly designed to enrich and activate that crucial transition between the innocent curiosity of elementary school and the more mature reflections of advanced learning. Our program provides grades 6-9 middle school students the education they need: an education that challenges and surprises them to become the very best of who they are. Small by design, Island Pacific School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program school with a maximum of 18 students per grade. We are accredited by both the Independent Schools Association of BC (ISABC) and Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS).

KNICK KNACK NOOK RE-USE IT STORE SOCIETY

604-947-NOOK info@knickknacknook.org
www.knickknacknook.org
1063 Mt Gardner Rd
V0N 1G2
Our mission is to provide a welcoming community service that fosters environmental and social responsibility primarily through sale of used items in good condition. Our goal is to keep items from the landfill. We accept gently used clothing, jewelry, household items, books, music, dvd’s, sports equipment, pet items, and toys in good condition. Funds raised from the sale of these items go towards
student scholarships as well as local environmental and social sustainability projects. Come and greet your friends while you contribute towards a greener future for Bowen.


We are a volunteer organization always welcoming volunteer help. See our website for hours of operation or call 604 947 6555. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and statutory holidays

REGENERATIVE BOWEN ISLAND

Regenerative Bowen Island, formerly Bowen In Transition, is a community-based society whose objectives are to inspire and educate our community through programs that create a healthy, community-based food system, support and enable conservation of our energy, freshwater and other vital resources, protect and regenerate our forests, ocean and unique local ecology and biodiversity, build community and capacity for resilience,
informed by indigenous knowledge and science, encourage a more viable local economy, and celebrate this island where we live, work and play. Learn more at regenerativebowenisland.org.

ROTARY CLUB OF BOWEN ISLAND

Bowen Rotary is a club dedicated to service above self. We are a small cog in the wheel of Rotary International, a service organization that unites millions of members to create lasting change across the globe and in our local communities.
We meet on Monday evenings twice a month either on Zoom or at Artisan Eats. We invite interesting
speakers to address us, we fundraise for worthy causes, we champion worthwhile projects on Bowen
and in the wider world, and we share meals together while we plan our activities. For further information, please access our website at www.bowenrotary.com.

ST. GERARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

http://StGerards.rcav.org
Angela Powell 604-947-2515
Cathedral 604-682-6774
1111 Miller Rd. at Melmore
Sunday Mass – 9:30 am

THE TIR-NA-NOG THEATRE SCHOOL

236-357-4001
tir-na-nOgtheatre@shaw.ca
www.tirnanogtheatreschool.org

Established in 1988, the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School is now entering its 34th year on Bowen Island, providing year-round courses in Theatre Arts Education for young people, and the young-at-heart, through a Laban-based approach to classical stage training. Courses run from ages 6 through to adult, and its annual Youth Festival of Plays, Yuletide Story Feasts, Playwright Challenge and Summer Stage Intensives provide outstanding opportunities for learning and performance. Its facility atop Cates Hill
features an intimate 75 seat auditorium and a large movement studio. The auditorium is available for rental use by the community. The Tir-na-nOg Theatre School Society is an Island-grown, registered Charitable Organization.

TOURISM BOWEN ISLAND

604-200-2399

432 Cardena Road
www.tourismbowenisland.com
info@tourismbowenisland.com


Tourism Bowen Island (TBI) is a non-profit, member-based society representing local businesses, cultural and heritage organizations, artists, special events, and residents. Tourism Bowen Island’s goals include fostering sustainable tourism and managing visitor experiences. We work collaboratively with our members, Bowen Island Municipality, regional and provincial organizations. Tourism contributes to the economic health and cultural well-being of the island. Our destination management includes visitor services via our website, the Visitor Information Centre and satellite kiosk. We welcome your inquires.

WRITE ON BOWEN FESTIVAL SOCIETY

The Write on Bowen Festival Society was founded in 2022 with the intent of coordinating literary events on Bowen, including but not limited to an annual festival of readers and writers, supporting and promoting local authors and writers and their work, and building awareness about the literary heritage of the local community. In 2022, in partnership with the Bowen Island Public Library and the Hearth, the volunteer-run organization will present a two-day festival on August 6-7, 2022 featuring workshops and presentations by local and off-island authors and writers.

For more information, check out the website: writeonbowen.com or contact us at info@writeonbowen.com.