In the official Bowen Island Community Recreation (BICR) Dictionary, the definition for September is one word: “busy”. While it’s exciting to get the kids back to a regular schedule, say goodbye to summer friends and family and/or settle in for fall/winter, it’s also important to take care of ourselves. In fact, if we don’t take care of ourselves, everything else ends up going sideways anyhow – right? So, BICR has a bunch of great options for the parents, adults and 55+ members of our community as well as the younger ones. Check out the fall/winter brochure here and look after you!

Move Well, Age Well

For the first time ever, older adults make up a greater share of Canada’s population than children. By 2031, about 23 per cent of Canadians could be seniors. We know that one way older adults can maintain and enhance their well-being and independence is through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity. Taking part in regular physical activity is key to improving wellness for older adults, it is one of the core ways to help improve and maintain independence and overall health and well-being. Try out some new and exciting programs BICR is offering this Fall/Winter and stay active on Bowen!

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Let’s Get Bowen Kids Moving – For their Brain Health!

Through a recent study of Canadian children, we learned that kids aren’t moving enough – Canadian children received a D+ for overall physical activity. For the first time, the ParticipACTION Report Card includes an Expert Statement on Physical Activity and Brain Health in Children and Youth that highlights the benefits physical activity has on kids’ most vital and complex organ – their brain. BICR is offering parents lots of options for after-school activities that will get Bowen children moving, active and engaged. Sign up now here!

Bowen Summer Camps Rock!

At BICR we strive every year to deliver the best summer camps we possibly can. And this year was no different. We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our Summer Staff – Josie Huskisson, Francesca Brind-Boronkay, Siena Vallee and Evan Wynen. Also, a special shout-out to our summer Playcare Assistant, Matilda Shapland; Soccer camp Coach Cole Jennings and Swim Instructor Sophie walters! In addition to being amazing people, these staff are hard-working, kind, thoughtful, safety-oriented, fun and so much more that helped make them a phenomenal team! We are so lucky on Bowen to be able to have remarkable people like these in our midst AND to have them spending quality time with our future generations is a win for everyone. Good luck in your future endeavours - we hope to see you around on Bowen, and maybe even back for more fun, next summer! You guys rock!!!

The Bowen Island Fire Department encourages residents to take steps to protect your home from wildfire

FireSmart Workshop: Thursday, September 27th, 7pm, Firehall #2, 1421 Adams Rd

Workshops are presented by Bruce Blackwell, provincial fire expert and author of Bowen Island's Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Protecting your home from wildfire starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire.

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Fall Registration is OPEN!

Click on the cover to look online or get yours in the mail soon!

Click below to register for some of our featured programs.

Come together, Bowen Island!

A multi – use space to call home has been a dream of residents for many years. The Community Centre will be a place for Islanders of all ages to gather, learn, celebrate, connect, be active, create, and access services. It is a place to enrich individual lives while creating social inclusion that leads to building a strong community. Here’s what you can do to make our dream of a Community Centre come true:
Donate – no amount is too small.
• Show your support! Attend and
participate in FUNdraising activities and initiatives.
• Become a Community Centre advocate.

Visit the website www.ourislandplace.com