Not Taking Anything for Granted!
When it comes to grant applications, the BICR staff have been running at full speed (okay, full-on sprinting)! We are excited to announce that so far, 2019 has been a great year in the race to get grants so that we can provide quality, varied and desirable programs for our awesome little community.
Our friends at the BC Parks and Recreation Association (BCRPA) have been extremely generous and supportive in BICR’s efforts to provide affordable and accessible after-school programs for Bowen children with 7 grants so far this year, and we aren’t even half-way through! Thanks so much to this provincial organization for supporting smaller communities who want to be the best we can be!
The Federal organization, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA), has also been very supportive to our summer camps through their green job initiative grants as we continue to improve our summer camps by increasing our outdoor play and support of young people in our community (all good things!).
Community Recreation and Public Works were successful in another Federal grant application, Canada Summer Jobs through Service Canada, for further support of summer students working in our departments. These grants assist the Municipality in providing jobs for Bowen youth who want to work in their community!
Our senior population will be excited to hear that we were also recently notified by BCRPA that we were successful in our bid for the “Give it a Try” grant. We will be sharing more information this Fall on this exciting initiative!
As usual, BICR has applied for the Canada Day grant through Heritage Canada to keep this wonderful Bowen tradition alive and should hear back soon!
Lastly, thanks to the Participaction Community Better Challenge grant, BICR is excited to announce the upcoming, first-ever Bowen Island 4Square Tournament that will be held on Saturday, June 8 in the BICS Gym! Registration details will be available soon and we hope to see community members of all ages come out to observe Bowen’s best 4Square talents and try your hand at this awesome game!